Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Situations Vacant: GP Practice Receptionists

We are a GP surgery in the heart of London
looking to appoint 2 receptionists to be a part of our energetic team.
We are a medium-sized practice
with about 7,700 patients and 20 practice employees in total.
Our clinical system is EMIS LV.
We are not far from Waterloo station and closer to Lambeth North station.
To apply for this post all CVs should be sent via email to joel.patrick@nhs.net.

For more information on this post please contact Joel on 020 7735 4412

To find out more about our practice visit www.lambethwalkgp.co.uk.

Closing date is the 7th of June with first interviews on June 10th

Events in June at the Durning Library

Friends of the Durning Library events in June

6.45 for 7.15 at the Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane, SE11 4HF
(at Kennington Cross, just east of Kennington Road)

Light refreshments.  Everyone welcome.  No admission charge,
but a £2 donation towards costs is invited

Monday 6 June

Gabriel Gbadamosi reads from his prize-winning novel Vauxhall - a chapter about a child in the '60s discovering reading through this very library, as an escape from a melting pot house bursting with all walks of Lambeth life. 

(This reading is an extra event, part of Lambeth’s Readers and Writers Festival.)

Monday 20 June
SUMMER PARTY and talk:


Mallika Basu, local author of Miss Masala: Real Indian Cooking for Busy Living, reveals her secrets for cooking gorgeous Indian food while leading a busy social, professional and family life.  Her no-nonsense kitchen advice demystifies all those exotic ingredients and spices, and shows just how easy and rewarding it is to cook Indian cuisine at home.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Ethelred Children's Centre: May 2011 Holiday Club

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

LHS Garden Visits - Coach outings 2011

Dear Neighbours

For each of these outings there is a Kennington pick-up
and drop off
Meet at Bus Stop: KH on Kennington Rd on corner of Black Prince Rd, outside the 'Bingo Hall'.

For times, booking form and further information,
please contact Brendan Byrne on

Best wishes

Lambeth Horticultural Society
Garden Visits
SATURDAY 18th JUNE (Cost £33)
Hampton Court Palace These are the finest surviving Anglo-Dutch gardens in Europe, best demonstrated by the restored privy garden and the orangery garden, as well as many colourful borders. The price also includes admission to the Palace.   Full catering facilities for lunch etc. are available. Wind in the Willows, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire This 3 acre, all-year-round, wildlife-friendly garden is sandwiched between the river Misborne and its mill stream. There are over 300 trees and shrubs and 80 hostas. It is a stunning garden with too many plants to name here. Tea/coffee with biscuits are included in the price.
SATURDAY 9th JULY (Cost £22) Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent This magnificent garden has been in the de L’isle family since 1851, but the 11 acre formal walled garden dates back to 1346. There are 10 acres of gardens divided into a series of rooms, with large herbaceous borders, formal rose gardens and a woodland trail of all-year-round interest. There is so much to see that I have not arranged a second garden. (The Head Gardener from Penshurst will be our guest speaker on April 27th in the Nettlefold Hall, so, we can find out much more from him). There is a restaurant for lunches, teas etc, but Penshurst is a very nice village and you can sample the pubs which also provide food.    
SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER (Cost £28) Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent This garden has been in the Dawes family for 300 years, and the family still works various farms nearby. Their most famous family member was Betty McKeever (1901-1990), who was master of the Blean Beagles from the age of nine until the year of her death. The garden has large herbaceous borders, topiary, rose terraces leading to a small lake, rock garden, water garden, magnificent trees, and a grass maze. There are great views over fruit farms to the Swale estuary. Light lunches, teas etc. are available in the restaurant. Marle Place, Brenchley, Kent A delightful garden, created by Mr & Mrs Williams, which includes a Victorian 40 ft greenhouse, woodland walks, herbaceous borders, bog and kitchen garden, autumn colours, scented garden, collection of chickens, artist’s studio and gallery. Tea and a piece of cake are included in the price.

Coach trips are open to members* only - membership is only £5.To become a member click here for information and application form.
* This includes members of Kennington Gardens Society

Monday, 23 May 2011

GASWORKS - INVITATION: Exhibition Preview - this Friday 27 May, 6.30-9pm

The Work of the Spirit (Parade)
A solo exhibition by Tamar Guimarães


Image: Tamar Guimarães, Canoas (2010). Video still. 

For her first solo exhibition in the UK, Tamar Guimarães presents a newly commissioned short film alongside two existing works: Canoas (2010) and A Man Called Love (2008). 
Guimarães' research-based practice deals with the staging of history. Gathering and manipulating archival images and texts, the artist investigates the relationship between labour, culture and privilege. Her speculative narratives are rooted in competing instances of modernity, from the theatres of 1910s London to the modernist architecture of 1950s Brazil. Often foregrounding social and class structures, they call into question the role of the left. 
The slide presentation and accompanying publication A Man Called Love give an account of Francisco Candido Xavier (1910 - 2002), a Brazilian psychic medium who wrote over 400 books, dictated to him by the dead. Tracing an unusual relationship between redemption and forms of resistance, the work describes how Xavier's version of Spiritism aligned all too neatly with the conservative views of the ruling class during the years of dictatorship in Brazil from 1964 to 1985. 
The video Canoas centres upon a cocktail party at Oscar Niemeyer's Casa das Canoas; a masterpiece of Brazilian modernist architecture bordered by tropical jungle. In these seductive surroundings, we overhear snippets of guests' conversations, which range from discussions about the quality of the champagne to the questioning of Gilberto Freyre's observation that “Brazil has an eroticism that transcends race and class”.
Guimarães' new commission documents the teaching of a choreographed dance from Léonide Massine's modernist ballet Parade (1917), looking at the overlap of the symbolic and economic value of works of art.


Gasworks' Exhibitions Curator Robert Leckie leads an informal tour of the exhibition, offering an insight into Tamar Guimarães’ research topics and the themes behind her film works.


Tamar Guimarães discusses her artistic practice and its broader contexts with art historian and curator Lars Bang Larsen.

This exhibition preview at Gasworks is part of South London Art Map Last Fridays - a late night opening of over 90 galleries in South London on the last Friday of every month. Visit South London Art Map to see what's on in other galleries nearby and to print your itinerary.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Mick Saunders

Hey Everyone

Most of you already know but there are some I haven't seen or managed to talk to yet. So, below is the announcement the Club has put on its website.

This will mean Club will be Closed to young people on Friday 27th May. I am sure I will see many of you on the Friday anyway as many of you knew Mick.

Announcement: ‘Mick’ Saunders

Family and the Club are sad to announce the passing of Philip ‘Mick’ Saunders on 17th May 2011. Mick ran the Club from1958 to his retirement in 1995. His dedication was enormous and was of benefit to many young people.

A service will take place on Friday 27th May 2011 at 12.15pm at Camberwell New Cemetery, Honor Oak Crematorium, Cemetery Lodge, 
Brenchley Gardens, London SE23 3RD.

Refreshments will follow at Alford House, Aveline Street, London. SE11 5DQ.

No flowers please - Donations to Alford House.

Best wishes


Alford House
Aveline Street
London SE11 5DQ

email: tim@alfordhouse.org.uk
website: www.alfordhouse.org.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7735 1519
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7820 8722

Co Ltd by Guarantee Reg No. 6521183
Reg Charity 1123902 founded in 1884

White Bear Theatre: Special Offer for Kennington Association Members - “Two for One”

The Winterling

by Jez Butterworth

West waits in a burnt-out farmhouse, on Dartmoor, in the depths of winter, for two associates from the city.  The wine has been poured and the revolver loaded.  But who or what is waiting upstairs?

“I like London.  I like pavements.  I like to walk out the door and not sink up to my tits in primordial sludge.  I don’t like trench-foot.  I don’t like sheep.  I don’t like the country.  It’s covered in shit.”

The Winterling is a darkly comic drama built on a myriad of startling characters and an unrelenting barrage of rapid-fire wit.

 “a sense of menace invades every conversation
like a razor-blade…  knock-out one-liners.”
Time Out
Stone Junction and The White Bear Theatre present a revival of “The Winterling”, written by the Oliver Award winning playwright, Jez Butterworth. This show follows the success of Jez Butterworth’s current Broadway smash-hit “Jerusalem” (which won Best Play Awards at the Critics’ Circle, Evening Standard, and WhatsOnStage.com Awards) and like this later work contains his trademark effervescent dialogue and fascinating characters.

“Jerusalem [sic] marks the maturity of a wordsmith with a dazzling gift
for pastiche into a genuine, utterly singular artist.” 
New York Times

This is the premier production of Stone Junction, an innovative new theatre company, dedicated to the revival of works by popular, modern playwrights from the UK and worldwide. 

Performance Dates:
24th May to 12th June
Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Sundays at 6.00pm

Tickets:  £13 (£10 Conc.)
Box Office: 020 7793 9193

White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4DJ


The White Bear Theatre Club is offering “Two for One” to all Kennington Association members.  That’s only £6.50  per ticket!

To book call 020 7793 9193 and quote ‘Kennington Association Offer’.

The White Bear now has it’s own Exclusive Lounge Area where patrons can sit and enjoy a drink and a chat before the show.  The theatre itself is fully air conditioned and is now thoroughly soundproofed from the pub.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Aircraft noise and night flights - HACAN stall at Oval Farmers' market: Saturday 21st May

Please can you tell your members that HACAN will be having a stall at the Oval Farmers' market this Saturday 21st May. This will be an opportunity to find out what the government is doing/what the current developments are on the issues of night flights and aircraft noise many miles from Heathrow, and how to help to add pressure on the government to resolve these issues..  many thanks Ghislaine Stewart

R&S: NGS Open Evening Wednesday 25th May

SLAS Visit to Sussex by coach Saturday 9th July 2011


Summer Coach Tour

The destinations of the coach tour on Saturday, July 9th, 2011, are scheduled to be Bishopstone, Seaford, Eastbourne and Pevensey.  The last two of these will make up the greater part of the tour. 

It is hoped to visit the ancient church at Bishopstone, which is both pre-Conquest and Norman, and sited just north of Seaford amidst the South Downs.  Seaford was the ‘old haven’, three miles east of the present port of Newhaven. 

Eastbourne is known as a gracious resort, which the Victorians called ‘the empress of watering-places’, largely laid out on the estates of the Dukes of Devonshire and the Davies family.  Historically, it was a village a little inland, centred on St. Mary’s Church in what is now called the Old Town. The Town Hall of Victorian Eastbourne is sited where the hamlet of Southbourne once existed, and a few old houses on the modern seafront represent the original tiny resort of ‘Sea Houses’.  These, and a few other hamlets, made up the new town in the later 19th century.  Just as St. Mary’s represents the original village, so the Victorian spire of St. Saviour’s represents the Victorian town.  Lambethans may think it looks familiar; G.E. Street designed it and it is very similar to his spire at St. John’s, Vassall Road, between Brixton Road and Camberwell New Road. 

Pevensey is well-known for its huge Roman fort, known as Anderida, which was one of the Saxon Shore forts of late Roman Britain.  Its walls enclose ten acres.  Within this enclosure there stand the remains of a Norman castle, which had a central role in the story of William the Conqueror and offers an interesting story of mediaeval sieges.  Soldiers were stationed in the castle as recently as the Second World War.  This great monument is set in an attractive village, with a parish church and high street close by and another church - Westham - just to the west.   

The cost of a place will be £27, as in 2010.  Passengers may join the coach at the Old Vic at 8.45 a.m. and then from Streatham High Road.

All enquiries should be directed to the organiser:
Stephen Humphrey, 1 Cornish House, Otto Street, London, SE17 3PE (Tel.: 020-7735 6716; E-mail: stephenhumphrey456@btinternet.com).

By coach on Saturday, July 9th, 2011
The destinations will be Bishopstone, Seaford, Eastbourne and Pevensey.
These places at the eastern end of the South Downs offer many ancient buildings, including the pre-Conquest and Norman church at Bishopstone, and the great Roman fort of Anderida at Pevensey, within whose enclosure stand the remains of a Norman castle.  Eastbourne is a gracious Victorian resort, but derives from a mediaeval village, ‘Old Town’, a little inland.
COST: £27
The coach will leave from the Old Vic at Waterloo at 8.45 a.m. and from Streatham High Road at 9 a.m. or soon afterwards. Return in mid-evening.
To apply, please return this form to Stephen Humphrey, 1 Cornish House, Otto Street, London SE17 3PE (Enquiries: 020-7735 6716).

I wish to apply for  ________ place(s) on the visit to Sussex

Name __________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________

________________________________ Telephone ______________________

I will board the coach at ___________________________________________
I enclose the sum of £ ______  (Cheques to be payable to the Society)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Opening a Free School, the class warrior who thinks our schools are 'broken' | News

Opening a Free School, the class warrior who thinks our schools are 'broken' | News

Monday, 16 May 2011


Saturday, 14 May 2011

David Laws is guilty of six breaches of Commons rules, says watchdog | News

David Laws is guilty of six breaches of Commons rules, says watchdog | News

‘This is not just about balancing the books’

‘This is not just about balancing the books’
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Brixton Library is the most used in Lambeth
Brixton Library is the most used in Lambeth
Launch of libraries consultation
A TOWN hall has identified the most and least used libraries in a borough ahead of a panel deciding on their futures.

Lambeth Walk Group Practice: Learning Day - Thursday 19th May from 10am

R&S Open Day 5th June 11am - 4pm

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

FoKP: Your park needs you!

Kennington Park is hoping to win a coveted Green Flag, the national standard of excellence in public green spaces.
To get it, the park needs to pass the inspection taking place on Tuesday 17th May.

We need your help in giving the park a spring clean (weeding, litter picking, sweeping etc) on:

Thursday 12th May 9.30am - 11.30am

Sunday 15th May 10am - noon

Monday 16th May between 9.30am - 11.30am

Meeting @ the rose beds either side of Prince Consort Lodge.

If you have gardening gloves, secateurs or a fork or a hoe, please bring them along. 
We will try and get hold of some spare gardening tools.

Apologies for the short notice - the date of the inspection was announced less than 24 hours ago and is several weeks earlier than we were expecting.

More details about Green Flag can be found here:



Friends of Kennington Park

Lambeth Community Care Centre: Garden Open Weekend 21/22 May

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Battle of the living statues: How the 'Invisible King' took on the 'Silver Wizard' in feud over prime street performance spot

Battle of the living statues: How the 'Invisible King' took on the 'Silver Wizard' in feud over prime street performance spot

Bulgarian Dechko Ivanov used a concrete block concealed in a bag to batter his rival at London's Southbank after accusing him of stealing his audience.

Full Story:

The strike leaders - the men orchestrating the RMT action | News

The strike leaders - the men orchestrating the RMT action | News

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Karen Gillan's My London | ES Magazine

Karen Gillan's My London | ES Magazine

'War of the Worlds' meets 'Skins' on London movie set

Bob Crow warns royal wedding will be 'travel lottery' as chaos hits Tube | News

Bob Crow warns royal wedding will be 'travel lottery' as chaos hits Tube | News

‘Short-sighted’ sell-off scuppers extra classes

‘Short-sighted’ sell-off scuppers extra classes
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
A TOWN hall has been blasted for selling a school building that could plug the growing primary places crisis in a borough.
The South London Press revealed on Tuesday that 177 children had not received any of their chosen six primary school places in Lambeth.
Around three-quarters of kids were given their first-choice school, or 2,230 from 2,977 applications.
A 40 per cent increase in applications over the past four years has meant many of Lambeth’s primary schools have increased the number of kids they teach.
These so-called “bulge classes” often require temporary buildings such as portable cabins to be used.
Some schools do not have enough land to expand beyond a single form of entry each year.
They include Archbishop Sumner Primary in Reedworth Street, Kennington. The popular primary only takes in 30 pupils each September.
Parents want Lambeth council to allow it to expand into a former school opposite.
But the old Olive School in Wincott Street has been listed for sale in the council disposals list this year and could be sold to housing developers.
Archbishop Sumner is rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors. Kennington parent Helen De Vane failed to gain a place at Archbishop Sumner for her son this week.
She said: “It’s so frustrating that, for years, the good and outstanding schools only have one class in each year with no room to expand.
“Here is a chance to put that right. The demand is there. The building is there.
“It is utterly ludicrous to knock it down and send kids miles away to get a poorer education.
“Lambeth says the money will be spent elsewhere in the borough, but that is short-sighted.”
At Streatham and West Norwood primaries there were more than two applications for every place this year.
Immanuel & St Andrew Primary in Buckleigh Road, Streatham, Jubilee Primary in Tulse Hill and Stockwell Primary in Stockwell Road plan to make bulge classes from September.
That means an extra 90 places.
Immanuel & St Andrew wants £5million to build new classrooms. Currently the two forms of entry are taught in temporary cabins.
Meanwhile, Sudbourne Primary School in Hayter Road, Brixton, wants to expand into vacant land in nearby Acre Lane.
Councillor Pete Robbins, Lambeth’s cabinet member for children and young people’s services, said: “The council cannot justify diverting our very limited resources on creating new primary school places in an area where there are spare places at other very good schools nearby.
“This is in stark contrast to the south of the borough where an explosion in pupil numbers in Norwood and Streatham has put huge pressure on primary school places.
“We must concentrate our limited resources where the need is greatest to prevent children in the south of the borough facing long commutes to school or larger class sizes.”
Under Lambeth council’s last Labour administration, school buildings were sold to raise cash.
They included Haselrigge Primary School in Clapham, Santley Primary in Brixton, Ashby Mill Primary in Brixton, Dick Sheppard School in Tulse Hill, Effra Primary in Brixton and Grove House Primary in Tulse Hill.
Kate Hoey, Labour MP for Vauxhall, demanded Lambeth council remove the Olive School from the town hall disposals list.
She said: “It is short-sighed to sell off when there are growing numbers of children in north Lambeth who cannot get into their primary school of choice.
“Lambeth should not revisit its mistakes of the past by selling off educational buildings only to discover later the need for more school places.”

For the full story, you can get a full online edition at www.slp-e-edition.co.uk


Monday, 2 May 2011

Trees for Cities: Prince Consort Lodge Volunteer Planting day - Wednesday 11th May 10am - 4pm

Friends of Kennington Park AGM and booklet launch

Monday 9th May
Durning Library, Kennington Lane SE11
7 for 7.30pm

The latest news

Election to the committee


A talk on the park's buildings and statuary to launch 'Bricks and Water' the

latest booklet on the park's history by Rob Pateman.
Free copies will be

Bricks and Water.jpg

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Kennington Gardens Society - Thursday 12th May: Fuchsia