Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Teenager detained over riots raid on jewellers

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Calling all volunteers! Helpers needed for the Auction!

Dear Volunteers
Calling all volunteers! Helpers needed for the Auction!
  1. Can you help David with the bar, please?
    • Set up on Thursday evening
    • Manning the bar during the auction from 5pm for the viewing
    • Closing down on Thursday evening after the auction
    • Dismantling on Friday morning
  2. Manning the Preview from 5pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday evening
  3. Dismantling the auction on Friday morning
    • Taking leftover items to the garage - Car Pool volunteers?
If anyone has any time to spare,
we'd all be very grateful for any help you can offer.

It's all for great causes: 
  • Secret Santa
  • Grey Power
  • Art School Hardship Bursary

Very many thanks

Best wishes
Cathy Preece
Administrative Assistant

Reminder: Charity Auction @ Thu 22 Sep 18:30 - 20:30

Reminder: Table Top Sale: Saturday 24th September outside The Dog House PH - in support of Secret Santa!

The Kennington Bookshop Supper Club: "A Line in the Sand" on Wednesday 28th September 2011 at Doost Persian Grill & Vodka Bar

Dear Friend,
Please find below a flyer for our next Kennington Bookshop Supper Club event.  Local author James Barr will be talking about his latest book "A Line in the Sand" on Wednesday 28th September 2011 at Doost Persian Grill & Vodka Bar, 305 Kennington Road.  We look forward to welcoming you to a lively evening of stimulating book talk and excellent food & drink, with friends old and new.
The Kennington Bookshop

Monday, 19 September 2011

Kennington Country Life - Friday 30th September

St Anselm's Church is having a service next Friday (30th September) to celebrate rural life in Kennington. There are several local organisations involved with the service - the Garden Museum, Urban Bees, Tomorrow's People, the Countryside Alliance, Roots and Shoots, Project Dirt, Incredible Edible Lambeth and Vauxhall City Farm.

There will be animals from Vauxhall City Farm outside the Church from 3pm, and a short service begins at 5.30. Inside the church will be drawings and exhibitions of plant life from the children at Archbishop Sumner's school, as well as a baking competition and flower arranging. The Tea House Theatre will also have a stall with tea!
Liz Whyte
Pastoral Assistant
North Lambeth Parish,
Centenary Hall
Cottington Street
London SE11 4RZ

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Monday, 10 October is the Kennington Association AGM!

Dear KA member
Monday, 10 October is the Kennington Association AGM! 
This year, we have a guest speaker, Val Shawcross, CBE, member of the London Assembly for Lambeth and Southwark, who will give a brief talk and answer questions, so come prepared!!

Plus, most important, you will get an update on what the KA has been doing, and
The Kennington Association is completely dependent on volunteers and needs many to make it a successful concern.
The Executive Committee is made up of up to12 members plus at least four Officers (Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer) for a total of no more than 16.  We also depend heavily on our administrative assistant, Charity Auction leader, Bazaar Coordinator, and Planning Forum head. 
If you would like to volunteer to serve on the committee, or would like to nominate anyone else to be a committee member, please use the following (and attached) form.
Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the AGM .  The Officers are elected by the committee at the first meeting committee meeting following the AGM.
Those serving on the committee must be members of the KA.
So please join us 10 October, 6:30pm, Durning Library.

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FoDL: "Harare North" at Durning Library on Monday 19 September

Monday 19 September

"Harare North"

Zimbabwean writer and musician
Brian Chikwava
reads from his novel, set in Lambeth where he now lives.

A great tale of scams, scrapes and survival
in a city of immigrants,
it focuses on one of Mugabe's Green Bombers:
a young man trying to earn money in a land far from home.

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.

a Friends of the Durning Library event

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Reminder: Table Top Sale: Saturday 24th September outside The Dog House PH @ Sat 24 Sep 10:00 - 13:00

FOLSAP: Lollard Street Adventure Playground

Dear Councillor Robbins

Over the past six months the Friends of Lollard Street Adventure Playground have been pleading with you to delay the closure of our Adventure Playground to enable us to find an alternative model of management that would retain its opening hours to fit the needs of parents and children for safe after-school provision in an area of great need. You took the time to listen to parents and the young children who attended a meeting with you in May. You seemed to understand from what you heard, that this was not just about the need for free and adventurous play with excellent and varied indoor provision, important though that is. But, that this was also a safeguarding issue relating to after-school provision for parents struggling to work, often in low paid jobs with inflexible hours.

You persuaded us that it would be worthwhile our trying to produce a business plan and get properly constituted, in the spirit of the ’cooperative’ council! You assured us that your officers would provide us with the necessary information to do this so that we would be able to calculate costs and research outside partners and funders. We were working hard to do this when we learned that you had already gone out to seek tenders from a long list of organisations with whom the Council already had contracts. In the meantime, without proper notice to the parents and children, you closed Lollard Street Adventure Playground and others.

In my last letter to you (16th August), I queried the process the Council had adopted in this case. It did not seem to accord with its own code of practice. We understand now that only two organisations/businesses applied to run the Council’s seven Adventure Playgrounds at much reduced hours. In three of the playgrounds this would amount to only one session a week. The contract would be for six months starting immediately.

Now we are told that the contract cannot be awarded as, surprise surprise, the process was wrong! We are told today, that Lollard Street, and we assume at least three others, will remain closed whilst the Council sorts itself out.

I ended my last letter to you, asking whether this was the best we could do for our kids?  Is it?

Yours sincerely
Anna Tapsell
Hon Treasurer Friends of Lollard Street Adventure Playground.
Chair of Kennington Association.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Beaconsfield: Autumn Exhibitions Preview Wednesday 7th September

New Season Preview
Bruce Gilbert and BAW
Nooshin Farhid

8 September – 30 October 2011
Thursday – Sunday 11am-5pm
Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY

Preview: Wednesday 7th September, 6-9pm

Sizewell Beach, Suffolk, April 2011

Soundtrap V: Bruce Gilbert and BAW
Diluvial, 2011

Local preoccupations with rising sea levels fuel Diluvial – a work that dwells on the dynamics of flood geology and global warming; creation stories and climate change.

Diluvial is an evolving soundscape and environment by Bruce Gilbert (ex Wire) and Beaconsfield ArtWorks (David Crawforth and Naomi Siderfin). Fifth in the Soundtrap series, this new sonic work was initiated on the Suffolk coast for Faster than Sound, Aldeburgh Music 2011 and is now developed for London.

A new soundtrack will be created on a weekly basis throughout the exhibition and presented within a changing physical environment.

Friday 28 October at 7pm
Post-diluvial performance


Nooshin Farhid
Conic Trilogy, 2010
Parabola 22:00 / Hyperbola 26:00 / Ellipsis 9:00

Conic Trilogy is a series of three digital films made in part on Orford Ness, Suffolk, a small island which politically resonates through its history of espionage, atomic testing and international communications.

The trilogy – Parabola, Ellipsis and Hyperbola – references a mathematical concept whereby those forms are all obtained by intersecting a “conical surface” with a plane, in turn, referring to an intersection of different narratives, disciplines and ideologies in the work. A fictional text links this signature assemblage, written by Nooshin Farhid and narrated by Ross Mullan.

The work is cinematically presented with screenings at 11.30 / 13.00 / 14.30  / 16.00 during gallery hours.

Friday 30 September at 7pm

Screening with live reading by Ross Mullan

22 Newport Street
London SE11 6AY
+44 (0)20 7582 6465

Beaconsfield is a Regularly Funded Organisation of Arts Council England and looks forward to working with ACE as a National Portfolio Organisation.
Beaconsfield’s Canteen and Arch Galleries are fully accessible but we regret that there is no wheelchair access to our Upper Gallery. Please call in advance for a parking space.

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FoKP: Kennington Park's Green Flag

Alford House: Fitness Studio for ages 11-19

Boys + Girls Nights at Alford House from 6th September to 16th December