Monday, 31 December 2012

Sunday Strollers: Covent Garden & St Giles

All Welcome!

Meet:  11am Bus Stop KH Kennington Lane
(Corner Black Prince Road)

Take 59 bus to Holborn
from where we will walk down Long Acre
 to Covent Garden underground station

Live timetable and map of bus stop:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=2650&r=3


Start/Finish:  Covent Garden underground station
Distance:  2 miles

This walk begins in Covent Garden, which today is one of London's busiest shopping areas but in medieval times belonged to Westminster Abbey.  The Abbey's 'convent garden' covered 40 acres and produced fruit and vegetables for the Abbey, with surplus produce being sold to the public near the Strand.

Visit...

The Royal Opera House
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E
www.roh.org.uk

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E
www.ltmuseum.co.uk

Freemasons' Hall
60 Great Queen Street, WC2B
www.ugle.org.uk

The Phoenix Garden
21 Stacey Street, WC2H
www.thephoenixgarden.org

Eat, Drink...

Food for Thought
31 Neal Street, WC2H
www.foodforthought-london.co.uk

Angel Public House
61-62 St Giles High St, WC2H

Lamb and Flag
33 Rose Street, WC2E
www.lambandflagcoventgarden.co.uk

Rules
33 Maiden Lane, WC2E
www.rules.co.uk

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Kennington Companions: V&A Museum of Childhood - Thursday 10th January 11am

All Welcome!

Meet: 11am Imperial War Museum (SE1)
Take the Route Bus 344 from Stop: K towards Liverpool Street Station, Worship Street

We'll meet at Bus Stop K at the Imperial War Museum

Live timetable and map of Stop K at Imperial War Museum:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=8315&r=344

Imperial War Museum (SE1)
Take the Route Bus 344 from Stop: K
towards Liverpool Street Station, Worship Street
  
Buses every:     6 mins
Max journey time:     29 mins

From there:
     Liverpool Street Station
Take the Route Bus 8 from Stop: F
towards Bow Church
or Route Bus 388 from Stop: F
towards Hackney Wick
  
Buses every:     3-7 mins
Max journey time:     19 mins

 Walk
    Bethnal Green
Walk to E2 9PA 3 minutes

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/
Modern British Childhood.jpg

http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-and-displays/modern-british-childhood

Saturday, 29 December 2012

New Years Honours: London Assembly’s Caroline Pidgeon made an MBE - News - London news, sport & events - London24

New Years Honours: London Assembly’s Caroline Pidgeon made an MBE - News - London news, sport & events - London24

In the Studio: Tonico Lemos Auad, Artist - Features - Art - The Independent

In the Studio: Tonico Lemos Auad, Artist - Features - Art - The Independent

Friday, 28 December 2012

Kennington Companions: On the Buses - Route 1: Sun, 6 January 2013, 11:00 – 14:00

We're off!
All Welcome!
Happy New Year!


Bring your Freedom Pass

Meet: 11.00 London Road, Elephant & Caste, Bus Stop E

(The 360 will take you to Bus Stop C on London Rd)

Live timetable with map at Bus Stop E
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=26212&r=1&rn=1

Sunday Timetable
http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/001N001.htm#Sun_C

About Route 1
http://www.londonbusroutes.net/photos/001.htm

Possible short walk when we get there:
http://walkit.com/circular-walk/?distance=30&pace=2.0&distance_type=t&city=london&from=Canada+Water&fuid=418707_466930&rta=old&direct=0

FoDL: Last Man Standing - Jack Straw

 Mon 18 February: Jack Straw, long-term Kennington resident, an MP for 33 years and a senior minister throughout the 1997-2010 Labour government, will talk about his recently published memoirs, Last Man Standing, which describe his life from his childhood in Epping Forest to his long ministerial career.

Events are normally held on the third Monday evening in the month at
6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library
Light refreshments.  Everyone welcome.
No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
 
Friends of Durning Library
http://www.durninglibraryfriends.org.uk


Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor
Last Man Standing: Memoirs of a Political Survivor
Jack Straw
Format: Hardback
Publication Date: 27/09/2012
ISBN: 9781447222750

As a small boy in Epping Forest, Jack Straw could never have imagined that one day he would become Britain's Lord Chancellor. As one of five children of divorced parents, he was bright enough to get a scholarship to a direct-grant school, but spent his holidays as a plumbers' mate for his uncles to bring in some much-needed extra income. Yet he spent 13 years and 11 days in government, including long and influential spells as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. This is the story of how he got there.




Friends of the Durning Library is a voluntary organisation which exists to promote and support our local library.



Northern Line part suspended until next week (From This Is Local London)

Northern Line part suspended until next week (From This Is Local London)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Sexual assault victim had to call an ambulance for her attacker after he slipped over - Telegraph

Sexual assault victim had to call an ambulance for her attacker after he slipped over - Telegraph

Boxing Day strike to severely disrupt Tube lines across capital (From This Is Local London)

Boxing Day strike to severely disrupt Tube lines across capital (From This Is Local London)

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Residents' fear over Northern Line extension

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20825528

Friday, 21 December 2012

The Top Three: Cassoulet - ES Magazine - Life & Style - London Evening Standard

The Top Three: Cassoulet - ES Magazine - Life & Style - London Evening Standard

Thursday, 20 December 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | More needed to keep cyclists safe on major roads | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | More needed to keep cyclists safe on major roads | 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Lambeth Police Cadets help families in crisis (From This Is Local London)

Lambeth Police Cadets help families in crisis (From This Is Local London)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Gerard Butler's charity kickaround - News, Entertainment - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Gerard Butler's charity kickaround - News, Entertainment - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Reen Pilkington obituary | From the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

Reen Pilkington obituary | From the Guardian | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Metropolitan Police (via noodls) / Police Cadets help families in crisis

The Metropolitan Police (via noodls) / Police Cadets help families in crisis

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Transport for London (via noodls) / Customers encouraged to plan ahead this festive season

Transport for London (via noodls) / Customers encouraged to plan ahead this festive season

Thursday, 6 December 2012

BBC News - New transport infrastructure projects unveiled

BBC News - New transport infrastructure projects unveiled

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Transport for London (via noodls) / Transport for London urges road users to voice their views on new Barclays Cycle Superhighway.

Transport for London (via noodls) / Transport for London urges road users to voice their views on new Barclays Cycle Superhighway.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | High life at Nine Elms | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | High life at Nine Elms | 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

EMPRESS MEWS CHRISTMAS SALE & OPEN STUDIO

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Minister in cash row keeps £27,000 profit from sale of second home - Telegraph

Minister in cash row keeps £27,000 profit from sale of second home - Telegraph

Students to protest over funding cuts and employment prospects | Education | The Guardian

Students to protest over funding cuts and employment prospects | Education | The Guardian

Students march over lack of jobs - Education News - Education - The Independent

Students march over lack of jobs - Education News - Education - The Independent

Rebel students to defy police by marching on Parliament - London - News - London Evening Standard

Rebel students to defy police by marching on Parliament - London - News - London Evening Standard

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Furious parents ‘left out of nursery talks’ | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Furious parents ‘left out of nursery talks’ | 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

BBC News - Northern Line extension consultation begins

BBC News - Northern Line extension consultation begins

Daughter in fear as Croydon killer obsessed with Grand Theft Auto let out on to streets - Crime - News - London Evening Standard

Daughter in fear as Croydon killer obsessed with Grand Theft Auto let out on to streets - Crime - News - London Evening Standard

Kennington mother's family fear public at risk as her crazed killer released after just five years - Crime - News - London Evening Standard

Kennington mother's family fear public at risk as her crazed killer released after just five years - Crime - News - London Evening Standard

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

NORTHERN LINE EXTENSION What Are the Alternatives?




Sunday, 11 November 2012

Zine and done it - Features - Music - The Independent

Zine and done it - Features - Music - The Independent

Friday, 9 November 2012

FRIENDS of KENNINGTON CROSS AGM

The Friends of Kennington Cross and the ArtsLav AGM will take place

on

THURSDAY 29th NOVEMBER
at

 7:00PM at St. ANSELMS.

The FKCA  are looking for new members for the board

and

would welcome your involvement.

BBC Sport - First FA Cup final recreated - Wanderers v Royal Engineers

BBC Sport - First FA Cup final recreated - Wanderers v Royal Engineers

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

GET BACK IN THE SADDLE (From This Is Local London)

GET BACK IN THE SADDLE (From This Is Local London)

Remembrance Sunday to be marked (From This Is Local London)

Remembrance Sunday to be marked (From This Is Local London)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Life remembered: Paul Zimmermann - Obituaries - News - The Independent

Life remembered: Paul Zimmermann - Obituaries - News - The Independent

Tempest – review | Film | The Observer

Tempest – review | Film | The Observer

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Work on multi-million pound Nine Elms underway (From This Is Local London)

Work on multi-million pound Nine Elms underway (From This Is Local London)

Tracing my roots: Debtors, 'lunatics' and sailors – meet my family - Features - Health & Families - The Independent

Tracing my roots: Debtors, 'lunatics' and sailors – meet my family - Features - Health & Families - The Independent

Friday, 26 October 2012

COMMUNITY LUNCH INVITATION



Tuesday, 23 October 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | It’s ‘barking up the wrong tree' | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | It’s ‘barking up the wrong tree' | 2012

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Ian Dury's daughter: London was his muse — he was happiest here - London Life - Life & Style - London Evening Standard

Ian Dury's daughter: London was his muse — he was happiest here - London Life - Life & Style - London Evening Standard

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Kennington water tower on Grand Designs this Wednesday

Kennington water tower on Grand Designs this Wednesday

The Man Booker 2012 shortlist: the authors on their novels | Books | The Guardian

The Man Booker 2012 shortlist: the authors on their novels | Books | The Guardian

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Before we decide to write off the Occupy movement, let's consider the legacy of the Chartists

Loose canon | Comment is free | The Guardian

Friday, 5 October 2012

House of Straw... who's who in Labour's new generation - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

House of Straw... who's who in Labour's new generation - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

Spotlight on... Nigeria - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

Spotlight on... Nigeria - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

Sunday, 30 September 2012

David Laws: Father Tony ashamed of Lib Dem | Mail Online

David Laws: Father Tony ashamed of Lib Dem | Mail Online

Thursday, 27 September 2012

KENNINGTON ASSOCIATION BAZAAR 6th October 2012


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Edwina Grosvenor: the lady who can't leave jail | Society | The Guardian

Edwina Grosvenor: the lady who can't leave jail | Society | The Guardian

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Illegal whisky goes down the drain | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Illegal whisky goes down the drain | 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Dr Who? Gillan says goodbye to the Time Lord - Features - TV & Radio - The Independent

Dr Who? Gillan says goodbye to the Time Lord - Features - TV & Radio - The Independent

Thursday, 20 September 2012

South Africa batsmen Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla score tons as England struggle - Mirror Online

South Africa batsmen Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla score tons as England struggle - Mirror Online

The hoopsters.... meet London's hottest hula hoopers - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

The hoopsters.... meet London's hottest hula hoopers - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Former Met commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson visits British court - Telegraph

Former Met commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson visits British court - Telegraph

Monday, 17 September 2012

Blue Elephant Theatre – 2012 Autumn Season

Blue Elephant Theatre – 2012 Autumn Season

Blue Elephant Theatre Celebrates:
Let’s make a Song and Dance about it

“This really was the most beautiful piece of theatre I have seen all year.”
Stage Won on Blue Elephant In-House Production:
The Fantastical Adventures of [Not] Being With You

Following a jubilant Spring Season, the Blue Elephant Theatre is delighted to celebrate the success of the companies it has worked with. Not only did the season garner four and five star reviews from What’s On Stage and Time Out but two productions, The Fantasist and Machines For Living, have furthered their success with acclaimed Edinburgh runs.

Both Machines For Living and The Fantasist made it into Spoonfed’s Top Ten Theatre Shows To See in Edinburgh as “Blue Elephant finds” while What’s On Stage predicted in March that “haunting and enchanting in equal measure, The Fantasist would surely be a hit at the Edinburgh fringe”. It seems the secret is spreading that you should head to the Blue Elephant for a programme of exciting new work that you won’t find anywhere else in London. On this high note, the Blue Elephant announces its Autumn Season.

Music and dance feature strongly this season with choreographer Heather Cupid presenting the first show of the season during Black History Month, followed by puppetry, physical theatre and live music in The Wordcatcher and Shakespeare retold in Beatrice on Fire. In October, emerging company Sounding Motion explores the relationship between music and dance in their show Signs, Games and Messages, a cross art form collaboration which follows in the wake of last season’s “strikingly innovative” Sonata Movements (The Daily Telegraph).

Fringe Report’s Best Artistic Director of 2012, Ricky Dukes, returns in October with the European premiere of Australian musical, The Hatpin, co-produced with Greenwich Theatre, the first time the Blue Elephant has collaborated with another venue in this way. Fans of Dukes’ contemporary retellings of classic works will also not be disappointed as his Lazarus Theatre Company will present the Blue Elephant’s Christmas show, the enchanting A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Listings Information:
 Venue: Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Rd, Camberwell, SE5 0XT (entrance on Thompson Ave)
Nearest tube: Oval (Northern Line)
Wheelchair accessible
Box Office: 020 7701 0100/084 4477 1000
Twitter: @BETCamberwell

Please Note: Tickets for The Hatpin should be booked through Greenwich Theatre at www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk or 020 8858 7755.

For press enquiries, please contact Niamh de Valera:

VISUAL ARTS - Image-in Self (migration) Our Tell-Tale Bodies27 September – 27 October
Image-in Self (migration) runs throughout Black History Month to explore what we reveal and conceal in our bodies, sometimes unbeknownst to ourselves. 
 The body is one of a myriad of means of inscribing culture. And of the millions of ways to inscribe culture, be it music, language or government, the body harbours the closest connection to identity.
Image-in Self (migration) explores how much information is encrypted on our bodies through migration and how it is communicated back to others. The beliefs we grow up with and those we learn all impact on that which we are.
 Is this lost in every new place we go? Or is it compromised by the new way of living? Where do we cross the line?
Artist: Sanaa AbstraKt   

Dates: Thursday 27 – Saturday 27 October (open pre- and post-show). Appointments may be arranged in advance during other times.
Admission Free

DANCE:  What The Soul Can’t Hide/Harbour - 4 – 6 October
A Double-Bill of Contemporary and Caribbean/Afro-Contemporary Dance

Marking Black History Month at the Blue Elephant, What The Soul Can’t Hide/Harbour brings two separate stories together in a vibrant and resonant performance.
 Together they bring us on a journey of personal battle, cultural difference and ultimately celebration.
 Choreographer Heather Cupid presents an evening of work where contemporary and Caribbean/Afro-contemporary dance coincide.
 Choreographer: Heather Cupid
 Dates: Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 October
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £10 (£9 conc.), £8 Southwark residents

THEATRE - Beatrice on Fire, 12 – 13 October - Much Ado About Beatrice
A comedic and absurd retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, as presented by a young woman navigating her way through depression, bereavement and post-traumatic stress disorder.
 Combining visual and physical theatre, puppetry, storytelling and music, Beatrice on Fire is a completely new take on the story of Beatrice and Benedick. This work-in-progress performance aims to keep the audience on their toes with a smile on their faces.
 Hattie Thomas is an actor and puppeteer, creating bizarre and exciting work which brings new stories to life.
 Dates: Friday 12 – Saturday 13 October
Time: 8pm
Tickets: FREE but must be reserved in advance.

THEATRE- The Wordcatcher  - Smoking Apples, A Bizarre Tale of Something and Nothing
16 – 20 October
Welcome to the world of The Wordcatchera world of sound and of silence both in the heart and in the mind, where we try to fix things in place that don’t fit together.
 Through the expert use of miscommunication, the holes and gaps in this story fill a void rather than leave one.
 Following Seemingly Invisible last year, Smoking Apples return to the Blue Elephant with a new piece using puppetry, physical theatre and live music. Smoking Apples aim to ignite the adult imagination to find wonder in the most human and mundane of situations.
 Praise for Seemingly Invisible and Smoking Apples:
 “…a heart-melting play, especially for those hardened by fast city-living, about the magic found in the simplest of human exchanges” Katie Shellard, Running in Heels

"Smoking Apples is a company to watch. Their use of puppetry, in the broadest sense, is creative and exciting.” Linda Lewis, Puppet Centre Trust
 Devising Cast: Molly Freeman, Matt Lloyd and Hattie Thomas.
 Dates: Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 October
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £8 (£6 conc.), £5 Southwark residents
Post show discussion: Wednesday 17 October


DANCE and MUSIC - Signs, Games and Messages - Where Dance and Music Meet…

 Sounding Motion - www.soundingmotion.com  24 – 27 October
Fusing electronics, innovative choreography and the music of cutting-edge composers, Signs, Games and Messages probes the subtleties of being human: the minute signs and idiosyncrasies that let us glimpse who we truly are, the games we play with each other and the hidden messages we send.
Sounding Motion is an exciting new company of musicians and dancers. Its members are graduates from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Contemporary Dance School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Laban and the Duncan Centre Conservatory. They aim to explore what happens when dance and music meet; how one informs the other and how this enhances the audience’s experience.
Music by György Kurtág, Tigran Mansurian, Javier Alvarez and Sounding Motion's resident composer Benjamin Graves
Musicians: Stephen Upshaw (viola), Calie Hough (percussion) 
Dancers: Imogen Bland, Adrian Gillott, Jaya Hartlein, Michael Kitchin and Anne Marie Kristensen
Choreographers: Imogen Bland, Anne Marie Kristensen and Dominick Mitchell-Bennett
Lighting Designer: Greg Gould
Dates: Wednesday 24 - Saturday 27 October
Time: 8pm
Tickets: £10 (£8 conc.), £7 Southwark residents


THEATRE: The Hatpin - 30 October – 24 November
Heather Doole, Blue Elephant Theatre and Greenwich Theatre in association with Lazarus Theatre Company
Press Night: Thursday 1 November
An Award-Winning Musical, brought to the UK for the first time
 Amber Murray gives up her son to the wealthy Makin family in the belief that he will have a better life. When she is unable to visit him, her suspicions are aroused. Refusing to be brushed off with excuses, she begins to look more closely into the family she has entrusted with her son. The Hatpin is about being brave enough to find the truth, and then having the strength to face it.
 One of the most shocking and influential trials in Australian history inspires this haunting musical, receiving its European premiere at the Blue Elephant.
 Described as “a must see” and “a landmark moment in Australian musical theatre” by The Sydney Morning Herald when it was first produced, The Hatpin is directed by Ricky Dukes, named Fringe
Report’s Best Artistic Director earlier this year.
 *The Hatpin was originally produced by Neil Gooding Productions and White Box Theatre at the York Theatre, Sydney, February 2008. The American premiere was presented at the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
 Music: Peter Rutherford
Book and Lyrics: James Millar
 Director and Designer: Ricky Dukes
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Costume Designer: Alice Pocock
Associate Director: Gavin Harrington-Odedra
 Dates: Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 24 November (Tuesday – Saturday only)
Times: 7.30pm
Tickets: £16.50 (£12.50 conc.) £10 Southwark Residents & previews Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October
 To Book: www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk or 020 8858 7755



THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - 27 November – 15 December
Lazarus Theatre Companywww.lazarustheatrecompany.webs.com
Press Night: Thursday 29 November
 A Spell-binding and Striking Re-Imagining
Lazarus Theatre Company returns to the Blue Elephant to herald in Christmas with a touch of magic and enchantment.
One of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is transported to a frozen forest by a company whose work is “a superb lesson in how to adapt an old classic for a contemporary audience" (Spoonfed).
High in the mountains, four young lovers find themselves far from home, following romance at all costs. With the fairies at hand to weave their spells, nothing is quite as it seems until confusion gives way to happily-ever-after.
"If you know anyone unsure of Shakespeare then take them to see this and have them fall in love!"     
Dave Jordan, WhatsonStage on Macbeth
 Director and Designer: Ricky Dukes
Lighting Designer: Alex Musgrave
Costume Designer: Rachel Dingle
 Dates: Tuesday 27 November – Saturday 15 December (Tuesday – Saturday only)
Times: 8pm (Wednesday matinees at 4pm on 5 and 12 December)
Tickets: £15 (£10 conc. and previews Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 November), £9 Southwark residents

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Paddy Ashdown: 'I’ve paddled ashore from submarines. I know how it feels’ - Telegraph

Paddy Ashdown: 'I’ve paddled ashore from submarines. I know how it feels’ - Telegraph

Friday, 7 September 2012

BBC News - Football from 1892 FA Cup Final sells for £15k at auction

BBC News - Football from 1892 FA Cup Final sells for £15k at auction

Amanda Telfer pictured: Top lawyer, 43, who was crushed to death by falling frame on Hanover Square | Mail Online

Amanda Telfer pictured: Top lawyer, 43, who was crushed to death by falling frame on Hanover Square | Mail Online

Beefeater benefits from taste for all things British - Telegraph

Beefeater benefits from taste for all things British - Telegraph

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Frenzied rush hour knife attack yards from Tube station - Crime - News - Evening Standard

Frenzied rush hour knife attack yards from Tube station - Crime - News - Evening Standard

Beware speedy home sale deals that come at a cost - Money - Business - Evening Standard

Beware speedy home sale deals that come at a cost - Money - Business - Evening Standard

The Siege of Kennington: Suspect's incredible 15-hour rooftop stand-off with police - Crime - News - Evening Standard

The Siege of Kennington: Suspect's incredible 15-hour rooftop stand-off with police - Crime - News - Evening Standard

Saturday, 1 September 2012

FRIENDS of KENNINGTON PARK 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Friends of Kennington Park in 
the park on Saturday 8 September, from 12 to 4pm. 

We will hoist the Green Flag this year again, celebrating the standard of excellence achieved through efforts of the Friends.

It will be a family occasion with displays by local community organisations, live music and children’s entertainment.

This event is funded by The Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All scheme.

For more information, contact
friends@kenningtonpark.org.

I hope you can come and join us on the day.

Woman killed in window frame accident | GulfNews.com

Woman killed in window frame accident | GulfNews.com

Friday, 31 August 2012

Woman 'dead for months was found when council came to demand unpaid rent' - London - News - Evening Standard

Woman 'dead for months was found when council came to demand unpaid rent' - London - News - Evening Standard

Monday, 27 August 2012

THEATRE: Terminates At Kennington at Calder Bookshop

THEATRE: Terminates At Kennington at Calder Bookshop

Friday, 24 August 2012

Play contract axed: Investigation prompted after worker charged with abusing child

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/9888266.Play_contract_axed__Investigation_prompted_after_worker_charged_with_abusing_child/

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Lambeth playgrounds shut after contract breaches

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/streathamnews/9875188.Playgrounds_shut_after_contract_breaches/

Thursday, 16 August 2012

White Bear Offer:IT'S ALL TRUE 14th August - 9th September Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 6pm

"Fringe theatre of the first order" - Guardian *****

IT'S ALL TRUE

by Jason Sherman

Broadway, 1937.  A young genius named Orson Welles is the toast of the New
York theatre, following groundbreaking productions of Dr. Faustus and a
voodoo version of Macbeth.  He's about to follow these up with The Cradle
Will Rock, a new left-wing opera for the Federal Theatre Project.  But, on
the first night, the US government have withdrawn their support, and locked
the company out of the theatre.  Can they find another venue?  And what got
them to this situation?

Jason Sherman is one of Canada's leading playwrights.  His other work
includes The League of Nathans, Patience, (seen at the Finborough Theatre in
2005) and Reading Hebron (Orange Tree, 2011).  He has received the Governor
General's Award for Drama, and the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, twice.

It's All True tells the story of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock and
its legendary first night when Welles, and his producer John Houseman,
walked their audience to a newly-hired theatre and the cast, banned from the
stage by union rules, sat in the auditorium, standing to speak or sing their
parts.  This performance led to the formation of the Mercury Theatre, and
Welles' later sensations on radio with War of the Worlds and in the cinema
with Citizen Kane.  It's All True is a play about idealism, expediency and
the necessity of art, and what happens when a politically engaged composer
entrusts his work to a young meteor on his way to fame.

The play is directed by David Cottis, who has directed at the Finborough
Theatre, Catford Broadway and the White Bear, most recently The Lady of
Pleasure by James Shirley.  His short opera She Stops at Costa's is
currently a finalist in the English National Opera's Mini-Opera's
competition.  Design is by Andy Robinson, whose most recent work at the
White Bear was Ayn Rand's The Night of January 16th.

"Sherman has created a titillating, tabloid-style glimpse at an intersection
of art, government and outsized personalities that punctures all egos; a
crisp and manic...juggernaut that sweeps one along in its portrayal of a
colorful and famous dramatis personae."

-Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times, Chicago

Directed by David Cottis.
Designed by Andy Robinson.
Music by Don Horsburgh and Jonathan Cohen.
Lighting by Mathew Breslin.

The cast includes Ian Mairs as Marc Blitzstein, returning to the White Bear
after Mummies and Daddies in 2010, Sam Child, Robert Durbin, Edward Elgood,
Elizabeth Guterbock and Loriel Medynski.

Performance Dates:
14th  August - 9th September
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 6pm

Tickets:  £14 (£10 Conc.) but only £10 to Kennington Association Members

Box Office:   020 7793 9193

Online Booking:  www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
<http://www.whitebeartheatre.

co.uk/>

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/

White-Bear-Theatre/
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White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4DJ

2 minutes walk from Kennington Tube (Northern Line)

Buses: 133, 155, 196, 333, 415


SPECIAL OFFER


The White Bear Theatre Club is offering concession rate to all Kennington
Association members.  That's only £10 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.