Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A talk at the White Bear Theatre on 'The Sane Society': 5th March 2012 at 7.30pm

A Talk at the White Bear Theatre:

The Sane Society

A talk based on the book by Eric Fromm

Given by Dr. Chris Maddox

Tonight's talk is based on the book "The Sane Society" written by Eric Fromm
in which he argues for a Humanistic and Democratic Socialism. Although Fromm
was influenced by Karl Marx, he believed in the ideal of freedom and
considered that both Western Capitalism and Soviet Communism have a
dehumanising effect on the members of society.

The talk will focus on the main theme of the book: the problem of alienation
in late industrial society. Is alienation inevitable? If not, how is
dis-alienation possible? In a society with increasingly destructive and
senseless competition, anti-social behaviour, irrational violence, the
spread of narcissism, consumerism as an end in itself, financial crisis,
ecological crisis, mass unemployment and concurrent loss of meaning and
purpose in life, Fromm's analysis is as relevant to the contemporary world
as when it was written.

Fromm's radical psychoanalysis shows how false needs created and manipulated
by vested interests give rise to feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness
which prevent the character-structure required to create a dis-alienated,
sane society.


Chris Maddox, Ph.D., has lectured at Birkbeck College, Regent's College, the
Adlerian Society and the New School for Psychotherapy & Counselling, and is
a qualified psychotherapist and sociologist.


Date: 5th March 2012 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £5.00

Box Office: 020 7793 9193

Online Booking: www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk


Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Bear-Theatre/108903865805670?ref=search


White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
SE11 4DJ

2 minutes walk from Kennington Tube (Northern Line)

Buses: 133, 155, 196, 333, 415

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.

Exclusive Offer for Kennington Association Members: White Bear Theatre - Ondine By Jean Giraudoux

Support your Local Multi-Award Winning Theatre (and save money) by seeing:

Ondine

By

Jean Giraudoux


"Ondine is strange, my lord.
You saw her tonight in the storm.
It's not that she's in the storm.
She is the storm."


When Hans and Ondine meet, the worlds of a mortal man and a magical creature
of the water dangerously collide and Ondine is forced to make an inexorable
pact, which will change both their lives forever. Should he betray her, he
must die and, along with her time on earth, be erased completely from her
memory for her to return to the world of the lake forever.

By turns comic, enchanting and tragic, Ondine is believed to be one of
Giraudoux's finest works. Written in 1938, the play was adapted in 1954 by
Maurice Valency, and opened on Broadway in a production by Alfred Lunt with
a cast that included Audrey Hepburn as Ondine, the role that made her a
star. Ondine won the 1954 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best
Play. The London premiere of Ondine was presented by The Royal Shakespeare
Company and directed by Peter Hall in 1961.


This production is part of the White Bear's hugely successful Lost Classics
Program which has included Count Oederland, which received an Off West End
Award in February 2012, and transferred to the Arcola Theatre, and Madness
in Valentia which was Time Out Critics' Choice and transferred to the
Trafalgar Studios 2.


Performance Dates:

28th February - 18th March 2012

Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Sundays at 6.00pm


Tickets: £13 (£10 Conc.) but only £10 to Kennington Association Members

Box Office: 020 7793 9193

Online Booking: www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk


Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Bear-Theatre/108903865805670?ref=search



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.

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SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | 'Oktoberfest' billed for Kennington Park | 2012

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Vauxhall Memories: Wednesday 29th February 3pm onwards



KA Offer: Blue Elephant Theatre: The Fantasist - 28 February – 17 March

The Fantasist

Blue Elephant Theatre

Theatre Témoin and Cie. Traversière - www.theatretemoin.com

28 February – 17 March

“There is a chasm in the pavement. You pretend not to see it. You fall in..."

Struggling with the tricks her mind plays on her, Louise yearns for sleep. Instead, she must take a strange journey with a surprise visitor in this thoughtful and thought-provoking exploration of bipolar disorder. An evocative blend of physical theatre, puppetry and original music tells the story of a woman's battle with the swirl of extreme moods.

Photographer: David Salas

Performers (L-R): Julia Yevnine, Julia Corrêa and Catherine Gerrard

A re-working of Barbe Bleue, previously shown as a work-in-progress at the Blue Elephant and a ThreeWeeks and The Argus top physical theatre pick at the Brighton Fringe, The Fantasist is an outstanding example of the strengths of collaborative storytelling through devising.

International ensembles Theatre Témoin and Cie. Traversière have created and performed new, exciting and socially engaged work all around the world. They previously collaborated on the creation of Ni Ibya Buri Wese ("For Everyone"), performed in Kigali, Rwanda, in commemoration of the 1994 genocide and Theatre Témoin’s Jukai, featuring Japanese Taiko drumming, had a sell-out run at the Blue Elephant in 2010.

View trailer at: http://vimeo.com/35887483

Director: Ailin Conant
Puppet Director: Robin Guiver

Devising Cast: Julia Correa, Catherine Gerrard and Julia Yevnine
Composer: Milkymee
Puppet Design and Construction: Julia Yevnine and Katerina Damvoglou
Set Designers: Daniel Moss and Giorgio Ritucci
Costume designer: Kirsten Fletcher
Lighting designer: Allan Ramsay

Dates: Tuesday 28 February – Saturday 17 March (Tuesday – Saturday only)

Time: 8pm

Special Offer for Kennington Association: £6.50 (normally £9.50)

Post-show discussions: Tuesdays 6 and 13 March

Blue Elephant Theatre Ltd
59a Bethwin Rd
SE5 0XT
www.blueelephanttheatre.co.uk

Sunday, 19 February 2012

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Comedian Paul O'Grady helps locals open Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens | Lambeth Council

Saturday, 18 February 2012

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BBC News - Funding announced for girls raped by gang members

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SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Lambeth council hope to get £2.3m for ex-squat | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Lambeth council hope to get £2.3m for ex-squat | 2012

Thursday, 16 February 2012

CHILDREN'S PLAY EMERGENCY

Dear KA Members and Friends

Lollard Street Adventure Playground

Two years ago we became aware that this play project was under threat. It had become embroiled in the future of the old Lilian Baylis School site and a possible scheme of land development that would have resulted in the demolition of the playground. We won that battle but since then new threats of closure from Lambeth Council led  us to set up the Friends of Lollard Street Adventure Playground and we reported that development to you at our AGM last October and also in the Annual Report.

Meetings were held with parents and children at the playground, often attended by local Councillors who were supportive.  Councillor Pete Robbins, who holds the responsibility for children and young people on Lambeth Council, also came and explained to us the Council’s desire to enable local groups and voluntary organisations to take over the management from the Council.  He listened to children and parents who told him how important it was to have the project open after school hours as for many it was the only safe place for children of working parents to go. Not long afterwards the Council closed the playground and reopened it in September 2011, but for one session only during term-time. Currently, it opens for three and a half hours on Fridays but every day during the school holidays. The play workers are now provided by Lambeth Play Association, and they are excellent, but as frustrated as we are that children cannot access the project when their needs are greatest: after school.

Throughout this time we have worked hard to find a way of reopening the playground each weekday as it was before; providing a variety of activities as well as free play for children from five to sixteen years old. We also felt that the building and the playground could be developed to provide a real community hub for local people of all ages. The development of the old Lilian Baylis site and the plans for excellent sporting facilities by the Black Prince Trust and the Sports Action Zone gave real impetus for this idea.

Lambeth’s Cooperative Council has now invited expressions of interest to manage its play services, including Lollard Street. Of those organisations that we know about, only our own is fully committed to children’s play and the only group that has attempted to engage parents, carers and children from the locality in our campaign. We have now been joined by Sparkworks Creative Arts, the Homework Club and Progress which is a gardening and healthy living project. Each of these voluntary projects is known to LSAP having provided additional creative sessions in the past and are keen to do so again, if we can get the play sessions reopened.

With KA in the lead, we are now preparing an application for the first stage in this tender process. Our intention would be to form a contract with the Lambeth Play Association who are well established and experienced in training and providing qualified play workers to Lollard Street and elsewhere. The staff would be directly employed by LPA who would be responsible for everything concerned with their recruitment and employment. The same would apply to our associates who recruit and employ their own people.

The lead group however, would be the Kennington Association: responsible for the development, maintenance and funding of the project. Our subgroup FOLSAP would be responsible for implementing KA’s strategy. All members of FOLSAP have agreed to become members of KA, whether individual or corporate. Your elected KA officers initiated FOLSAP and continue to lead it. Our Honorary Secretary, Chris Eames-Jones is FOLSAP’s chairperson. The other members are parents, local residents and our three associates, Sparkworks, Homework Club and Progress.

Members and Friends of the Kennington Association, we need your support:

 KA‘s Constitution embodies our desire to improve the health and welfare of our local community and we have always held the welfare of children to be a priority.  Amongst our members and our local community we have huge talent and skill and we have a wonderful opportunity now to prove our collective worth.

The Council has agreed to provide some core funding for three years. In the first year, this will almost cover staffing the associated administrative costs. There is also some provision for maintenance, but local voluntary effort could help us save some of that. We may need some legal advice too in deciding whether or not to seek charitable status and in ensuring we are adequately insured and covered for contingencies. The building and the structures in the adventure playground will need improvement and we will need to fundraise to improve and enhance the equipment. We have already obtained a small grant (£950) to provide the children with a quiet area, which was at their request.

But we need to get through the first hurdle which is that of having our initial application accepted as a group that the Council can accept as provisional managers for Lollard Street Adventure Playground. We will not be the biggest bidders but we are the most rooted in the community and the only group that has consulted the families who greatly value this rare play provision.

Please let us know that KA’s Committee has your support and any ideas or offers of expertise would be most welcome.

With all good wishes

Anna Tapsell
Chairperson
Kennington Association

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We are looking for participants to volunteer for our latest community production, EPIDEMIC - a brand new musical about health and wellbeing from the award-winning Old Vic New Voices Community programme.

Open Auditions are being held at The Spring Project in Vauxhall from 3 - 5 March 2012. Anyone aged 16 or over can audition - no previous experience is necessary.

So if you want to be in the band, show off your moves, sing your heart out or dazzle us with your backstage skills, apply now!

Go to www.ovnvepidemic.com now to book your place or for more information.




Monday, 13 February 2012

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Friday, 3 February 2012

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