Saturday, 31 March 2012

KA Bazaar: Funds for Lollard Street Adventure Playground - Saturday, 21 April at St Anselm’s Church Hall from 11am to 1:30pm

volunteers needed for aPril BAZAAR!

The KA Bazaar is one of our main sources of funding. We have a grand team and the work is great fun, but rather physical and done to a tight schedule. But it’s a great way to get to know your neighbours. And we urgently need volunteers starting at 6pm on Friday night to sort through the donations and generally bring organisation to chaos!!

We also need strong bodies to carry bulky items on Friday and to dismantle tables and shift stalls on Saturday.

The next Bazaar is on Saturday, 21 April at St Anselm’s Church Hall from 11am to 1:30pm. This is a great chance to have a good Spring Cleaning of your wardrobe and re-cycle some unexpected gifts left from Christmas. Please bring saleable items to the hall from 6pm to 8pm on the evening before or from 9am to 10am on Bazaar day. If you need help with bulky items, please email KenningtonAssociation@gmail.com.


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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Cinema Museum: This week: An Evening with Carol Cleveland - Saturday 31 Mar 2012 @ 19:30

An Evening with Carol Cleveland - Saturday 31 Mar 2012 @ 19:30

In what promises to be a highly entertaining evening, we are joined by actress Carol Cleveland of Monty Python fame, in conversation with Professor Steve Chibnall.

Often playing the archetypal blonde bombshell, she appeared in 30 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and all the feature films, and was regularly referred to as “the seventh Python”. “What was it like working with those guys? DULL!! Dull, dull, dull! (and if you believe that, you’ll believe anything).”

According to Michael Palin, “She was the unsung heroine because she was so spot on. We never had to tell her how to play a scene, she just had a Python way of thinking about it.”

Our event will feature an exclusive extract from Carol’s humorous one-woman autobiographical show dissecting the concept of glamour, Pom-poms Up!

This is one of five Cine Sisters events being run in association with the Cinema & Television History (CATH) Research Centre at De Montfort University.

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start, and the event is expected to end at 22.30.

Refreshments will be available.

To book your tickets please call/email us 020 7840 2200/ info@cinemamuseum.org.uk or go to www.wegottickets.com.

The ticket prices are £8.50/£6.50 (concs) in advance or £10/£7 on door.


Best Regards

The Cinema Museum

Monday, 26 March 2012

Public bicycle pump installed in Kennington Road [23 March 2012]

Public bicycle pump installed in Kennington Road [23 March 2012]

Friday, 23 March 2012

Spring Fête for Oxfam at the Grand Union in Kennington on Saturday 31 March from 1 - 7pm



I am a Kennington resident running the London Marathon for Oxfam, and as part of the my fund-raising am holding a spring fête upstairs at the Grand Union in Kennington on Saturday 31 March from 1 - 7pm. 

There will be a bring and buy clothes sale, books stall, afternoon tea, badge making and live music throughout the afternoon.
It's free entry if you bring a clothing donation, or £3 if not.

Also there will be a really brilliant raffle with prizes including dinner at Amici, dinner at Pizarro, brunch at Hawksmoor, £50 to spend at Lassco Brunswick House, Champagne, a hamper from Gail's artisan deli, Polaroid sunglasses, a London underground tea set and lots more.
If you can't make it on the day but would like to buy raffle tickets they are £1 a go and I am more than happy to sell them in advance to you, so just drop me a line: sarah.phillips@guardian.co.uk

You can find further information about the event at tinyurl.com/springfete

I very much hope that you will come along and support this excellent cause.

all the best,
Sarah


Thursday, 22 March 2012

Imperial War Museum to shut for six months from January 2013 [22 March 2012]

Imperial War Museum to shut for six months from January 2013 [22 March 2012]

First FA Cup giantkillers Darwen may have been underdogs, but also opened the door to professionalism - Telegraph

First FA Cup giantkillers Darwen may have been underdogs, but also opened the door to professionalism - Telegraph

The Tube has become a haven for our bad habits - Comment - Comment - Evening Standard

The Tube has become a haven for our bad habits - Comment - Comment - Evening Standard

White Bear Theatre: KA Offer: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson

Support your Local Theatre (and save money) by seeing:

The Alchemist

by

Ben Jonson

When gentleman Lovewit is forced to flee his London dwelling, conmen Face
and Subtle set up shop. Jonson's acerbic satire on human folly, greed, and
vanity sees a succession of fools and fops hoodwinked by the work of our
(anti-)heroes. Their victims come seeking the elixirs and potions for sexual
conquests, endless riches and eternal youth.

Let Them Call It Mischief have located The Alchemist in Victorian London,
where a sense of grime and intrigue is intertwined with elements of the
vaudeville and music hall. With original music from composer Jenny Green and
innovative design by Ele Slade, expect to be surprised and entertained in
equal measure.

Let Them Call It Mischief is a new company formed in 2011. Their founding
members all hail from London, and have worked at some of the city's most
interesting arts organisations, including the Barbican, Theatre Royal
Stratford East and Théâtre de Complicité. The company aim is to revive
lesser-known plays about London, and to find relevant and resonant venues in
which to produce them. They are delighted to be making their début at the
multi-award winning White Bear Theatre in Kennington.

Director Danny Wainwright
Design Ele Slade
Music Jenny Green

Performance Dates:
27 March - 14 April 2012
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Sundays at 6.00pm

Tickets: £14 (£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.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

ICP - Half a Sixpence

INNER CITY PLAYERS

Spring musical - this week, this week, this week!


This Year’s musical extravaganza will be ‘Half Sixpence’ based on the novel ‘Kipps’ by H G Wells. It takes place in 1900 in Folkestone. The story is about a fairly down trodden young man, Kipps (Edwin Malins) who inherits a fortune and ‘stepping up in society’ goes to his head so he ends up getting engaged to a woman who spends her time trying to ‘sort him out’ in speech and etiquette. However, at the beginning of the story Kipps had given half a sixpence to his childhood sweetheart, Ann, and needless to say she turns up and it all ends up happily ever after! Lots of strong characters and some well know music such as ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop’. ‘Money to Burn’ and ‘If the Rain’s Got to Fall’, turns it into a lively and enjoyable show.

MARCH 22 – 24 AT 7.30 AND MATINEE AT 3PM ON 24TH,

AT THE LAMBETH MISSION & ST MARY’S, 3 -5 LAMBETH ROAD.

Tickets £7.00 and £5.00

Quotes ‘A fantastic show with lots of real talent’

‘It really cheered me up watching the fun they were having on the stage and the so obvious talent many of , even the smaller parts displayed’

‘A well-constructed musical with lots of peaks and troughs and some wonderful songs’

Friday, 16 March 2012

Lambeth's library consultation meetings

You may know already that as part of the consultation process about
the future of Lambeth's library service, there are to be consultation
meetings in local libraries. Two are scheduled for the Durning, one
on Tuesday 20 March, 7.00 - 9.00 pm and the second on Monday 26 March,
10.00 - 12.00 noon
. They will be quite informal and there will be
opportunities to talk to officials and discuss what users want.
Members of the Durning Friends' committee will also be there. These
are in addition to the public meeting held by the Friends on 27
February.

There is a very detailed consultation document which is available on

the Lambeth website
(http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/5DD27AAE-AEE6-4AC2-9DA8-AE8E849EE9D4/0/ConsultationinformationFINAL.pdf)
as is the associated questionnaire, which we hope people will
complete.

The Durning Friends would like to encourage anyone interested in their

library to go to one of these meetings, even if they have already been
to the one held by the Friends in February. The Library Service needs
as much feedback as possible from users and the meetings will be a
chance to talk informally to officials. There is more information on
the Lambeth website but anything you can do to publicise the meetings
would be very welcome.

Friends of the Durning Library



LMHS: All Sewn Up Summer Term

All Sewn Up summer term bookings now open!

Want to learn to make your own clothes? Or update your curtains, blinds and cushion covers with your very own handmade soft furnishings? Have fun and learn sewing skills at All Sewn Up - we are taking bookings now for summer term which begins April 16. We support complete beginners as well as more advanced learners - classes are small, supportive and very friendly. Classes cost £125 per term and run in daytime and evenings, and we have a limited number of subsidised places to offer local residents on low income. We are based near Oval tube off Brixton Road. To book a place or find out more call 020 7793 1110, email admin@lmhs.org.uk or go to www.lmhs.org.uk where you will find details of all the courses.







KA Offer: £6 : Mar. 28 "Princes & Paupers" Local London Walk Down Kennington Way 2 pm Kennington Tube

I am leading the Kennington walk again on Wednesday 28th March at 2pm.
It is called "Princes and Paupers".
The starting point is Kennington tube.
The normal price is £8, but KA members can come on it for £6.
Best wishes,
Isobel

KGS: Spring Flower Show - Saturday 24th March



Wednesday, 14 March 2012

White Bear Theatre: KA Offer: Mules By Winsome Pinnock March 20th to March 25th

Exclusive Special Offer for Kennington Association Members

Support your Local Theatre (and save money) by seeing:

Mules

By Winsome Pinnock

Ambition, greed, and desperation.

What lengths would you go to escape the ghetto or destitution?

Would you risk violence, betrayal, incarceration or death?

Mules takes a journey into the world of female criminality and exploitation.
Who will make it to the top in the drug trafficking game and enjoy the
spoils?

But remember there is always a price to pay!

Note: this play is not suitable for children under the age of 14.

Performance Dates:

March 20th to March 25th

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.

R&S: Spring Open Day: Sunday 25th March 11am - 4pm



Lurking about SE11: Missing Cat (Cookie)

Lurking about SE11: Missing Cat (Cookie): I had an email yesterday from Pierre, who lives on Monkton Street, to say that his cat, Cookie, has gone missing and has been missing since...

Streatham eateries compete for business award (From This Is Local London)

Streatham eateries compete for business award (From This Is Local London)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Inner City Players present Half a Sixpence: 22nd - 24th March

INNER CITY PLAYERS
Early Spring musical


Flash, Bang, Wallop!

The musical ‘Half Sixpence’ is being performed by the local amateur group Inner City Players towards the end of March.

The Inner City Players are a group of dedicated and enthusiastic members of the community who have been performing musicals for forty years.

Half a Sixpence is the musical and film made famous by Tommy Steele, and includes songs like 'Flash, Bang, Wallop', 'Money to Burn' and 'If the Rain's Got to Fall'.

So please, buy some tickets and come along to a fun (and hopefully tuneful) evening hosted by the Inner City Players for your enjoyment.

MARCH 22 – 24 AT 7.30 AND MATINEE AT 3PM ON 24TH,
AT THE LAMBETH MISSION & ST MARY’S, 3 -5 LAMBETH ROAD.
Tickets £7.00 and £5.00

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KA Planning: Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Development and Transport Action Group

KA Planning: Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Development and Transport Action Group

Saturday, 10 March 2012

A life in theatre: Barrie Rutter | Culture | The Guardian

A life in theatre: Barrie Rutter | Culture | The Guardian

The Chaplins' next chapter - ES Magazine - Life & Style - Evening Standard

The Chaplins' next chapter - ES Magazine - Life & Style - Evening Standard

Friday, 9 March 2012

Let’s abolish the Vauxhall Cross gyratory, says Lambeth Council [9 March 2012]

Let’s abolish the Vauxhall Cross gyratory, says Lambeth Council [9 March 2012]

Cricket festival stumped due to Olympics (From This Is Local London)

Cricket festival stumped due to Olympics (From This Is Local London)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | ‘Shooting accused had links with street gang’ | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | ‘Shooting accused had links with street gang’ | 2012

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

FoDL: Robert Golden on The Wider Royal Family - Monday 19 March Durning Library 6.45 for 7.15 pm

Monday 19 March

Durning Library

6.45 for 7.15 pm

Robert Golden on The Wider Royal Family

In Jubilee year Robert, who surveyed Queen Victoria's descendants some years ago, returns for an illustrated talk on some lesser known royals. He was a friend of Victoria’s last two surviving granddaughters and some of Queen Mary's nieces. He has a column in Majesty magazine, and has produced two books on royal relatives.

A Friends of the Durning Library event, open to all.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Vauxhall firms vote in favour of business improvement district [24 February 2012]

Vauxhall firms vote in favour of business improvement district [24 February 2012]

Grace Dent's TV OD: The Tube | Television & radio | The Guardian

Grace Dent's TV OD: The Tube | Television & radio | The Guardian

Kennington Association: KA Newsletter Winter 2012

Kennington Association: KA Newsletter Winter 2012