Saturday, 28 April 2012

Kennington Association: KA Table Top Sale: Saturday 19th May 10am - 1pm in aid of Secret Santa

Kennington Association: KA Table Top Sale: Saturday 19th May 10am - 1pm in aid of Secret Santa

KA Offer: White Bear Theatre - John Osborne's First Play: The Devil Inside Him - 1st May - 26th May

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

The London Premier

of
John Osborne's First Play

The Devil Inside Him


Set in a 1950s boarding house in the rolling hills of the Welsh Valleys, The

Devil Inside Him tells the story of Huw Prosser, a young man suffocating in
his tight-knit Methodist community.  He is bullied by his father, who
thinks he is soft in the head, and, when his erotic poems are discovered, he
is subjected to sermons by the local preacher.  As he desperately searches
for a way to express himself, and reaches out for the love he so urgently
needs, he unearths the dark and wild side of a man who has never been
understood; and when he finds himself alone with the pretty, teasing servant
girl he finds his thoughts turning to murder...

Written when he was only 20, The Devil Inside Him reflects both the turmoil

of the social changes affecting post-war Britain, and the beginnings of the
Angry Young Man genre that changed the face of British Theatre, much of
which had it's origins in his own troubled childhood.

Although the play was produced briefly in 1950, it lay lost in the recesses

of the British Library until 2009.  The White Bear is staging this play as
part of its Lost Classic policy, following on from the "sensational revival"
(**** Guardian) of Personal Enemy, another of Osborne's early plays.
Personal Enemy subsequently transferred to the Brits Off Broadway festival
in New York.

Performance Dates:


1st May - 26th May


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
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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.

Recommendation requested: TV man

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I need someone to come & sort out my TV,
which has gone doo-lally since the digital switchover.
Can anyone recommend someone good, please?

Many thanks
Regards
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FoKP AGM 2012: 7.30pm Monday 14th May

The Young Vic: "The Suit" Tickets - Two Boroughs Offer!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Tube cleaners to vote on strikes - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Tube cleaners to vote on strikes - News & Advice - Travel - The Independent

Judge orders full inquest into death of girl ‘failed by police’ - Crime - News - Evening Standard

Judge orders full inquest into death of girl ‘failed by police’ - Crime - News - Evening Standard

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Life prison terms for men who left shop girl Thusha paralysed | 2012

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Life prison terms for men who left shop girl Thusha paralysed | 2012

The Cinema Museum: Wee Willie Harris Still Rocking – Sunday 13 May 16.00 – 19.00

The Cinema Museum and Archive Film Agency present a free film preview screening with Wee Willie Harris in person.

The film ‘Wee Willie Harris Still Rocking’ documents his life in his own words, and is lavishly illustrated from Willie’s archive of photos, home movies and performance footage.

Ian Dury named him on his hit song ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ and John and Paul, two of the Beatles, queued for his autograph when they were starting out.
Known as ‘Britain’s Wild Man of Rock’, Willie has topped the bill all over the world and performed with legendary artists such as Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent and the Big Bopper.

He talks about his early life growing up in Bermondsey, living just round the corner from Tommy Steele; his near fatal war time experiences during the London blitz; performing in talent contests and being discovered at the famous 21’st Coffee Bar in 1957; becoming the first ‘Punk Rocker’ with his hair dyed shocking pink by a Kennington hairdresser and becoming a regular on Britain’s first TV pop programme ‘6.5 special’ produced by the dynamic Jack Good.

Willie goes on to talk about being the first British performer to tour extensively around the world, making a living from show business singing Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country, Blues and performing stand-up comedy as part of his act. He has just returned from Italy where he is still known as ‘ The Leopard Man’.

Family and friends from the music industry join Willie who will answer questions about his life and the people he has known after the screening.

To reserve a seat please email: info@cinemamuseum.org.uk or phone: 02078402200
Doors open at 15.00 for a 16.00 start, and the event is expected to end at 19.00.


Best Regards
The Cinema Museum

Friday, 20 April 2012

Three get life for Thusha shooting - UK, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Three get life for Thusha shooting - UK, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Gang members jailed for life over shooting that left girl, 5, paralysed - Telegraph

Gang members jailed for life over shooting that left girl, 5, paralysed - Telegraph

Gang members jailed for shooting of five-year-old girl | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Gang members jailed for shooting of five-year-old girl | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Three jailed for Thusha Kamaleswaran shooting - Crime - UK - The Independent

Three jailed for Thusha Kamaleswaran shooting - Crime - UK - The Independent

'You have not shown a shred of remorse': Judge condemns evil gun gangsters who shot and paralysed girl, 5, as they are jailed for life | Mail Online

'You have not shown a shred of remorse': Judge condemns evil gun gangsters who shot and paralysed girl, 5, as they are jailed for life | Mail Online

Three get life for Thusha shooting - PA News Feeds - Evening Standard

Three get life for Thusha shooting - PA News Feeds - Evening Standard

Three men jailed for life over Thusha Kamaleswaran shop shooting | Metro.co.uk

Three men jailed for life over Thusha Kamaleswaran shop shooting | Metro.co.uk

Saturday, 14 April 2012

FA Cup final from 1871 to be restaged | Mail Online

FA Cup final from 1871 to be restaged | Mail Online

Monday, 9 April 2012

50 reasons to love South London - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

50 reasons to love South London - London Life - Life & Style - Evening Standard

Summer Open Studios Pullens Yards London SE17



Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Cinema Museum Events Programme - April

The Cinema Museum would like you to take a look at the events programme for this month:

- Marty Feldman Remembered Thu 12 April 2012 @ 19:30

Feldman’s biographer Robert Ross treats us to a fascinating illustrated portrait of this architect of British comedy. Regarded by John Cleese as “a true cultural icon”, he paved the way for Monty Python, before going on to become a Hollywood star, forever remembered as Igor in Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein. For this evening’s presentation, Ross draws upon his extensive research and interviews with Marty’s friends and family, and also from material Marty taped in preparation for the autobiography he never wrote.


- An Evening with Sylvia Syms Sat 14 April 2012 @ 19:30

Tonight Sylvia Syms presents a one-woman show, recounting her fascinating career in film and TV. Her film list grew impressive in the late 1950s and early 1960s and it was for drama that she won acclaim. Extensive television work has included a portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, an appearance in the Doctor Who story “Ghost Light” (1989), and regular roles in both the ITV comedy-drama series At Home with the Braithwaites and Eastenders. In 2006, she co-starred as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in The Queen.

-The Titanic Centenary, featuring “The Ill-fated Titanic” (1912) Sun 15 April 2012 @ 16:00

On this very day a hundred years ago the passenger liner RMS Titanic sank. To commemorate the disaster, film historian Luke McKernan presents films and extracts, fiction and non-fiction, concentrating particularly on versions of events up to and including the British film A Night to Remember (Roy Ward Baker, 1954). A highlight of the event will be a screening of “The Ill-fated Titanic”, a recently restored non-fiction film that survived from 1912. Plus, Valentine Palmer will be onboard with a presentation about his recently-published book Titanic … And the Strange Case of Great Uncle Bertie. Copies of the book will be available for signing.

- An Evening with Vera Day Sat 28 April 2012 @ 19:30

British star Vera Day looks back at her career with Professor Steve Chibnall, from first major role in Carol Reed’s A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) to a memorable speech on the rules of poker in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Once hailed as the British Monroe, she acted with Marilyn in The Prince and the Showgirl.

- Cryer on Arbuckle, with special guest David Yallop Mon 30 April 2012 @ 19:30

Barry Cryer – one of Britain’s truly great comedy writers presents an affectionate and well-illustrated portrait of the life of director and comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Cryer will be joined on stage by world renowned investigative writer David Yallop, who was the first to uncover the incredible facts of the Arbuckle scandal in his ground-breaking and widely acclaimed biography of Arbuckle The Day The Laughter Stopped. Bizarrely the ban on Arbuckle’s films has never been lifted in this country – so come and enjoy some illicit entertainment in the form of many seldom-seen shorts and clips!

To book your tickets please call/email us 02078402200/ 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.

For more information about the events go to www.cinemamuseum.org.uk.

Best Regards
The Cinema Museum

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The (new) mother’s lament: Rebecca Asher interview - Telegraph

The (new) mother’s lament: Rebecca Asher interview - Telegraph

Costly name game for new products - FT.com

Costly name game for new products - FT.com

What will the developers bring to this resurrection at the Elephant? | Giles Fraser | Comment is free | The Guardian

What will the developers bring to this resurrection at the Elephant? | Giles Fraser | Comment is free | The Guardian

KA Offer: The Women of Troy at Blue Elephant Theatre

The Women of Troy After Euripides

Lazarus Theatre Companywww.lazarustheatrecompany.webs.com

20 March – 14 April Press Night: Thursday 22 March

Special Offer for Kennington Association: £8.50 tickets (normally £12.50)

Euripides’ fierce depiction of the true cost of war

Amidst the slaughter and ruins of Troy, the women wait to be handed out to the victors. Hecuba, Queen of Troy, must confront both a bleak future and Helen, the woman who brought this humiliation to them all. From despair, an all-female ensemble move towards hope and fortitude, through means of a dramatic fusion of text, movement and music.

Ricky Dukes, recent recipient of the Fringe Report’s Best Artistic Director Award for his leadership of Lazarus Theatre Company, looks to Women of Troy to explore the challenge of finding dignity and strength when choice and faith are gone, exploring modern parallels to Euripides’ timeless story of the barbarism of war.


Photo by Adam Trigg. Alice Brown as Hecuba centre, surrounded by the rest of the ensemble


Director and Designer: Ricky Dukes

Associate Director: Gavin Harrington-Odedra

Lighting Designer: Alex Musgrave

Sound Designer: Nick Kent

Costume Designer: Emily Stuart

Movement Director: Julia Cave

Assistant Director and Dramaturge: Bobby Brook

Assistant Director: Sophie Gilpin

Cast:

Alice Brown, Kerrian Burton, Ina Marie Smith, Neusha Milanian, Gemma Beaton, Cate Myddleton-Evans, Rayanna Dibs, Laila Alj, Emma Jane Richards, Meriel Rosenkrantz, Jaclyn Bradley, Jennifer Haynes, Lauren Garfitt, Victoria Porter, Jessica Hay, Ruth Petersen

Dates: Tuesday 20 March – Saturday 14 April (Tuesday – Saturday only)

Times: 8pm (Wednesday matinees at 4pm on 4 and 11 April)

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Thusha in birthday wish to walk - UK, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Thusha in birthday wish to walk - UK, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Caroline Thomson – engine room strategist ready to take BBC helm | From the Guardian | The Guardian

Caroline Thomson – engine room strategist ready to take BBC helm | From the Guardian | The Guardian

Thusha gunman should have been in jail, says mother of murdered man - Crime - News - Evening Standard

Thusha gunman should have been in jail, says mother of murdered man - Crime - News - Evening Standard