Thursday, 31 January 2013

Prolific burglar gets eight years in prison - Metropolitan Police Service

Prolific burglar gets eight years in prison - Metropolitan Police Service

‘Build monorail to serve Nine Elms’ - Transport - News - London Evening Standard

‘Build monorail to serve Nine Elms’ - Transport - News - London Evening Standard

Monday, 28 January 2013

David Laws: 'We're showing that coalitions can deliver both good government and radical decisions' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

David Laws: 'We're showing that coalitions can deliver both good government and radical decisions' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

Kennington People on Bikes: How to damage your local parade of shops

Kennington People on Bikes: How to damage your local parade of shops

Leavy, Victorian Mews - Deskspace available, Franziska Wagner

Leavy, Victorian Mews - Deskspace available, Franziska Wagner

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Kennington

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Kennington

New homes for listed former school site « Lambeth news

New homes for listed former school site « Lambeth news

Austerity may be hitting many, but it's the homeless suffering most acutely | Giles Fraser | Comment is free | The Guardian

Austerity may be hitting many, but it's the homeless suffering most acutely | Giles Fraser | Comment is free | The Guardian


Profile

Dr Giles Fraser is priest-in-charge at St Mary's Newington in south London and the former canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral. He writes the column Loose Canon for the Guardian

BBC News - Charles and Camilla meet City & Guilds of London carvers

BBC News - Charles and Camilla meet City & Guilds of London carvers

City and Guilds of London Art School - Royal Visit

City and Guilds of London Art School - Royal Visit

Prince Charles dreams of a crafty existence - Diary - News - London Evening Standard

Prince Charles dreams of a crafty existence - Diary - News - London Evening Standard

Nick Curtis: Pay attention there — do one thing at a time - Comment - Comment - London Evening Standard

Nick Curtis: Pay attention there — do one thing at a time - Comment - Comment - London Evening Standard

Kennington’s en route to cool

Gentrification in London is a fraught issue, as m’colleague Richard Godwin points out in his excellent piece on Brixton market in today’s ES magazine. A measured injection of cash, class or cool can lift an impoverished no-go area: too much can result in it becoming ethnically cleansed and sterile. London ghettos are no fun, whether for the poor or the rich. I’m still amused by a friend who lived for years in Notting Hill before it became “too gentrified” and she moved to … Islington. My manor, South Central (okay, Kennington), is still ethnically and economically mixed but I can see the rich folks’ tower that the helicopter hit when I turn into my road. And there are further signs the place is social-climbing. Our local fried chicken joint has just reopened. With wood panelling on the walls.


Friday, 25 January 2013

Kennington SE11 on Twitter

For those of you who follow Twitter,
you may want to follow a Kennington site:
https://twitter.com/kennington
News and views from Kennington, SE11 and surrounding area.

It is run by James Hatts of Bankside Press.

In case you are not already familiar with it,
you may also be interested in subscribing at James's other site
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/  
to
SE1 Direct,
an email newsletter that comes out on Monday mornings,
with all the news from across the border.
"celebrating 15 years of hyperlocal news and debate for Bankside • Bermondsey • Borough • Elephant & Castle • South Bank • Waterloo"


Sign up here:
http://www.se1direct.co.uk/

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall visit our flower stall | News | Tomorrow's People (Charity Number 1102759)

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall visit our flower stall | News | Tomorrow's People (Charity Number 1102759)

UK Anonymous Hackers Jailed for Cyber-Attacks on PayPal, Visa - IBTimes UK

UK Anonymous Hackers Jailed for Cyber-Attacks on PayPal, Visa - IBTimes UK

Charles and Camilla make a visit to south London - News - London24

Charles and Camilla make a visit to south London - News - London24

BBC News - Charles and Camilla meet City & Guilds of London carvers

BBC News - Charles and Camilla meet City & Guilds of London carvers

Northern Line Edgware branch to be partly closed this weekend (From This Is Local London)

Northern Line Edgware branch to be partly closed this weekend (From This Is Local London)

Gasworks - Playing Truant

Gasworks - Playing Truant

Thursday, 24 January 2013

HOMELESSNESS TRANSITION FUND ADMINISTRATOR, HOMELESS LINK jobs, Kennington, London, £21,146 - £22,889 per annum (including inner London weighting, plus a generous package of benefits) | Guardian Jobs

HOMELESSNESS TRANSITION FUND ADMINISTRATOR, HOMELESS LINK jobs, Kennington, London, £21,146 - £22,889 per annum (including inner London weighting, plus a generous package of benefits) | Guardian Jobs

Fresh Prince of Wales: Charles strikes a pose with youngsters - Yahoo! News UK

Fresh Prince of Wales: Charles strikes a pose with youngsters - Yahoo! News UK

Getty Images: Prince Charles Visits Surrey County Cricket Club At The Kia Oval

Getty Images: Prince Charles Visits Surrey County Cricket Club At The Kia Oval

Prince Charles Caption Competition: Royal Does 'Embarrassing Dad' Impression In South London

Prince Charles Caption Competition: Royal Does 'Embarrassing Dad' Impression In South London

Head of Investigations jobs, Kennington, c£48,000 per annum | Guardian Jobs

Head of Investigations jobs, Kennington, c£48,000 per annum | Guardian Jobs

A Tall House of Water - NYTimes.com

A Tall House of Water - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sun reporter faces charges - ITV News

Sun reporter faces charges - ITV News

Visit to Fairbridge Programme at The Prince’s Trust Kennington - LandAid – The property industry charity

Visit to Fairbridge Programme at The Prince’s Trust Kennington - LandAid – The property industry charity

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

My Himalayas | The Camera Club

My Himalayas | The Camera Club


Dear Neighbour

It is my pleasure to invite you to a private view of my exhibition:  'My Himalayas In Black&White and Colour'.
The event is taking place at Gallery 1885/The Camera Club (16 Bowden Street, SE11 4DS) on Monday 11th Feb 2013.
All of the images presented were taken in Nepal in May 2012 where I went with Music4Children - a charity dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and homeless children in Nepal and offer creative education to children in the UK through extreme music events.
We have broken the Guinness World Record for The World's Highest Gig. The record was set on the 16th of May 2012. The World's Highest Gig was performed at a height of 6,476m (22,476ft) on Mera Peak.
Through this event alone we have raised £35k.
50%  of the money from print sales will be donated to Music4Children.

Dariusz Adamek is a Kennington based photographer, his work is widely published in magazines and online. Dariusz is involved in lots of charity projects run locally and internationally, providing photographic documentation of events as well as PR and marketing material to the charities/organizations/associations he works with Kennington Association, Brixton Come Together, Music4Children just to name a few.




Dariusz Adamek - My Himalayas
Exhibition date : Feb 4th - 28th
Private view : 11th of Feb 2013

Text by RUBEENA D SHRESTHA (Wave Magazine,Nepal) and Dariusz Adamek
Photographs Dariusz Adamek

May 2012 was unforgetable in many ways. I was in Nepal for the first time,  hiked for a couple of weeks through the wilderness of the Himalayas with a bunch of people I barely knew and celebrated my 34th birthday in stunning rododendron forest somewhere in Hinku valley. I didn't know what to expect,though I knew It was going to be tough but I also knew that this was exactly the thing I wanted to do.
The group was a random bunch of musicians, photographers and filmmakers hoping to break The Guinness World Record for world's highest gig:
Lou Dolubu is a singer, songwriter and musician from Sweden, who is currently living in London.  "I love teaching music to kids, they have such joy and exuberance, and that's the reason I am here in Nepal- for the kids," she says. 
Jean Baptiste Pilon is a 25 year old French musician who has been living in London for the past couple of years and plays rock, funk, acoustic and folk music. "I composed a couple of songs on our way up to the summit and performed one of those. It was amazing," he gushes about the experience.
Gennaro Serra is a musician who plays the drums and guitar beautifully. "This brings all my passions together- travel, climbing music and photography. And where else could I have have met such great people working for such a good cause and to top it all, be part of a record breaking event?" muses Gennaro.
Richard Littler and Simon Parkinson are DJs who run and volunteer at free DJ and music workshops for disadvantaged kids and children with multiple disabilities. "The acoustic guitars need to be amplified at that height," says Richard, "and we also used beats and loops to accompany the musicians on Mera."
19 year old Naser Ghazi and 18 year old Calum Davidson have been friends since they were little boys. Calum is a camera man and Naser the editor and they have travelled halfway across the world to record this momentous event after listening to and being inspired by Oz Bayldon.
Dariusz Adamek is an official  Music4Children photographer  whose work can be seen in many fashion and lifestyle magazines. "This is my first time in Nepal and my personal goal in addition to climbing Mera Peak is to take great photographs and sell those so I can continue contributing to Music4children," he says.
Oz Bayldon owns a pub in London called The White Lion. But to call it just a pub would be doing it grave injustice, for in addition to being a live music venue and a hostel, it provides free DJ, drama and dance classes to disadvantaged children.A musician himself, determined to make a difference, he set about raising funds to make his vision of a community-run, ethical orphanage a reality. The charity boasts of patronage by the likes of Sting and Elle McPherson and works with Help Nepal to ensure that all the money raised goes to the cause.
The record was set on the 16th of May 2012. The World's Highest Gig was performed at a height of 6,476m (22,476ft) on Mera Peak.
Mera Peak is regarded as the highest official trekking peak in Nepal. It is the highest mountain in Nepal accessible to people with no significant mountaineering experience and is classified as a non-technical trek. Any mountain is dangerous but Mera is one of the safer mountains to climb at this altitude. Additionally, it offers some of the most spectacular scenery, pristine forests, and high altitude climbing in the world. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
The normal approach is to make your way to Lukla by land or air. Then instead of heading north towards Namche Bazaar and Everest, trek east towards the ridge of peaks that divides the Dudh Kosi from the Hinku Valley. Cross the Zatra La then descend steeply to the Hinku. Go north and east for 2-3 more days to reach Mera La. The summit is now to the south and can be reached in one or two days of glacier travel. Proper acclimatization is critical to having a good chance of reaching the summit. Most climbers summit within 2 weeks after leaving Lukla.

What constitutes a world record for the highest concert in the world?
There must be atleast10 audience members.
It must be amplified.
The gig must last longer than 15 minutes with no more than 30 seconds break between each song.
There must be at least 2 upstanding members of the community present to verify the record.
Participants must be logged, signed and dated.
Visual proof that the record took place through films and photographs.


New Morley College community choir starts this week at Archbishop Sumner School

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Vauxhall helicopter crash: Was pilot Pete Barnes distracted while using his radio? - Mirror Online

Vauxhall helicopter crash: Was pilot Pete Barnes distracted while using his radio? - Mirror Online

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Diary : Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Kennington - Thursday 24th January 2013

Diary

Thursday 24th January 2013


The Prince of Wales will visit The Surrey County Cricket Club, where His Royal Highness will inspect the work to the new frontage of the Pavilion and meet the craftsmen and builders working on the £2 million project, The Surrey Country Cricket Club, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the City & Guilds of London Art School. Their Royal Highnesses will tour the Historic Carving Department and the Conservation Department. The Art School, founded in 1879, is known for its teaching of high level craft skills and Their Royal Highnesses will learn about the specialist training provided to young restoration and conservation professionals. City & Guilds of London Art School, 124 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit St Anselm's Church, and learn about the community charity project “Pathways at Kennington Cross", which aims to help deprived people in the area by creating a new community hub through redeveloping of the St Anselm's church. The project will include a new cafe that will provide work, training and accommodation for ex offenders as they return to the community, as well as new community and charity space. Their Royal Highnesses will tour already completed social enterprise business units and meet partners associated with the project, St Anselm's, Kennington Cross London, SE11 5DU.

BARNET TODAY | NEWS | Bond voiceover artist pulps her autobiography after Sir Roger withdraws foreword | 2013

BARNET TODAY | NEWS | Bond voiceover artist pulps her autobiography after Sir Roger withdraws foreword | 2013

RCGP chairwoman's practice 'outstanding' after London helicopter crash | GPonline.com

RCGP chairwoman's practice 'outstanding' after London helicopter crash | GPonline.com

Britain’s Got Talent 2013 auditions: Try out in London TODAY | Britain's Got Talent 2013 | Telly Mix

Britain’s Got Talent 2013 auditions: Try out in London TODAY | Britain's Got Talent 2013 | Telly Mix

Friday, 18 January 2013

Celebrating 150 years of the Football Association. Pics PA Photos - National Sport News - Sport - Videos & Pics - Liverpool Echo

Celebrating 150 years of the Football Association. Pics PA Photos - National Sport News - Sport - Videos & Pics - Liverpool Echo



Undated file photo of an Artist impression of an early floodlit match played at the Kennington Oval. circa 1878. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 16, 2013.




Smart moves news: new flats in Mayfair; Covent Garden conversions; tube station living; luxy serviced apartments | Smart moves & new homes | Property news | Homes & Property

Smart moves news: new flats in Mayfair; Covent Garden conversions; tube station living; luxy serviced apartments | Smart moves & new homes | Property news | Homes & Property

Helicopter crash: Roads remain closed in Vauxhall as recovery continues - News - London24

Helicopter crash: Roads remain closed in Vauxhall as recovery continues - News - London24

Crash helicopter pilot Peter Barnes 'could have been distracted while changing radio frequency' before striking crane on top of tower | Mail Online

Crash helicopter pilot Peter Barnes 'could have been distracted while changing radio frequency' before striking crane on top of tower | Mail Online

Nick Curtis: Helicopters aren’t the only threat round my way - Comment - Comment - London Evening Standard

Nick Curtis: Helicopters aren’t the only threat round my way - Comment - Comment - London Evening Standard

Call for social workers and therapists in every school - Education - News - London Evening Standard

Call for social workers and therapists in every school - Education - News - London Evening Standard

London helicopter crash pilot 'distracted by radio' - London - News - London Evening Standard

London helicopter crash pilot 'distracted by radio' - London - News - London Evening Standard

Fire on Gatwick Express causes chaos and closures at Victoria - London - News - London Evening Standard

Fire on Gatwick Express causes chaos and closures at Victoria - London - News - London Evening Standard

Copter pilot 'distracted by radio' - MSN News UK

Copter pilot 'distracted by radio' - MSN News UK

TfL strongly advises road users to avoid Vauxhall area where possible following helicopter crash | Transport for London

TfL strongly advises road users to avoid Vauxhall area where possible following helicopter crash | Transport for London

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Go with the flow » The Spectator

Go with the flow » The Spectator

Transport for London (via noodls) / TfL travel advice to road users following helicopter crash in Vauxhall

Transport for London (via noodls) / TfL travel advice to road users following helicopter crash in Vauxhall

Pub rows, Gazza's tears and a bad bid: The FA celebrates its 150th anniversary - News & Comment - Football - The Independent

Pub rows, Gazza's tears and a bad bid: The FA celebrates its 150th anniversary - News & Comment - Football - The Independent

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Helicopter hits crane in London - - MSN News UK

Helicopter hits crane in London - - MSN News UK

The Football Association celebrates 150 years - ITV News

The Football Association celebrates 150 years - ITV News

Helicopter crash in London: Two killed, two injured in scenes of 'absolute madness and fear' - London - News - London Evening Standard

Helicopter crash in London: Two killed, two injured in scenes of 'absolute madness and fear' - London - News - London Evening Standard

Shocking rise in iPhone theft with 300 mobiles stolen every day in London crime wave - Crime - News - London Evening Standard

Shocking rise in iPhone theft with 300 mobiles stolen every day in London crime wave - Crime - News - London Evening Standard

Chaos as helicopter crashes in central London after hitting crane - Home News - UK - The Independent

Chaos as helicopter crashes in central London after hitting crane - Home News - UK - The Independent

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Developers should pay for £1bn Tube extension costs | 2013

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Developers should pay for £1bn Tube extension costs | 2013

Helicopter crash in Vauxhall (From This Is Local London)

Helicopter crash in Vauxhall (From This Is Local London)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

London Underground 150: what is the future for the Tube? | Politics | guardian.co.uk

London Underground 150: what is the future for the Tube? | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Monday, 14 January 2013

Borough’s Precious Blood RC church entrusted to former Anglicans [8 January 2013]

Borough’s Precious Blood RC church entrusted to former Anglicans [8 January 2013]

SE1 to lose both its 24-hour police station front counters [9 January 2013]

SE1 to lose both its 24-hour police station front counters [9 January 2013]

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Flack's Week | PR & public relations news | PRWeek

Flack's Week | PR & public relations news | PRWeek

http://topcorner.co.uk/venue/oval-11

Friday, 11 January 2013

Sunday Strollers: Marylebone - Sunday 17th February

Sunday Strollers: Marylebone - Sunday 17th February

All Welcome!

Meet: 11am

    Kennington Lane (SE11)
Take the Route Bus 159 from Stop: KH
(on Kennington Road, corner Black Prince Rd)

towards Paddington Basin

Live timetable and map of Bus Stop KH
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=2650&r=159

We'll travel to Marble Arch Station

Marylebone Walk
Start:  Marble Arch underground station
Finish:  Bond Street underground station
Distance:  2.5 miles


Marylebone is a district in the West End of London that lies between Oxford Street to the south and Marylebone Road and Regent's Park to the north.

The village was named after the Tyburn stream (or 'Ty Bourne', meaning two brooks) which was once open to the air but is now hidden deep underground.  The stream still runs from South Hampstead through central London, following the line of Marylebone Lane before passing through St James's Park and emptying into the Thames near Vauxhall Bridge.  The name Marylebone is a corruption of 'St Mary-by-the-bourne', the old name for the parish church that stood near the Tyburn stream between 1400 and 1740.

SHOP...

Alfies Antique Market
13-25 Church Street, NW8
www.alfiesantiques.com

Farmers Market
Moxon Street, W1U
www.lfm.org.uk
Sunday 10am-2pm

Marylebone High Street, W1U
www.marylebonevillage.com

St Christopher's Place, W1U
www.stchristophersplace.com

VISIT...

Wallace Collection
Hertford House,
Manchester Square, W1U
www.wallacecollection.org

RIBA
66 Portland Place, W1B
Bookshop, cafe

EAT, DRINK...

Bonne Bouche
2-3 Thayer Street, W1U

La Fromagerie
2-6 Moxon Street, W1U
www.lafromagerie.co.uk

Wanted: Sponsor to join bridge party - Business News - Business - London Evening Standard

Wanted: Sponsor to join bridge party - Business News - Business - London Evening Standard

Kennington Companions: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011 exhibition at the Horniman Museum - Friday 15th February

Kennington Companions:  British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011 exhibition at the Horniman Museum - Friday 15th February

Meet:  11am:     Oval Station
Take the Route Bus 185 from Stop: C

towards Lewisham Station

Live timetable and map at Bus Stop C:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/tfl-bus-map/text/stopinfo.aspx?s=4734&r=185&rn=2

Otherwise meet us there.
Our journey time will be about 50 minutes.

About the exhibition here:
http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/current-exhibitions/exhibition/british-wildlife-photography-awards-2011/exhibition-chapter/the-british-wildlife-photography-awards

About the museum here:
http://www.horniman.ac.uk/

kingfisher on a branch