Monday, 30 September 2013

'You beat us at cricket, and now you're trying to drown us': Australian tourists rescued from London Duck boat fire tell of trauma - London - News - London Evening Standard

'You beat us at cricket, and now you're trying to drown us': Australian tourists rescued from London Duck boat fire tell of trauma - London - News - London Evening Standard

Thirty people were rescued from the fire which tore through the London Duck Tours vessel on the River Thames close to Lambeth Bridge yesterday afternoon. Australian Rod Wood says at first he thought the smoke was steam as the front of the craft had been splashed by the wake from another boat ... The 65-year-old said ... His daughter Elissa Wood, 31, from Kennington, said. “It was frightening because the flames were getting quite high 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Dom thing special! | Cricket News | Sky Sports

Dom thing special! | Cricket News | Sky Sports

By Richard V Isaacs - @RVISkyStatto . Last Updated. September 27, 2013 2.52pm. Dominic Sibley. was given time off school to play for Surrey against Yorkshire. That record remains intact from 147 years ago when a certain 18-year-old from Bristol strolled in at number five for England in a match against Surrey at the Kennington Oval on 30 July 1866 ...

Friday, 27 September 2013

WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE ARCHBISHOPS - photographs by Elaine Kramer

Photographs by Elaine Kramer
Elaine Kramer <elaine@vangoghwalk.org>
from yesterday's walk led by Jon Newman of Lambeth Archives 

WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE ARCHBISHOPS - FREE GUIDED WALK
Thursday 26 September
Meet 12 noon outside Morton Tower gate of Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road; free
A walk around north Lambeth to uncover the associations between the poet and artist William Blake, who lived on Hercules Road in the 1790s, and his near-neighbours, the Archbishops of Canterbury, whose gardens at Lambeth Palace are still the second largest private garden in London.
Walk led by Jon Newman of Lambeth Archives as part of this month's Lambeth Heritage Festival.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/14184/william-blake-and-the-archbishops

A walk around Hercules Rd and Lambeth Palace
Led by Jon Newman
Lambeth Archives

Lambeth Archives Department
Minet Library
52 Knatchbull Rd
SE5 9QY
020 7926 6076
www.lambeth.gov.uk


Frontline London: Ricky was three when his father threw him off a third-floor balcony... - London - News - London Evening Standard

Frontline London: Ricky was three when his father threw him off a third-floor balcony... - London - News - London Evening Standard

Ricky, 20, a former member of a notorious south London criminal gang, emerged from under his duvet, naked from the waist up, while his girlfriend Ruby, 19, decamped to the bathroom. He lifted the makeshift curtain, a black sheet nailed to the wall, to let the daylight in and began to roll a spliff. “My morning wake up,” he said. “Gets me sorted for the day.” ... Around that time, Ricky was expelled from his high school in Kennington ... 

Management Accountant jobs, London, Kennington, Competitive | Guardian Jobs

Management Accountant jobs, London, Kennington, Competitive | Guardian Jobs

Apply for Management Accountant in London, Kennington on Guardian Jobs. Full Time position working for SURREY COUNTY CRICKET CLUB. 

Trainee Lettings Negotiator - Kennington (23654121) - reed.co.uk

Trainee Lettings Negotiator - Kennington (23654121) - reed.co.uk

View all details on this Trainee Lettings Negotiator - Kennington vacancy on reed.co.uk, the UK's #1 job site. You can also search for all similar roles now. 

Lettings Administrator - Estate Agent - Kennington (23654975) - reed.co.uk

Lettings Administrator - Estate Agent - Kennington (23654975) - reed.co.uk

View all details on this Lettings Administrator - Estate Agent - Kennington vacancy on reed.co.uk, the UK's #1 job site. You can also search for all similar roles ... 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

BBC News - Display for Shropshire FA Cup hero Clopton Lloyd-Jones

BBC News - Display for Shropshire FA Cup hero Clopton Lloyd-Jones

Old team photo  
Lloyd-Jones was described by a team-mate as "a very neat dribbler and a dangerous shot at goal"


Hanwood House, which was demolished in 1972 when the land was sold to developers. Following the success in the cup final at Kennington Oval, Lloyd-Jones… 

Paddy Ashdown: 'Ally with Labour or the Tories? Instinctively, I hate both' | Politics | The Observer

Paddy Ashdown: 'Ally with Labour or the Tories? Instinctively, I hate both' | Politics | The Observer

Paddy Ashdown

Paddy Ashdown at home in Kennington, south London. Photograph. Sophia Evans for the Observer. If you were using the Liberal Democrats to cast a dramatisation of Winnie-the-Pooh, Vince Cable would be Eeyore and Paddy Ashdown would surely be Tigger. Ashdown may be advancing into his eighth decade, but the former leader bounces with energy and optimism, even when contemplating the prospects for his party ... But a good place? Really? ... 'Hang on ... 

Fishing for Schools: how to get kids hooked on learning - Telegraph

Fishing for Schools: how to get kids hooked on learning - Telegraph

Further information about Fishing For Schools from Charlotte Cooper (charlotte-cooper@countryside-alliance.org); or for donations or sponsorship contact Lucy Gibbs ( 020 7840 9298 ; lucy-gibbs@countryside-alliance.org) or write to F4S, Old Town Hall, 367 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PT.  

Northern Line extension to Battersea causes animal welfare concern (From This Is Local London)

Northern Line extension to Battersea causes animal welfare concern (From This Is Local London)

Chivas Brothers, operators of the Beefeater Gin distillery, in Kennington, has also objected to TfL's plans to build a ventilation shaft in neighbouring Kennington.  

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Search is on for Common ground | 2013

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Search is on for Common ground | 2013

To help decide which model to adopt, the council is asking for input from people who use the park at the following public meetings:
 Thursday, September 19, 2-4 pm at The Old Library, in Knights Hill, West Norwood.
Wednesday, September 25, 7- 9pm, at Newton Hall, Lambeth Academy, in Elms Road, Clapham.
Thursday, September 26, 6.30-8.30pm, at St Agnes Church Hall, in St Agnes Place, Kennington.
 

Christina nominated for Local Hero award

Christina nominated for Local Hero award

ITV News London featured a segment about Christina's work last night. You can view it here. Apparently South Lambeth is in Kennington

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

William Blake and the Archbishops at Lambeth Palace [26 September]

William Blake and the Archbishops at Lambeth Palace [26 September]

WILLIAM BLAKE AND THE ARCHBISHOPS - FREE GUIDED WALK
Thursday 26 September
Meet 12 noon outside Morton Tower gate of Lambeth Palace,
Lambeth Palace Road; free
A walk around north Lambeth to uncover the associations
between the poet and artist William Blake, who lived on
Hercules Road in the 1790s, and his near-neighbours, the
Archbishops of Canterbury, whose gardens at Lambeth Palace
are still the second largest private garden in London. Walk
led by Jon Newman of Lambeth Archives as part of this
month's Lambeth Heritage Festival. 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Kennington Apple Day | Westminster Morris Men

Kennington Apple Day | Westminster Morris Men

Kennington Apple Day. Date/Time 06th Oct 2013 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Roots and Shoots celebrate the apple harvest for the 14th year, and they've invited us along ...
 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Kennington Bioscope | Cinema Museum | Film screenings | Time Out London

Kennington Bioscope | Cinema Museum | Film screenings | Time Out London

Silent film archivists and historians plunge into their private collections of 16 and 32mm films and reveal forgotten and rarely screened sensations of the silent... 

SE11 Action Team: Major improvements to Vauxhall tube starting next year

SE11 Action Team: Major improvements to Vauxhall tube starting next year

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Architecture and Adverts: A history of Lower Marsh told through its buildings and trades

Architecture and Adverts: A history of Lower Marsh told through its buildings and trades

Richard Woollard, local architect and resident, will give a talk on the history of Lower Marsh using a range of resources from local archives. 

History of Morley College

History of Morley College

Elaine Andrews, librarian at Morley College, gives a talk about the history of the college from its beginnings at the Old Vic through to today. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Founder of the Big Issue to talk at library

Founder of the Big Issue to talk at library

SE1 Picture Palaces Guided Walk [21 September]

SE1 Picture Palaces Guided Walk [21 September]

SE1 PICTURE PALACES GUIDED WALK
Saturday 21 September
10.30am; free; contact Abigail abstripp@gmail.com or 07588
502615
Explore the new SE1 Picture Palace Map with local historian
Chris Everett as part of Open House London. The guided walk
includes a look inside The Coronet and The Cinema Museum
including free entry their Picture Palace Exhibition.
Discover the rich cinema heritage in Waterloo and Elephant
including The Cosy, The Rialto, The Trocadero, The Picture
Parlour, The Gattis, The Canterbury and many more. To book
your free place and find out the starting point, contact
Abigail Tripp abstripp@gmail.com or 07588 502615.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/14748 

Charlie Chaplin at Cuming Museum [19 September]

Charlie Chaplin at Cuming Museum [19 September]

CHARLIE CHAPLIN - GUIDED WALK
Thursday 19 September
7pm (meet 6.45pm) at corner of Walworth Road and Larcom
Street; £8 (conc £7); no advance booking
Discover the hidden wonders of Borough and Bankside with
writer and performer John Constable, author of The Southwark
Mysteries and Secret Bankside - Walks In The Outlaw Borough.
Visit Chaplin's old haunts from his childhood: his
birthplace, the church where his parents married, Lambeth
workhouse, the 'South London Palace' music hall - and much
more. 
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/14643

Oasis Academy South Bank: new secondary school opens its doors [9 September 2013]

Oasis Academy South Bank: new secondary school opens its doors [9 September 2013]

Monday, 16 September 2013

Battersea joins Beefeater in spirited fight against Tube line’s land grab

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has lambasted Transport for London’s compulsory purchase plans to make way for the Northern line extension.
The rescue home has joined the Beefeater Gin distillery in nearby Kennington to write to the Transport Secretary opposing being made to sell large swaths of property. It would have to vacate 70 per cent of its site on a 14-day notice, it says, under legislation proposed by TfL.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/battersea-joins-beefeater-in-spirited-fight-against-tube-lines-land-grab-8819056.html

My manor is on the map

Woop, woop. On the “gentrification map” of London published this week, large chunks of south and east London, including my locales of Vauxhall and Kennington, are coloured pinkish-red, suggesting they are speeding upmarket, while huge swathes of north and west London are a downward-spiralling blue.

http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/its-such-a-jungle-out-there-in-the-mating-game-8814750.html

Domestic Short Hair Cat found London Greater London SE11

Domestic Short Hair Cat found London Greater London SE11

You recycled 17 tonnes of small electricals in our on-street recycling banks last year and now it’s even easier to recycle more! | Lambeth Environment

You recycled 17 tonnes of small electricals in our on-street recycling banks last year and now it’s even easier to recycle more! | Lambeth Environment

Friday, 13 September 2013

Events at the Durning Library | Friends of Durning Library

Events at the Durning Library | Friends of Durning Library

Kennington Turnpike | View from the Mirror

Kennington Turnpike | View from the Mirror

Kennington Turnpike. St Mark's Church, Kennington in the background still stands today- between Clapham Road and Brixton Road. 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Prince William and Kate Middleton hire William's former nanny Jessie Webb to help care for Prince George - hellomagazine.com

Prince William and Kate Middleton hire William's former nanny Jessie Webb to help care for Prince George - hellomagazine.com

Hello!  
 … was caring for Viscount Linley's two children, Patrick (born in 1999) and Margarita (born in 2002), before she retired to an apartment in Kennington,…
 

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | £50k Olympic legacy helps disabled kids | 2013

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | £50k Olympic legacy helps disabled kids | 2013

South London Press
Vauxhall City Farm Riding Centre in Tyers Street, Kennington, has been awarded the cash by Sport England as part of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy ...
 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

London Development Officer jobs, Kennington, London, £27,874 - £30,172 (inc ILW) | Guardian Jobs

London Development Officer jobs, Kennington, London, £27,874 - £30,172 (inc ILW) | Guardian Jobs

Apply for London Development Officer in Kennington, London on Guardian Jobs. Full Time position working for HOMELESS LINK.
 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Kennington People on Bikes: Vauxhall 'More cycle friendly than Amsterdam'?

Kennington People on Bikes: Vauxhall 'More cycle friendly than Amsterdam'?

Boris Johnson tweeted me earlier this year promising that Vauxhall, Nine Elms, Battersea (VNEB) would be more cycle friendly than Amsterdam, and Lambeth ... 

Learn how to trace the history of your Kennington house | The Vauxhall Society

Learn how to trace the history of your Kennington house | The Vauxhall Society

Learn how to trace the history of your Kennington house | The ...
Andrew Saint of English Heritage joins Ross Davies (chairman of The Vauxhall Society) and Jon Newman of Lambeth Archives to talk about the history of Kenn.
www.vauxhallcivicsociety.org.uk/.../learn-how-to-trace-the-his...
 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Simon Hoggart's week: the bizarre US Senate and memories of Sir David Frost | From the Guardian | The Guardian

Simon Hoggart's week: the bizarre US Senate and memories of Sir David Frost | From the Guardian | The Guardian

The Guardian

06 Sep 2013

What a bizarre body 'the world's greatest deliberative assembly' – as they choose to call themselves – seems to be. The Senate foreign relations committee room on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph. J Scott Applewhite/AP ... The crowd, if you could call us that, was almost silent, so the loudest noises came from the Kennington traffic and the players shouting to each other; no breathless hush in the close for them ..
 

Saturday, 7 September 2013

331 Kennington Lane,Vauxhall SE11 5QY | Lambeth Open Studios in South London

331 Kennington Lane,Vauxhall SE11 5QY | Lambeth Open Studios in South London

331 Kennington Lane,Vauxhall SE11 5QY | Lambeth Open Studios ...
Ben Nuttall-Smith works with computer generated images and in painting. He sees his work as a kind of scene building, then staging of events; some of which ...
 

Pinboard: Ida Barr Comes to Kennington - Below The River: daily magazine for south London

Pinboard: Ida Barr Comes to Kennington - Below The River: daily magazine for south London


Pinboard: Ida Barr Comes to Kennington - Below The River: daily ...
She's performed on Radio 4, at the Southbank Centre and at the Barbican – now the legendary rapping pensioner, Ida Barr (aka Christopher Green) is coming to ...
 

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Parents fight for nurseries | 2013

SOUTH LONDON PRESS TODAY | NEWS | Parents fight for nurseries | 2013

Parents fight for nurseries South London Press Today
... West Norwood, are furious that Lambeth council has announced it will stop funding the centre, along with Little Starz Nursery in White Hart Street, Kennington.
 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Sports clubs dismayed as Kennington Park pitches close for repair

Popular Astroturf pitches at Kennington Park are closed for two weeks, affecting clubs who use them regularly.

On Wednesday, the Victorian Grade II listed park noted the closure of their pitches for investigations into repair, and Lambeth Council tweeted about the announcement yesterday.

http://swlondoner.co.uk/content/06092128-sports-clubs-dismayed-kennington-park-pitches-close-repair

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Rory Kinnear interview - Theatre - Going Out - London Evening Standard

Rory Kinnear interview - Theatre - Going Out - London Evening Standard

Of course, no one’s life is entirely enviable ... Another stroke of misfortune inspired The Herd’s story of a family uniting for a severely disabled boy’s 21st birthday ... “I wanted to give the issue a voice.” ... Another hiatus. “I did another draft, then Hamlet was starting, and our son was born, and you are in the maelstrom for a while, so I sort of forgot about it.” He and Pandora moved from Borough to a family home in Kennington, too 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Thames Archaeological Walk: Vauxhall [7 September]

Thames Archaeological Walk: Vauxhall [7 September]

THAMES ARCHAEOLOGICAL WALK: VAUXHALL
Saturday 7 September
10am-11.30am meet on riverside walkway in front of MI6
building at Vauxhall; free
Explore the foreshore at the mouth of the lost River Effra
with Mike Webber, a leading Thames archaeologist with
encyclopaedic knowledge of London and its river. A Mayor's
Thames Festival event. 

SPECIAL SCREENING at the CINEMA MUSEUM: 5 Broken Cameras


Ovalhouse in talks to move to Brixton - News - The Stage

Ovalhouse in talks to move to Brixton - News - The Stage

The venue, which is currently situated in Kennington, wants to relocate as part of the Future Brixton Somerleyton Road project. If the plans were to go ahead, the ...

Monday, 2 September 2013

Crazy Chimps on Kennington Road

Bring your children to Crazy Chimps and let them unleash their wild side! Parents and kids can have their haircut and even their nails done. Relax in our café sipping on our aromatic blend of coffee or choose from a wide selection of hot/cold food from our carefully selected menu. Above all, let your child play in a fun and safe environment where they can learn some of the important developmental skills including social, risk taking, coordination, creativity and exercise.

Crazy Chimps have play areas that are suitable from 3 months to 13 years old. We offer a wide range of soft play equipment, some of which includes soft play castle, educational play equipment, touch screen games and many more. Crazy Chimps also offer facilities and activities for parents and kids to enjoy together like arts and craft, XBox Kinect, quiet reading area and touch screen tablets.

Health and safety is very important to us. We aim to make parents feel that they are in a safe and clean environment. To enable us to do this we ensure that on entrance everyone must sign in and sign out with their details; on arrival shoes must be taken off before entering the play area, there is a hand sterilisation facility at the entrance and also a sensor that will take a temperature reading of everyone before entering our premises. We will also regularly have the equipment cleaned and sterilised.

http://www.crazychimps.co.uk/




Sunday, 1 September 2013

We’ve made no progress on gays, says playwright - UK - News - London Evening Standard

We’ve made no progress on gays, says playwright - UK - News - London Evening Standard

London Evening Standard 2013-08-28: Thomas Hescott, director of The Act, and actor Matthew Baldwin said the debate on gay...

Bonnington Squared Festival - 7th September SW8

Bonnington Squared Festival - 7th September SW8