Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Tankard Restaurant Review - Foodepedia

The Tankard Restaurant Review - Foodepedia
... Those local to the Imperial War Museum in Kennington might have noticed that the former corner pub has revamped itself with new colours, new name and subsequently a brand new offering. ...

Friday, 15 September 2017

Cast announced for the 25th anniversary production of The Tailor-Made Man

Cast announced for the 25th anniversary production of The Tailor-Made Man
... The Tailor-Made Man, by Claudio Macor, directed by Bryan Hodgson, will run at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 from Tuesday 7 November to Saturday 25 November 2017. Press night is Thursday November 9 at 7.30pm. ...

Play on mental health makes an impact | The Voice Online

Play on mental health makes an impact | The Voice Online
... 'SO U Think I'm Crazy?' is a drama production being staged at the Oval Playhouse in Kennington, south London, which aims to shed light on the issue of mental health, a growing problem within black communities; according to numerous studies by organisations including the Institute for Race Relations and countless public bodies. ... So U Think I’m Crazy is being showcased on Monday 18, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September 2017 at the OvalHouse Theatre, 52-54 Kennington, Oval, London, SE11 5SW. Visit www.ovalhouse.com for more details. ...

Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act. | Conservative Home

Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act. | Conservative Home
... The cause of extending the right to vote was only very partially satisfied by the 1832 Reform Act and, particularly during the 1840s, there were Chartist protests and petitions from the disenfranchised working class which culminated in a huge rally at Kennington in 1848. Gradual reform, even if not the democracy the Chartists wanted, attracted increasing establishment support and, during the 1850s, there were repeated moves to widen the franchise by lowering the property qualification for the vote (generally a Liberal idea) or creating new ‘fancy franchises’ for different categories, such as graduates or people who paid sufficient tax (generally a Conservative idea). None of these attempts was pursued with much energy: the hostility of Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister, was a powerful block on progress, and the politics of electoral reform went quiet, except among enthusiasts such as the radical Liberal, John Bright. ...

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Putting the bee into beer! | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Putting the bee into beer! | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com

... In 2016, Hiver launched Hiver, The Experience, a two hour, hands-on
beekeeping and beer-tasting session, in association with Bee Urban
London. Currently hosted in Kennington Park, budding bee and beer lovers
can get up close to the bees and find out more about their fascinating
lives and the valuable ecological role they play. This is followed by a
tutored beer and food matching session, where the full Hiver range can
be sampled. This year the company has already taken 2,500 bookings and
is nearing capacity. The funds raised will, in part contribute to
securing a flagship retail and experience site to meet the growing
demand. ... 

Beaufort Bar bartender wins Beefeater MIXLDN UK final

Beaufort Bar bartender wins Beefeater MIXLDN UK final

... The winner of this year’s global competition will be crowned Beefeater
MIXLDN Global Champion, and will create their own Beefeater gin at the
brand’s Kennington distillery under the guidance of Payne – who is
celebrating 50 years of distilling in September 2017. ... 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Teenager's murder was 'filmed on snapchat', heartbroken mother says | London Evening Standard

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Teenager's murder was 'filmed on snapchat', heartbroken mother says | London Evening Standard
... Metropolitan Police Detective Sergeant Cary Crawley told the court that Mo had been seen crying out in pain by witnesses to the attack in the Newington Estate in Kennington, south London, less than a mile from his home in Walworth.
 ...

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Social worker suspended for 12 months while working for city council - Nottingham Post

Social worker suspended for 12 months while working for city council - Nottingham Post
... The hearing lasted a total of four days, and was held at the headquarters building for the HCPC in Kennington Road, London. ...

Friday, 8 September 2017

Petition · Lambeth Council: I object to the proposed development at 6-12 Kennington Lane · Change.org

Petition · Lambeth Council: I object to the proposed development at 6-12 Kennington Lane · Change.org

Q&A with illustrator and cartoonist Chris Riddell

Q&A with illustrator and cartoonist Chris Riddell
... Private school or state school? University or straight into work? Grammar school: Archbishop Tenison’s in Kennington. I was set to go to university but, after a conversation with the art master, went instead to Epsom School of Art and Design to do a foundation course. Then I was accepted at Brighton Polytechnic art school, where I was taught by the great Raymond Briggs. ...

Police concerned for missing teenage girl with links to Croydon | Croydon Advertiser

Police concerned for missing teenage girl with links to Croydon | Croydon Advertiser
... She is known to frequent Croydon, as well as Peckham, Wandsworth and Kennington. ...

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Who will get our next blue plaque? Only one more week left to vote! - Southwark News

Who will get our next blue plaque? Only one more week left to vote! - Southwark News
... Kennington Theatre
Once host to plays, musical comedies, and musical hall events in Kennington Park Place.
The Theatre suffered bomb damage in WW2 and was demolished to make way for the Kennington Park House flats which stand in its place. ...

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Countering the police closures

Countering the police closures
... Reception desks could close at Kennington, Streatham, Catford, Deptford, Peckham and Southwark police stations, with others also targeted. A consultation is ongoing on the proposals to meet Government funding cuts which aim to pump £10million back into frontline policing. ... Kennington had, on average, just 0.8 crimes reported a day in May, compared to 2.1 in Peckham, which will also close. But Brixton, which will stay open, had 7.3 crimes a day reported in the same month. And Walworth, where 3.2 crimes were reported on average each day in May, will also stay. The threat to police stations came after we revealed in July that three of South London’s boroughs have the worst figures for possession of an offensive weapon, out of all 33 in the capital. ...

Three Cheers Pub Co. announce ninth site - Hospitality & Catering News

Three Cheers Pub Co. announce ninth site - Hospitality & Catering News

... The Princess Victoria is Three Cheers Pub Co.’s first west London site.
Their current portfolio includes The Abbeville, The Avalon and The
Stonhouse in Clapham, The Bolingbroke and The Latchmere in Battersea,
The Bedford in Balham, The Rosendale in Dulwich and The Tommyfield in
Kennington. ... 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

HIV & AIDS Information :: Red Run Launch Party

HIV & AIDS Information :: Red Run Launch Party
... The Red Run Launch Party is taking place on Friday 15 September from 6pm until late at Eagle London (349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5QY). Eagle London is kindly providing a BBQ/buffet, drinks and music for the evening. ...

Why it's back to school for London's luxury property developers

Why it's back to school for London's luxury property developers
... London is awash with Victorian schools whose voluminous proportions lend themselves perfectly to high-ceilinged, high-end, loft-style apartments. Take The Lycee building in Kennington - originally Kennington School, which counted Charlie Chaplin as a pupil, and now home to flats such as this one, owned by a well-known interior designer (he prefers to remain anonymous when it comes to his own home) and on the market for £1.3m through Dexters. The decadent and masculine black marble bathroom may bear little resemblance to what once graced this old institution, but the vendor’s design nod to the building’s school days include parquet flooring and a headmistress-style portrait painting that dominates the reception area.
Interior Lycée Building Kennington
Interior Lycée Building Kennington






Forthcoming FoDL events | The GLC Story 1981-86

Forthcoming FoDL events | Friends of Durning Library

The GLC Story 1981-86

Monday, 18 September, 6.45pm for 7.15pm.
31 years after the Greater London Council was abolished, younger or newer Londoners don’t know its history.
How did the GLC relate to our communities and social movements? This intergenerational project aims to tell that story. Could people think more creatively about city level democracy?
Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards catering costs is invited.
This event is part of Lambeth Heritage Festival.

Monday, 4 September 2017

North Korea hydrogen bomb: Kim Jong-un rocket would kill 130k in London | Daily Star

North Korea hydrogen bomb: Kim Jong-un rocket would kill 130k in London | Daily Star
... The radiation radius of 10.5 sq km – roughly the distance from Belgravia to Kennington – could kill up to 90% from the affects alone with dying warned to take up to several weeks. ...

350th Anniversary Walk Around the Walcot Estate

350th Anniversary Walk Around the Walcot Estate

350TH ANNIVERSARY WALK AROUND THE WALCOT ESTATE

Thursday 7 September

7pm at The Three Stags, 67-69 Kennington Road; free; booking

essential via archives@lambeth.gov.uk or 020 7926 6076

Lambeth archivist Jon Newman leads a guided walk around the

Walcot Estate in the year of the charity's 350th

anniversary. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Man arrested over crossbow bolt fired into Oval cricket ground

Man arrested over crossbow bolt fired into Oval cricket ground

... The 35-year-old was held on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm
in relation to Thursday's incident in Kennington, south London. ... 

Man charged with attempted GBH after 'deadly' crossbow bolt fired onto pitch during Oval cricket match - Get West London

Man charged with attempted GBH after 'deadly' crossbow bolt fired onto pitch during Oval cricket match - Get West London
... The County Championship match between Surrey and Middlesex had to be abandoned when the bolt landed in the ground in Kennington, south London, on Thursday (August 31). ...

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Arrow attack on county match

Arrow attack on county match
... No one was injured and according to a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police, it is believed the arrow was fired from outside The Oval in Kennington, south London. ...

Voice35Years: Turning back the clock | The Voice Online

Voice35Years: Turning back the clock | The Voice Online
... On the news pages, the main story was Lambeth Council having to deny a Daily Express report of racial bias because one of their estates in Prince Charles’s Kennington Manor did not have one single black person out of 850 tenants. ...

Northern Line delays: London Underground disruption due to person on the track | Daily Star

Northern Line delays: London Underground disruption due to person on the track | Daily Star
... Transport for London said on Twitter the incident had halted services between Kennington and Camden Town northbound via Bank. ...

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Ian Adams Obituary - London Bridge, City of London | The Times

Ian Adams Obituary - London Bridge, City of London | The Times

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Morning Star :: A grand national holiday to bring down capitalism | The People’s Daily

Morning Star :: A grand national holiday to bring down capitalism | The People’s Daily
... Even in areas where the strike did not take hold, there was at least symbolic support. In London on August 12 there was a mass Chartist meeting on Kennington Common for example. ...

Monday, 21 August 2017

Man charged with Brixton murder | Brixton Blog

Man charged with Brixton murder | Brixton Blog
... The victim has been formally identified as 30-year-old Andrew Thompson from Kennington. ...

Brixton stabbing: 45-year-old man charged with murder as victim named as Andrew Thompson | London Evening Standard

Brixton stabbing: 45-year-old man charged with murder as victim named as Andrew Thompson | London Evening Standard
... Andrew Thompson, from Kennington, was stabbed on Atlantic Road in Brixton early on Friday afternoon. ...

Monday, 14 August 2017

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 19-20 August 2017 | Londonist

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 19-20 August 2017 | Londonist
... WALKING TOUR: Based on interviews with residents of Kennington and Vauxhall, Memory Maps SE11 have devised a walking tour of the area's architectural history, led by Stephanie Odu, a former resident of the district. Feel free to bring sketchbooks and drawing materials. Jamyang Buddhist Centre (Kennington), £15, book ahead, 11am-1pm ...

James Gill

Friday, 11 August 2017

Stotfold's Jacob Hawley in BBC New Comedy Award final this weekend - Theatre & Arts - The Comet

Stotfold's Jacob Hawley in BBC New Comedy Award final this weekend - Theatre & Arts - The Comet

... He then headed off to the Greek resort of Faliraki, where he spent his
evenings performing Kings of Leon songs for holidaymakers, before
returning to the UK and settling in the south London neighbourhood of
Kennington. ... 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Campaign launched to halt closure of local police stations

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Campaign launched to halt closure of local police stations

... Only one station will be left open to the public in Brixton with
Vassall's nearby Kennington police station one of those slated for
closure. ... 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Frustrated James Tells Sadiq: People Think Councils Want To Stitch Them Up - LBC

Frustrated James Tells Sadiq: People Think Councils Want To Stitch Them Up - LBC

... "Constantly, up and down London, from Elephant and Castle to Kennington
to Kensington to Earl's Court, everywhere you go, people think there are
stitch-ups unfolding. ... 

Friday, 4 August 2017

In my view: Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham

In my view: Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham

... If the next set of cuts to the Metropolitan Police’s budget go ahead we
not only are facing a cut in police officers on our streets, but also
the closure of police stations. In many London boroughs this would mean
the closure of all bar one of the public facing desks and stations. In
Lambeth we are facing the closure of stations in Cavendish Road, Clement
Avenue, Cobalt Square, Coldharbour Lane, Kennington, Loughborough
Junction, Norwood Road, and Streatham. ... 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Photo captures Elephant & Castle commuter chaos - Southwark News

Photo captures Elephant & Castle commuter chaos - Southwark News
... There was commuter chaos at Elephant and Castle on Tuesday caused by a protest march that edged towards Kennington Lane at 6pm. ...

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Get free pints at the pub Charlie Chaplin used to frequent

Get free pints at the pub Charlie Chaplin used to frequent
... We heard that Charlie Chaplin was partial to drinking gin and juice. But he’d probably still doff his bowler hat to the news that a Kennington pub he used to visit as a nipper is giving away pints to punters to celebrate its relaunch.
The Tankard opens on Kennington Road today, brought back to life by the Draft House beer bar chain. So to celebrate, the pub will be giving away pints throughout the month to anybody who utters the secret code: ‘Charlie sent me’, with a total of 100 drinks up for grabs.    ...

Monday, 31 July 2017

Just mention Charlie and you can claim a free pint...

Just mention Charlie and you can claim a free pint...
... Upstairs, the pub’s Theatre Bar leads out onto a magnificent roof terrace overlooking Kennington Road. Decked out with festoon lighting and plenty of seating, this is the spot to be at this summer. What’s more, its pergola covering means customers can enjoy drinks al fresco all-year round. ...

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Doctors delivered right to your door

Doctors delivered right to your door
... It has an office of 10 staff at its office in Kennington Business Park, Brixton Road and is mostly self-funded and is currently working with investors to raise more capital. ...

Saturday, 29 July 2017

137 years and 100 Tests — Ian Botham shares his magic memories of the Oval - Mirror Online

137 years and 100 Tests — Ian Botham shares his magic memories of the Oval - Mirror Online

... This week, the Kennington Oval hosts its 100th Test match, 137 years
after the first when England played Australia in what were pre-Ashes
days. ... 

New London bars and pop ups to check out this August | Metro News

New London bars and pop ups to check out this August | Metro News

... The Tankard in Kennington, which dates back to the Victorian era, will
feature The Draft House’s large collection of beers as well as the
group’s own gin, Victory Gin. ...

 

Friday, 28 July 2017

TFL Weekend travel information

Inside London's most exclusive pub: A private drinking hole for Beefeaters at the Tower of London

Inside London's most exclusive pub: A private drinking hole for Beefeaters at the Tower of London
... The bar has a couple of exclusive beers on tap: Beefeater Bitter, made by Marston's Brewery in Staffordshire and a craft lager called Yeoman 1485. Of course, they also serve Beefeaters Gin, distilled across the river in Kennington. ...

Monday, 24 July 2017

Development - Kennington Lane Jewson's site.

Development - Kennington Lane Jewson's site.

Harry T. Harmer, Artist | Spitalfields Life

Harry T. Harmer, Artist | Spitalfields Life

... The facts of the life of Harry T. Harmer (1927-2013) are scarce yet
his distinctive paintings speak eloquently of his personal vision. Born
in Kennington, Harry was afflicted with epilepsy and married his wife
Ruby when they were both in their adolescence. Ruby offered Harry
emotional support in the face of a father who did not recognise his
disorder and the couple enjoyed a marriage that lasted through eight
decades. ...
Disqualified from military service, Harry worked in the parks department
and, possessing a strong sense of justice, he fought for the rights of
fellow workers through many years as a union representative. In the
mid-fifties, Harry discovered an ability to draw and paint, travelling
around Kennington and north of the river to the East End, making
sketches of places that embodied the living city he knew intimately. ...
For most of their married life, Harry and Ruby Harmer occupied a council
flat in a dignified Victorian terrace in Kennington, where Ruby lives
today tending to an appealingly unkempt garden and a posse of
neighbourhood cats. In the back room overlooking the garden where Harry
did his paintings, his small formica topped work table still stands by
the window where today a box of his ashes sits beside a bunch of fresh
flowers that Ruby changes each week. The popularity of Harry’s works
means that Ruby is the devoted custodian of just a few of her husband’s
paintings, and a suitcase of his pencil sketches, press cuttings and
exhibition catalogues. ...



Thursday, 20 July 2017

Farrakhan To Address UK Audience

Farrakhan To Address UK Audience

... Next month’s event, which will be held at Kennington Park, is set to be the biggest yet.  .... 

More cost-savings measures for local police, but will they be missed? - Southwark News

More cost-savings measures for local police, but will they be missed? - Southwark News

... Proposals to close front counters at Southwark, Peckham and Kennington
police stations – and to sell off Kennington and Camberwell nicks – have
been revealed, but they seem based largely on cash saving. ... Figures have been produced that show the numbers of people using front
counters isn’t high.The front counter at Walworth had 3.2 crimes
reported on average each day in May. Peckham had, on average, 2.1
reports, Southwark had 1.5 and Kennington 0.8. ....

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Lambeth North newsagents faces licence review over tobacco claims [18 July 2017]

Lambeth North newsagents faces licence review over tobacco claims [18 July 2017]

... A newsagent and off licence in Kennington Road is facing a review of its
licence to sell alcohol after claims that "illicit and counterfeit
tobacco" was found on the premises. ... Lambeth trading standards officers have applied to review the premises licence of Hooks News Agent & Off Licence in Kennington Road
"following an inspection of the premises where illicit and counterfeit
tobacco was found and the venue is believed to be contributing to street
drinking". ... 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

The Quietus | News | WATCH: New Moor Mother Video

The Quietus | News | WATCH: New Moor Mother Video

... The video was filmed in late April by Boiler Room's Sonny Jake, and
features three unheard poems - two of which are from her archive. The
other was written specifically for the brutalist setting of Brandon
Estate, Kennington where the video was filmed. ... 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Delight as post office is to stay open

Delight as post office is to stay open
... “It is good to see a campaign like this succeeding because it gives us more heart for trying to save other outlets.” Residents and members of the Walworth Society protested in February last year over the threat to the branch. Labour and the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) had also spoken out against the proposed closure. It is a second victory for closure campaigners – in April 2014 they were celebrating after Kennington Road post office was saved from closure. Under plans put forward by the Post  Office, the branch would have merged with the one in Walworth Road. ...

Morse messages on the Tube

Morse messages on the Tube
... On Saturday, Televox, a musical score of messages from Kennington, Nine Elms and Battersea residents translated into Morse code, will be performed in public for the first time on a pianola at Battersea Power Station’s Village Hall. ...

SE1 to lose both Southwark and Kennington police front counters [14 July 2017]

SE1 to lose both Southwark and Kennington police front counters [14 July 2017]
... Kennington Police Station in Kennington Road is to be sold off, whilst Southwark Police Station in Borough High Street will remain in place but without any public access. ...

Southwark residents could lose three police station front counters under cost-cutting measures - Southwark News

Southwark residents could lose three police station front counters under cost-cutting measures - Southwark News
... Front counters could close at Peckham and Southwark police stations, while Kennington and Camberwell could be sold off ... In addition, Camberwell and Kennington police stations could be sold off, and other buildings used by the police in Southwark could be “disposed of or exited”.
For the month of May, Peckham police station had, on average, 2.1 crimes reported each day, while Southwark had 1.5, and Kennington had 0.8. ...

Design for Northern Line ventilation shaft in Kennington released – IanVisits

Design for Northern Line ventilation shaft in Kennington released – IanVisits
... In addition to the design of the “head house” as the surface building is known, there are a choice of trees to select that will line one side of the box, for it is being put in Kennington Park, and the replanting aspect is going to be of interest to park users. ...