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. ...

Monday, 10 July 2017

Bar news | Beefeater Gin's MIXLDN bartending competition opens for entries

Bar news | Beefeater Gin's MIXLDN bartending competition opens for entries
... Now in its seventh year, the competition for Beefeater Gin is running in over 30 countries including the UK, with the prize of a chance to create your own gin at the distillery in Kennington, London, with master distiller Desmond Payne. ...

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Cultural trip to Ethiopia - January 2018

Dear Companions
At my suggestion, Mike Gebre Yohannes has offered to put together a cultural package vacation to Ethiopia.
As many of you will know, Mike spearheads many of the Ethiopian cultural events here in London including, of course, the Coptic Millennium celebration in Kennington Park.

Mike suggests that January would be the best time to go, especially as we could include the Timkat Celebration in Lalibela. He has connections that would enable us to get discounts on flights with Ethiopian Airlines, hotels, etc.
At this stage, we'd like to hear from anyone interested and ideas about what you would like to see/do during, say, a fortnight spent there.  I have spoken to a few folk already who say they'd want:
* single rooms in hotels;
* not a complete rush but with time to relax and enjoy;
* ability to bring friends / family too
* volcanoes ... 

Based on this feedback Mike could put together a draft itinerary with some costings depending on the number of us travelling.  He would then need to have a commitment with deposits by around October.
Do please be in touch if you'd like to receive further information as it becomes available.
Many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy

Friday, 30 June 2017

Projects – studio ëpp

Projects – studio ëpp

Memory Maps is a look at the experience of local residents in relation
to their built environment. This, the first in its series, features
interviews with six participants connected to the London district of
Kennington and Vauxhall, which is covered by the SE11 post code. ...

Luke Johnson-backed Draft House agrees Grand Union pubs takeover | London Evening Standard

Luke Johnson-backed Draft House agrees Grand Union pubs takeover | London Evening Standard

... The purchase includes sites in areas such as Camden, Paddington, Kennington and Wapping. ... 

Appeal to trace victim following attempted robbery - Metropolitan Police

Appeal to trace victim following attempted robbery - Metropolitan Police

... They were travelling in a car on Kennington Lane, SE1, at about
23:00hrs on Wednesday, 29 June, when they witnessed two males approach a
female from behind and push her.  ... 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

My first Pride and the impact it had on me

My first Pride and the impact it had on me

... ‘The thing I remember most was the people – there were thousands of them
and there was such an incredible party atmosphere. People were carrying
banners and blowing whistles and we marched through the streets to the
Pride festival in Kennington Park. ... ‘My first Pride was London in 2014. I had moved, unconsciously, into a
majority LGBTI flatshare in Kennington and my flatmate was going, so I
tagged along with her. ...

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Businesses urged to hire apprentices from tough backgrounds | London Evening Standard

Businesses urged to hire apprentices from tough backgrounds | London Evening Standard

... Bola Lawal, 22, who grew up in Kennington, said she had the grades to go
to university but didn’t  want to be saddled with debt. She moved out
of London with her mother and sister because they couldn’t afford to
live there and, despite going to “one of the worst schools in Essex”,
got good A-levels. ... 

If you believe what TfL says about championing disabled passengers, you need to hear about my horrific journeys | The Independent

If you believe what TfL says about championing disabled passengers, you need to hear about my horrific journeys | The Independent

... That was the legend borne by a Transport for London ad, spotted at (inaccessible) Kennington tube station.  ... 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Seven months of major gas works along Brixton Road (A23) starts up in July 2017

Seven months of major gas works along Brixton Road (A23) starts up in July 2017
... Anyone interested in finding out more can visit a drop-in session in The Debenture Room at The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS on Monday 3rd July, which runs from 2pm and 8pm. ...

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Lambeth event aims to remember Jo Cox on anniversary of her murder - South West Londoner

Lambeth event aims to remember Jo Cox on anniversary of her murder - South West Londoner
... In Kennington Park there was plenty of entertainment and fun for kids and adults alike, with face painting, crafts, story-telling, a tree walk, the bubble man, tai chi, games and music. ...

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Loudon and More in New Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Loudon and More in New Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP

... RedNeedle Productions presents the world premiere of
James Bonney MP a new, highly topical political comedy by Ian Buckley.
James Bonney MP runs from Tuesday 20 June - Saturday 8 July at the White
Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. BroadwayWorld has a
first look at the cast in action below! ...
 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Andrew Loudon Stars in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP, Beginning Tonight at White Bear Theatre

Andrew Loudon Stars in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP, Beginning Tonight at White Bear Theatre
... RedNeedle Productions presents the world premiere of James Bonney MP, a new, highly topical political comedy by Ian Buckley. James Bonney MP runs from tonight 20 June - Saturday 8 July at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. ...

Teenager found stabbed in church grounds in London

Teenager found stabbed in church grounds in London
... Police officers were called just after 4pm yesterday to reports of a male being injured in the grounds of St Mark's Church, Kennington, opposite Oval underground station. ... A London ambulance service spokesperson said: "We were called at 4.03pm today to reports of a stabbing on Kennington Park Road. ...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Meeting tonight re air pollution on Kennington Park Road

to kprranw@gmail.com 

Dear friends and neighbours,

I emailed a while ago about the TFL consultation around changes to the Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ):


The deadline for this is Sunday 25th June. 

We're meeting tonight, (Monday 19th), 8pm at St Marys Newington to coordinate our responses to the consultation. Local Green party reps have said they'll come along and share their NO2 pollution readings and relevant campaigns from across Southwark (see below), and we have also invited local councillors and MPs.

We're really concerned that the proposed changes to the ULEZ isn't taking into consideration the boundaries of the zone - or properly considering the impact on residents living just outside. We already know that more than 31,547 vehicles drive along Kennington Park Road each day (almost 10,000 vehicles/day more than Kennington Road and almost twice as many vehicles as Kennington Lane) (source www.howpollutedismyroad.org.uk) and NO2 levels along Kennington Park Road are regularly more than 150% above EU limit (communitymaps.org.uk/project/air-quality-monitoring), which includes some of the highest readings across the whole of Lambeth. If the boundaries of the ULEZ mirror those of the CCharge zone, then ever more polluting traffic will be pushed down Kennington Park Road.
When we surveyed local residents last year, 41.67% of you supported expanding the congestion zone as far as the South Circular, and 25% supported expanding it to include KPR. We will be advocating that the ULEZ should be expanded to include areas outside of the CCharge Zone and, this evening, we will aim to come up with a paragraph that you can cut and paste into the 'other comments' section of the consultation response form as there are no specific questions about the boundaries of the zone.
We will submit a response to the consultation on behalf of KPRRANW, but it is also really important that as many people as possible submit individual responses.
We hope to see lots of you there this evening - please forward this email to any other local people or groups who you think would be interested.
Many thanks,
Lucy
On behalf of Kennington Park Road Residents Association and Neighbourhood Watch

Relevant local campaigns:

Friday, 16 June 2017

Horrifying machete seized after police chase through Kennington | London Evening Standard

Horrifying machete seized after police chase through Kennington | London Evening Standard
... An image taken by officer in Kennington showed an enormous knife with a curved, serrated blade.
The weapon, which was contained in a black sheath, was seized in Kennington Lane, near the junction with Kennington Road on Wednesday.
They tweeted: “After running from a car in Kennington, a male has been detained and found by PD Hardy, his drugs and this.” 
A spokesman for the Met said: “Officers from the Lambeth Gangs Unit arrested a male in possession of an offensive weapon and possession of drugs following a foot chase from a vehicle in Kennington at approximately 8.30pm hours on June 14. ...

Charlie Chaplin’s Kennington home honoured with a blue plaque

Charlie Chaplin’s Kennington home honoured with a blue plaque
Charlie Chaplin has been honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque at his former London home in Brixton Road, Kennington – his last British home. ... It’s said that the tramp was based on a local character from Kennington. Glenshaw Mansions was newly built when Chaplin lived there, but survives intact, despite the bomb that fell just behind it during the Second World War. ...

Friday, 9 June 2017

A Brief History Of London In Riots | Londonist

A Brief History Of London In Riots | Londonist
... By the 19th century, Londoners had clearly had enough of religious rioting, and decided to revolt over the price of theatre tickets instead; which sounds like something that would happen at the Old Vic in 2017. The Old Price Riots of 1809 were a series of disturbances in Covent Garden Theatre, every night for two months, until ticket prices were reduced. The 19th century was, on the whole, much less violent, and most protests in London were peaceful. One of the largest was the Great Chartist Meeting which took place on Kennington Common in 1848. An estimated 150,000 people gathered to demand universal suffrage and fair voting practices. The Reform League Protest, in 1866, was a rowdier gathering with the same motivations. Soldiers were called in to prevent people from breaking into Hyde Park, but the only serious casualty was the park's iron railings. ... One of the last big disturbances in the city before 2011 was the 1990 Poll Tax Riot. Responding to the introduction of a tax which disproportionately affected poorer people, 200,000 people gathered on Kennington Common (again) and marched to Trafalgar Square to protest. The march grew violent as it reached the square, and the crowd was charged on by mounted police. The reaction against the tax helped to oust Margaret Thatcher from power, and it was scrapped in favour of council tax. ...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Andrew Loudon to Star in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP at White Bear Theatre

Andrew Loudon to Star in Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP at White Bear Theatre
... RedNeedle Productions presents the world premiere of James Bonney MP, a new, highly topical political comedy by Ian Buckley. James Bonney MP runs from Tuesday 20 June - Saturday 8 July at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. ...

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 June 2017 | Londonist

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 7 June 2017 | Londonist
... PARTY WITH PRINCE: It's time to find that purple satin outfit in the back of your wardrobe. Switchboard (the LGBT+ helpline) and 10:10 Climate Action invite you to join them for a night in honour of Prince and the nineties and party like it’s 1999. Ticket sales from this DJ dance bonanza will contribute to their solar power fundraiser. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, £4/£6, book ahead, 7pm-12am ...

World Gin Day 2017: Things To Do In London This Weekend (10-11 June 2017)

World Gin Day 2017: Things To Do In London This Weekend (10-11 June 2017)
... Junipalooza gin festival returns to Tobacco Dock this weekend for two days of gin-soaked fun, featuring more than 50 distillers from across the world. Elsewhere, Bon Vivant in Kings Cross is hosting a ‘gin-credible’ brunch with live DJs and unlimited cocktails, while Beefeater Gin is throwing an all-day party in Kennington, with live music, street food and entertainment.  ...

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Londoners offer accommodation, free rides and help in wake of terror attack

Londoners offer accommodation, free rides and help in wake of terror attack
... Sam Frankl @SamFrankl
Anyone in the #Vauxhall area who needs a place to come to, message me. We're on Kennington Lane 10 minutes up from the station

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Luxury flat depress property prices in Battersea, Nine Elms - Business Insider

Luxury flat depress property prices in Battersea, Nine Elms - Business Insider
... Bloomberg analysed new data from the Land Registry and found that London's SE1, SE11, and SW8 postcodes all saw average house price sales drop in March. These postcodes include areas such as London Bridge, Waterloo, Elephant & Castle, and Kennington. ...

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ride at your peril on danger roads

Ride at your peril on danger roads
... The A23 from Lambeth, through Kennington to Streatham, was the scene of the highest number of deaths, injury or damage to bikes, a survey has found. ...

Saturday, 27 May 2017

General election hustings at Waterloo’s Oasis Church [26 May 2017]

General election hustings at Waterloo’s Oasis Church [26 May 2017]
... The event on Thursday evening was hosted by the Kennington Park Road Residents' Association & Neighbourhood Watch at Oasis Church Waterloo. ...

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Battersea house prices surge ahead of Northern Line extension | Mortgage Introducer

Battersea house prices surge ahead of Northern Line extension | Mortgage Introducer
... After the extension the Northern Line will run from Kennington to new tube stations Nine Elms and then Battersea Power Station, while it could be connected to Clapham Junction after that. ...

Grand Union sells three venues to Young’s | The Caterer

Grand Union sells three venues to Young’s | The Caterer
... The group confirmed its five Grand Union sites in Camden, Chancery Lane, Farringdon, Kennington and Paddington are still trading as normal. It opened a new partnership concept bar and restaurant, Trade Union, in Wapping in June last year, which also houses an artisan coffee house, florist and barber shop. ...

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Audio: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings #2 [21 May 2017]

Audio: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings #2 [21 May 2017]
... Many thanks to the Kennington Park Road Residents' Association & Neighbourhood Watch and the parish priest of St Mary Newington Canon Giles Fraser for allowing us to webcast this event. ...

The Tube Map Is Full Of Lies | Londonist

The Tube Map Is Full Of Lies | Londonist
... Looking at this, you might assume that Elephant & Castle is much closer to Kennington than to Borough station — maybe about four times closer. In fact, Elephant is around 100 metres closer to Borough than it is to Kennington. Why's that, then? You'll notice E&C is on the borders of fare zones 1 and 2. If the station were shifted closer to Borough, then the fare boundary would also have to move. That'd upset the parallel with another border station, Vauxhall, to the west. The best compromise is to place the Elephant within kissing distance of Kennington. ...

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

People are hijacking Theresa May's campaign in the most British way possible [TWEETS] | The Canary

People are hijacking Theresa May's campaign in the most British way possible [TWEETS] | The Canary
... The posters appeared in Camden, Soho, Southwark, Kennington, Kentish Town and Peckham, according to onlookers. That’s a fair amount of ground for one person to cover. So perhaps it’s not the work of one lone individual; but the beginning of a “strong and stable my arse” craze that’s about to sweep through the capital and beyond. ...

Monday, 22 May 2017

Caribbean cricket fans in London - a history | The Voice Online

Caribbean cricket fans in London - a history | The Voice Online

... THE KENNINGTON OVAL will become the fourth cricket ground to host its 100th Test match when England take on South Africa in July. ...

London's Old Street station in lockdown after body found | Daily Mail Online

London's Old Street station in lockdown after body found | Daily Mail Online
... The tragic discovery caused travel chaos on a large chunk of the Northern Line with services affected between Kennington and Camden Town via Bank. ...

Saturday, 20 May 2017

What Happened To The Teams That Competed In The First Ever FA Cup? | Londonist

What Happened To The Teams That Competed In The First Ever FA Cup? | Londonist
... The brainchild of the FA's secretary Charles Alcock, the debut FA Cup was ultimately won by London side Wanderers in a match at the Kennington Oval. It's doubtful the play itself would have been recognisable as the beautiful game we enjoy today. This was a sport of low tactics, and no goalkeepers... or even crossbars. ...

SU celebrates 150 years of ministry :: Inspire Magazine

SU celebrates 150 years of ministry :: Inspire Magazine
... For SU England and Wales, where SU began, staff, volunteers and supporters will gather on 2 June for a day of prayer and celebration at St Mark’s Church in Kennington. During the afternoon participants will visit sites around London for prayer and praise including a prayer walk in Islington where the ministry began. ...

Friday, 19 May 2017

Bar news | Hayman's gins set to move to new distillery in London

Bar news | Hayman's gins set to move to new distillery in London
... James Burrough’s original distillery in Cale Street in Chelsea became famous for its Beefeater gin. Its success led to the distillery moving to a larger site in Lambeth and then to Kennington where it continues to be made to this day – now part of drinks group Pernod Ricard. ...

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Southwark residents urged to join campaign for change to noisy Heathrow flight paths - Southwark News

Southwark residents urged to join campaign for change to noisy Heathrow flight paths - Southwark News
... After months of running her Plane Hell campaign, Southwark Community Action Network has got on board, and Bridget has received support from residents in Camberwell, Kennington and Peckham. ...

Director Daisy Evans talks to the News about her Silent Opera project at the Vaults Theatre - Southwark News

Director Daisy Evans talks to the News about her Silent Opera project at the Vaults Theatre - Southwark News
... Opera lover and director extraordinaire Daisy Evans was born in West London, but as soon as she was old enough she moved to the Beautiful South, where she still resides in Kennington. ...

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

General Election 2017: Is pollution in London an issue? - BBC News

General Election 2017: Is pollution in London an issue? - BBC News
... This group in Kennington is part of a growing movement where schoolchildren and parents are trying to get the air in London cleaned up. I have filmed groups in north London, in Soho and in Kennington. ... Well these children in Kennington managed to get Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Greens and the Women's Equality Party to attend their event and get them to sign up to a Clean Air Pledge. ...

Counter Bar and Brasserie Vauxhall, London | RestaurantNewsRelease.com

Counter Bar and Brasserie Vauxhall, London | RestaurantNewsRelease.com
... Counter’s head chef Mahrez Loukal trained under Alain Ducasse, became head chef at Michelin-starred Chez Bruce, and returned last year to London after four years as executive chef for three brasseries, including La Rotonde de la Villette, in Paris. His experience in French cuisine and knowledge of where to source the freshest local British ingredients, including from local artisans like the Kennington Bakery, shine through in the delicious and modern cooking at Counter. ...

New homes in south London: former squats in Kennington get a boost with Georgian-style townhouses and Northern line extension | Homes and Property

New homes in south London: former squats in Kennington get a boost with Georgian-style townhouses and Northern line extension | Homes and Property
Taking the place of a derelict terrace near Kennington Park; a new scheme is launching with flats, houses, gardens and parking spaces. ... Kennington seems stuck in time while dramatic change takes place all around it, especially in Vauxhall and Elephant & Castle. ... The Northern line Tube extension from Kennington to Battersea Power Station is causing people to look at the area with fresh eyes and not just cricket fans who want to be near the Kia Oval. Listed, recently refurbished Kennington Park now boasts a pretty flower garden and new green space leading to St Agnes Place a low-rise scheme of 58 Georgian-style houses and flats. ...

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Three Cheers Pub Co announce eighth site | The Caterer

Three Cheers Pub Co announce eighth site | The Caterer
... The existing portfolio within the group includes the Abbeville, Avalon and Stonehouse in Clapham; the Bollingbroke and the Lathchmere in Battersea; the Tommyfield in Kennington and the Rosedale in Dulwich. ...

Friday, 12 May 2017

Booking now open for Psychology4Students 2017 | BPS Beta Site

Booking now open for Psychology4Students 2017 | BPS Beta Site
... The first event will be held at the Nottingham Conference Centre on 21 November, with the second at The Kia Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club, in Kennington, South London on 5 December. ...

Kennington Village Fete Sunday 21st May Cleaver Square 12-4pm

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Elderly pedestrian dies of injuries five months after collision with cyclist in Chelsea - Get West London

Elderly pedestrian dies of injuries five months after collision with cyclist in Chelsea - Get West London
... Detectives from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are not naming the victim, but say he lived alone in Kennington and that they are still trying to trace next of kin, more than six months after the accident. ...

Honoured - hero George who stood on grenade to save brothers in arms - Southwark News

Honoured - hero George who stood on grenade to save brothers in arms - Southwark News
... Nearly 100 years to the day since his death, tributes have been paid to perhaps the bravest man to have ever come from Kennington.
A memorial service to celebrate the achievements of World War One hero and Victoria Cross recipient Corporal George Jarratt, was held at Kennington Park on May 5, in which a ceremonial paving stone was unveiled in his honour.
George was born in Kennington on July 20, 1891, and lived in White Hart Street. ... News of the violence, and the bravery George displayed, quickly became public knowledge back in Britain, and among his old friends and family in Kennington. ... Speaking after the ceremony last week at the Civilian War Memorial Path in Kennington Park, George’s grandson Terry Harwood told of how he had grown up hearing the story from their grandmother Gertrude.
Terry and his two brothers were raised in Romford by George’s daughter Joyce, who was also born in Kennington. The 69-year-old told the News: “As children we were aware of our grandfather because we had his Victoria Cross at home. I remember it well.” ...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The curse of Grand Designs? Owners of nine-storey water tower that featured in TV show knock £2million off the asking price | Daily Mail Online

The curse of Grand Designs? Owners of nine-storey water tower that featured in TV show knock £2million off the asking price | Daily Mail Online
... The converted Victorian water tower, on the site of the former Lambeth workhouse in Kennington, south London, is now on the market for £4.75million. In April, the asking price was a reported £6.5million.
... The converted Victorian water tower, on the site of the former Lambeth workhouse in Kennington, south London, is now on sale for £4.75million
The converted Victorian water tower, on the site of the former Lambeth workhouse in Kennington, south London, is now on sale for £4.75million
...

Monday, 8 May 2017

Archivist Ale: Royal Oak’s tribute to Stephen Humphrey [4 May 2017]

Archivist Ale: Royal Oak’s tribute to Stephen Humphrey [4 May 2017]

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd review - Entertainment Focus

Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd review - Entertainment Focus
... The show’s debut in the West End follows a successful run at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, but its success across the pond has already spawned two sequels. This is the only aspect of the play which isn’t surprising: funny, ingenious and wonderfully heart-warming, Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd. is one of the best shows I’ve seen all year. ...

Friday, 5 May 2017

London is the place to bee: why bees in our capital are thriving | Metro News


bees in urban life

London is the place to bee: why bees in our capital are thriving | Metro News
... ‘In fact, London has a higher density of honey bees than anywhere else in the country’, says Tristam Sutton, apiary manager and beekeeping association trustee, speaking from Walworth Garden at Kennington, south London. ... 




Tuesday, 2 May 2017

QPR news: Prince’s Trust sets up west London base at Loftus Road to help more youngsters | London Evening Standard

QPR news: Prince’s Trust sets up west London base at Loftus Road to help more youngsters | London Evening Standard
... Four members of staff from The Prince’s Trust will work at the Championship club’s Loftus Road home to help support disadvantaged people in the area aged 13 to 30. The trust already has a centre in Poplar serving east London and another in Kennington for the south of the capital. ...

Six FREE things to do in London this week

Six FREE things to do in London this week
...

Cheap Cuts

London’s annual free documentary festival returns with a weekend of films spanning mental health, race, migration and the people who make those sand sculptures on the South Bank. The Cinema Museum. Tube: Kennington. Fri May 5-Sun May 7. ...

Friday, 28 April 2017

Elephant and Castle homes could be demolished during Bakerloo extension works, TfL admits - Southwark News

Elephant and Castle homes could be demolished during Bakerloo extension works, TfL admits - Southwark News
... TfL would not comment on what size the land needed for a worksite would be, but comparisons have been made with the TfL worksite in Kennington Park where new Northern Line tunnels are being dug. ...

Closure confirmed for Royal Mail sorting office serving Walworth and Kennington - Southwark News

Closure confirmed for Royal Mail sorting office serving Walworth and Kennington - Southwark News

Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan talks sci-fi, sexism and her LA search 
for a battered-sausage supper

Guardians of the Galaxy's Karen Gillan talks sci-fi, sexism and her LA search 
for a battered-sausage supper
... Here’s the thing about Karen Gillan: she makes me feel bad. She’s red-headed (like me), 29 years old (same, pretty much) and was born in Inverness before moving to Edinburgh (check). After going down to London, aged 18, she served behind the bar at The Pilgrim in Kennington. Then she was cast in Doctor Who and the rest is history.  ...

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Historic Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School | London Craft Week

Historic Carving at City & Guilds of London Art School | London Craft Week

Monday, 24 April 2017

Spring Plants Fair

Spring Plants Fair

SPRING PLANTS FAIR

Saturday 29 April

11am-4pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; £7 on the door; under-16s free

This year is extra special as the museum re-opens its doors after an 18-month closure. The day will feature stalls from specialist nurseries selling a wide range of fascinating and unusual plants and is the only plant fair of its kind to take place in Central London.

Stories #3

Stories #3

STORIES #3

Friday 28 April

7.45pm (doors 7pm) at Hub Coffee House, Oasis Centre, 1 Kennington Road; £3 on the door

An evening of storytelling, spoken word and song in the Hub Coffee House. Floor spots available. Hot food and full licensed bar all evening.

Entry fee supports Oasis projects including Food Bank and debt advice. 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Six reasons to visit the Cinema Museum this month

Six reasons to visit the Cinema Museum this month
... The building in Kennington dates back to 1873 and was originally a Victorian workhouse. A notorious last resort for the desperately poor, its most famous inmate was a young Charlie Chaplin.  ...

ES Views: Building more homes is the solution to the housing crisis | London Evening Standard

ES Views: Building more homes is the solution to the housing crisis | London Evening Standard
... There are so many new tower blocks going up around where I live in Kennington and along the South Bank. I rarely see anybody going in and out of them and no real sense of community is being developed.
These properties are too expensive for most south London residents. It also clear that some new developments are so shoddy and poorly constructed that there is no way they will last a lifetime. These developments may bring in extra revenue for local councils, but what happened to the authorities making decisions that will be of benefit  to the people who actually vote  for them?
The whole housing market in London is largely broken. How can we fix it?
David Smith ...

Monday, 17 April 2017

🌼📚Spring cleaning your 📚bookshelves???

Dear Companions
We have another stack of 📚books here to sell on-line in aid of the Friends of the Durning Library so now would be a good time to receive any that you would like to donate...
They can either be delivered here to my flat [easier for me, of course] or dropped off at the library, in the blue bin as usual.
I anticipate processing batches of books, CDs, DVDs, etc half yearly, so you may want to have your clear-out sooner rather than later.
Very many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Extension of the Northern line to Battersea a step closer as tunnelling begins | Global Rail News

Extension of the Northern line to Battersea a step closer as tunnelling begins | Global Rail News
... Helen has now begun her 3.2km tunnelling journey to connect Battersea to Kennington, via Nine Elms, to create the first of the underground tunnels that will extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line. Amy is expected to follow in one month. ...

Tunnelling has started on Transport for London's £1.2bn Northern Line extension to Battersea | City A.M.

Tunnelling has started on Transport for London's £1.2bn Northern Line extension to Battersea | City A.M.
... The first of two giant tunnel boring machines, named Helen, began her 3.2km journey to branch out the line from Kennington to Battersea. ... The two machines (the other's called Amy, FYI), were lowered 20m below ground in Battersea in February and now one has set off under south London to create the first of the underground tunnels extending the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power station, via Nine Elms. ...

Tunelling starts on the Northern Line Extension – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide

Tunelling starts on the Northern Line Extension – IanVisits – London News and Events Guide
... The Northern Line Extension has taken a step forward as the first of two giant tunnel boring machines, Helen, began her 3.2km tunnelling journey to extend the line from Kennington to Battersea. ... Helen has now set off under south London to create the first of the underground tunnels that will extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms. ...

This giant boring machine is actually quite exciting if you use the Northern Line | London - ITV News

This giant boring machine is actually quite exciting if you use the Northern Line | London - ITV News
...
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Credit: TfL
A giant boring machine is being used to excavate a 3.2km tunnel from Battersea to Kennington, south London, as part of the Northern Line extension. ...