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. ...

Monday, 10 April 2017

Thank you Younis Khan | SAMAA TV

Thank you Younis Khan | SAMAA TV
... The highlights of his test career include a match winning double hundred, when he scored 267 runs against India at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in March 2005. Younis also was run out against India in Lahore at Gaddafi Stadium in 2006 when he was batting on 199. He also scored a triple hundred against Sri Lanka at National Stadium Karachi in February 2009, becoming third Pakistani to get to 300. He also scored a 200 not out against Bangladesh in 2011 at Chittagong. He also scored a brilliant 200 against Zimbabwe in September 2013. In October 2014, he scored 213 against Australia at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. During the last England tour he again scored a match winning 218 in the final match of the series at Kennington Oval, London, due to his brilliant effort Pakistan came back from 2-1 to draw the series at 2-2. In January 2017 Younis scored 175 against Australia at Sydney cricket ground. ...

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Michael Deacon: from Parliament to pigging out, my first year as a restaurant critic

Michael Deacon: from Parliament to pigging out, my first year as a restaurant critic
... Oh, and I had to file 1,000 words on an Eritrean bistro in Kennington. Most restaurant reviewers are just that: restaurant reviewers. Reviewing restaurants is all ... 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Try This Victorian London Quiz | Londonist

Try This Victorian London Quiz | Londonist
... 14. In 1872, a bunch of public school boys defeated the British Army in Kennington, after the Scots were unable to afford their rail fares. What famous event does this loosely describe? ...

Lambeth vetoes plan to replace Days Hotel with 13-storey tower [4 April 2017]

Lambeth vetoes plan to replace Days Hotel with 13-storey tower [4 April 2017]
A proposal to knock down the Days Hotel Waterloo at the corner of Kennington Road and Lambeth Road and replace it with a new hotel with more than twice as many rooms has been turned down by Lambeth councillors. ...

Saturday, 1 April 2017

International Pillow Fight Day 2017: Hundreds gather in London for mass battle | The Independent

International Pillow Fight Day 2017: Hundreds gather in London for mass battle | The Independent
... Armed with pillows and an appetite for rambunctious weekend activity, participants gathered in Kennington Park to mark International Pillow Fight Day 2017. ...