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. ...

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