Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Learn about the spuds you like – South London News

Learn about the spuds you like – South London News
... Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winners Pennard Plants are bringing potatoes and decades of potato growing wisdom, expertise and practical tips to this year’s Roots and Shoots Pop Up Potato Shop, in Kennington, together with hundreds of heritage and heirloom seeds and some new varieties of soft fruits. ... 
It’s on Sunday, February 11 from 11am to 2pm. Admission is free.
Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington SE11 6DN.
Go to www.rootsandshoots.org.uk for more details.

£1bn knocked off asking prices in London properties | Mortgage Introducer

£1bn knocked off asking prices in London properties | Mortgage Introducer
... By contrast at the more affordable end of the prime spectrum, the discounts are smaller. The average reduction on homes currently for sale in both Wandsworth and Kennington is 6.5%. And in 2017 the average property sold in these areas went for 95% of its original asking price. ...

Northern Line Extension - Premier Construction News

Northern Line Extension - Premier Construction News
... Included within the work is the construction of two new stations, to be completed by 2020, at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station. The major of work is taking place at four sites – Battersea Power Station, Kennington Green, Kennington Park and Nine Elms. The joint venture Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rouke is designing and building the NLE. ... Six months later a major breakthrough was achieved as Amy broke through at Kennington, meaning two 3.2km tunnels from Battersea Power Station have now been built. As the 100 metre long tunnelling machines advanced forward, nearly 20,000 precast concrete segments were put in place to form rings to line the tunnels. A conveyor system then took the spoil from the tunnels up to barges on the River Thames. During the course of their journey, Helen and Amy excavated more than 300,000 tonnes of earth, which was subsequently transported to Goshems Farm in East Tilbury, Essex, saving thousands of lorry journeys from the Capital’s roads. The earth has been used to create arable farmland. ...

Rupert Graves: 'Benedict and Andrew's Hamlets were great. Maybe I could do an old Hamlet?' - WhatsOnStage.com

Rupert Graves: 'Benedict and Andrew's Hamlets were great. Maybe I could do an old Hamlet?' - WhatsOnStage.com
... We caught up with the actor – also known for playing DI Lestrade in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' Sherlock – to find out more about the production, opening at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington this week. ...

Trains Run More Frequently On The Northern Line From Today | Londonist

Trains Run More Frequently On The Northern Line From Today | Londonist
... Previously the peak service — consisting of 24 trains an hour on both central London branches of the Northern line and 30 trains an hour on the Kennington to Morden section — operated between 5.30pm and 6.30pm each evening. From today, this peak timetable will be extended to run for two hours, between 5pm and 7pm. ...

Friday, 19 January 2018

This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark. | Londonist

This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark. | Londonist
... Performed in the upstairs of the White Bear Pub in Kennington, the play's set is small and intimate, with a simple set design. The story of Johnson’s altercation with Baxter unfolds over three lengthy scenes, with an interval after the second scene. ...

Gasholder development

Dear Kennington Companions,

I was wondering if you knew of Berkeley Homes plan for the Oval Gasholder site?  This latest update to the masterplan that they unveiled mid-December really shows the scale of their ambition with adding 18 storey buildings to the site where Tesco now stands and a 10 storey building inside the listed gasholder.  This is after the neighbourhood reacted against initial heights suggested at 8 storeys.  Now they have more than doubled it.

Having done a flyer run around the area last weekend and speaking with people, it was shocking how few people knew this was being planned, and that the planning application is happening now and closing soon.  Is there any possibility you could help raise awareness of this?

We (the neighbourhood around the site) have set up a Friends of the Oval gasholder page https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheovalgasholder with information on the development as well as links to the Lambeth Planning Portal herehttp://bit.ly/gasworks-2 

Please let me know if this is something you can cover.

Best,

Kirk Hendry
Kilner House
Clayton St



On this day: January 18

On this day: January 18
... 1879: The first England v Wales football international was played at Kennington Oval in London, England winning 2-1.  ...

Thursday, 18 January 2018

TfL completes London Underground upgrade works - Railway Technology

TfL completes London Underground upgrade works - Railway Technology
... Three track junctions at Earl’s Court were also replaced, while two new low-vibration track junctions were deployed to connect the new Northern Line Extension tunnels to the existing Northern line at Kennington. ...

50th anniversary production of This Story of Yours launches - Entertainment Focus

50th anniversary production of This Story of Yours launches - Entertainment Focus
... It plays at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington, from 9th January – 27th January. ...

The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line | Londonist

The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line | Londonist
... And for ten more stops the dog loped steadily ahead of the train, through Old-street, Moorgate, the Bank, London Bridge, Borough, the Elephant, Kennington, the Oval, Stockwell, and Clapham North. ...

First train travels over new Northern line extension junction | Global Rail News

First train travels over new Northern line extension junction | Global Rail News
... When the extension opens in 2020, trains from Battersea will join the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line via new junctions on the Kennington Loop.
The Kennington Loop’s old cast iron tunnel segments have had to be removed and the track and concrete trackbed lifted to make way for two new turnouts for the north-bound and south-bound lines.  
Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke are delivering the Northern line extension between Kennington station and Battersea, which will include a second new station at Nine Elms. ...

This Story of Yours  – The White Bear Theatre, London

This Story of Yours  – The White Bear Theatre, London
... Entering the White Bear Theatre’s new digs above the Kennington pub, we hear the cackle of a police radio to prepare us for this police procedural drama first seen at the Royal Court in 1968. Interspersed in the static, are songs from the 60s. One of them is a song by The Who, which is used as the theme song for the more recent American police procedural drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. This ironic gesture is the closest thing to comedy in John Hopkins’ dark psychological thriller. ...

New images show what Battersea Power Station's glossy new tube stop will look like | London Evening Standard

New images show what Battersea Power Station's glossy new tube stop will look like | London Evening Standard
... A giant boring machine named Amy broke through at Kennington, meaning a pair of two-mile long tunnels have been created in south London. ...

Sherlock star Rupert Graves makes his debut as a theatre director

Sherlock star Rupert Graves makes his debut as a theatre director
... It will get its world premiere at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 from Tuesday 30 January to Saturday 17 February. Press night is Friday February 2 at 7pm ... 

Sunday, 7 January 2018

BBC Radio 4 - From Fact to Fiction, Cold Turkey

BBC Radio 4 - From Fact to Fiction, Cold Turkey

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Lazy Girl's Guide To Fitness | British Vogue

Lazy Girl's Guide To Fitness | British Vogue
...

Discover a free outdoor gym

By the age of 75, two thirds of us will be suffering from a chronic illness and may be reliant on pharmaceutical drugs to keep us alive. However, some of these are preventable and London is full of free outdoor gyms - although they are not always that easy to find. Some have pull-up bars that you can hang on, parallel bars where you can test out your inner Olympian, and an array of random things to jump over and swing across. Some of my favourites are tucked away in Primrose Hill, Kennington and Maida Vale. Why not go on a Sunday adventure with a friend and see how long you can hang for? If they can train outdoors in Russia, we can certainly do it here. ...

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Team launch new community contact sessions

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Vassall Safer Neighbourhood Team launch new community contact sessions
... The first session will be held on Monday, 8 January at the Myatts North Community Centre, 4pm-5pm. A second will be held on Tuesday, 16 January, at the Kennington Business Park (1-3 Brixton Road) between 1pm and 2pm ...

London's Tube to get quicker and more reliable as TfL wraps up festive work on Northern Line extension and upgrades | City A.M.

London's Tube to get quicker and more reliable as TfL wraps up festive work on Northern Line extension and upgrades | City A.M.
... Progress has been made on the Northern Line extension too, with the installation of two new track junctions to connect the new tunnels for the extension to the existing line at Kennington. Work is ongoing to build new stations at Battersea and Nine Elms. ...

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Value of London park's trees estimated at £12.3m | Horticulture Week

Value of London park's trees estimated at £12.3m | Horticulture Week

... Environmental charity Trees for Cities worked with 35 volunteers in Kennington Park within the borough of Lambeth to assess the size and health of its 480 trees. ... "We’ve already been putting these results into practice and have used them to inform tree planting within Kennington Park, planting 20 new legacy trees which build upon the history of the trees already in the park." ...