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. ...