Saturday, 19 May 2018

Heads Up: Winding up Book Sales in aid of Friends of the Durning Library

Dear Companions
Heads Up:  Winding up Book Sales in aid of Friends of the Durning Library
CONGRATULATIONS!
Sales of your donated books, CDs, DVDs etc have raised over £1,000!!!
This has been a wonderful community effort in support of a great local cause
THANK YOU!!!
The latest figure stands at £1,012.52
I still have books donated by Fiona to process and Patsy has a load to be delivered
My initial goal was £1k so I shall be bringing these sales to an end
If you've been thinking to de-clutter, your time is up!
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE FOR A CLEAR-OUT!
Please be in touch asap to arrange collection/delivery.
Very many thanks
Best wishes
Cathy
KenningtonCompanions@gmail.com

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Dalston 'acid attack': Four charged after revellers 'squirted with noxious substance' near nightclub | London Evening Standard

Dalston 'acid attack': Four charged after revellers 'squirted with noxious substance' near nightclub | London Evening Standard
... Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton was gunned down in Kennington less than 24 hours before two other teenage boys - one aged just 13 - were shot in broad daylight in Wealdstone, Harrow. ...

Northern Line passengers warned of bank holiday disruption as extension works get underway | City A.M.

Northern Line passengers warned of bank holiday disruption as extension works get underway | City A.M.
... From 26 May work is scheduled for the Northern line's extension to Battersea, which will mean Bank branch trains will not be stopping at Kennington from then until mid-September 2018. ... Kennington station will still be open during the months of disruption, with customers able to board trains northbound via Charing Cross and southbound to Morden. ... Stuart Harvey, TfL's director of major projects, had said the Bank branch platforms at Kennington "are simply too narrow to allow us to safely carry out this vital work behind hoardings while keeping the platforms open".
He said: "Running Bank branch trains through Kennington without stopping will allow us to build the additional passageways we need in the quickest and least disruptive way possible, and are essential to enable customers to access the new Northern Line extension when it opens."
The extension from Battersea to Kennington via Nine Elms is due to be completed in 2020, and will be the first major extension to a Tube line since the Jubilee Line in the late 1990s. ...

Women’s and girls' rugby programme launched at Archbishop’s Park [14 May 2018]

Women’s and girls' rugby programme launched at Archbishop’s Park [14 May 2018]
... The Lambeth Rugby Partnership is already offering O2 Touch rugby at the same venue on a Wednesday evening and is introducing rugby to a number of local schools as well as working with The Black Prince Trust and its partners in Kennington. ...

In photos: A stroll through Kennington park in the spring sunshine, May 2018

In photos: A stroll through Kennington park in the spring sunshine, May 2018
... Here’s a short series of photos taken during a delightful sunny saunter through Kennington Park, a Grade II listed green open space to the north of Brixton. ...

Monday, 14 May 2018

Tree or False? a tree-sure hunt

Tree or False? a tree-sure hunt

TREE OR FALSE? A TREE-SURE HUNT
Sunday 20 May
2pm-3.30pm  at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,  Lambeth Road; £10; book at
https://utf_tree_or_false.eventbrite.co.uk
Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival. Reckon you know the facts from the fibs about trees & nature? This is a fun and interactive walkshop which will follow GMH Park's Ice Age Tree Trail to bolster your knowledge of interesting tree facts with a unique spin on "true or false". All participants will be provided with a unique make-your-own identification guide and learning journal which will be used throughout the event.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/19478

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Exclusive: South London Rapper Loski on Getting Co-Signed by Drake | Complex

Exclusive: South London Rapper Loski on Getting Co-Signed by Drake | Complex
... South London rapper Loski is making major waves within the hip-hop scene. At just 19 years old, the affiliate of Kennington's Harlem Spartans has already reached a number of career milestones, such as garnering millions of YouTube views with tracks like “Cool Kid” and “Forrest Gump,” securing major headlining shows, and catching the attention of heavy-hitters like Drake and Stormzy. ...

Bank branch trains will not stop at Kennington station from May to September - Southwark News

Bank branch trains will not stop at Kennington station from May to September - Southwark News
... Tube passengers have been advised to avoid Kennington tube station while essential Northern line maintenance work takes place from May to September.
From Saturday, May 26, Bank branch trains will not call at Kennington Tube station and although the Charing Cross Branch will be stopping, there will be no interchange between the different branches. ...

'Three Cheers' as gin trend sparks London pub company to open second boutique hotel - Boutique Hotelier

'Three Cheers' as gin trend sparks London pub company to open second boutique hotel - Boutique Hotelier
... The first Three Cheers Pub Co pub with rooms was The Tommyfield in Kennington which launched in 2014. ...

Friday, 11 May 2018

Pop Music Meets Horror Film At This Terrifyingly Entertaining Cabaret Show | Londonist

Pop Music Meets Horror Film At This Terrifyingly Entertaining Cabaret Show | Londonist
... The next PopHorror show takes place on 20 June at Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY ...

'Northern Line extension causes Kennington to sink' | London - ITV News

'Northern Line extension causes Kennington to sink' | London - ITV News
... The London borough of Kennington is sinking supposedly due to the drilling work on the Northern Line extension. ...

Monday, 7 May 2018

London shootings 2018 – what are the latest gun crime statistics and how many have there been this year?

London shootings 2018 – what are the latest gun crime statistics and how many have there been this year?
... The latest life claimed was 17-year-old Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, who was gunned down in a drive by shooting near his home in Kennington, south London on May 5, 2018. ... 
  • May 5 Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton was gunned down in a drive by shooting near his home in Kennington, south London ...

London crime: Extra armed police patrols after Bank Holiday bloodshed | Daily Star

London crime: Extra armed police patrols after Bank Holiday bloodshed | Daily Star
... Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, a 17-year-old rapper and aspiring architect, was gunned down on the streets of Kennington on Saturday afternoon. ...

Mother pleads for son’s killing to be the last amid bank holiday violence | BT

Mother pleads for son’s killing to be the last amid bank holiday violence | BT
... Paramedics and police were called to reports of gunshots on Cooks Road in Kennington on Saturday at just after 6pm. ...

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Boy, 17, dies after being shot in south London street as capital's murder toll surpasses 60 - Mirror Online

Boy, 17, dies after being shot in south London street as capital's murder toll surpasses 60 - Mirror Online
... The boy was found with a gunshot wound in Warham Street in Kennington, south London ... The teenager was discovered with critical injuries on Warham Street in Kennington, Southwark on Saturday evening. ...

Kennington shooting: Teenager dies after being shot in south London | London Evening Standard

Kennington shooting: Teenager dies after being shot in south London | London Evening Standard
... Police were called to reports of gunshots on Cooks Road, Kennington, at around 6.05pm on Saturday. ... 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Lambeth Horticultural Society Garden Visits 2018

Dear Companions
Follow these links for this year's coach trip outings.
Lambeth Horticultural Society Garden Visits
LAMBETH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY GARDEN COACH OUTINGS 2018

The Kennington pick-up is the bus stop on Kennington Road on the corner of Black Prince Road at 9am/9.30am depending on where we are headed.
There are 3 other pick-up points across Lambeth
Contact Brendan for full details: brendan.byrne1@tiscali.co.uk
I expect to join you for the June, July and September outings so hope to see you then
Enjoy!
Best wishes
Cathy

Tesco Kennington Lane | Oval Gasworks

Tesco Kennington Lane | Oval Gasworks

Welcome to Tesco Kennington

With a change in modern shopping habits, particularly in urban areas, large supermarkets with a large quantity of parking provision are no longer deemed fit for purpose. Tesco have therefore taken the opportunity to review the use of their superstore in Kennington.
Berkeley Homes have worked with Tesco to produce a comprehensive set of proposals which aim to deliver a new modern Tesco store, 571 new homes of which 35% will be affordable and over 30,500 sq.ft of additional commercial space.
There will be a public exhibition of the proposals at the following time and venue:

The Kia Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club, Kennington, London SE11 5SS

Tuesday 8th May, The Pakistan Room, Time: 16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 9th May, The India Room,Time: 16:00 - 20:00

Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum | Londonist

Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum | Londonist
... Mustachioed Maurice Hardcastle proudly paces the corridors of Kennington's Cinema Museum, sporting a gold-trimmed, gravy brown James F Donald uniform and peaked cap, dating back to 1945. ... Not to be confused with the glossy museum-cum-Bond car garage in Covent Garden, Kennington's Cinema Museum has the air of a granddad's attic grown wild. It is at once charmingly organised and disorganised — strewn throughout various rooms, stairwells and corridors of the former Lambeth workhouse, with ticket machines, kiosks, projectors, autographed pictures of long lost stars like Ann Casson and Betty Amman; and signs that optimistically state: 'Queue Here'. ...

London Underground work has caused Kennington to sink by 1 cm in a year — Quartz

London Underground work has caused Kennington to sink by 1 cm in a year — Quartz
... When a European weather satellite took images of a region in south London, it made a surprising discovery: The neighborhood of Kennington has sunk about 1 cm in the past year. ... The company says the most likely reason for Kennington’s subsidence is the sinking of shaft—the digging of a vertical tunnel—that was completed in November, as part of an extension of the Northern line on the London Underground. The subsidence occurs as the ground around a freshly dug tunnel settles into its new position. ...