How did you first get into music?. I remember my granddad took me to a cricket match, when I was about six or seven, in Kennington. It was only 10 in the morning and there were these Jamaicans drinking Special Brew
or something. By midday they'd drunk them all and started making music
with the tins. I wasn't interested in the cricket at all, I was just
watching these people – that was the first time I had seen any 'live'
Supporters heading to tomorrow's game with Arsenal may find the following information useful. Those fans using the London Underground should be aware that there is no service on the Northern Line between Kennington and Morden. Replacement bus services will be in operation ... Again, replacement buses will be available ... Replacement buses will be laid on....
Announcing a new meetup for the London Cultureseekers Group!
What: 'Charlie Chaplin' Guided Walk (rsvp here for 12:30pm or here for 3:00pm) Where: Kennington Tube Station (outside the station) When: Sunday 13th April 2014 at 12:30pm or 3:00pm
Come along on Sunday 13th April at 12:30pm or 3:00pm for a guided walk around Kennington on the early life of the comic genius; Charlie Chaplin!
I'm a massive fan of Charlie Chaplin, so I'll be the guide for the walk.
About the walk
Charlie Chaplin was British and kept British citizenship all his life, even though he spent most of his adult life in America.
He was born in Kennington, London on the 16th April 1889 and lived there until he was 21. He was born into and spent his early years in great poverty in (at the time) one of the poorest areas of London. He joined a performing group and during a tour of the U.S was spotted performing by a scout for Sennett Studios, they signed him up and the rest is history! He went on to star in 81 films mainly during the silent era and playing his 'Little Tramp' character in most of them.
His life is a classic rags to riches story and in his films he was heavily influenced by his poor upbringing. I will guide you round the streets visiting various places that influenced him, the houses where he lived as a child and describing the conditions of the area in late Victorian London. I will tell you the story of his relationships with his mentally ill mother, alcoholic father and the close bond he had with his half brother Sydney. Plus I will also talk about his stage understudy who also went onto become a world famous movie comedian.
I will finish the walk showing you the place where he learnt his famous comedy walk!
The walk is free to 'Full Members 2013', but £5 for everyone else.
The walk will last about 1h 45mins and we will end by going to a pub not far from Vauxhall Tube Station. We will be having two back to back walks, one at 12:30pm and one at 3:00pm, so when you rsvp, please choose which one you would like to come on.
As a schoolboy in Barbados, Chris Jordan shared a classroom with future pop princess Rihanna and used to deliver throwdowns to West Indies legend Brian Lara at the Kensington Oval. Now he's the one earning top billing as England's latest cricketing hope ... Whenever the Windies were in town, Jordan would head down to the Kennington Oval to watch his fast-bowling idols Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh ... He bowled at a lively pace....
Rifat Ozbek, 60, moved from Istanbul to London in the late-1970s to study fashion at Central Saint Martins. In the 1980s he was the go-to designer for the ‘ethnic’ prints favoured by Yasmin Le Bon and Princess Diana ... Ozbek lives in an apartment in Notting Hill Gate. ‘Never be afraid of a theme or copying a stylistic era ... (soane.org) ... If you live in an early 19th-century classical townhouse in Kennington, you do it up with authentic items...
In the summer of 1976, Gary Naylor was a 13-year-old boy without the emotional intelligence required to fall in love. Then he saw Michael Holding bowl and learned the meaning of the word ... Photograph. Hulton Archive/Getty Images ... In the heat of England's hottest summer in living memory, I closed the curtains and watched, on our new colour television, every ball of the Fifth Test on the scorched grass of Kennington's Oval ...
He said. “It’s 180 miles, it’s huge, it is utterly nerve-wracking.” Richard, 18, from Surbiton, who has seven GCSEs including three at A-star, is in a team of nine Ladder for London apprentices who will join the 2,230-strong field for the two-day 180-mile charity challenge ... None of the team of ... Musa, 20, from Kennington, who started his business administration apprenticeship with public relations firm Brunswick last month, added....(size: 2.7Kb)
Coming soon...sneak preview of King's College London Mathematics School. Posted on 10/03/2014. The first architects' impressions of how the new King's College London
Mathematics School will look - inside and out - have been made public
today ... A second site, just a few metres away with an entrance on Kennington Road, will extend the size of the school and create the sense of a campus ... Notes to Editors....(size: 3.6Kb)
CINEMA NIGHT: The underground cinematic Kennington Bioscope presents an evening of silent cinema screenings, with special guest Glenn Mitchell, at the Cinema Museum in Kennington. £2, prebook by email, 7.30pm
Nowhere in London conveys nature more serene than Highgate Ponds.
They spring from the woods, glide round the contours and drop gently
south, as a visual carpet to London floating in the distance. They are
still remarkably wild and un-manicured ...
Such rare flash floods as do occur on London streets arise from
torrential downpours overwhelming incompetentently maintained sewers, as
happened last week in Kennington, not Hampstead ponds ...
I am hoping that you may be able to help me or direct me to the correct persons/site. Someone in one of my groups on Facebook has asked if anyone knows any details of the old school that was located where the new Tesco's store is now situated. We are not talking about The Licensed Victuallers School. I can now supply you with a map from 1893-6 which shows both
the schools along Kennington Lane. It is the school on the left in
the map that this query is about.
Thanking you in advance for your time and help in this matter. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
I have since found out that the school in question was the Upper
Kennington Lane Board School which was damaged by bombing in WW2.
A lot of posts about this school query can be found on the Bring
back the Lambeth Walk group on Facebook i.e. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2214324581/
writing is a wonderful outlet for personal passions ... It follows the fortunes of the down-at-heel tenants of No 10 Dulcimer Street, Kennington, a lodging-house sub-divided into flats; there’s the lonely landlady, the ageing Soho hostess, the world-weary Mr Josser, who manages to symbolically smash his cheap retirement clock, the doomed, adenoidal Mr Puddy, and others scraping by in 1939 London ..