Saturday, 30 December 2017

Chaplin’s childhood home up for sale – South London News

Chaplin’s childhood home up for sale – South London News
... The property in Methley Street, Kennington, is one of several in South London associated with the man who would become one of the highest earners in the world when he left to write, direct and star in movies in America. ... Chaplin’s years in Kennington were the most turbulent of his life. His father had walked out after Hannah’s affair with another performer, Leo Dryden, was revealed. She had no income, other than occasional nursing and dressmaking, and Charlie was sent to Lambeth Workhouse when he was seven. ... Kennington was then a very poor neighbourhood, scarcely altered from the squalour Charles Dickens recalled in Oliver Twist. ...

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates - Transport for London

Tube, Overground, TfL Rail, DLR & Tram status updates - Transport for London
Northern Part closure

Northern line
On Friday 22 December, there will be no Charing Cross branch trains between Charing Cross and Stockwell from approximately 00:00 until 02:00 on Friday night / Saturday morning. This is in preparation for the Northern line extension

On Monday 1 January 2018, there will be no service between Charing Cross and Kennington from18:00 to prepare for the Northern line extension.     

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Fallon aide accused of groping at Xmas party

Fallon aide accused of groping at Xmas party
... Richard Holden is said to have groped the alleged victim, in her 20s, during the bash at his home in Kennington, south London, on December 17 last year. ...

The Bank station upgrade is running behind schedule and over budget | City A.M.

The Bank station upgrade is running behind schedule and over budget | City A.M.
... Closures are expected to be from April to May in 2020, with the line closed in both directions Moorgate to Kennington, and from May to August that year, with northbound trains not stopping at Bank and the southbound line closed Moorgate to Kennington. ...

Tories' Brexit bonfire of red tape poses serious risk to our air quality | LabourList

Tories' Brexit bonfire of red tape poses serious risk to our air quality | LabourList
... My home borough of Lambeth is among the worst performing areas in London for air quality. Brixton Road in Kennington, for example, is one of the worst offending areas in the entire city, with levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) edging near double the recommended limit. High levels of NO2 can lead towards asthma, heart problems and even cancer. ...

Which Monarch Has The Most Cool Stuff In London Named For Them? | Londonist

Which Monarch Has The Most Cool Stuff In London Named For Them? | Londonist
... Still, England's longest reigning Anglo-Saxon king can still be spotted in a few parts of London, most notably around Kennington. There, he has an estate and a nursery named after him. ...

Collins Adesoji and Bujwawne Brooks: London gang members who mounted pavement to commit terror-style car attack face jail | talkRADIO

Collins Adesoji and Bujwawne Brooks: London gang members who mounted pavement to commit terror-style car attack face jail | talkRADIO
... Adesoji, of Kennington and Brooks, of West Norwood have been remanded for sentencing at the Old Bailey next month. ... "This resulted in a young teenager being stabbed in Kennington and a violent attack in Brixton on a young man who, as is so often the case, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. ... 

Cinema museum fate in the balance as owners decide who can buy building – South London News

Cinema museum fate in the balance as owners decide who can buy building – South London News
... The Cinema Museum in Kennington, which won the Time Out Love London award two years ago, has been threatened with eviction from its building in Dugard Way, Lambeth. ...

A shot in time: Tottenham and Manchester United from 1972 | Daily Mail Online

A shot in time: Tottenham and Manchester United from 1972 | Daily Mail Online
... This sort of dedication could be labelled ‘savage enthusiasm’, which happens to be the title of a new book by Paul Brown on the history of football fans. Brown takes his title from a report in the Pall Mall Gazette of the 1888 FA Cup final between West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End at the Kennington Oval in London.
There were 20,000 there, up from 2,000 in the previous decade, as football’s popularity mushroomed. The report referred to interest in the result far beyond Kennington — ‘in dozens of murky towns in Lancashire, Yorkshire and the Midlands, to say nothing of Scotland’. By 1901 there would be more than 110,000 for the Tottenham v Sheffield United final at Crystal Palace. ...

Sherlock star Rupert Graves to make directorial stage debut in London - WhatsOnStage.com

Sherlock star Rupert Graves to make directorial stage debut in London - WhatsOnStage.com
... The actor, who played DI Lestrade in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss', is to direct Philip Goodhew's The Ungrateful Biped at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington. ...

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mums tell stories of losing sons to knife crime in Parliament meeting - Southwark News

Mums tell stories of losing sons to knife crime in Parliament meeting - Southwark News
... Ms Kamara, whose son Mohamed died aged sixteen after he was stabbed at the Newington Estate, in Kennington, two years ago, said stop and search could save “many young lives on the streets of London”. ...

Lambeth Council recommends dismissing Herne Hill Forum as designated organisation as territorial disputes surface

Lambeth Council recommends dismissing Herne Hill Forum as designated organisation as territorial disputes surface
... Lambeth is currently served by Norwood Planning Assembly Neighbourhood Forum; Tulse Hill Neighbourhood Forum; Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Neighbourhood Forum and South Bank and Waterloo Neighbours Forum. ...

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The £1.2bn Northern Line extension just reached a major milestone: It has finished tunnelling work from Battersea to Kennington | City A.M.

The £1.2bn Northern Line extension just reached a major milestone: It has finished tunnelling work from Battersea to Kennington | City A.M.
... A huge tunnel boring machine broke through this morning at Kennington, meaning two 3.2km tunnels from Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms, have now been built. ...

Breakthrough in major Northern line extension

Breakthrough in major Northern line extension
... Tunnel boring machine, Amy, has broken through at Kennington, meaning that the two 3.2km tunnels from Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms, have now been built. ...

FEATURE: Spalding man’s memories of his life as an evacuee in WWII - Spalding Guardian

FEATURE: Spalding man’s memories of his life as an evacuee in WWII - Spalding Guardian
... He was boarded onto a train with a group of other children from his school St Agnes in Kennington Park, London, and ended up in Wokingham in Berkshire. ... He grew up in Kennington, South London, with his parents Beatrice (May) and Walter, older brother Wally and sister Joan. ...

THEATRE REVIEW | The Tailor-Made Man, White Bear Theatre, London |

THEATRE REVIEW | The Tailor-Made Man, White Bear Theatre, London |
... The White Bear is a comfortable theatre space within a rather stylish and recently renovated pub and is only a short tube ride from Leicester Square. Head down to Kennington for a slice of gay history that has particular relevance today. Oh, those costumes too. You’ll be hard pressed not to want to sneak backstage and grab a few pairs of slacks and a jacket to take home. ...

Pair bid to row Atlantic, 60ft waves, shark attacks and just 3,000 miles left to row… – South London News

Pair bid to row Atlantic, 60ft waves, shark attacks and just 3,000 miles left to row… – South London News
... A 22-year-old student will aim to become one of a select handful of people to have rowed the Atlantic, starting on December 12. But Oli Glanville, from Kennington, may be the first to attempt it less than a year after first taking up the sport. ... Oli Glanville knows all too well the risks he runs trying to row the Atlantic. The 22-year-old from Kennington hopes to cross the 3,000 miles of “The Pond” in about 60 days with his best friend, George Randell, and raise thousands for Alzheimer’s Research UK. ...

A look back at a weekend of solemn remembrance in Southwark - Southwark News

A look back at a weekend of solemn remembrance in Southwark - Southwark News
... Services were also held at Southwark Cathedral, St George’s Cathedral, Kennington Park, Dulwich College, Lordship Lane, Wells Way, the Soviet War Memorial at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Camberwell Green, St Stephen’s Church, and St Giles Church. ...

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

KC Offer : Millars General Store

Dear Companions

As some of you may know, Millars General Store in Black Prince Road is a local delight.
Andrew has agreed that anyone quoting 'Kennington Companions' is entitled to a 7% discount on purchases made before the end of the year.
Feel free to spread the word...
Enjoy!!!

Best wishes
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Hundreds of vintage cars pass through Surrey for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run - Get Surrey

Hundreds of vintage cars pass through Surrey for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run - Get Surrey
... Participants then left London via Kennington, Clapham and Morden. ...

Kennington Oval, a brief history: Part 3 - Cricket Country

Kennington Oval, a brief history: Part 3 - Cricket Country
... The bare bones of the match may be expressed as follows: Test # 9, England v Australia at Kennington Oval, played on August 28 and 29, 1882 with 4-ball overs. For the record, Australia had won the match by 7 runs. But, and there is a big ‘but’ in all this, making the bland statement above is akin to stating that Pandit Ravi Shankar was an itinerant strummer or that Michelangelo was a hewer of stone. ...

Remembrance Day in Brixton’s Windrush Square | Brixton Blog

Remembrance Day in Brixton’s Windrush Square | Brixton Blog
... There will also be ceremonies at the Albert Carr Gardens War Memorial, on the corner of the High Road and Streatham Common Northside, SW16 (10.30am); a service and wreath laying at Kennington Park War Memorial, after a parade starting at 10.35 am from the junction of Braganza Street/Doddington Grove to arrive at the Kennington memorial at 11am; the SOE Agents Monument, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 (between Lambeth Palace and the Thames) at 10.40am; and Vincennes War Memorial, Hamilton Road, SE27 at 3pm. ...

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson becomes accidental star of a rap video as he walks in the background during filming

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson becomes accidental star of a rap video as he walks in the background during filming
... In the video, recorded in Kennington and posted to YouTube over the summer, the masked rappers make a gun gesture as Mr Watson walks past obliviously. ...

Groupe Ndoum launches GN-TV, re-brands Ahomka Radio-UK to GN Radio in London | Business News 2017-11-07

Groupe Ndoum launches GN-TV, re-brands Ahomka Radio-UK to GN Radio in London | Business News 2017-11-07
... Group Ndoum has finally established GN-TV and GN Radio-UK at a ceremony at Kennington Business Park on Saturday 4th November 2017. ...

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Cinema museum under threat – South London News

Cinema museum under threat – South London News
... The board at the Cinema Museum, in Dugard Way, Kennington, had been gearing up to buy the site from South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust after 19 years of leasing – but SLaM has now put it up for sale. ...

Kennington Oval, a brief history: Part 2 - Cricket Country

Kennington Oval, a brief history: Part 2 - Cricket Country
... While all these refinements were being put in place at the Kennington Oval, events were taking place in the other side of the world that would later have an important impact on the history of the ground. ...

Cinema museum appeals for help | Brixton Blog

Cinema museum appeals for help | Brixton Blog
... The Cinema Museum in Kennington, housed in the old Lambeth Workhouse, where Charlie Chaplin was sent as a child, is under threat.  ...

London railway upgrades – a progress report – IanVisits

London railway upgrades – a progress report – IanVisits
... They have completed enabling works for the junctions between the Kennington Green and Kennington Park tunnels and the existing Northern line in preparation for removing 120 cast iron tunnel rings from the Kennington loop by the end of November. ...

Sadiq confirms closure of Southwark & Kennington police counters [2 November 2017]

Sadiq confirms closure of Southwark & Kennington police counters [2 November 2017]
... By the end of this year SE1's two police stations in Borough High Street and Kennington Road will both close their doors to the public, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed. ... Kennington Police Station will close completely and the building sold off, whilst Southwark Police Station will continue to host several specialist police units. ...

Police Professional :: News :: Closure plan to 'properly equip frontline policing' will leave one station per borough

Police Professional :: News :: Closure plan to 'properly equip frontline policing' will leave one station per borough
... The stations facing closure are: 

Barnet, Belgravia, Brick Lane, Copperfield House Bromley, Catford, Chiswick, Windhill Road Croydon, Deptford, Ealing, Eltham, Fulham, Holborn, Holloway, Hornsey, Kennington, Kilburn, Limehouse, New Maiden, Notting Hill, Peckham, Plaistow, Shoreditch, Southall, Southwark, Sovereign Gate, Stratford, Streatham, Teddington, Uxbridge, Walthamstow Town Centre, Wandsworth,West End Central, West Wickham, Wimbledon, Fishmongers Arms Wood Green, and Worcester Park. ...

Monday, 30 October 2017

Air quality audit, Charlotte Sharman School – South London News

Air quality audit, Charlotte Sharman School – South London News
... Southwark council’s air quality, team supported by Charlotte Sharman Primary School, in Kennington,  hosted an air quality audit, organised through the Greater London Authority. ...

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

... Route crosses Westminster Bridge then via Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth

Road and Kennington Road. 

...

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Help save the Cinema Museum in Kennington – public meeting Mon 30th Oct

Help save the Cinema Museum in Kennington – public meeting Mon 30th Oct
... After 19 years in residence at their historic venue in Kennington, the future of the Cinema Museum is now under threat since their landlords have put the building and the surrounding site up for sale. ... Devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex, London’s Cinema Museum is set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle. ...

Thursday, 26 October 2017

From school run to the school walk - Kennington primary praised for air pollution work - Southwark News

From school run to the school walk - Kennington primary praised for air pollution work - Southwark News
... A Kennington primary school has been praised for its work to help limit air pollution by getting kids walking to school. ...

Protest against Noble Foods that has 4.3m hens caged | Smallholder

Protest against Noble Foods that has 4.3m hens caged | Smallholder
... The protesters will be dressed as zombie chicks, rotten eggs and skeleton hens, and will set off from Vauxhall tube station at 1pm, moving on to supermarkets in Kennington, Southwark and Old Kent Road. ...

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Rastafari and the Concrete Jungle – Guided Walking Tours

Rastafari and the Concrete Jungle – Guided Walking Tours
... To celebrate Black History Month, come and explore Kennington Park’s history of radical politics and Rastafarian roots.We will encounter both the legendary Bob Marley and William Cuffay, London’s first mixed race politician of note, and outspoken leader of the Chartist working class movement. Relive this history of resistance, and ask, in the lyrics of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘What do you got for me, Concrete Jungle?’ ...

Full casting announced for 25th Anniversary production of The Tailor-Made Man

Full casting announced for 25th Anniversary production of The Tailor-Made Man
... The Tailor-Made Man, by Claudio Macor, directed by Bryan Hodgson, will run at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 from Tuesday 7 November to Saturday 25 November. ...

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 28-29 October 2017 | Londonist

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 28-29 October 2017 | Londonist

... Learn about the craft of beekeeping, help London's bees and taste honey
beer at this Kennington Park event celebrating National Honey Week. ...

Adjaye on Holocaust memorial flood risk: 'We've designed a submarine' | News | Architects Journal

Adjaye on Holocaust memorial flood risk: 'We've designed a submarine' | News | Architects Journal
... Other concerns about the project were addressed by the design team and Peter Bazalgette, the competition jury chair. In response to a question about recent complaints from the Imperial War Museum’s (IWM) that the new memorial would compete with its own exhibitions less than a mile away at Kennington and ‘divide the public offer’ on learning about the Holocaust, Bazalgette replied: ’[The IWM’s] exhibition story is set within the context of the Second World War. ...

Ninja Tune launches production music division | Complete Music Update

Ninja Tune launches production music division | Complete Music Update
... A party in Kennington will formally launch the new production music business tomorrow with Mr Scruff on the decks. ...

Friday, 20 October 2017

Historic pub that blamed Brexit for sudden closure welcomes back customers - Get West London

Historic pub that blamed Brexit for sudden closure welcomes back customers - Get West London
... Three Cheers has pubs in Clapham, Battersea, Balham, Dulwich and Kennington, and is owned by Tom Peake, Mark Reynolds and Nick Fox. ...

London travel updates: Northern line delays as Bank station closed | UK | News | Express.co.uk

London travel updates: Northern line delays as Bank station closed | UK | News | Express.co.uk

... It is believed the delays have been ongoing for the past three hours,
after TFL tweeted that there were also severe delays southbound between
Camden Town and Kennington via Bank. ... 

Petition · Matthew.Patrick@slam.nhs.uk: Love Cinema? Save The Cinema Museum · Change.org

Petition · Matthew.Patrick@slam.nhs.uk: Love Cinema? Save The Cinema Museum · Change.org

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Ophelia Stains London's Sky Red and Batters Ireland - Bloomberg

Ophelia Stains London's Sky Red and Batters Ireland - Bloomberg
... A structure stands before the reddish skies in Kennington, London. ...

The Oval: Roads around cricket ground closed as police attempt to talk woman down from roof overnight - Get Surrey

The Oval: Roads around cricket ground closed as police attempt to talk woman down from roof overnight - Get Surrey
... The A202 Harleyford Road and Kennington Oval were closed in both directions throughout the morning, leading to heavy traffic in the surrounding areas. ... Between A3 Kennington Park Road (Oval station) and A3204 Durham Street (beehive traffic lights), the road has been closed past the Oval since late Monday night. ...

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Bernard Montgomery: A look at the life of one of Britain's greatest generals | Life | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

Bernard Montgomery: A look at the life of one of Britain's greatest generals | Life | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

 ... Born in 1887, in Kennington, Surrey, he endured what he described as an “unhappy ” childhood. ... 

The Secret Keeper – Ovalhouse, Kennington

The Secret Keeper – Ovalhouse, Kennington

Inside Housing - Insight - From the archive - blown out windows and a new regulator

Inside Housing - Insight - From the archive - blown out windows and a new regulator
... Inside Housing put the storm on its front page, with a photo of a high-rise tenant in Kennington in south London, who woke up to find his window had been blown out of the wall in his 11th floor flat. ...

Friday, 13 October 2017

One man's fight to clear name 'ruined' by racist bent copper who framed him 45 years ago

One man's fight to clear name 'ruined' by racist bent copper who framed him 45 years ago

...But the men were overpowered and brought to Kennington police
station. They were separated and beaten until they signed false
confessions to scores of thefts and muggings. ...

 

The secret lives of children and their phones

The secret lives of children and their phones

... A group of 13-year-olds — all Year 9 students at the Lilian Baylis School in Kennington, south London — come buzzing to my iPhone like a swarm of bees to a briefly exposed honeypot. Before I can react, they’ve already got their hands on it. My Snapchat is open.  ... 

Kerry Godliman interview - First Gig, Worst Gig - British Comedy Guide

Kerry Godliman interview - First Gig, Worst Gig - British Comedy Guide

...

Favourite show, ever?

Gigs at Always Be Comedy
in Kennington always make you feel like a comedy god. That audience is
just the most attentive and up-for-it I've ever come across. Its lovely,
but, gives you a very distorted sense of comedic worth in relation to
the rest of the circuit and reality. ...

 

The pernicious effect on politics of the WhatsApp mentality 

The pernicious effect on politics of the WhatsApp mentality
... Plotting, of course, is nothing new — to be in politics is to be in a gang. Patronage comes from who, not what, you know. Given that few elected representatives wish to spend their careers hectoring from the fringes, groupings of like-minded ambitious individuals naturally form. Fraternal dining clubs have been a part of British politics for decades; the Kennington Tandoori restaurant in south London is one infamous location where MPs regularly meet to sink legislation over a tikka masala.  ... 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Upgrades for Northern and Jubilee Lines to be axed as Transport for London focuses on boosted capacity from Elizabeth Line | City A.M.

Upgrades for Northern and Jubilee Lines to be axed as Transport for London focuses on boosted capacity from Elizabeth Line | City A.M.
... Tunnelling on the extension to widen the line from Kennington to Battersea started in April. ...

LGBTI accolade goes to Finsbury Park barber | Islington Now

LGBTI accolade goes to Finsbury Park barber | Islington Now
... Greygory began Open Barbers to pilot a different approach to hairdressing in 2011, and four years later it has just moved locations from Finsbury Park to Kennington. ...

Lambeth urges rethink of Kennington police station sell-off [10 October 2017]

Lambeth urges rethink of Kennington police station sell-off [10 October 2017]

... Under plans published this summer, Southwark Police Station would lose its front counter whilst Kennington Police Station would be closed and sold off – leaving SE1 without a publicly accessible police station. ... "The closure of Kennington station would mean the north of the borough,
in both Lambeth and Southwark, would lack any front counter police
presence, despite the large tourist crowds on the South Bank and the
need for visitors to London to report crimes in person to the police,"
the Lambeth councillors wrote. ...

Harlem Spartans: An Exclusive | The Mancunion

Harlem Spartans: An Exclusive | The Mancunion

... Childhood friends – MizorMac, Bis, Blanco, TG Millian, Zico, &
Active, grew up together in Kennington, South East London. Immortalised
in their song “Kennington Bop”, the group describes Kennington as “very
active and fun”, especially around summer. They reminisce on hosting
barbecues and block parties to which “all the females come out and
play”. ... 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Kennington Before the Palace

Kennington Before the Palace

KENNINGTON BEFORE THE PALACE

Tuesday 10 October

7.30pm at New Cut Housing Co-Operative Hall, 106 The Cut;

non-members £1

Talk by Graham Dawson. A Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological

Society event.

Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/19073 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Vassall councillors call for government rethink on local police cuts

Vassall View: everything about Vassall Ward in Lambeth: Vassall councillors call for government rethink on local police cuts

... Kennington police station we would suggest is the ideal location for this kind of service to continue.    ...

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

New home for Lambeth borough archives | Brixton Blog

New home for Lambeth borough archives | Brixton Blog
... A Lambeth council cabinet report has recommended that the borough archives move from their present home in the Minet library in Myatt’s Fields to Kennington Lane in Vauxhall. ...

Kele Okereke shares a new video for ‘Streets Been Talkin’ | DIY

Kele Okereke shares a new video for ‘Streets Been Talkin’ | DIY
... So far we’ve already heard a couple of tracks, including ‘Do U Right’ and ‘Grounds For Resentment’, which featured Years & Years’ Olly Alexander. He’s now shared a new video for ‘Streets Been Talkin’, directed by Eoin Glaister. Shot in Kennington, South London and in Dartford, Kent, the clip follows a young man and his bulldog. The bulldog is also Tottie, known for performing in EastEnders as Mick Carter’s dog Lady Di. ...

White Bear Theatre Presents the World Premiere of GILGAMESH

White Bear Theatre Presents the World Premiere of GILGAMESH

... Gilgamesh will run at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington from Tuesday 10 October to Saturday 21 October. ... 

Monday, 2 October 2017

UPDATE: Search ends for missing Beckenham girl - Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst and Orpington News - Bromley Times

UPDATE: Search ends for missing Beckenham girl - Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst and Orpington News - Bromley Times
... Since her disappearance, police thought to have travelled to Kennington, or the Manchester/Yorkshire areas. ...

Tennis fan praises Local Tennis Leagues for getting him back into the sport | Ealing Times

Tennis fan praises Local Tennis Leagues for getting him back into the sport | Ealing Times
... And for Kennington’s Jack Bayley, one such initiative has been vital to getting him back playing the sport he loves.
Jack plays in Kennington as part of the Local Tennis Leagues scheme, and is loving every minute of it.  ... “Then I spotted the leagues in Kennington and picked it up from there, so the amount of tennis I play now is a result of the league.” ...

Cyclist sues for £100k after she’s run over twice by Tesco driver | London Evening Standard

Cyclist sues for £100k after she’s run over twice by Tesco driver | London Evening Standard
... Ms McElroy, who had been living in Kennington with wife Leanne Webby, said the only way she feels she can get “justice” is through civil action because there have been no convictions over the incident. ...

What your favourite London Tube line says about you | Metro News

What your favourite London Tube line says about you | Metro News
... But you do love to reminisce about life in the edgier hoods of Oval and Kennington in your youthful days. ...

Saturday, 30 September 2017

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will not be passing through Croydon for the first time in more than 60 years - Croydon Advertiser

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will not be passing through Croydon for the first time in more than 60 years - Croydon Advertiser
... The revised route will then see participants leave London via Kennington, Clapham and Morden. After Morden, the revised route by-passes Sutton on the A217 to Banstead, Tadworth and Reigate before re-joining the traditional route at Redhill. ...

Jack the Ripper's true identity and overgrown grave in south London 'revealed by historian' | London Evening Standard

Jack the Ripper's true identity and overgrown grave in south London 'revealed by historian' | London Evening Standard
... Mr Bullock began looking in cemeteries in London for the name Cutbush, as his family had been living in Kennington around the time he died. ...

Tube tribute to partying ‘Prince’ - The Jewish Chronicle

Tube tribute to partying ‘Prince’ - The Jewish Chronicle

... Born in Kennington in 1968, Mr Katz was the son of the notorious
gangster Brian “Little Legs” Clifford. Though he once described his
father as a “real villain with a heavy clout around south London”, he
said his home was a largely happy one thanks to his “archetypal Jewish
mother” who was forever “cleaning and making chicken soup”. ... 

Friday, 29 September 2017

£1bn Northern Line extension under threat as TfL fails to reach a deal with Battersea developers | City A.M.

£1bn Northern Line extension under threat as TfL fails to reach a deal with Battersea developers | City A.M.

... “Good progress continues on the project, with tunnelling between Battersea and Kennington well underway.” ... 

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Fears mount for south London girl missing for over a week | Daily Mail Online

Fears mount for south London girl missing for over a week | Daily Mail Online
... It is thought she travelled to Kennington, also in south London, before heading towards Manchester. ...

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Lambeth Archives set to move to Kennington as Minet becomes a self-service ‘library’

Lambeth Archives set to move to Kennington as Minet becomes a self-service ‘library’
... The new site for Lambeth Archives is 301 Kennington Road. The Cabinet report states that the Council has “recently acquired” the site. ...

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Tankard Restaurant Review - Foodepedia

The Tankard Restaurant Review - Foodepedia
... Those local to the Imperial War Museum in Kennington might have noticed that the former corner pub has revamped itself with new colours, new name and subsequently a brand new offering. ...

Friday, 15 September 2017

Cast announced for the 25th anniversary production of The Tailor-Made Man

Cast announced for the 25th anniversary production of The Tailor-Made Man
... The Tailor-Made Man, by Claudio Macor, directed by Bryan Hodgson, will run at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 from Tuesday 7 November to Saturday 25 November 2017. Press night is Thursday November 9 at 7.30pm. ...

Play on mental health makes an impact | The Voice Online

Play on mental health makes an impact | The Voice Online
... 'SO U Think I'm Crazy?' is a drama production being staged at the Oval Playhouse in Kennington, south London, which aims to shed light on the issue of mental health, a growing problem within black communities; according to numerous studies by organisations including the Institute for Race Relations and countless public bodies. ... So U Think I’m Crazy is being showcased on Monday 18, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September 2017 at the OvalHouse Theatre, 52-54 Kennington, Oval, London, SE11 5SW. Visit www.ovalhouse.com for more details. ...

Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act. | Conservative Home

Lewis Baston: Disraeli’s “leap in the dark” towards modern democracy. 150 years on from the 1867 Reform Act. | Conservative Home
... The cause of extending the right to vote was only very partially satisfied by the 1832 Reform Act and, particularly during the 1840s, there were Chartist protests and petitions from the disenfranchised working class which culminated in a huge rally at Kennington in 1848. Gradual reform, even if not the democracy the Chartists wanted, attracted increasing establishment support and, during the 1850s, there were repeated moves to widen the franchise by lowering the property qualification for the vote (generally a Liberal idea) or creating new ‘fancy franchises’ for different categories, such as graduates or people who paid sufficient tax (generally a Conservative idea). None of these attempts was pursued with much energy: the hostility of Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister, was a powerful block on progress, and the politics of electoral reform went quiet, except among enthusiasts such as the radical Liberal, John Bright. ...

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Putting the bee into beer! | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Putting the bee into beer! | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com

... In 2016, Hiver launched Hiver, The Experience, a two hour, hands-on
beekeeping and beer-tasting session, in association with Bee Urban
London. Currently hosted in Kennington Park, budding bee and beer lovers
can get up close to the bees and find out more about their fascinating
lives and the valuable ecological role they play. This is followed by a
tutored beer and food matching session, where the full Hiver range can
be sampled. This year the company has already taken 2,500 bookings and
is nearing capacity. The funds raised will, in part contribute to
securing a flagship retail and experience site to meet the growing
demand. ... 

Beaufort Bar bartender wins Beefeater MIXLDN UK final

Beaufort Bar bartender wins Beefeater MIXLDN UK final

... The winner of this year’s global competition will be crowned Beefeater
MIXLDN Global Champion, and will create their own Beefeater gin at the
brand’s Kennington distillery under the guidance of Payne – who is
celebrating 50 years of distilling in September 2017. ... 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Teenager's murder was 'filmed on snapchat', heartbroken mother says | London Evening Standard

Mohamed Dura-Ray: Teenager's murder was 'filmed on snapchat', heartbroken mother says | London Evening Standard
... Metropolitan Police Detective Sergeant Cary Crawley told the court that Mo had been seen crying out in pain by witnesses to the attack in the Newington Estate in Kennington, south London, less than a mile from his home in Walworth.
 ...

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Social worker suspended for 12 months while working for city council - Nottingham Post

Social worker suspended for 12 months while working for city council - Nottingham Post
... The hearing lasted a total of four days, and was held at the headquarters building for the HCPC in Kennington Road, London. ...

Friday, 8 September 2017

Petition · Lambeth Council: I object to the proposed development at 6-12 Kennington Lane · Change.org

Petition · Lambeth Council: I object to the proposed development at 6-12 Kennington Lane · Change.org

Q&A with illustrator and cartoonist Chris Riddell

Q&A with illustrator and cartoonist Chris Riddell
... Private school or state school? University or straight into work? Grammar school: Archbishop Tenison’s in Kennington. I was set to go to university but, after a conversation with the art master, went instead to Epsom School of Art and Design to do a foundation course. Then I was accepted at Brighton Polytechnic art school, where I was taught by the great Raymond Briggs. ...

Police concerned for missing teenage girl with links to Croydon | Croydon Advertiser

Police concerned for missing teenage girl with links to Croydon | Croydon Advertiser
... She is known to frequent Croydon, as well as Peckham, Wandsworth and Kennington. ...

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Who will get our next blue plaque? Only one more week left to vote! - Southwark News

Who will get our next blue plaque? Only one more week left to vote! - Southwark News
... Kennington Theatre
Once host to plays, musical comedies, and musical hall events in Kennington Park Place.
The Theatre suffered bomb damage in WW2 and was demolished to make way for the Kennington Park House flats which stand in its place. ...

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Countering the police closures

Countering the police closures
... Reception desks could close at Kennington, Streatham, Catford, Deptford, Peckham and Southwark police stations, with others also targeted. A consultation is ongoing on the proposals to meet Government funding cuts which aim to pump £10million back into frontline policing. ... Kennington had, on average, just 0.8 crimes reported a day in May, compared to 2.1 in Peckham, which will also close. But Brixton, which will stay open, had 7.3 crimes a day reported in the same month. And Walworth, where 3.2 crimes were reported on average each day in May, will also stay. The threat to police stations came after we revealed in July that three of South London’s boroughs have the worst figures for possession of an offensive weapon, out of all 33 in the capital. ...

Three Cheers Pub Co. announce ninth site - Hospitality & Catering News

Three Cheers Pub Co. announce ninth site - Hospitality & Catering News

... The Princess Victoria is Three Cheers Pub Co.’s first west London site.
Their current portfolio includes The Abbeville, The Avalon and The
Stonhouse in Clapham, The Bolingbroke and The Latchmere in Battersea,
The Bedford in Balham, The Rosendale in Dulwich and The Tommyfield in
Kennington. ... 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

HIV & AIDS Information :: Red Run Launch Party

HIV & AIDS Information :: Red Run Launch Party
... The Red Run Launch Party is taking place on Friday 15 September from 6pm until late at Eagle London (349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5QY). Eagle London is kindly providing a BBQ/buffet, drinks and music for the evening. ...

Why it's back to school for London's luxury property developers

Why it's back to school for London's luxury property developers
... London is awash with Victorian schools whose voluminous proportions lend themselves perfectly to high-ceilinged, high-end, loft-style apartments. Take The Lycee building in Kennington - originally Kennington School, which counted Charlie Chaplin as a pupil, and now home to flats such as this one, owned by a well-known interior designer (he prefers to remain anonymous when it comes to his own home) and on the market for £1.3m through Dexters. The decadent and masculine black marble bathroom may bear little resemblance to what once graced this old institution, but the vendor’s design nod to the building’s school days include parquet flooring and a headmistress-style portrait painting that dominates the reception area.
Interior Lycée Building Kennington
Interior Lycée Building Kennington






Forthcoming FoDL events | The GLC Story 1981-86

Forthcoming FoDL events | Friends of Durning Library

The GLC Story 1981-86

Monday, 18 September, 6.45pm for 7.15pm.
31 years after the Greater London Council was abolished, younger or newer Londoners don’t know its history.
How did the GLC relate to our communities and social movements? This intergenerational project aims to tell that story. Could people think more creatively about city level democracy?
Everyone welcome. No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards catering costs is invited.
This event is part of Lambeth Heritage Festival.