Vauxhall Society Schools Art Competition: Celebrate Vauxhall Bus Station

Local primary schools within walking distance of the Bus Station were invited by the Vauxhall Society to submit paintings or drawings of Vauxhall Bus Station, which is under threat of closure, to celebrate this extraordinary building. Four primary schools submitted entries: Ashmole, St Mark’s, St Stephen’s and Wyvil. Kate Hoey MP presented the prizes at an […]

A King in Vauxhall: Vauxhall playwright Sharon Jennings comes home in May

Sharon Jenning’s latest play, The King Must Lie, is transferring to Kennington’s White Bear Theatre from 27 to 31 May after an audience-pleasing run at Westminster Cathedral Crypt. The King Must Lie is a standout piece of theatre, entertaining, accomplished writing, and sharp acting that sets a cracking pace as Leicester and York dicker over […]

Lambeth Ragged School – how Lambeth led the way

History is where you find it, and a visit to the Tea House Theatre teashop in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens recalls one of the more savoury chapters in Vauxhall’s history. No, not the celebrated Vauxhall Gardens pleasure resort on this very spot (1660s-1859) but the part Vauxhall played in origins of free, primary-school education for all, […]

Still at risk: ‘Vauxhall Bus Station must go!’, says Council leader

Jonathan Cook

‘The [Vauxhall] bus station will be replaced.’ So says the Deputy Leader of Wandsworth Borough Council, Jonathan Cook, as The Vauxhall Society’s all-party, capital-wide Save Vauxhall Bus Station campaign online petition heads for its 2,000th signature. Contacted by a constituent asking for Wandsworth Council to oppose Lambeth’s ‘extraordinary proposals to demolish Vauxhall Bus Station’, Cllr […]