Could a School of Mosaic set Vauxhall a–glitter?

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Wanted, one Vauxhall developer with a property that needs house-sitting for a couple of years or so. That’s all it might take to make the Vauxhall riverside the HQ for the march of the mosaics, topping off the area’s mass of vibrant outdoor mosaics with a dedicated School of Mosaic. It would be a registered […]

‘Lambeth Libraries in Peril!’

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No, not The Vauxhall Society’s headline, but that of a press release by the Friends of Lambeth Libraries, who say they are ‘appalled’ by Council plans to halve the number of public libraries in Lambeth. Here is buy real viagra the press release: Friends of Lambeth Libraries speaks for libraries and communities all over the i recommend borough. We are […]

Judge Sycamore and the Friends of Durning Library’s hellish Tree of Heaven 

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There hasn’t been such a to-do about trees around here since the national press caught on to buy generic viagra online the Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens support of Lambeth Council’s chopping down  of mulberry trees on only today the historic  site to make way for £300,000-worth of http://congbetham.org/soft-tab-cialis black concrete columns. The tangled tale of the Friends of Durning Library and their logjam […]

Does the way Lambeth’s handling our libraries suit your book?

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What the blue blazes are Lambeth councillors up to with our libraries? Lambeth people were asked to give their views by 26 January on where Lambeth Archives, presently crammed into Myatt’s Fields’ Minet Library, should be rehoused.  The Vauxhall Society’s response was to recommend Vauxhall Cross or Kennington. A second Lambeth consultation, on selling off […]

Vauxhall’s library again at risk of closure as Lambeth councillors are 3½ years overdue

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Vauxhall’s Tate South Lambeth Library is again at risk, three years after a campaign supported by The Vauxhall Society averted closure by Lambeth Borough Council. Closure would be ‘particularly perverse’ say The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library, a TVS affiliate, because local property development backed by the council ‘will generate a massive rise in […]

An event a day and then some in Lambeth Heritage Festival month

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Lambeth Archives and only today Libraries have teamed up with the Lambeth Local History Forum and local groups to offer a programme of 40 events including talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops and guided walks. There’s a series of evenings with Lambeth archivists Jon Newman and Len Reilly, plus local speakers. On Thursday 26 September, there’s a festival event […]

Tate South Lambeth Library, the good news and the bad news

First, the good news: Lambeth Libraries managed to field a couple of councillors and a brace of managers at TSL on 20 April 2013 for what promises to only best offers be the http://bestnhmortgagerates.com/levitra-free-pills first of a quarterly meet-the-suits evening. The audience was clearly in favour of http://rachelsagermosaics.com/levitra-cialis libraries management and councillors facing the public so officialdom’s decisions and the best place actions […]

Gabriel Gbadamosi launches his novel Vauxhall on Wed 1 May

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Vauxhall Society committee member Gabriel Gbadamosi, who grew up locally and used Kennington’s Durning Library extensively, launches his first novel. From his sister’s taunts to a series of house fires, from his parents’ crumbling marriage to police harassment and the realisation that the council intends to clear out the ‘slum’ he calls home, young Michael […]