It’s free, no booking required and lasts about two hours. Start 2pm at Waterloo Library, finish 4pm South Bank Centre. It’s ironic for a Lambeth Council Readers and Writers Festival event to start at Waterloo Library because Lambeth is going to close it, along with the Kennington’s Durning Library. This leaves Vauxhall’s Tate South Lambeth Library as the only library in North Lambeth. Councillors will also close the Minet Library, Stockwell, where Lambeth Archives has long been crammed into woefully inadequate space. Archives will then be crammed into even less space at Brixton Library, or at least that’s one idea on the table. The Luftwaffe couldn’t close Lambeth’s libraries, but trust Lambeth Council to finish the job.
The junction of Lambeth and Kennington Roads after a V2 rocket blast, January 1945