Tate South Lambeth Library needs your views on the future

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The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library with support from Stockwell Partnership and Lambeth Council have launched a campaign to gather your views on the future of the library. This is what they say: The Council has now agreed budgets for all libraries. Together we want to shape ideas on how the Tate South Lambeth library budget […]

Dickens, Lambeth and the River Thames: a talk at Durning Library

Dickens' Lambeth talk at Durning Library

The Friends of Durning Library have announced a new speaker for Monday 16 July – Lambeth Archivist Jon Newman explores Dickens’ overlapping accounts and descriptions of the place, and in particular of the River Thames that flowed around it and made Lambeth distinct from the rest of London. Monday 16 July 2012, 6.45 for 7.15pm […]

Friends of Tate South Lambeth: free film screening of ‘Revolution’

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The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library are screening at the Tate South Lambeth Library as part of their free monthly (every 3rd Wednesday) film night. Revolution is an award-winning documentary by young Cuban Director Mayckell  Pedrero looking at the lives and struggles of the highly acclaimed Cuban Hip Hop group Los Aldeanos. Shot in […]

Two important library meetings: Wed 23 and Mon 28 May

Here are two important events coming up via the Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library. Wednesday 23 May 2012, 6.45pm for 7.00pm Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library AGM at the Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road. Including an open discussion on the way ahead in the Cooperative Libraries regime proposed by Lambeth Council. […]

Andrew Saint reviews Vauxhall Gardens: A History

Vauxhall Gardens: A History, David Coke, Alan Borg

David Coke and Alan Borg’s monumental work on Vauxhall Gardens has been reviewed by Andrew Saint for The Vauxhall Society. David Coke has curated The Triumph of Pleasure: Vauxhall Gardens 1729 – 1786, an exhibition opening at the Foundling Museum on 11 May. Drawing from the collections of major museums and galleries across the country, the exhibition will […]

Start to grow your own fruit and vegetables – However small the space

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Come and learn the basics and sow some seeds with Christine, Garden Organic’s local master gardener, and Sue, Lambeth’s Green Community Champions Officer on Wednesday 28 March at 7.00pm at Tate South Lambeth library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 If you plan to attend, please email friendsoftsl@hotmail.com Master Gardeners www.mastergardeners.org.uk are volunteers managed by Garden […]

Libraries Campaign: Lambeth’s guide to how you can take part

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Thanks to The Friends of the Tate South Lambeth, the Durning and other Vauxhall libraries and community groups such as The Vauxhall Society, Lambeth’s politicos and officials at last seem to have got the message that closing libraries is both a legal minefield and an election-loser. Jo Cleary, who runs Lambeth’s Adults and Community Services, […]

Help Durning Library Friends – just fill in their quick survey

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Your help is needed! The Friends of Durning Library have launched a survey to assess how best to plan for the library’s future. They say: “Lambeth Council is currently considering the future organisation of its library service.  We know that there are to be severe budget cuts and if the community does not step in, […]

When history stops in Lambeth

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Researchers beware – Lambeth Archives is closed for stocktaking from Monday 23 January to Saturday 4 February. Staff won’t be dealing with personal, phone or written enquiries – this is Lambeth, remember. Normal service (and history) resumes on Monday 6 February, and The Minet lending library in the same building will be open as normal […]

Libraries Campaign: now tell MPs what you think

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Like to put a spoke in Lambeth’s plan to sell off historic public library buildings like the Durning and the Tate South Lambeth and either move the libraries themselves to or merge them in some dreary municipal ‘space’? You have until 12 January to post or email your point of view on the value of […]