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


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 Master Gardeners are volunteers managed by Garden […]

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

Lambeth Libraries campaign

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, […]

When history stops in Lambeth

lambeth archives entrance

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 real viagra online without prescription'>real viagra online without prescription 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 […]

Libraries Campaign: time for some answers?

Reaction to the Libraries Commission report (read it here: is now coming in, and could be summarised as ‘could have been worse, but still far too vague’. The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library tell us they’re relieved that their and other smaller libraries are not for the chop, or not yet. On the […]

Libraries Campaign: your local library to go?

The long-awaited report of the ‘Libraries Commission’ that Lambeth Council set up under its ‘Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and the 2012 Games’ is now published. As the council’s own website says, Lambeth has the lowest usage, highest cost per visit and lowest levels of user satisfaction of any London borough. The commission’s report is […]