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 discount viagra india basics and sow some seeds with Christine, Garden Organic’s local master gardener, and Sue, Lambeth’s Green Community Champions Officer on http://in-debate.com/cialis-india 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

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 wow look it officials at last seem to buy pfizer viagra 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

Durning Library Friends

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 […]

Invitation to visit web site hear a talk on the history of Brunswick House

Brunwswick House

An invitation from Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library to attend a talk given by Ferrous Auger about the history of Brunswick House. Brunswick House Lassco is a Georgian townhouse in the middle of the gyratory system in Vauxhall. In the eighteenth century Brunswick House (originally Belmont House) stood in five and half acres of […]

Libraries Campaign: time for some answers?

Reaction to the Libraries Commission report (read it here: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=7646&x=) 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 5 mg cialis 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 awt.edu.au user satisfaction of any London borough. The commission’s report is […]