Covid Isolation Concert

Our huge thanks to photo journalist Jill Mead (insta @speediemeadie66) from the Guardian who happened upon us at the sing song on Friday who has given us permission to repost her fantastic images on this site. Jill has captured the essence of our wonderful deeply rooted community, here in Bonnington Square.

Please note that social distancing was observed – even if it might not look like from some of the shots.

The Nest Collective – Singing with Nightingales

From Apr-May, in the woodlands of Sussex & Kent, and live from the concert hall, award-winning folk artist, Sam Lee invites audiences to experience a unique collaboration between musician and bird, and a rare opportunity to hear one of the UK’s rarest birds sing its courtship song from its summer home.

In Lewes, Sussex, and Green Farm Kent, small groups will take a magical walk under the night sky, after a fireside supper & storytelling, guided into the nightingales’ habitat by wilderness experts, where world-renowned musicians will collaborate live with the birds; dates & artists

Audiences further afield will also able to share this experience, as SWN: LIVE  comes to venues across the UK, including The Southbank Centre, hosted by Sam Lee & featuring special guests Kadialy Kouyate & Donal Kearney. Birdsong will be transmitted live into venues from the woods, whilst Sam & special guest artists collaborate live on stage, providing an increasingly rare opportunity to hear the birds song. (Supported by Arts Council England)

Secret Lambeth Walks | Lambeth Council

Join 6 walks to help you discover Secret Lambeth. We will be running guided walks based around the routes in our new booklet. If you would like join us then please register your interest by emailing us at [email protected] Mutiny, Executions and Hollywood walk starts at Kennington Park, formerly Kennington Common. This was once the starting point of many march and site of key meeting in 1848 of Chartists (the working-class electoral reform movement).

Source: Secret Lambeth Walks | Lambeth Council

Let the community decide Vauxhall’s future | Campaigns by You

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Dear friends,

We just signed the petition “Let the community decide Vauxhall’s future” and wanted to ask if you could add your name too.

This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and sign the petition here:

Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others? It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or click these links:

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TO: BORIS JOHNSON, MAYOR OF LONDON We ask the Mayor of London to instruct Transport for London to give Londoners a fair say in the future of Vauxhall by modelling and consulting on the community-led Our Vauxhall plan to make Vauxhall greener, safer and less polluted. Why is this important? Transport for London (TfL), with Lambeth Council, has a plan to make the Vauxhall one-way gyratory into a two-way system. This will replace the well-used, safe and much-loved Vauxhall bus station with dispersed, unprot

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Proposals for Vauxhall Cross

discount chiffon bridesmaid gownsIn case you didn’t make (to the open evening where all the plans and and planners were present) it there are a couple of things worth writing to TfL about esp if any of you drive or take taxis. (I suggest you look at your map to make sense of these points)

  1. The right turn from Wandsworth Road into ‘Bridgefoot’/start of Kennington Lane/under the railway will NO LONGER be possible. This means that to go from S Lambeth Road you will have to go along the new 2 way S Lambeth Road, turn R into Kennington Lane then do that huge loop up Durham St, Harleyford Rd, then L into S Lambeth Road and L into Vauxhall Grove as at present. This will take longer than the current loop around the one-way system. IF (a big if) they would permit a R turn into Vauxhall Grove from the new 2 way S Lambeth Road (and there is no reason for this to become a rat-run) the problem would be solved. This is what I will propose as an alternative.
  2. The only way to drop off elderly or disabled people at the station will be if you are coming from from the West along S Lambeth Rd. For anyone coming from Albert Embankment or Harleyford/Kennington Lane this would be impossible.

The planners at the meeting agreed with me on both these points and made a note of them but unless sufficient people make a noise they might for convenience just forget about these issues.

You can respond to TfL’s consultation on the redevelopment of the bus station and roads around it here (the consultation is set to end 17 January)