Aug 122014
 

Wine tasting

Wednesday, 17th September, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Portugal was the first nation to create “appellations” to classify its wine regions: the Douro region was set up in 1756. At this talk and wine-tasting you can learn about and sample wines from different regions of Portugal.

Admission free. This event is sponsored by Delicias de Portugal.

This event forms part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival. For the full programme go to  http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/heritagefestival

Aug 122014
 

Fado 2

Wednesday, 10th September, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

A talk about the history of fado, with a live performance, sponsored by the Instituto Camões 

Fado is a performance genre unique to Portugal. It developed in Lisbon in the early 19th century, as a multicultural synthesis of Afro-Brazilian song and local musical traditions. This event will help you understand and appreciate this Portuguese cultural heritage.

Admission free. Booking is essential as places are limited. To reserve a place, email friendsoftsl@hotmail.com or contact the library at 0207 926 0705.

This event forms part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival. For the full programme go to www.lambeth.gov.uk/heritagefestival

Jul 172014
 
Toys for tots

Friends of TSL has used the proceeds of the book sale held on June 21st to buy toys for the two very popular toddlers and carers sessions held at the library each Wednesday during term time. We took expert advice on what to buy –  the list given by staff from the St Stephen’s Children’s [...]

Jun 242014
 
Story telling at the Tate Local gallery

  Art by pupils from Year 7 and Year 8 at Platanos College. Year 7 pupils, inspired by the work of Henri Douanier Rousseau, express their own concept of “jungles”. Year 8 pupils depict their own mythical monster, drawing on Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky and the work of Maurice Sendak.

Jun 202014
 
4 Dorset Road - a new house. Talk by Peregrine Bryant

Monday 7th July 2014 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Peregrine Bryant will describe his recently completed house in Dorset Road, built on a small vacant plot purchased from Lambeth Council. Peregrine Bryant is a senior partner of an architectural practice in Fulham specialising in works of repair and alteration to historic buildings. The major project in [...]

Jun 112014
 
You donate the books, we sell them, the library gains

Saturday June 21st is the date for another book sale by Friends to raise funds for equipment and materials to support the library’s services.  Our book sales are a great way for you to show support for the library by – donating books (drop them off at the library desk in a bag or box [...]

May 262014
 

Friends of TSL held their 2014 annual general meeting, at the library, on May 21st. The chairman’s annual report highlighted Friends’ support for and involvement in the quarterly public library forums that began in April 2013. At these forums local people can find out what is happening at the library and what is planned, put [...]

May 112014
 
Crystal Healing - a talk by Lyn Robbins

Monday, 9th June, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Lyn Robbins is a qualified crystal healer and trained with the Institute of Crystal Healers and did a degree diploma with the open college network. She  will talk about the use of crystals to enhance one’s life and well-being, and everyday uses for the crystals. She will include angel [...]

May 062014
 
The AGM on May 21st: the usual stuff and some extras

On Wednesday May 21st Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will be holding its annual general meeting  at the library, starting at 7pm. We start off with the usual “official” items: reports by the chairman and the treasurer for the past year (2013/14), followed by elections to next year’s committee. Then we have the extras [...]

Apr 152014
 

A library public forum was held at Tate South Lambeth Library on April 12th. This is the face-to-face meeting of library managers and local people, held every three months, where the library’s plans are set out and its performance is held up to scrutiny by the general public. Major questions- raised at previous sessions of the [...]

Jul 162014
 

July 12th saw the regular (quarterly) library public forum – the face-to-face meeting of library managers and local people, where the library’s plans are set out and its performance is held up for scrutiny by the general public. There was some progress to report since the last forum, but very little information was offered on [...]

Jul 032014
 
Forum time- the questions Friends want answered

Saturday July 12th is the date of the next library public forum at Tate South Lambeth – the face-to-face meeting of library managers and local people, held every three months, where the library’s plans are set out and its performance is held up to scrutiny by the general public. Here are the main questions that [...]

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