Jan 252015
 

Marking LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual trans) history month, a presentation on  The Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT), Lambeth’s unique venue for LGBT culture.

RVT evening Feb 2015 (2)

The site was part of Vauxhall Gardens. The pub was built immediately after the gardens closed, over 150 years ago. Now, after 350 years as a place for entertainment, its future is under threat -not for the first time….

For The Happy Birthday RVT! project (backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lambeth Archives), artists have documented RVT’s 60 years as a site for innovative entertainment and an influence on wider British popular culture. Film-maker Tim Brunsden – and guests – will introduce and discuss the project’s film of reminiscences by RVT performers and visitors. Robin Whitmore will show and discuss his giant (4’6″ x 5’6″) hand-drawn map of the area, with historical references over three centuries filled in with help from local people.

Wednesday February 18th 7pm (doors open at 6.30)

 

Jan 112015
 
image: bbc.co.uk

image: bbc.co.uk

January is the month for Friends’ annual party – to which all members are invited and all non-members, as long as they join us at the door by paying the annual £3 subscription

As always we’ll be staging a Burns Night celebration ( just before the actual event, so as not to clash with any private celebrations by Scots) That means you’ll be offered haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky, and of course the words of Robert Burns. We add some Sassenach features – vegetarian as well as traditional haggis, wine, soft drinks, and pudding.

The date is Friday January 23rd, the time 7pm (doors open 6.30), the place the library.

Jan 112015
 

Saturday January 17th is the date of the next library public forum at Tate South Lambeth Library– 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. So come along – at 2-4pm […]

Nov 212014
 
Friends craft show - just in time for Christmas shopping

Saturday December 6th is the date for our annual craft show –  at the library from 10am to 3pm Come and meet local craft people. Hear them talk about and show their work- jewellery, cards, knitting, crochet, pottery and more. The library knitting group will be there, selling reasonably priced gifts to help raise funds for […]

Nov 212014
 
TSL has its own poppy display, thanks to local children

Tate South Lambeth has taken part in the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War war with a trail of poppies – above the entrance lobby and along the walls of the children’s area. All the poppies, many of which contained personal messages, were made by children from Wyvil Primary School. Not as […]

Sep 302014
 
Tate Local:The Moods of Brian Barry

Brian Barry lives on the Ashmole Estate and attends the Wednesday art classes at the Ashmole Tenants Hall, which are funded by the Metropolitan Housing Trust. The works in this exhibition in the library’s gallery area were done at home and at the art class. In the artist’s words “They are not ‘inspired’ but are […]

Sep 302014
 

Saturday October 11th 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. The main questions that the committee […]

Sep 302014
 

We’ve now seen the budget for Lambeth Libraries for 2014/15 (April 2014 to March 2015). This plans: a very substantial reduction in overall spending (operating costs only) on the previous year’s result, of £1,372,000 – a fall of 28.8%. This is in large part down to the reduction in employment costs as a result of […]

Sep 302014
 
Portuguese TV – and the Portuguese ambassador – drop in at TSL

TSL, Friends of TSL and other volunteers have received high-level public recognition for their service to the Portuguese community – in meeting the specific needs of that community, promoting integration and enhancing local knowledge and appreciation of Portugal’s culture (in the widest sense). First, two Portuguese television stations – the national public service RTP Internacional […]

Sep 302014
 
A vote of thanks to Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s at Nine Elms has donated a large trolley-full of snacks and drinks for the children’s reading club held every Friday at 3.45-5.00pm. Supporters of the library’s activities for children are very appreciative – as of course are the children. Thanks.

Nov 092014
 
The First World War Remembrance Image Project

Wednesday, 19th Nov 2014, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) The Remembrance Image Project is a photography project set up as part of the centenary commemoration of the First World War and is included in the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership. The project is being run by Simon Gregor, a freelance photographer who lives in Lambeth. Over […]

Oct 312014
 

Saturday October 11th saw the seventh 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. This session – in contrast to recent ones – […]

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