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 their activities. Everyone – young and old – is invited to make gift tags. And there’s face painting tor children bored with shopping.
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 spectacular as the sea of poppies at the Tower of London – but a moving reminder for all.
The library service is proposing a redesign of the interior of Tate South Lambeth Library, including the replacement of furniture there. It wants to hear the views of local people on the changes proposed. The design is on display at the library– along with a depiction of the exterior signage planned. You can see the design document here. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
In October the library received two more additions to its resources, bought by Friends of TSL. First, a large external notice board to display detailed information on what’s on at the library. It is located on the open section of wall to the left of the front door, so is clearly visible to anyone on […]
Tuesday, 4th November 2014, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Naomi Klein, who has researched the lives of local men killed in the First World War, explores the way families were told of the deaths of their loved ones and how this often started a painful search for more information. She uses stories from Stockwell and other war […]