Jun 132015
 

Wednesday July 1st 7pm (doors open at 6.45) 

Southbank Mosaics 2David Tootill set up Southbank Mosaics art studio 12 years ago as a volunteer. It now employs six people and has over 250 public realm installations. It partners with community groups and is now working towards setting up the London School of Mosaic, offering the first applied degree course in mosaic studies.

David will recount the history of an organisation whose key aim is to “make my neighbourhood more attractive and keep people out of prison” and will present examples of its work.

 

This talk is jointly organised by Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library and the Vauxhall Society.

Admission free. Refreshments available.

 

May 232015
 
Raising funds for the library in our annual book sale

 On Saturday June 6th, from 10am to 4pm, Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library are running their annual book sale at the library, raising funds for extra resources there. We have over 1,000 books for sale, donated by the local community  or withdrawn from library shelves. All at bargain prices — £1 for most hardbacks, 50p […]

May 152015
 

This year’s annual general meeting of Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will be held on Wednesday May 20th, at the library, starting at 7pm. We start off with the standard “official” items: reports by the chairman and the treasurer for the past year (2014/15), followed by elections to next year’s committee. Then we have […]

Mar 312015
 
Open Garden at Tradescant's Retreat

Starting in April and continuing through into August, the Friends gardening group is to run monthly Open Garden sessions in the Tradescant’s Retreat courtyard garden. Every second Saturday of the month (so April 11th is the first date), from 1.30pm, the garden will be open to the general public, with direct entrance through the garden […]

May 152015
 
Old Bird: The Irrepressible Mrs Hewlett

Tuesday May 19th 7pm (doors open at 6.30) Gail Hewlett talks about her book on Hilda Hewlett, the first woman to win a pilot’s licence (in 1911, at the age of 46). She ran a flying school and manufactured aircraft for the First World War. Known as “old bird” in her family, she was the […]

May 092015
 
An evening with a Portuguese novelist

Wednesday May 13th 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Gabriela Ruivo Trindade, a psychologist, wrote the novel Um Outra Vez, which was published in 2014 winning the Leya 2013 prize in Portugal. The book is based on the history of a member of her family and the village he helped develop into a city during the first […]

May 032015
 

This year’s annual general meeting of Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library will be held on Wednesday May 20th, at the library, starting at 7pm. We begin with the standard “official” items: reports by the chairman and the treasurer for the past year (2014/15), followed by elections to next year’s committee. Then we have the […]

May 032015
 

At the library public forum on April 18th we got responses from the head of the library service Susanna Barnes and TSL manager Maria Kwofie, to four questions Friends had raised – on the planned redesign of the library, the persistent public lavatory problem, water penetration from the flat above the library, and the scheduled purchase […]

May 032015
 
Guidelines from a Portuguese personal coach

Friday May 8th 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Qual e a sua melhor versao? (What is the best version of yourself?) is a guide for self improvement, self expression and personal and professional attainment. It was published in Portugal in 2013, with a second edition a year later The author, Ana Santiago, is a professional coach […]

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