Author Archives: Bene Whitehouse

Comrades, brothers and pioneers: the first public librarians in London

Michelle Johansen, researcher and writer on Victorian public libraries, tells the forgotten stories of the pioneering generation of public librarians in London – who  helped create the “universities of the people”. Among these was Frank Burgoyne who managed the newly … Continue reading

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Unlock your hidden artist: a drawing class at the library

Tom Hughes, the new member of staff at Tate South Lambeth, will be running a Beginner’s Drawing Class on Fridays from 10:30am to 12 noon. This will involve drawing from  still-life with pencils and paper. The emphasis will be on … Continue reading

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Your Library needs YOU

The committee of Friends of TSL will have empty spaces coming up in the next six months, as some members leave the area or take on pressing family or work commitments. So we’re looking for volunteers to: develop and run … Continue reading

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Library Forum July 2016

The library forum reports no progress so far on renovation and repair… The public library forum held on July 30th 2016 reported no forward movement on the renovation of the library or the repair of the non-functioning public lavatory. However … Continue reading

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TSL’s very own carnival

The last Sunday and Monday of August is the date for the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s biggest street party. Tate South Lambeth Library is to run its own version – a community festival on Saturday August 27th. The Tate Carnival, … Continue reading

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Hope for Tate South Lambeth Library?

There’s a glimmer of hope for Tate South Lambeth Library, fated to become a fee-charging gym instead of a well-used free community resource for everyone. It’s a thin hope – but a real one – for all of Lambeth’s doomed … Continue reading

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Petition to Lambeth Council

If you support us please sign our ePetition to Lambeth Council here: http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=380 “We the undersigned petition the council to continue to provide a full library service at Tate South Lambeth Library (TSLL), and to drop the plan to turn … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT OF ’45 directed by Ken Loach

c      Do come along to a viewing of the film ‘The Spirit of ’45’ on October 16th at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)    In post war Britain people were “all in it together” and vowed never again to return to the    … Continue reading

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