In November the Garden Group runs two sessions which may be of interest to anybody, whether they are into gardening or not.
9 November, 2-3 pm – Blooms for Christmas
We will pot up hyacinth and other bulbs. If kept indoors, they should bloom around Christmas / New Year time. This session will take place in the library garden at the back, so please dress warmly. Rain shelter will be provided, if needed.
23 November, 2-3 pm – Christmas Decoration
Make your own table decoration with candle (£1.00 for materials), tree hangings or gift tags with crab apples, pine branches, holly & ivy, colourful berries, little cones and other decorative items found outside.
This session will take place indoors. Please bring any ribbons you may have, all other materials will be provided.
Carrying my ball of wool and knitting needles I came along to the TSL fortnightly knitting and crochet group one Thursday morning.
If truth be told I had seen photos of some rather dashing knits earlier in the year and I was hoping to snap one up before the craft show on the 7th December. What I wasn’t expecting was to encounter a wonderfully diverse vibrant group of women brightening up the far corner of the library. By the way, where are you chaps! The best knitter I knew was a man (now a GP) and wasn’t there a wonderful Bishop who knitted?* Continue reading “A knitter speaks – Knitting Group International!”
As part of the First World War centenary commemoration, the Remembrance Image Project is photographing wartime sites as they appear 100 years on, and using these images to foster understanding and debate about the war, and about the role of remembrance.
Lambeth-based photographer Simon Gregor is leading the project, and has been travelling extensively in France and Belgium as well as in the UK to research the project. He will be sharing a number of the images created during the research phase, in preparation for the project’s main activity in 2014-18.
Simon has previously exhibited photographic work in both London and Hertfordshire. The Remembrance Image Project is part of the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership. More information at www.riproject.wordpress.com
Tuesday, 26th November 2013, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)
From the end of the 18th century until it closed in 1859, Vauxhall Gardens were London’s most famous pleasure gardens, offering food, noise, culture and debauchery to anyone who could afford the (modest) entry fee. In Vauxhall Gardens, David Coke and Alan Borg have chronicled with wit and learning the raucous history of a place central to the social and literary history of Georgian London.
Dr Alan Borg, CBE, FSA co-author of a History of Vauxhall Gardens was trained as a historian and art historian and is a former Director of the Imperial War Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.
The Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library Craft Show
Saturday, 7th December, Open 9am-4pm.
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY FESTIVE GIFTS LOCALLY MADE.
Come and meet local craft people. Hear them talk about and show their work – from jewellery, hats, bags, cards, knitting, felting, garden produce and more …. The library knitting group and Friends of Tate South Lambeth garden group will also be there and selling reasonably priced gifts to help fundraise for their activities.
Superbard is George Lewkowicz, a London based writer and performer. George has been performing his multimedia shows as Superbard since 2010, and has quickly gained excellent reviews and a reputation on the spoken word scene, appearing on Newsnight, Radio 4 and The Jeremy Vine Show.
Superbard will be performing stories from Flood featured at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Flood is Superbard’s debut interactive eBook featuring illustrations and stories set to music. It will expand according to the reader’s suggestions.
cDo 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 miserable conditions that the working classes endured in the 30s. The aim was to ensure social security, a National Health Service, free education, council housing and full employment to conquer poverty, disease and ill health.What has changed since then? Why and how?‘Loach movingly argues that we should look to the past for a better future’
John Bird, was brought up in an orphanage from the age of 5 and served time in a young offenders institution before he was out of his teens. During the turbulent and difficult times of his youth he often slept rough as one of London’s homeless. He founded the Big Issue 21 years ago. The weekly magazine achieves its mass circulation through being sold on the streets of the UK and only by vendors who are homeless or vulnerably housed. In transforming himself from being part of the problem of society into being part of the solution, John has become a globally admired social entrepreneur.
John will be discussing self educating your way out of homelessness, why he loves Lambeth and social opportunity through greening London.