Henry Tate – the man who gave us our library

Bill Linskey, chairman of the Brixton Society, gives an illustrated talk on Henry Tate.

This great Victorian philanthropist is best known as the founder of the Tate Gallery in Pimlico (now expanded to four sites in the UK). But he was also the leading benefactor of public libraries in Lambeth, donating the land and building for three libraries, in Brixton, Streatham and – first in line –South Lambeth. All three have remained in operation, serving the growing and diversifying population of the borough -although Tate South Lambeth has come under repeated threat of closure in the recent past. And its future remains uncertain.

This talk will give you the background – and the stimulus to preserve this precious gift to the community.

Wednesday March 14th, 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm)

Admittance free. Refreshments available

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