Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library

We are the friends of the Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP. For official information about the library, including opening hours and contact details, please visit the library’s own website here.

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More events are back at the library

The last few months have seen a gradual return to face-to-face  activities at the library – such as the monthly reading group sessions (which remain accessible through Zoom) and the weekly knitting group  meeting.

February has seen a big leap forward, with the return of the Wriggle and Rhyme sessions for under-fives ( every Friday at 10am) and two events in Lambeth’s LGBQT history month programme.

On February 16th Queer Alphabet Soup readings, poetry and performance from literary queer novelists, poets, performance artists and writers. The four participants were:

Adam Zmith, co-producer on The Log Books podcast, and codirector of the podcast production company Aunt Nell. His book Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures came out in September 2021.

Charlotte Cooper, writer, cultural worker and psychotherapist from East London. Her background is in DIY publishing and she has a small press called 33editions.

Kashif Sharma-Patel, a writer, poet and editor at the 87press, which has particular reference to queer and racialised experimental work. Pamphlets include Relief I Willed It (Gong Farm, 2021) and Fragments on Mutability (Earthbound Press, 2020).

Elizabeth Chakrabarty, a South London based writer and academic. Her debut novel, Lessons in Love and Other Crimes, was published last year by The Indigo Press. Inspired by Elizabeth’s personal experience of a chilling race-hate crime, the novel is bookended by personal essays, exploring the insidious nature of racism, love, queerness, loneliness and obsession.

On February 23rd  Drag Queen Story Time

A standard story time for children – but with glitter.

Fairy tales come to life as stories from a real Queen capture the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood. Children are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and can imagine the world in which people can present as they wish. Where dress up is real. With songs along with the stories







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