May June round ups. Chelsea fringe Chelsea Fringe 2017 | Nine Elms on the South Bank nineelmslondon.com/events/chelsea-fringeevents and Vintage Voices

Vintage Voices Front- Event Flyer

There will still be a chance to be involved even if you can’t make Friday’s ‘Lambeth Readers and Writer’s Festival’ event in your local library

Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival 2017 | Lambeth Council

contact them direct at: info@sixteenfeet.co.uk

Friends of Tate library Brixton are involved  are are also doing a ‘Local Heroes’ event in Brixton Library for Lambeth Heritage Month in September. Is Roger Moore a hero or a villain? he was from Stockwell

A ‘Wishing Well’ for September’s  Brixton Design Trail if you are interested email : foftlbrixton@gmail.com

 

‘Vintage Voices’ May 26th Friday 7-9pm Brixton Library Free event part of Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival

The ‘Vintage Voices’, event is based on the creative Writing of locals in Brixton. Held as part of Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival

Further details of READERS and WRITER FESTIVAL from booklet available in Libraries or to download:  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lpl-readers-and-writers-festival-2017.pdf

The  evening will be  a free event with a few actors theatrical interpretation plus a presentation of parts of the Oral History project recordings. I attach a flier. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vintage-voices-tickets-34210041154   with stories about the Brixton/ South London area from 1940, through the decades of the 20th Century .
Another event organised is: Alex Wheattle Q&A Sat 27th 7.30pm Brixton Library Vintage Voices Front- Event Flyer

Upcoming events at the Brixton Pound in May cafe Atlantic Road

It’s a busy month both in the cafe and in our studio, as we’re pleased to add yoga classes to our other regulars like Kes’s mosaic’s class and Susie’s comedy night. We’ve also got one-off discussions, and courses you can sign up to, as well as upcoming art shows from Euan Reed and Alex Franchini, and Paul Ashton.

See what’s on below – any questions drop an email to info@brixtonpound.org. If you would like to put on an event here, you can get in touch or find out more about hiring one of our spaces here > brixtonpound.org/spacehire

 

Action For Happiness course
A weekly wellbeing course, starting on Monday 22 May.

Brixton Pound Open Project Night
Want to get involved with our work and make a difference to it? We meet every Monday at 6pm to get stuck into our main projects. Drop in or feel free to get in touch to find out more.

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Mosaics with Kes
Unleash your inner creative with this creative workshop for all ages/levels, every Wednesday 6pm

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Comedy Clubs Saturdays

Yoga in our studio
Sign up to our new classes and join in with a coffee afterwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News local and further afield

Community Connector training 
A new round of Community Connector training will start soon: Applicants must attend all four sessions on 17th May, 1st and 2nd June and 27th June 9.30am – 3pm at a variety of settings around the borough.
Community Connectors are people who link others in their local community with activities and organisations that can help improve their quality of life.   To find out more contact   Fraser Serle   f.serle@nhs.net   tel: 07720 601048

Nextdoor   free private social network which took over  ‘streetlife’  a  UK neighbourhood site. Geese poetrasanta

Twitter is hot on Swans in Brockwell Park at the moment: Twitter acct. : BrockwellParkMAC@brockwellpark  the picture above is not of them  and this goose is hiding her brood but check the twitter.

NEXTDOOR is proving useful to let residents know of Forums etc. Lambeth Air Quality Forum is operating with Lambeth Street Champions and local residents involvement.

Friends of Lambeth Libraries, (FoLL)  and Parks Forums also meet with the council to improve the quality of life for residents.

 

There are two MAIN organisations : Brockwell Park Community Partners https://brockwellparkcommunitypartners.org.uk/celebrate Hertage Lottery for next phase plans to restore Brockwell Hall. The hall and landscaping of the park  belong to a unified Heritage setting. They co-ordinate efforts regarding Heritage Lottery Funding and liaison with Lambeth Council and Parks Department. Friends of Brockwell Parkhttp://www.friendsofbrockwellpark.org , BLU Lido users, Whippersnappers, Community Greenhouseshttp://www.brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk/about/ , BMX track http://www.brixtonbmx.co.uk, Miniature railway organisation, Bowling club, Volley Ball, Tennis, St Matthew Football project among others all run independently some as social enterprises businesses but contribute to the park and our community in many ways.

New Ping Pong Club has formed  as part of a free sport facilities run by  volunteers on the site of the old Changing Rooms.

Music Arts Dance and Drama (MADD) help run some Community Events e.g.Dog Show. coming up in June. Volunteers always welcome to help set up and run these events.