South London Theatre re-opening

South London Theatre is celebrating its return to The Old Fire Station at 2A Norwood High Street SE27 9AS   with a series of free tours & workshops for adults & children on afternoon of Saturday 30th June and Sunday 10.30am to 5pm  this weekend . See for details & booking: https://sltfirestation.org/celebrate

Support our local community theatre by booking seats for the SLT productions. Tickets £12   http://www.southlondontheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

The new theatre also has several rooms available for hire – email Cassie@sltfirestation.org.

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West Norwood Cemetery Open Day – Sunday 1st July

West Norwood Cemetery is hosting an ‘Open Day’ this Sunday for people to
come and experience a fantastic array of free workshops, activities and
walking tours to discover more about this wonderful historic site.

Lambeth’s Heritage Lottery Fund Bid Project Team, Friends of West Norwood
Cemetery and Lambeth Bereavement Services will be on hand to answer
questions and talk about the proposed improvements to the cemetery.

The next stage of the £240k bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is August 2018
– for more information or comments please email norwoodhlf@lambeth.gov.uk.

Also see:
https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/west-norwood-cem
etery-secures-national-lottery-investment

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Windrush 70th anniversary

This weekend marks 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush. On 22 June 1948, 492 passengers mainly from Jamaica arrived at Tilbury Docks. The majority of the first passengers made their home in Lambeth and the streets around Coldharbour Lane in Brixton quickly became the nucleus of the Jamaican community in London.

Pathe news shown at Tea party in Lambeth Town Hall

Lambeth Town Hall hosted much of a new musical heritage and was the location of the famous No Colour Bar dance in 1955.

Lambeth council is spearheading the Windrush 70 campaign and commissioned the official anniversary design from young local Lambeth designers.

Sadly, this year’s celebrations have been accompanied by the Conservative government’s “hostile environment” policy which has made many of the Windrush generation feel unwelcome in their home.

This weekend is not only about recognising the contributions of the Windrush generation, against the backdrop of a hostile government, but we will also celebrate the importance of immigration and embrace our tolerance, openness and diversity.

See Cllr Winifred’s blog about the importance of celebrating Windrush:http://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/windrush_weekend

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Camp Allstars

A new holiday camp is opening this summer at St Mary’s Lodge (formerly Virgos Fidelis Preparatory School) Central Hill SE19 3FA . Camp Allstars is designed entirely by parents to meet the needs of children at a reasonable price ( £20 per day). Serving kids ages 5 -11, this new camp boasts fantastic facilities, a host of engaging activities and a talented staff.

 The camp will open it’s door for the first session on 30/7/2018.

 For details see: https://www.campallstars.co.uk/

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Norwood High Street burst main  

We have another Thames Water burst water main outside West Norwood Cemetery at the junction of Robson Road and Norwood High Street. It  will take about 5 days to fix. For details see: https://inyourarea.thameswater.co.uk/Work-in-your-area  or phone 0800 316 9800 quoting ref 31070540.

Traffic will be severely disrupted with diversions through Streatham. Left and right hand turns by southbound traffic along Norwood Road from Lancaster Avenue will be restricted.

The 322 bus is on diversion.

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Did Harry Jacobs take your picture?

Dawn Hill & Gerald Jacobs at the exhibition

If you or your family were in Brixton in 1960’s and 1970’s check out the photo exhibition in Lambeth Town Hall on until Friday 6th July.

Harry Jacob was a popular portrait photographer with Brixton’s black community. His studio was at 152 Landor Road.  Pop into Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton SW2 1RW between 10am and 8pm Monday to Friday and try to identify people in the photos  – post-it notes provided! Harry’s son Gerald was pictured at the opening last week with Dawn Hill, chair of the Black Cultural Archives.

And if you have any photos at home taken by LE Campbell, who had a studio at 82 Atlantic Road in the 1960s,  please get in touch with the Black Cultural Archives in Windrush Square SW2 1EF.

For many more events in the Windrush 70 year anniversary programme see:  http://www.windrush70.com/

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Local artists weekend

Cllr Jackie Meldrum with the Open House directory

This weekend, 12th & 13th May and next weekend, 19th & 20th May, provides a chance to meet many of our local artists as they open their doors and studios. It is your chance to see their work and maybe get a bargain or acquire a masterpiece!

The studios and homes are open from 11am to 6pm  – just look out for the Artists Open House signs. Or check out the directory at:  http://dulwichfestival.co.uk/artists-open-house/

Roseberys Auction House have a taster exhibition at 70 Knights Hill SE27 0JD if you are not sure where to start….

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