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Morley College Saturday Morning Family Concerts. Any enquiries ring Shirley on 020 7326 1545 or email Tickets can be bought on the door.  Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £20 so get together with another family.  Otherwise single tickets £9 for adults & £6 for children. They run for 7 weeks from 24 May. Morley College, Wesminster Bridge Rd.

Museum of Garden History Event Tickets can be booked by calling 020 7401 8865.  Pre-booking of tickets is advised (please note that pre-booking is not required for the Spring Plant and Garden Fair, NGS Yellow Book Open Day and Open Garden Squares Weekend). Museum is at Lambeth Palace /Lambeth Rds.

Oval House Theatre Tickets Box Office 020 7582 7680

Oval House Theatre, Kennington Oval.




Wednesday 7

Biggerthan ME Productions presents Rage and Breathe. Depicts the rise and fall of a gay love affair in a modern, multi-ethnic, urban environment. A challenging and highly ambitious multi-media performance/art piece incorporating choreographed live dance, live and recorded music, song, poetry, spoken-word and projected film. Oval House Theatre.


Thursday 8 & Friday 9

Odd Man Out Productions presents The Maid. Directed by Vernon Douglas. Performed by Carol Moses. Produced by Sarah Sayeed. Dramaturg: Irma Innis. The Maid looks at the world of Sue, a single mother working within the sex industry. Today the phone won't stop ringing. The punters are demanding bizarre requests. Sue's mind is not on her work; she is preoccupied with matters closer to home and may lose her livelihood. Her world comes crashing down around her and she is forced to make a decision, which could change the course of her entire life.  A dark, graphic, hard-hitting yet comical tale of one woman's survival in a world where women sell women. Oval House Theatre.


Saturday 10

NGS Yellow Book Open Day.  £3.00 admission/£2.50 concessions. Lambeth Palace gardens will also be open (2pm-5.30pm, a separate entrance fee applies). See for more details.



Kala Phool presents MOTHER INDIA - 21st CENTURY REMIX in partnership with The Drum.  A dynamic live audio/visual project to re-score and re-visualize the groundbreaking 'tour-de-force' of Indian cinematic history Mother India. Winner of the Oscar for best Foreign Film in 1957, the film came to symbolise the post-colonial Indian psyche interpreted through the ambitions, struggles, compassion and sheer will to survive of the central Mother character Radha. Profoundly influential, Mother India was lauded for its stunning cinematography, indelible soundtrack and powerfully dramatic storyline. KALA PHOOL has brought the film together with one of the world's leading turntablists and electronic composers; British Asian DJ Tigerstyle (former World DMC and ITF champion) to reinterpret the score through a unique live electronic performance to commemorate India and Pakistan's Independence. Tigerstyle uses turntables and electronics, accompanied by the prodigious talents of cellist Matt Constantine and drummer David Shaw, to present the film for a contemporary audience. Experimental, yet true to the source, the film has been specially recut and remixed exclusively for this performance. An extraordinary film and an extraordinary reimagining. Oval House Theatre.


Sunday 11

St Peter’s Evening Prayer & Recital. St Peter’s Singers in Choral Evensong for Penecost. Rev. Rosie Harper (Grand Missenden). Admission free. St Peter’s, 310 Kennington Lane.


Monday 12

Sean Longley – Hartlepool Monkey. South London author Sean Longley’s Hartlepool Monkey is a demonically witty digest of all things eighteenth-century, an eccentric and hugely entertaining début novel. Come along to hear Sean discuss, and read from, his critically acclaimed novel. Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane. Part of Lambeth’s Readers and Writers Festival. For full programme see:



Friends of Kennington Park AGM. Oval House Theatre. Your chance to hear the latest news from the Friends, get a financial update, vote for the committee and hear a short presentation from Dr Iain Boulton on plans to sow a wildflower meadow. Lots has happened in the last year - not least the successful campaign to raise £240,000 for a new playground and nature trail. Come along, hear what's going on and have your say about your park.


Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17

Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey. Following a successful run in March 2007, Moj of the Antarctic returns to Oval House Theatre for one week only to launch the production’s British Council-sponsored Tour of Southern Africa in June/July 2008. Moj of the Antarctic is inspired by the wonderful true life story of Ellen Craft, a 19th century African-American slave woman who escaped to freedom by disguising herself as a white man.  Ellen’s amazing story of race and gender cross-dressing is one of the forgotten gem’s of Black history, and the history of drag! Moj of the Antarctic extends Ellen’s amazing biography into a flight of theatrical fantasy where upon arrival in Victorian London, she finds work as a sailor on a whaling ship bound for the Southern Seas. Life on the ship is tough and even stranger is the men’s obsession with Black face minstrelsy.  Eventually the ship arrives in Antarctic waters ripe for gruesome whaling, and Moj becomes the first Black woman to step foot on Antarctica. This innovative total theatre piece incorporates video, text, dance, music, storytelling, song and stunning original photography created for the piece on location in Antarctica by visual artist Del LaGrace Volcano. Special Offer: £15.00 Meal Deal includes ticket to the show, a drink and a meal from our Caribbean café. Please call the box office for further information. Tickets: £12/£6 concessions. Box office: 020 7582 7680. Online sales: (no fee). BSL interpreted performance with Jacqui Beckford: 13 May, 7.45pm. Oval House Theatre, Kennington Oval.


Saturday matinee 3pm

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18

Garden Open Weekend. Lambeth Community Care Centre, Monkton Street. Large Plant Sale. Tea & Cakes. Admission £2. Concessions £1. Children 50p.


Sunday 18

St Peter’s Evening Prayer & Recital. Matthew Hunt (clarinet), Ina Watson (piano accordion). Admission free. St Peter’s, 310 Kennington Lane.


Tuesday 20 onwards

Foundation Show City & Guilds of London Art School. 124 Kennington Park Road Kennington. Further information from General Office 020 7735 2306 or email

Tues/Thurs: 10am-7pm; Wed 10am-6pm;

Tuesday 20 –Saturday 24

The Conquest of the South Pole. Play. Four disabled friends decide to stave off the dole-queue blues by re-enacting Amundsen’s famous 1911 expedition to the South Pole. Sheets become icebergs and wheelchairs become mountains in this fast-paced, inspiring conquest of the imagination. In partnership with renowned physical theatre company Frantic Assembly, Theatre Resource have taken Manfred Karge’s Thatcher-era play about the daily psychological battle to survive into the realms of visual theatre and given it an innovative, modern-day twist. Tickets: £12/£6 concessions. Box office: 020 7582 7680. Online sales: (no fee). Audio described performance: Friday 23 May, 7.45pm with Ian Breslin. Matinee: Thursday 22 May, 1.00pm. Oval House Theatre, Kennington Oval


Wednesday 21

Quadrille dancing with Elsa. Durning Library Seniors' Group.  Refreshments supplied by Friends of the Durning Library. Change of programme.


Saturday 24

Mortley College Morning Family Concerts presented by Shirley Anderson . Brass. English Folk Emma Cons Hall. Morley College, Westminster Bridge Rd.



Lighthouse Education Health and Well Being Awareness Day. The programme includes  a talk by local GP Dr Raj Mitra on looking after your heart, a consultant breast surgeon on ‘Cancer: myths, prevention and treatment’, health and relaxation demonstrations including free health checks, a free lunch, a talk on confronting mental illness, and five aside football at the Old Lillian Baylis School. Further details from Brenda Fraser at 020 7735 3685; bfraser@l-e-s-org.

9.30-3pm. Five-a-side from 5pm

Sunday 25

St Peter’s Evening Prayer & Recital. Daniel Grimwood (piano). Rev. The Lord Leslie Griffiths (Wesley’s Chapel).  Admission free. St Peter’s, 310 Kennington Lane.


Wednesday 28

Art & Compromise (II). Paul Hobson. Free, but booking essential. Art & Compromise is a series of lectures conceived by Beaconsfield in collaboration with City & Guilds of London Art School. The 20th century concept of the artist as a politically alienated idealist has undergone significant shifts in recent years. Is there any form of moral obligation still within arts purpose? What price integrity? Can the negotiations of compromise be catalysts for creative invention? Paul Hobson is Director of the Contemporary Art Society  He was recently the Interim Director of The Showroom gallery and has held various strategic positions within the visual arts, including Director of the Moose Foundation for the Arts and Head of Strategy and Development at the Serpentine Gallery. This Art & Compromise lecture will consider the implications arising from the idea that all art is a form of negotiation with oneself and the world, and the multifarious ways in which artists have to negotiate the meaning, value and status of their work in an increasingly hybrid, transactional visual arts ecology. To book, please email: with ‘A&C lecture booking’ in the subject, or call Beaconsfield on 020 7582 6465. Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street,


Wednesday 28

Debate: ‘Guerrilla Gardening’? Hosted by Guerrilla Gardener Richard Reynolds. 6.30pm for 7pm. £10/£5 Museum Friends, glass of wine included. ‘Guerrilla Gardening’ has its roots in New York in the 1970s when people spontaneously planted up derelict plots.  It has recently enjoyed a revival in popularity, with sunflowers appearing on roundabouts and beds of lavender alongside city streets.  It has attracted the interest of national media, and many high profile gardeners. The debate will be introduced by Richard Reynolds, author of On Guerrilla Gardening (Bloomsbury May 2008), who will share his experiences and his philosophy that we should seize control of our shared environment.  The floor will then be thrown open to attendees to debate guerrilla gardening and what it means to them; is it ecological – planting ‘useful’ vegetables in ornamental spaces, about claiming public space for the people, bringing nature into the city, or something else? Museum of Garden History.

6.30 for 7pm





Sunday 1 June

. Kennington Village Fete, Cleaver Square. Magic show, Punch & Judy, human fruit machine, etc. Winkworth are the main sponsor. Proceeds to local causes. For further information contact Margarita O’Malley on 07970 863000 or Tables are available to public traders on a first-come-first-served basis at £35 each.


Sunday 1

St Peter’s Evening Prayer & Recital. Colin Baldry (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano). Rev. Sharon Ferguson (Asst, CE, Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement) Admission free. St Peter’s, 310 Kennington Lane.


Tuesday 3

Flowers in the Streets’ – An Open Discussion. Free, but please call to reserve a place to avoid disappointment. Across Europe, spontaneous floral shrines have been one of the urban phenomena of the last decade and are increasingly common sights in parks, on streets and alongside country roads.  They have become sites of private pilgrimage and public symbols of grief and memory.  This is the first event to discuss why. This topic will be introduced by writer and environmentalist Ken Worple and psychologist Gerda Speller, and will be followed by an open discussion, where members of the audience are strongly encouraged to contribute their own thoughts, observations and experiences of the subject.  The Museum is planning an exhibition on floral memorial shrines in 2009. This event provides an important opportunity for us to explore and develop the exhibition themes with the widest range of people. Museum of Garden History.

6.30 fro 7pm


North Lambeth Area (Council) Leaseholders' Forum. Venue to be confirmed. For more information contact: Liam Kelly.

Community Involvement Team Leader. Tel: 020 7926 1956


Saturday 7 & Sunday 8

Open Garden Squares Weekend. 1. OGSW tickets are £7.50 and allow entry to participating gardens throughout London, including the Museum of Garden History, over the weekend. Early June is a great time to visit the Museum as its 17th century style knot garden and wild flower garden will both be in full flowering glory.  Why not combine your visit with a visit to Lambeth Palace’s gardens which will also be open on Saturday 7th June (note: Lambeth Palace Gardens are open on Saturday only). An Open Garden Squares Weekend ticket will allow entry to these and many other London gardens on this weekend. Tickets are available at the Museum on 7th and 8th June.  For details of where to purchase advance tickets please visit

10.30 am-5pm

Sunday 8

St Peter’s Evening Prayer & Recital. The Gospel Choir of St. Martin-in-the Fields’ Girls’ School. Rev. Andy Windross (Bishop of Stepney Officer for Ordained Ministry) Admission free. St Peter’s, 310 Kennington Lane.


Monday 9

Plant & Flower Photography Made Simple. A digital photography workshop with Charlie Hopkinson (for DSLR cameras). Date changed to Monday 9 June.  Museum of Garden History.  £80 or £70 for Museum Friends (includes lunch, tea and coffee) Please contact the Museum for further information about the workshop. Bookings can be made by calling 020 7401 8865.


Tuesday 10

Kennington, Oval and Vauxhall Forum AGM. (Venue to be advised). to join contact KOV Forum c/o North Lambeth Town Centre Office, 20 Newburn Street. 0207 926 8295 or email


Wednesday 18

Is it Silver? Talk on how to read hallmarks. Durning Library Seniors' Group.  Refreshments supplied by Friends of the Durning Library.


Thursday 19 –Sunday 22

Degree Show. City & Guilds of London Art School. 124 Kennington Park Road Kennington. Further information from General Office 020 7735 2306 or email


Thurs/Fri: 10am-7.30pm. Sat/Sun: 10-5pm

Saturday 28

North Lambeth Parish Fete at Lambeth Palace Gdns. Full details of this excellent annual event to be announced.






Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 September

MA Show. City & Guilds of London Art School. 124 Kennington Park Road Kennington. Further information from General Office 020 7735 2306 or email

Thurs/Fri 10am-7pm; Sat/Sun 10am-5pm

Wednesday 16 September

Strawberries & cream for our regular friends. Durning Library Seniors' Group.  Refreshments supplied by Friends of the Durning Library.


Friday 18 September

Kennington Association Art Auction at the City & Guilds Art School. Bid for works local artists and students plus lots of original bargains. Viewing will take place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 (exact times to be confirmed). Proceeds to the Secret Santa Christmas scheme and a student crisis fund for the College. Further information from Catey Hillier, Art Auction Co-ordinator:


Saturday 1 November

Kennington Association Bazaar. St Anselm’s Church Hall.







Tuesdays – Saturdays   24 May. 11am-6pm

 1a Kempsford Road
  020 7840 9111

Potential Furlough.


Fridays - Sundays  to 11 May. 2-6pm

Danielle Arnaud
contemporary art
123 Kennington Road
London SE11 6SF  UK

020 7735 8292

Suky Best & Rory Hamilton: Rodeo

Wednesdays – Sundays to 18 May. 12-6pm


155 Vauxhall Street
020 7587 5202

Disclosures, Views on Demand and Film & Reading Library.

Wednesdays to Saturdays to 10 May. 12-6pm


131 Kennington Park Rd

'Johan Pilgrim and the Cave of Wonders'. Exhibition by Jonathan Marshall.

Wednesdays – Saturdays 27 May – 22 June. 12-6pm


Henrietta Simson. Solo exhibition.

Wednesdays  - Sundays to  9 May. 11.30am– 7pm: Wed –Sat;

12.30-5.30pm Sun

or by appointment

UBOX Gallery
1st Floor
330 Kennington Lane


DORMANT. Georg Meyer-Wiel