Dreams of Stockwell: Mosaic Launch with free tea and cakes

Stockwell Partnership and International Alert are pleased to invite you to the installation of the “Dreams of Stockwell” Mosaic developed by people living and working in Stockwell with support from Art4space, a locally based community arts project.

The Mosaic will be installed on the front of International Alert’s Office.

Free tea, coffee and cakes!

DATE: Thursday 12th September 2013
VENUE: International Alert – 346 Clapham Road Stockwell SW9 9AP
TIME: 12.00noon – 1.30pm

For information please contact Barry Navarro – Tel: 0207 627 6800 E:bnavarro@international-alert.org. or
Leila Nicholas Tel: 07772 371 133 – E:Leila@stockwell.org.uk

Event to mark Memorial Project completion

Stockwell Memorial Gardens eventThe Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens are inviting everyone to the unveiling of a plaque at Stockwell Memorial Gardens on Saturday 14 September. The Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Mark Bennett, will be doing the honours.

Naomi Klein, chairman of the group, says:

“Naomi Klein, chairman of the Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens, said: “The plaque is a small reminder of the fantastic efforts of everyone involved in this project to create a fitting space to remember the war dead in Stockwell. Some of the families of the men listed on the First World War clock tower will be attending, which shows that the memories of these men are, in some ways, as fresh as ever.”

The clock tower, which lists 574 Stockwell men who died in the Great War, was unveiled in 1922. In recent years, its condition had deteriorated and some of the carvings had become worn. Sheila Dartnell and Naomi Klein of the Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens brought the plight of the memorial, a Grade II listed structure, to the attention of Lambeth, who responded last year with a plan to improve the entire Memorial Gardens as well as four other memorials in the borough.

Working with Lambeth Council, the Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens developed a comprehensive plan to bring the clock tower to a state suitable for next year’s centenary of the start of World War One. It included cleaning the stone and recutting some of the carving, renovating the original wooden doors and replacing the windows. At the same time, new furniture, signage and replacement trees were brought in. The work was completed in August 2013.

The group has partnered with the London Mural Preservation Society on the project to refresh the mural on the rotunda, which includes many memorial-based themes, including a tribute to local resident and SEO agent Violette Szabo, who was murdered by the Nazis in 1942.

Event details

Saturday 14 September 2013

12noon to 3pm

Unveiling by Councillor Mark Bennett, Mayor of Lambeth, at 12.30pm

Stockwell Festival – what’s happening

Stockwell Festival 2013Stockwell Festival 2013

Saturday 7 September 2013, 11.30am – 5.30pm

Larkhall Park, Stockwell, London SW8


The theme for this year’s Festival is The World in Stockwell and there’s a wide range of performances, activities, stalls and entertainment throughout the day.

FOOD HALL: Enjoy delicious food, drink and snacks from local restaurants and traders.

SOUTH LAMBETH MARKET: Popular monthly community-led market comes to the Festival for a second year running, with crafts, fashion and food.

THE PRIORY ARMS BEER TENT: Local Freehouse The Priory Arms will be serving up alcoholic and soft drinks, including a selection of local ales.

COMMUNITY ACTIONZONE: Find out how you can get involved in your community through volunteering or campaigning. Featuring War on Want, RSPB, Stockwell Community Organisers and many more.


FREE bike repair workshops by Cycle PS – and continuing the two-wheeled theme, try our cycle-powered smoothie maker!

Brixton Recreation Centre and Pure Gym will be running activities and challenges throughout the day, as well as holding workshops in the Community Performance Quarter.

CHILDREN’S VILLAGE: Funfair and inflatable village, Oasis pedal karts, free craft workshops, storytelling… and keep an eye out for our stilt walker!

DREAMS OF STOCKWELL MOSAIC: See the beautiful mosaic created by local residents, supported by Art4Space, Stockwell Partnership and International Alert. Have a go at making your own mosaic tile to take home.

STOCKWELL PARTNERSHIP: Find out how to get involved with Stockwell Partnership. Pin your birth place on our World Map and get a picture of just how diverse Stockwell is.

FRIENDS OF LARKHALL PARK: Find out more about the work of the Friends, the history of the park and how you can get involved.


THE STOCKWELL STAGE: Talent from Stockwell and beyond, hosted by Adelaide Mackenzie.

12.00noon MC Adelaide Mackenzie

12.10 Ashley Dawes

12.40 The Overtones Band

1.30 Stockwell’s Got Talent

2.20 Naomi Keysha

2.50 The Cracked

3.40 Ray Isaac

4.10 Fakto

4.30 Parade by Barking Bateria

5.00 Grupo Lokito


Dancers, Zumba, Drumming and Community Choirs!

12.00 Junior Box Fit

12.25 Drumming Workshop

12.45 Junior Box Fit

1.05 Zumba Workshop with Zumba Chicas

1.30 In Harmony

1.50 Entwined Shades Dance Company

2.00 Zumba Workshop

2.50 Entwined Shades Dance Company

3.00 Soca Aerobics

3.35 Entwined Shades Dance Company

3.55 Drumming Workshop

4.20 Sing Sisters

CABARET TENT (OVER 18s ONLY): Music, comedy, cabaretand burlesque, curated by Little Lady Luscious

1.45 Tam the Pub Organist

2.00 Comedy Virgins featuring Andy Evans, Peter Halpin and Andy King

2.30 Tam the Pub Organist

2.45 Music

3.15 Tam the Pub Organist

3.30 Little Lady Luscious Burlesque workshop (ladies only)

4.00 Tam the Pub Organist

4.15 Cabaret Show starring Little Lady Luscious, Rosie Kohl – Belly Dancer, Vesper Fontaine – Burlesque

Stockwell war memorial mural spruced up

Stockwell war memorial mural

Copyright Brian Bell

The Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens’s project to renew the mural on the rotunda has had some help from Dulux, the paint company.

Brian Barnes, the original artist (who painted it first in 1999), along with other artists (both professional and amateur) have repainted the colourful building, which commemorates World War I and II and celebrates local themes.

The Friends worked cooperatively with the London Mural Preservation Society, who project-managed the repainting.

Naomi said: “Once we heard about the go-ahead for the memorial restoration, we knew we had to revamp the mural as well. Both the memorial and mural serve to remind us of just how much service men and women sacrifice for us and we owe it to them to keep this area looking smart.

“This tribute is seen by thousands of commuters every day and we’ve received so much positive feedback already, ranging from dog walkers on their morning stroll to taxi drivers giving us the thumbs up from their cabs.”

Brian Barnes at Stockwell

Copyright Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann

Peter Brown, manager of Dulux Decorator Centres on Chelsea Fields, said: “It was a real honour to be involved in this project. The plans are already coming together for the centenary next year and we’re so glad the memorial and mural will shine for all to see.

“These great landmarks represent our community and making sure we maintain them is everyone’s responsibility. The mural was already a work of art, but the repaint has allowed the bright colours to stand out once more.”

Stockwell children get on their bikes

Oasis Children’s Venture in Stockwell has received £500 from a Greater Manchester-based business to buy new BMX bikes for their outdoor play scheme.

Easi-Drive, an accident management company based in Wythenshawe, donated the money through its community giving fund wheelsforgood, now entering its fourth year of supporting wheels-related causes.

Oasis Children’s Venture provides free spaces to play, their outdoor play scheme is run after-school and during the holidays for local children, many of whom are disadvantaged or living in overcrowded accommodation and in poverty.

Joanne Brown, director at Oasis Children’s Venture, said: “These new bikes will help numerous children who don’t own things like this themselves. Our outdoor play scheme lets kids develop new skills and have fun in an exciting, but safe, green environment, a much needed release from the pressures of living in difficult home circumstances.”

“We can’t thank Easi-Drive enough for giving us the resources to help improve not only play opportunities, but the lives of local children.”

Simon Bellamy, Director at Easi-Drive, said: “We set up wheelsforgood a few years ago to give something back to charities making a real difference to their communities and Oasis Children’s Venture fits the bill perfectly. We are absolutely delighted to contribute to the fantastic work they are doing.”

Appeal for painters for Stockwell Memorial mural this weekend

paintbrushFriends of Stockwell War Memorial and the London Mural Preservation Society are asking for volunteers to help finish the painting of the rotunda next to the Memorial Clock Tower this weekend.

There are 3 sessions:

Friday 4-7pm
Saturday 11am-2pm
Sunday 12noon-3pm

Bring a paintbrush (narrow ones are best) but they will provide if you don’t have one – and make sure you tell the Friends that you are joining in the fun.

Naomi Lourie Klein of the Friends says: “We have had such fun helping the original artist Brian Barnes refresh this landmark mural – and we have very nearly finished and just need an extra push from members of hte community.”

Email stockwellmemorialfriends@gmail.com



Van Gogh Walk – double award-winner

1-Collages1Van Gogh Walk – between Liberty Street and Hackford Road – has won 2 awards recently:

  • New London Awards 2013 – excellence in urban design
  • LGN Street Design Awards – best community-led project

It was also highly commended by the judges of the Charles Maher Award 2013 and shortlisted for Walking and Public Realm Award – winner to be announced October 2013.

Check out their news at www.vangoghwalk.org

Free film screening at Tate South Lambeth Library

NlabaThe Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library present a screening by CineKongo by Ne Kunda Nlaba, 46mins, followed by a Director Q&A on Wednesday 17 July.

Born in Kinshasa in D.R.Congo 1982, Ne Kunda Nlaba is a Congolese film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, actor and political scientist living in Lambeth.

“THE STEEL PAN” (2010), 30mins, a documentary about the creation, development and construction of the Caribbean musical instrument invented in Trinidad and Tobago. Screened at the 7th Montreal Black Film Festival

“LIVING WITHOUT LIVING” (2011), 16min, a short documentary film about the life destitute asylum seekers in the UK produced as part of Respect and Dignity for Asylum Seekers Campaign sponsored by British Refugee Council. The film was premiered at Amnesty International/ Human Right Action centre in London, British Refugee Council and Netherlands 2012 Film Festival.

Admission free. Light refreshments available.

Wednesday 17 July 2013, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at 180 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1QP

Disabled chefs cook up a feast for charity

Bonnington Cafe cooksFour disabled cooks aiming to expand their market got the opportunity to cater for diners at Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall Grove yesterday, as part of the Big Bonnington Centre Benefit, a fundraiser organised by Bonnington Cafe.

The chefs, from Bells Piece in Farnham, Surrey were taking part in a healthy living and life skills initiative run for the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, based in South Lambeth Road.

Call for artist volunteers for Stockwell memorial mural

Stockwell RotundaThe Friends of Stockwell War Memorial and Gardens have issued another rallying call for artists – or at least adults handy with a paintbrush – to help renew the mural paintwork on the memorial rotunda.

The next sessions are:

Friday 5 July 4-7pm
Sunday 7 July 11-3pm

You don’t need to stay for the full session and the Friends will provide paintbrushes if you can’t bring your own.

Let them know if you intend coming. It’s a fun thing to get involved in – and you might get free chips out of it!

Email stockwellmemorialfriends@gmail.com

Stockwell Good Neighbours open day and fundraising

Stockwell Good Neighbours, a charity for older people, are holding a fundraising event and open day on Monday 15 July between 11 and 3pm at the Oval House Theatre.

There will be an opportunity to buy delicious home-made cakes there will be tombolas, raffle, bingo, fancy goods, bric-a-brac, a mini auction  and lots of chances to win things. Also a great chance to meet the members of the group and find out more about Stockwell Good Neighbours.

Ian Adams

Community Development Worker

Age UK Lambeth

336 Brixton Road

London SW9 7AA

Tel: 020 7346 6818



Part-time job opportunity in Lambeth

Lambeth Council needs to recruit 100 people to carry out electoral registration canvassing during November and December 2013. The work is part time, requiring 8 hours per week, and can be carried out over evenings and weekends.

For more information, or to apply, please click on the link below, or contact electoral services directly.


Electoral Services contact details:

Email: electoralservices@lambeth.gov.uk

Tel: 020 7926 2254

Address: Room 26, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RW