To find out about local summer activities for children, young people and families check out Lambeth’s web site:
With the coronavirus lockdown reducing there are changing government guidelines every week. So do check regularly for the latest information.
Here is are examples of activities:
Lambeth Libraries programme includes the Summer Reading Challenge https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKLAMBETH/bulletins/292c570
Fun packed summer programme filled with engaging activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years.
Rathbone in West Norwood have fun-packed summer activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years. include Sports, Arts and Creative Crafts, Music, Dance, Media, Cookery, Trips and much more – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CEF Lyncx are offering 5 weeks of activities for children and young people aged 8 – 15 and volunteering/work experience opportunities for young people aged 16+ http://cefi.org.uk/home
Lambeth Autism Group (NAS Lambeth) will be hosting a range of online sessions this summer -contact: email@example.com
Inspirational Youth have a one week 3rd to 7th August Summer Club for Year 6 children transitioning to Year 7 – at Streatham Youth and Community Trust SW16 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning in 2018, Windrush Day celebrates the Caribbean community and their contributions to British society since the second world war.
To pay your respects to the people of the Windrush generation download this art pack for decorating your windows and doorsteps and check out online activities by Lambeth libraries
This year’s song for Windrush Day is Desmond Dekker’s You Can Get It If You Really Want. To join in – tune into Colourful Radio at 10.27am on Monday 22nd.
Check out the week long programme of online events at the Black Cultural Archives: https://blackculturalarchives.org/ww20
The Empire Windrush ship that brought some of the first Caribbean migrants had 1,027 passengers. Many of their relatives and descendants suffered under the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’.
Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, and the global response to this shocking incident, there is a renewed determination to tackle the inequality and discrimination faced by Black & Asian Minority Ethnic communities. Windrush Day is one part of this effort.
For details of Windrush Day in Lambeth see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-day-2020/
Lambeth Libraries are closed during the coronavirus lockdown but there is a fantastic choice of extra online activities : e-books, audio books, newspapers & magazines, research your family history using the Ancestry database , quiz, book group chat , chat with writers, business advice, wriggle & rhyme sessions, film streaming.
Sign up here (top of the page) for the e-newsletter of events. (Next newsletter due out on Monday 4th May).
Don’t worry if you are not a library member – some activities are open to all.
West Norwood library waiting for end of lockdown
Since lockdown hundreds of residents have registered as new library members – to join just go online here.
Or speak to the library team on 020 7926 0750 between 9am and 6pm.
See details of regular online services here
Lambeth Libraries have partnered with Black Cultural Archives, St Martins Community Centre and many others to create a fantastic programme of events for Black History month this October.
Locally we have:
- Sun 6th 1.30pm to 4pm. Drumming workshop at St Lukes church SE27 0DT and poetry, prose & song at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
- Wed 9th 7pm Rising above Brokenness – meet authors of books on mental well being at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
- Sat 12th 11am to 6pm Black Hair Day at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX – meet authors, hairdressers , watch a movie.
- Wed 23rd 2.30pm Make your own African Drum at Upper Norwood Library SE19 1TJ
- Wed 23rd 2.30pm Anancy/Ananse/Anansi Adventure for over 5’s at West Norwood Library SE27 9JX
All welcome. For details of these and many more mostly free events see: [ https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lambeth-black-history-month-brochure-2019.pdf ]
Ben from WN Free film festival
Back for its 3rd year is the West Norwood Free Film Festival at various venues around the town centre .
Run by volunteers there is a different film shown every evening ( except Good Friday 26/4) in venues across West Norwood. For the programme and bookings: https://www.freefilmfestivals.org/filmfestival/west-norwood/
If you missed the shorts shown at Picturehouse on Sunday you can see online “Suburban Week-end” a film of West Norwood in 1949 :
The Free Film Festival finale will be Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse shown outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre on Saturday 27th April at sunset.
The festival is sponsored by local businesses: BonVelo, Stapleton Long, O Girasol and Station to Station
Training as Community Connectors
Do people come to you for advice and information? Do you link others in your local community to activities and organisations? If so why not be trained as a Community Connector?
Project Smith offers Community Connector training & support to give volunteers the knowledge & skills to help other people: things to do, places to go to access help & support and general wellbeing.
The training takes place over 4 days 9.30am – 3pm. The dates are on Wednesday 26th June, Wednesday 3rd July, Thursday 4th July and Wednesday 17th July. You need to attend all 4 days to become a Community Connector. You get a Royal Society Level 2 Qualification in Supporting Behaviour Change on completion of your training.
Community Connectors say: “I’ve learned so much through the Connectors programme that I feel like a walking/talking community notice board,” “Since becoming a connector, I’ve helped others, made new friends, feel better about myself, and even found job opportunities through networking.”
Project Smith is a Lambeth council/NHS project and aims to: support people to manage their own health and wellbeing by having access to the right information and assistance, help people avoid crisis and build stronger community ties.
For more information email: email@example.com
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Lambeth council has made over £200m worth of savings since 2010 due to austerity measures imposed by central government. Staff numbers have already been dramatically reduced , 14 council office buildings have been cut down to just two, and many service have gone digital . But the budget cuts from central government keep coming… The council has to make another £43m of savings over the next 4 years – at the same time as providing the vital services that residents expect and to look after the most vulnerable people in Lambeth.
The council wants to hear from residents before it sets its budget in February. Please take part in the budget consultation ( deadline Monday January 14th ) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SJTPS23?medium=email&source=GovDelivery%3E
Cllr. Andy Wilson
Cllr Andy Wilson , pictured, answers questions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOGpRhbXIpo
October is Black History month and Lambeth council has partnered with the Black Cultural Archives to deliver a fantastic programme of more than 50 events – something for all ages and al tastes. Most activities are free but some have to be booked in advance.
See our events section on this web site for local events in Norwood – mainly in school half term week . For the full programme get a free copy of the booklet from the library or check it out online:
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/black-history-month @BHMLambeth @BCAheritage
Cllr Sonia Winifred is pictured by one of Alvin Kofi’s Rooted installations in the town hall – part of Brixton Design Trail during 2018 London Design Festival. http://www.kofiarts.com/ https://www.brixtondesigntrail.com/
The weekend of 22nd & 23rd September is London Open House – a chance to visit great architecture for free throughout London. In West Norwood we can visit:
Cheviot Gardens 36 Cheviot Rd SE27 0SU 1pm to 5pm
36 St Faith’s Road SE21 8JD 10am to 5pm. Tours on the hour 11am to 4pm
The Clockworks 6 Nettlefold Place, SE27 0JW 10am to 6pm . Hourly tours
West Norwood Cemetery Norwood High Street SE27 9JU 1pm to 5pm Tours at 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm meet inside main cemetery gate
South London Botanical Institute 323 Norwood Road, SE24 9AQ 1pm-to-5pm
Crystal Palace Subway Crystal Palace Parade SE19 1LG 10am to 5pm
For details of 100’s of buildings across London open for Open House see: https://openhouselondon.org.uk/
Or download the free app for i-phones or Android
Or pick up a booklet in the library
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Cllr Jane Pickard with summer booklets
School holidays start this week for the summer. Young Lambeth Co- op has produced a booklet with a wide range of fun & educational activities for children and young people in Lambeth.
Pick up a copy in libraries or go on line: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/summer-activities-2018
Young Lambeth Co op is a membership organisation involving young people to decide on services for young people in Lambeth. To find out more see: http://www.younglambethcoop.co.uk/about-us/what-is-the-ylc
Cllr Jane Pickard is deputy cabinet member for young people. She says “ Despite losing more than half of the money we receive from the Government for day-to-day services, Lambeth has managed to keep open the vast majority of its youth clubs and adventure playgrounds.”