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2020 Lambeth festival of history

Lambeth’s Heritage Festival is taking place throughout September with at least one event each day. This year everything is online so book your free real time place early!

See the full programme here: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/lambeth-heritage-festival-2020/

There are virtual walks, archive film screenings,  talks, podcasts, virtual reality films, banner making and drawing workshops, discussion groups, virtual building tours and author interviews – hopefully there should be something for everyone.

A big thanks to Lambeth Archives, the Lambeth Local History Forum and local groups for setting up this event.

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Book for books!

West Norwood Library has reopened after lockdown Mondays to Saturdays 11am to 4pm . But to maintain social distancing you must make an appointment by phone.

Ring 020 7926 8034 to collect books ordered in advance

Ring 020 7926 8092 to make an appointment to use a  computer or study space and for photocopying., scanning & printing.

The Picturehouse Cinema is open with a separate entrance through its café area. See: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/west-norwood-picturehouse

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Lambeth Country Show 2020

18th & 19th July will be the 2020 Lambeth Country show – online this year due to coronavirus.

https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/virtual/

There will be plenty for everyone across the two days: music, workshops, shopping, community groups, animals, competitions and more.

Deadline for submitting photos for the competitions:

Flower Show  11pm Wednesday 15 July rules [ https://lambethcountryshow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/LCS-Virtual-Flower-Show-Schedule-2020.pdf  ]

winning cake in 2019

Vegetable Sculpture: 3pm Friday 17 July – winner voted by the public up to 8pm on Sunday 19th:

Scarecrow, Recycled Garden & Best in Show: 3pm Friday 17 July

In the meantime watch compilations of the highlights of previous Country Shows:

https://www.facebook.com/lambethcountryshow/videos

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Summer activities for children and young people

To find out about local summer activities for children, young people and families check out Lambeth’s web site:
http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Summer2020

Or you can download this brochure.

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 cking@rathbonesociety.org.uk

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: lambeth@nas.org

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   louise@inspirationalyouth.org

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June 22nd is Windrush Day

Windrush Day posterBeginning 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/

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Libraries online during lockdown

Screenshot 2020-04-30 at 19.17.26Lambeth 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

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https://www.facebook.com/WestNorwoodLibrary/

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October is Black History month

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  ]

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Free films in April

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 :

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-suburban-week-end-1950-online

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

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Community Connectors

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: jennifer.burgess@nhs.net

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Consultation on Lambeth’s budget 2019/20

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

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