Walworth Society September Meeting - 7pm Thurs 7th Sept

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 7th September 7pm. The meeting will be held in St Peter's Church, Liverpool Grove SE17 (entrance up the main steps).

Please find the notes from this meeting attached below. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 5th October - St Peter's Church, Liverpool Grove SE17.


2. Pasley Park Fete - Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September. All very Welcome!


3. LSBU St George's Quarter Redevelopment Exhibition. Public Exhibition: 4th- 23rd September 2017, Clarence Centre, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA

News from London Southbank University...

We previously wrote to you about our development proposals for St George's Quarter, part of our Southwark campus. You will recall that the plans for St George's Quarter include retaining the frontage and flank wall of the grade II listed former chapel on Borough Road, new open spaces and a new library, lecture theatres and performance spaces.

We are now writing to invite you to attend a public exhibition of our proposals. The exhibition will be held at the Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, 6 St George's Circus, SE1 6FE and will be open to the public for three weeks from Monday 4September to Friday 22 September 2017 between the hours of 10am and 6pm (excluding weekends).

Three drop-in events will be taking place on the following dates with members of the design team on hand to answer any queries:
·        Monday 4th September, 12noon - 2pm
·        Saturday 9th September, 10am - 1pm
·        Thursday 14th September, 5 - 7pm
The team is keen to engage with you and I do hope you will be able to attend the exhibition on one of these days.  If you do plan to come, please contact our planning consultants to confirm (Iyabo Johnson, BDP (t) 020 7812 8282 (e)iyabo.johnson@bdp.com).


4. Nursery Row Park Autumn Fair - Saturday 23rd September

...includes a scything demonstration, building a giant haystack, and fresh apple juice, as well as activities, history and Micky the magician!


5. Open House 2017.

It is Open House this coming weekend the 16th and 17th September.

The list of what is on across London can be seen at:


and there are drop down menus for each borough or you can put in a filter for Walworth/ SE17 etc to see what is on closer to home.


6. Newington Library Building - Temporary Use.

The Newington Library building has now re-opened with a temporary use while the longer term plans for it and the Walworth Town Hall are developed. The building has been leased to Art Academy for at least the next two years.

The former main library room is home to a free public exhibition called Natural Selection by Andy and Peter Holden. Part of the exhibition is also being held in the basement so there is an opportunity to look in that part of the building too.

Below are the details of the opening times of the exhibition which has been created by Art Angel.


...and some images of the building with the hoardings removed from the outside.

...and from the exhibition...

Walworth Society - Mid Summer News

1. Walworth Festival - 3rd Event this Saturday 19th August Westmoreland Road SE17.

Do come along to the 3rd in our series of Street Festivals across Walworth this summer. Next Saturday 19th August, the festival is being held in Westmoreland Road in SE17 and features Tom Carradine's Cockney sing-a-long plus lots of stalls, history tours of the local area and great events on the stage.

If you have any time to volunteer on the day we would love to hear from you. As you can see even when it rains people have a great time and we are promised good weather for next Saturday!! Just drop John Whelan a line on 07535-413884 or email him at whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com

Plus amongst the wonderful range of Walworth Society merchandise that Diana Cochrane has put together are these fabulous new T Shirts!


2. SOAPBOX VOICES of WALWORTH and the late JOE BENT, politician and artist.

News of the latest project by Julia Honess and Zara Lloyd.

From 1950-1966, Joe Bent stood for election as a Communist candidate for Southwark. Every Sunday Joe stood on East Street's very own Speaker's Corner and talked to people about the kind of society he believed in.
SOAPBOX will include 'SPEAK YOUR MIND' workshops with young people and an exhibition of photographs, artwork and memories of older people.

Speak Your Mind Workshops: Friday 11th Thursday 17th and Friday 18th August 2pm-4pm
InSpire Youth Centre, Thurlow Street, SE17 2UD

Exhibition Private View: Friday 25th August 4pm-7pm

Exhibition: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm from Monday 28th August - Friday 8th September
ASC Gallery, The Chaplin Centre, Taplow House, Thurlow Street, SE17

To get involved contact
Julia Honess: juliahoness@hotmail.com 07960 318055
Zara Lloyd:  07590 985 130


3. From the Friends of Burgess Park - Into the Night

Into the Night – The darkness of night is essential for our wildlife and equally important for people. Through “Into the Night” Friends of Burgess Park is exploring the night time. We are holding events about bats, talks about the stars and films about space. In London we have a lot of electric light all the time which means we never really experience real darkness. “Into the Night” will invite people to come into Burgess Park and find out more about the park at night time.
Saturday 19 August 8-9pm - Bat Walk led by expert Huma Pearce meet by the lake bridge.



4. More News from Friends of Burgess Park - Zeppelin 1917: Camberwell Remembers “The Silent Raid”

Almost 100 years ago, on October 19 1917, a Zeppelin bomb landed in Calmington Road, killing 10 people, injuring 24 and demolishing a fish and chip shop, doctor's surgery and houses. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the Friends of Burgess Park project "Zeppelin 1917" will uncover the stories of local heroes and piece together the dramatic raid right over what is now Burgess Park.

Learn more about what happened in a series of events leading up to the 19th October. See the details below or contact John Whelan on 07535-413884 or email him at whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com


5. Walworth Society Committee Meeting. The notes from the Walworth Society Committee Meeting that was held on Thursday 10th August 2017 are in the file below.

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