SATURDAY 1 JUNE – ALBERT SQUARE BIG LUNCH + BIG BAND PARTY!
Please do come along to meet your neighbours and have fun (in the sun?!) at the Albert Square Big Lunch followed by Big Party on Saturday 1 June. Organised by the ASSA Residents’ Association, the day will be a great opportunity to enhance our neighbourhood, create new connections and have some fun in the lovely relaxed surroundings of the Albert Square gardens.
Starting from 1pm, the square will be open for local residents to come and bring food for themselves, their family and friends, and maybe to share with their neighbours. There will be fun and games for children in the safe surroundings of the garden. If you can come along beforehand to help set up marquees, bunting, blow up balloons, put up tables and organise games for children that will be a great help. We will provide some basic staples (like bread and salad) so please do let us know in advance if you are coming so that we can order these.
Big Band Party
After we’ve cleared away from lunch, we will be setting up in the evening for the Big Band Party. This will be a paid-for (but low-cost) event where the Lewisham Wind Band will perform hits from the classics and other great favourites with their usual gusto and verve. Bring along your picnic and refreshments, or buy a burger from our BBQ. Doors will open from 6pm, and the Band will perform from 7.30pm. The party will end at 10pm.
Tickets costs £5 or £3 for concessions (children are free) and can be bought in advance or on the door.
For further information on these events, offers of help and tickets please contact Rosemary on 077929 01295 or Brenda on 07856 232553.
Offer for L&Q residents
London & Quadrant Housing Trust are very generously sponsoring tickets for L&Q residents. If you are an L&Q tenant and would like to know more or book your ticket, please call Brenda on 020 7735 6087 or email: email@example.com
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PORTUGUESE INFLUENCE IN THE EAST
Tuesday 4 June 2013, 7pm
(doors open 6.30pm) at 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP
Portuguese maritime explorations which led to connecting East-West trade from the late fifteenth century onwards had unexpected effects on the sociocultural fabric of the peoples they encountered. Effects on religion have been well recognised but other areas, such as language, music and dance, are less well known. This lecture concerns the intangible Lusitanian heritage.
Dr Shihan de Silva is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London), a member of the UNESCO International Scientific Committee (Paris) and an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (Great Britain & Ireland). She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in international journals, and has also written eight books in the fields of Portuguese Studies, Historical Linguistics, Ethnomusicology, African Diaspora Studies and Ethnography.
Admission free.Light refreshments available. Suggested donations £2.
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Local artist Nicholas Cope will be exhibiting his recent work at the ‘Gallery in the Crypt’, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, from Tuesday 30th April to Sunday 26th May, 2013. Since leaving the Royal College of Art this will be his first West End show. Called ‘The Art of the Ever True’ it comprises his current drawings, which are a culmination of 25 years’ enquiry into geometric symbolism and its relevance in our contemporary culture. For further information and details see Mr Cope’s website: www.ncope.co.uk
‘Aksha’, 60cm x 84cm, graphite & gouache on Paper, 2012.
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The sun is set to shine, so get out on your doorstep, join your neighbours and take part in our community recycling event.
Sell, swap or give away your unwanted goods – and buy or take away those of your neighbours.
- It’s free
- It’s fun
- Meet the neighbours
- And you can get rid of those unwanted things too.
Has your bike been packed away all winter? You’ll have the chance to get it oiled, patched up and ready for summer action with our on-site bike mechanic.
And we’ll clear away any unwanted goods when it’s over and take them to a local charity shop.
For more information on taking part, contact Brenda on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07856 232 553.
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If you don’t know about Fix My Street you should!
If you see a pothole, broken street light, dumped rubbish or any other problem in your street or the neighbourhood that needs a repair or fixing, then go to:
You’ll be able to report the exact details – and should get a response!
If you click on the Fix My Street link on the right-hand sidebar of our front page, you’ll see details of all reports in our area – and the responses.
If you use this service for problems in the ASSA area (Albert Square, Aldebert Terrace, St Stephen’s Terrace, Wilkinson Street), please let us know how you get on.
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Saturday 16 March – Easter egg hunt in Vauxhall Park – organised by Friends of Vauxhall Park
Entry is free to all children between 1 and 10, BUT children must register and be accompanied by an adult.
To book your place call Louise on 020 7735 4816
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