Archive for May, 2012

Trash or Treasure- Local Table Top Sale- THIS SATURDAY 

The weather looks good for the ASSA Residents Association Table Top Sale

This is the annual event where Local residents are able to put up tables outside their homes and sell their former treasures. It is a great chance to declutter and spring clean and is a great community recycling scheme.  Children can  spring clean their rooms of old toys and practice their entrepreneurial skills while earning money  to buy the next toy or give the money to their favourite charity or cause.

Anything apart from food can be up for sale or given away.   The idea is to recycle and keep items out of landfill for longer.

Residents are able  to sell on  the  4 streets that make up Association area and give away or sell their wares. Everyone else  is welcome to come in and pick up a bargain.

Where:  The streets of St Stephens, Albert Square, Tradescant Road and Wilkinson Street.

When:  11 am –  1 Pm.

Further info:  Local residents may set out their items on a table before the 11 am. Please be ready to sell FROM 11 am.   Items can be sold or given away.    Please spread the word amongst neighbours, friends and local schools and clubs and any other local networks.

    Come Along and Grab a Bargain ! 

Local Residents sell their wares.

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Every Saturday and Sunday
11.00–15.00,  FREE

Liminal invites visitors into a physical, material and social experience of sculpture through touch, interaction and collaboration. Supported by a changing artist devised programme. Suitable for all ages.

BP Saturdays: Tate Together Art Fair
Saturday 9 June
10.00 – 15.00, FREE

Drop in to Tate Britain and experience Art Fair– an interactive event for families of all ages. There will be the opportunity to shape and create sound performances, explore a fictional Art Fair where you can barter, make and exchange; as well as contribute to a live press Newspaper which is being printed throughout the day. 

BP Saturdays: Tate Together is supported by BP

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We have been asked to get the word out on this and are happy to do so. Please pass this on to all/ any creative types. in our Wider neighbourhood.  Perhaps a jubilee Mosaic for posterity sounds rather fun.
Get your creativity flowing through the medium of MOSAIC
This course covers basics as well as more advanced techniques – dive in at whatever level suits you!
We have a studio packed full of amazing materials for you to use and create your own art piece.Classes held at: Art4Space Community Arts Centre, Stockwell Studios. McCall Close, 37 Jeffreys Road, Stockwell, SW4 6QU.
Classes will run on Tuesday evenings
– 6.30pm until 9pm.Cost (all inc): £20 – drop in class£90 – 5 week course£185 – 10 week course       CONTACTElinor SeathArt4Space:www.art4space.co.uk             eli@art4space.co.uk07949 154 628

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Battersea power station ceased generating electricity in 1983- that is coming up 30 years ago.

Since then as a result of a madness/ planning restrictions and the lack of inspired thinking by successive governments / owners and developers the  site has remained entirely neglected. Only London can do so little with such a centrally located iconic jewel.

The last owner of Battersea had  money problems  and was unable to develop the site  and now Battersea Power Station is up for  open sale.

There were many rumours but now Chelsea Football Club  has confirmed that it has submitted an offer. Interestingly they say that the four iconic chimneys will stay and be restored and retained creating a unique back drop to a stadium for 60,000.  They also propose a town centre, shops affordable housing and offices.

Chelsea FC or its owners could be the first people in the last 30 years who have the resources to develop out and make this happen. IF CFC think to move to the South of the River they will be wonderfully welcome in that  they might be the last part in the Vauxhall Nine ELms ( VNEB) Jigsaw puzzle.

For those of us in South Lambeth / Vauxhall Stockwell area however it probably means not being able to drive over the bridges Northwards on match days?

Fulham – where CFC currently resides is paralysed by Chelsea Fans and traffic when a match is on. All the locals loathe the jams and parking problems.

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ASSA held a very productive Day of cleaning up the area. As a result of various factors there was only 2 hours of work time available but volunteers managed to get out and clean and tidy, dig over , replant and compost many of the tree pits etc.

Much work was done by enthusiastic residents to the immediate outside areas and gardens of St Stephen’s church.

Pits were planted up  – and some exotic things were planted.


If you see any thirsty plants please take them out a bucket of water – and try to think of it on a weekly basis through this summer Drought !


There were very few volunteers in the event but Penny laid on a fabulous thank you post  party clear up for locals at her home. Thank you Penny Cleaning up on the streets of St Stephens.

Local Residents hard at work on Community Freshview day.



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