Archive for May, 2013


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.

Big Lunch

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

1 June poster

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: brenda@bskirsch.demon.co.uk

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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.


Portuguese talk

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