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BIG Jubilee  Buffet In ALbert Square

The ASSA residents came out and decorated the Square, putting up marquees, lugging tables and hanging up bunting.

Then out came the food, more people arrived with more food and every had a very lovely  and convivial  time.


Our Big Buffet was held on the Monday, rather than the  Big Lunch Sunday so as not clash with the Jubilee River Pageant. In doing so we somehow managed to get the best of the weather and did not even need the marquees.We were extraordinarily  fortunate.

Neighbours and friends brought out wonderful food to share and then sat down and caught up with goings on. The event kicked off with local children press ganged at short notice to play the National Anthem.

It was lovely to see  residents new to the area pitch up and enjoy themselves. The children ran around the Square garden, playing games or interrogating adults to get answers for the Jubilee Quiz. Congratulations to Coco for her investigative work leading to 100% correct answers.

It was a very relaxed, warm, laughter filled time.

Thanks to everyone who turned up, who made delicious food and made the afternoon a delightful event.

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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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DIGITAL BAZAAR SAT 24th MARCH 2012 from 10 to 12



come along to  THE DIGITAL BAZAAR

at Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1QP

Here is the list of subjects from our last session on 21st January.  The menu for 24th March will be posted nearer to the date, as it depends on which of our neighbourhood trainers is available on the day.

Learn to get the best from your mobile phone

Find out how to search the internet and use email

Set up a blog, use Facebook and/or Twitter

Discover how to make free calls with Skype

Make your photos look great with Photoshop

Find out about the great e-book and online resources from Lambeth libraries

Learn foreign languages using free online programmes

Add music and soundtracks to your home movies

Try an iPad or Kindle eReader

Use Excel spreadsheets to manage your money

Learn more about Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint and Access

These are the kind of subjects you can find at the DIGITAL BAZAAR TM, where local people share what they know in a friendly, informal exchange of skills and experience.

Perfect for beginners – but also for the very experienced who want to learn some new tricks.   Some who come to learn  have never touched a computer or used the internet, others have high level computer science qualifications, but want to try out a new programme like music editing software or Photoshop, or a new device.  Everyone is welcome!

Come and ask questions, see a demonstration, or try things out for yourself.  And if you own an item of digital equipment you would like to learn to use better, bring it with you and we will try to help.

All very relaxed, friendly, fun and FREE.  Come for the whole two hours or just drop in.

Dedicated support available so those with visual impairment can take part

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The sun is shining and it’s time to book some forthcoming events in your diary.

Trash or treasure?

When? Saturday 7 May, 10.30am-1.30pm
Where? Outside your house!

Back by popular demand, our next Trash or Treasure street sale takes place on Saturday 7 May, 10.30am-1.30pm. The aim is to sell, swop or give away your unwanted goods – and buy or take away those of your neighbours. All you need do is set up a table outside your house, and away you go. ASSA will do the publicity, organise other community recycling, information and other events at the same, and arrange to clear away your unwanted things at the end of the event by donating them to local charity shops and through a special collection by Lambeth Street Cleaning.

Albert Square Summer Fair

When? Saturday 4 June, 3pm-6pm + Jazz in the square, 7pm-10pm

Book the date – it’s ASSA’s annual summer fair. We are planning our usual spread of stalls and games, an art competition for kids and adults, Vauxhall City Farm, owls, bees, face painting etc… But we need YOU to volunteer to make sure the day goes well.

We are looking for volunteers for the following – and any new ideas or offers from you!

  • BBQ
  • plant stall
  • book stall
  • tea/coffee stand
  • tombola
  • Pimms stall
  • music – live or recorded
  • raffle
  • games
  • entrance gate and stewards
  • setters up and clearers up

Also – please do let us know if you have spare tables or gazebos that you can lend on the day. Sponsors also gratefully accepted!

If you want to help out at the Fair, or have further ideas or would like more information, please do get in touch with Rosemary Ellis on: rosemary_ds@hotmail.com or Brenda Kirsch on: brenda@bskirsch.demon.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Our local Tate Library on South Lambeth Road is currently showing an exhibition of lively and vibrant painting and artwork by children from the Herbert Morrison Primary School.

The show has been put on by the Friends of Tate Library South, with support from ASSA. ASSA donated funds from our Summer Fair 2009 to the Friends to help with the costs of putting on this and similar shows in the library.

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Albert Square  Summer Fair is welcoming  your budding artists to take part in the annual art competition.

This years theme is THE WORLD CUP!

(goals, football, Teams, South Africa, team strips, goalies, strikers, favourite players….anything to with The World Cup!)

Any medium, size or material.

Please come to the fair and bring your kids contribution where their work will be displayed and later judged by Frances Morris – Head of Collections at the TATE Modern

There will be prizes and 2 catogories under 9’s and over 9’s.

£50 gift certificate for each winner

Just put your name and contact details on the reverse.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!!

Any questions:

Rosemary: rosemary_ds@hotmail.com; 020 7793 9538

Roli: 07900 168 388

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This Saturday’s Albert Square Summer Fair still not enough for you? On Sunday there are TWO local events… the Kennington Association Summer Fete in Cleaver Square 12.30-4pm and Portugese Day in Kennington Park which runs from 11am until the evening – you could even do both! (there’s a good list of local events here from local blogger ‘Lurking about SE11’

[taken from Lambeth Life]

Every year the borough’s Portuguese community comes together and invites the rest of London to join them for a Portugal Day festival. The festival is a chance for the largest Portuguese community outside of Portugal to get together and celebrate together.

Lambeth is now home to a Portuguese community of around 27,000 people and that means each Portugal Day the borough is at the centre of celebrations in the UK. Rui Simoes is part of the team organising this year’s festival and he said the event will be a chance for Londoners to sample some genuine Portuguese culture. “We have a lot of cultural events on the day,” said Rui. “There will be music and dance with Portuguese bands and performers. There is also gastronomy from Portugal so people can try the typical food and drink.”

The day is not just for Lambeth’s Portuguese community and Rui is hoping to attract people from across London so they can get a taste of Portugal and its culture. However he admits that Lambeth’s Portugal Day celebrations will mean more to those who have a connection with the country. “One of the main things for the festival is that it is for people who are living a long way from their home,” said Rui. “It’s a real family event and a chance to celebrate Portugal Day. It is not just people from Portugal who celebrate – we get people from former colonies like Mozambique and Angola who also want to take part. “But of course for people who do not have a connection to Portugal it will still be an enjoyable day with lots to do.”

Portugal Day takes place at Kennington Park on Sunday 13 June from 11am with events going on into the early evening.

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