Huntsman & Hounds PH in Elsted St Re-opens.
You may remember our campaign a few years ago to save the H&H PH in Elsted St SE17. The good news is that the pub had a grand re-opening on Thursday evening and below are a few pictures from that and below too is a link to the feature that Southwark News have just created about it.
Do go along if you can!
Cutting the ribbon (from left to right) - Diana (WS), Cllr Darren Merrill, Terry (H&H) and Neil Coyle MP
Monologue by Shelagh Farren of the People's Company as a 1930s' landlady of the H&H
The H&H 70 Elsted St (SE17 1QG)
1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Please find the notes of our July meeting below. There is no August meeting so our next meeting is Thursday 1st September (7pm St Peter's Church Liverpool Grove) and then the dates of the other meetings through the autumn are Thursday:
2. Southwark Council High Street Challenge – Free East Street Tour Saturday 23rd July 10am to 12 noon (and then on to Plaza Latina in Nursery Row Park).
Part of the Southwark Council’s High Street Challenge, this free tour will offer insights about the heritage, culture and the diversity of Walworth.
Meet East Street Library - 168-170 Old Kent Road, London, SE1 5TY
FREE Tickets from: http://bit.ly/29c1Awe
If you had any time to help marshal the tour (2 hours max.), please can you e-mail John Whelan on: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info about the High Street Challenge from:
3. Pop-Up Shakespeare
As part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations, Southwark Playhouse Young Company and The People’s Company present an evening celebrating his work in the beautiful surroundings of St George the Martyr in Borough.
Southwark Playhouse Young Company perform Timon of Athens
Wealthy and generous beyond his means, Timon of Athens seeks to call in favours from his friends when he outspends his resources. When they spurn him in his hour of need Timon withdraws to the wilderness to plot his revenge against a cruel and callous world.
This performance runs at 45 minutes in length.
Saturday 16 July. Start Time 7.30pm
Plaza Latina - Nursery Row Park Sat 23rd July from Noon to 9pm.
Make a day of it in East Walworth as the fabulous Plaza Latina follows the free East St tour in Nursery Row Park!
Update - August. FREE Walworth Road Animated History Trail - Saturday 20th August (10am to 12 noon).
The second in our series of four free history tours, part of Southwark Council's High Street Challenge, is a north to south tour along the Walworth Road taking in a total of 10 places of interest. Once again the story is told through actors, monologues and a recreation of scenes from the past. Tickets are free and are available from Eventbrite at:
Details: Sat 20th Aug - Meet 10am outside the Cuming Museum & Newington Library on the corner of Wansey St and the Walworth Rd.
High Street Challenge - Background
The Walworth Society is pleased to announce that we have a new and exciting project which will animate our streets. This is a Southwark Council High Street Challenge funded project which will create fourinteractive history based tours of the Walworth area. The tours will offer peoplenew insights about the heritage, culture and diversity of Walworth. The project aims to strengthencommunity and business partnerships to promote the local area as well as to entertain and inform residents and everyone who comes along on the tours.
So what will this exciting project achieve:
(1) Develop 4 interactive themed tours. This will be on 4 Saturdays from July through to September 2016. Our aim is that 2000 participants will get involved on the tours/ or see the various animations of history. We will be linking in each tourwith our local partners such as Camberwell Fair, Pasley Park and Plaza Latina.
(2) Providing archival material on the history of our shopping streets and centres. Our aim is to have 3 displays to animate historical local businesses.
(3) Develop a steering group involving business, local people, community organisations/ networks. Our aim is to have 20 participants in the steering group.
(4) Develop a local team of artists, actors, dancers and musicians to animate the streets as part of the tour.
(5) Connect to 5000 local people through displays, artworks, installations, tours and the educational strand of the project.
(6) Create merchandise to promote local business around the branding of ‘I Love Walworth’.
(7) Create a fully detailed report on the results of this project on the streets and centers. It will look to the future of our community and how we make it a destination of choice to socialise inand shop.
So how can people get involved/ help publicise:
· Join the steering group along with members of the Walworth Society to help add to the talents we have in the society. This could be helping out with research, or marshalling on tours or helping with the design of the merchandise on the tours.
· Local businesses areinvited to join the steering group to look at how we animate our High Streets and bring new footfall and economic benefits to the Walworth Road.
· We ask our local partners in the press such as the South London Press and the Southwark News to help us publicise the exciting and innovative way in which to animate our streets using its history and heritage.
· Maybe you have some old pictures or even some great stories about Walworth and its history. We would love you to share these with us and we look forward to hearing from you.
If you need any further information or you would like to get involved in this exciting project, please contact John Whelan on email@example.com. OR 07535-413884