1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 7th June 7pm. The meeting will be held in the former Newington Library building, 155 Walworth Road, SE17 1RS.
1. Welcome, introductions & apologies.
2. Follow-up to WS meeting held on 10th May.
3. Old Kent Road Area Action Plan – Conservation and Heritage. Presentation and discussion.
4. Walworth History Festival (15-23 Sept) – Update and discussion.
5. Planning applications – telephone kiosk/LED advertisements deluge; Crampton Street Sorting Office (18/AP/0737); Kennedys 305 W Rd (18/AP/1595 & 18/AP/1594).
6. Walworth Community Gardening Network - Update Vince Brown.
7. Other issues inc. Walworth Town Hall & Library, Walworth Heritage Action Zone.
8. Venue for July meeting.
2. Walk Elephant - Evening Walk along the route of the Lost Neckinger River: Thurs 21st June from 6pm
News from Dan Taylor from Southwark Council about a walk along one of Southwark's lost rivers as part of the Walk Elephant project.
Invitation to an evening walk from the mouth to the source of the lost river Neckinger on the evening of Thursday 21 June.
Whilst the historic river weaves its way below ground, there are many interesting activities at the surface, and this walk will highlight the work of local heroes who are working on community projects across Shad Thames, the Low Line, Walk Elephant, Lamlash Gardens, and many more!
3. Suffragette City -Summer Solstice Night Walk 23rd June
News from London Nightwalks and local artist Michelle Baharier.
23 June 2018, at 11.45 pm – meet at the southside of Tower Bridge at the junction between Tower Bridge Road and Queen Elizabeth Street SE1 outside Sainsbury’s - look for people with torches and fluorescent wear. End - at the North side of Westminster Bridge.
4. Pullens FREE Festival. Sat 23rd June.
An invitation from the Friends of Pullens Gardens to their festival at the wonderful and newly re-opened Pullens Gardens.
5. Shakespeare in the Open Air!
News about two performances of As You Like It by People's Company on the 19th and 21st July.
6. The Changing Old Kent Road - Planning Action Workshop 16th and 17th June.
A number of groups in the OKR area are holding a London Festival of Architecture event over the weekend of 16/17th June.
We are calling on energetic people to get involved with the workshop ‘Planning Action OKR’ that we are organising as part of this year's London Festival of Architecture in collaboration with Cass Cities, Vital OKR, Peckham Weeklies, Livesey Exchange workshop and Southwark Council.
A talking, drawing, making + thinking workshop with residents, businesses, urban designers, and anyone keen on a good future for the Old Kent Road. Between Peckham Park Road and Burgess Park developers are proposing big scale change, but have forgotten to ask many people for their ideas. This workshop is the start of a discussion that can influence the future. It’s an experiment in collaboration. We don’t know where it will go! Please come and join in, for as much or as little time as you can.
When: 16th-17th June, 11:00-17:00
Where: Former Livesey Library (now Treasure House), 682 Old Kent Road, SE15 1JF
For more information: LFA website and Peckham Weeklies
7. Whose Elephant? - A London Festival of Architecture Event - June 20th.
News from Social-Life about a free LFA event.
We’re organising an event on June 20th, 6 to 8pm, as part of the London Festival of Architecture. As part of this we’ll be showing the exhibition about our work on the value of local nature, and perceptions of our local area.
If you’d be interested in coming you would of course be very welcome. There’s more information in this link
Whose Elephant? An exploration of local identities
Elephant & Castle is being remade through a series of regeneration projects. This process is meeting resistance from local groups, a contest in which the visions of developers and planners are coming up against existing notions of the area’s identity.
This talk and exhibition will explore some of the layers of identity bound up in the area around Elephant & Castle, from the squatter community of the 1970s and 80s who left their mark in the co-ops and studios in Walworth, to the Latin American community who have shaped the shopping centre and claimed the Elephant as their hub in the capital.
June 20, 2018
18:00 - 20:00
More Info: www.social-life.co/news/post/whose_elephant/