Walworth Society – Latest Walworth News (w/c 12th July)

1. Walworth Society General Meeting 

A reminder that our next general WS meeting will be held online on Thursday 22nd July at 7pm. To join the meeting click here, or go to Zoom and use Meeting ID: 894 0722 8732 Passcode: 157057

The minutes of our June meeting are available here.

Agenda – please note that the order of the meeting may move as Jonathan from Southwark Council will not be able to join the meeting until 7.30pm.

1. Welcome, apologies and introductions.
2. Minutes of our June meeting and matters arising.
3. Walworth Stories – update.
4. Walworth Heritage Action Zone – update.
5. Our Healthy Walworth Streetspace review – process and timings – update from Jonathan Hamston Southwark Council.
6. East Street Baptist Church.
7. Development in Walworth – inc. Lendlease H1 application; Rodney Road Hotel; Walworth Town Hall.
8. Proposed Parliamentary boundary changes.
9. WS meeting dates and location.
10. Current issues.
11. AOB.

2. Walworth Stories – History Project.

News of a major history project that the Walworth Society is involved in over the next 18 months in conjunction with Historic England (as part of the Walworth HAZ) and with funding support from Southwark Council Neighbourhoods Fund. Press release from Historic England below.

Historic England along with Southwark Council will be funding the Walworth Society for an 18 month project to undertake research into the history of the Walworth area as part of the Walworth Heritage Action Zone. We would like to express our thanks to Historic England, Southwark Council and especially Stephanie Ostrich the Walworth HAZ officer for all their work putting this together.

Walworth grew rapidly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and became home to many people settling in London from overseas. This new research will explore the communities that contributed to the development of Walworth as we know it today.

From Schwär & Co at 250 Walworth Road, established in 1838 by humble German clockmakers who sent their sons to sell clocks made in the farmhouses of the Black Forest, to Sir John Soane’s magnificent Grade I-listed St Peter’s church where the pioneering Rector John Horsley carried out important social work in the 1890s, Walworth Stories will engage the local community with the rich social history of the area and its links to buildings and other well-known local landmarks on the map.

The project will delve into archives and explore the rich history of migration and the lasting contribution it has made to the character and culture of the area. There will be research opportunities for local volunteers, as well as talks and events to share the history of the area that is uncovered. Lots more detail on this at the next Walworth Society meeting on July 22nd. And regular updates in the Walworth Society monthly bulletin.

For more info see:

3. Our Healthy Walworth – Streetspace Review

News from Southwark Council that the Streetspace review of the measures introduced last year in the Walworth area is now live. The details and links are shown below:

The consultation launched today (12th July) and will run until 6th September. You can view background information and respond to the consultation online at http://www.southwark.gov.uk/ohwalworthreview
You will also find there details about a number of online community meetings and pop-up stalls. For the online events, please register at https://walworthreview.eventbrite.co.uk
If you have any queries about the consultation process, please write to: streetspace@southwark.gov.uk

4. Old Kent Road Development Survey – PC World/B&M Stores site.

Southwark Council have opened a survey for comments on the development of the PC World/B&M Stores site along the Old Kent Road.

The newsletter about the development can be seen here


To comment click here or go to https://pcworldbm.commonplace.is/


5. Kaleidoscope Festival.

Workshops and events coming up as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival Of Diversity. For more information or to get involved contact John Whelan at whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com.

6. Pullens Yards (Mini) Open Studios.

A somewhat reduced Pullens Open Studios this year, but much fun none the less. Come along to Pullens Yards (Crampton & Iliffe St) Friday 30th July 5 to 9 pm.

7. Live Classical Music at St Paul’s Church – Friday 16 July at 19:30.

UNMUTE ALL! – Live classical music at St Paul’s Church, Lorrimore Square. On Friday 16 July at 19:30, Lorrimore Square resident and professional pianist Murray Hipkin teams up with Gavin Davies for a live concert of music for violin and piano.
The central work in this eclectic socially-distanced recital is Schumann’s intensely passionate Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor. The 75-minute programme will also include several shorter pieces including Oscar-winner Angela Morley’s atmospheric Reverie and the virtuosic Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns. There’s also a rare opportunity to enjoy Ruth Gipps’ Evocation and pieces by John Ireland, Hubay and Dvořák. The music will be introduced by the performers, and the event will be family-friendly.
Tickets are £10, concessions are £5, and under-18s are £1 if accompanied by a paying adult (all subject to booking fee). A limited number of tickets may be available on the door.
For more information about the programme and performers, and to buy tickets click here. or search  Eventbrite for Unmute All!

8. Peckham Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Some interesting items from the Peckham Townscape Heritage Initiative. 

The YouTube recording of the recent Peckham Heritage Talk – Four Butcher’s Shops by Benny O’Looney. To view click here

The first of a new series of writings entitled PECKHAM PERSONALITIES where Derek Kinrade, local historian and activist writes about people from history with a connection to Peckham. To view click here.

For more information go to https://peckhamheritage.org.uk/

9. Community Hub Summer Party

The Elephant & Castle Virtual Community Hub are holding their Summer Party on Sunday 18th July 7 – 8 pm. To join via Eventbrite click here.

10. Art In The Park Events 

A couple of events coming up from Art in The Park.

Among the Trees Art Session for Children and Young People. Saturday July 17th 11-12 pm. This workshop is inspired by the amazing Among the Trees exhibition at the Hayward Gallery which contained artwork about trees by artists all over the world! We will tell stories about these artists that you may not have heard before and invite you to create your own sculptures using cardboard. To book at ticket click here

Join Art In The Park for a free trip to see Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing at Serpentine Gallery! Sunday July 18th. This exhibition, the artist’s first outside of the US, includes paintings and drawings from the past decade alongside recent work. Find more information about the exhibition by clicking here.

Meet at the Art in the Park Studio at 12:30pm and travel together to the gallery. Or alternatively you can meet Art in The Parks at the gallery but please let them know in advanced if you are planning to do this so that they are not waiting for you. Travel will be by bus so please ensure you have a bus pass or contactless card at the ready. Please also bring a mask and any drinks or snacks you wish to have during the trip.

There is a strict limit of places so please only book if you are definitely coming and if you book and your plans change, let Art In The Park know so that they can give away your spot.

To register click here. For any other questions about the trip please contact Florence on 07769-700819.

11. Fuming: Short Film Screening

The Social Innovation Initiative are very pleased to invite you to come and join the screening of our short film ‘Fuming’ a short film capturing the realities of air pollution for communities living in Lambeth and Southwark, and explores air pollution from the perspective of underrepresented communities.
Thursday 22nd July at Impact Brixton, 17a Eclectic Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LA. To register click here

The agenda for the evening will include: Panel discussion with community researchers Performances from a variety of local creatives Film screening of Fuming Conversation with Ade Bademosi, the filmmaker behind Fuming There will also be a bar where you can purchase drinks and other light refreshments and snacks. ACCESSIBILITY: Unfortunately, the lift for the venue is currently out of use but all events are lived streamed.

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