Walworth Society –  Latest Walworth News (w/c 11th October)

1.  Walworth Society General Meeting 

A reminder that our next general WS meeting will be held online on Wednesday 20th October at 7pm. NB We are still trying to find a venue to allow us to hold in-person meetings again and will try to sort something out as soon as we can.

Please note that a planning application has been submitted to Southwark Council for a change of use for the Beehive PH (21/AP/3524) from its current use as a public house to residential. We will be discussing this at the meeting (4b below) and assessing grounds for objection to this proposal.

To participate on Zoom click here or go to Zoom and use Meeting ID: 878 5900 6732 Passcode: 685004.

The minutes of our September meeting are available here.

The minutes of the October meeting are here

2. Walworth Stories.

Celebrating the contribution of people of African and Caribbean heritage to the area as part of Black History Month. Two short Walworth histories…more to follow in future newsletters.

3. Elephant & Castle Animated History Talk 

A selection of free animated history talks on the afternoon of Saturday 16th October. Book your free tickets here.

4. The Road to Windrush: From Londinium To Sam King

People’s Company bring you the stories of the pioneers who arrived on the Empire Windrush helped create a new, inclusive ideal of Britishness, one with strong global roots and a variety of traditions. But the story of Southwark’s Black communities is a lot older than that – one that stretches back more than 1,000 years to a Roman crossroads.

Join Southwark borough archivist Patricia Dark for an illustrated talk and learn more about the borough’s earliest Black residents and visitors, 31 October 7-8pm on zoom Meeting ID 890 7101 1660 Passcode 072808.

5. Aylesbury Estate Regeneration – Phase 2B Consultation.

News of consultation events around the Phase 2B development. NB NHG will also be presenting on these plans at our WS meeting on 20th October.

6. Walworth Town Hall Community Space.

Call for independent community representatives to sit on the management board of the Community Space in the Walworth Town Hall.

7. Art In The Park Events And Online Life Drawing

Festival of Diversity: Join Art In The Park for the Festival of Diversity where they will be showcasing artwork made by participants in their workshops! Free entry and no pre- booking required! Sunday 17th October, 2pm – 4:30pm, Pembroke House (Lower Hall), 80 Tatum St, London, SE17 1QR
Sowing Roots Family Workshop The First Breadfruit Tree: As part of Art In The Park’s Sowing Roots project exploring the horticultural heritage of Caribbean people in South London, this session will explore storytelling, collaborative making and printmaking using fruit to tell the story of the First Breadfruit Tree. Monday 25th October,  2pm – 4pm, Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Rd, London, SE17 7LB. Free entry, book here.

Circus Costumed Life Drawing: Life drawing with performer Naomi Wood who will be posing wearing costume loosely inspired by the circus. Friday 15th October, 19:00 – 20:30 BST, Online event, Pay what you can! Book here.

Halloween Life Drawing: Life drawing session where our model will pose wearing a vampire costume to get us ready for the Halloween weekend. Friday 29th October, 19:00 – 20:30 pm, Online event, Pay what you can! Book here.

Pumpkin Carving: Join AITP for their annual Pumpkin Carving event taking place in the Art in the Park Studio 2pm – 5pm with last admittance at 4pm. Bring your own Pumpkin. Sanitised pumpkin tools and stencils provided! Saturday 30th October, 2 – 5pm, Free entry at Art in the park Studios, Chumleigh Street, Burgess Park, SE5 0RJ.

8. Blackfriars SE1 In The 1970s 

Stories of community action in the 1970s. Details below

9. Walworth Garden Human Resources Advisor Post

News from Walworth Garden.

Deadline Friday 15th Oct. More information click here or go to https://walworthgarden.org.uk/human-resources-advisor.

The HR Advisor will work with the CEO to ensure the organisation has appropriate HR advice and support on all matters relating to employment so that the organisation is always compliant and serves the best interests of all stakeholders.

Varied working hours are required to ensure access to the HR service is equally available to all staff who start and finish at different times of the day. Salary: £28,420 per annum, pro rata: Two days a week, on a one year contract.

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