Walworth Society –  Latest Walworth News (w/c 8th November)

1.  Walworth Society General Meeting 

A reminder that our next general WS meeting will be held online and face to face on Wednesday 17th November at 7pm. 

To participate on Zoom click here or go to Zoom and use Meeting ID: 841 9776 8445 Passcode: 035536

To attend in person come to the Energy Hub (also to be known as The Trunk) at the corner of Heygate St and Rodney Road (see map below). 



Here are the minutes of our October meeting.


(Draft) Agenda

1. Welcome, apologies and introductions.
2. Minutes of our October meeting and matters arising.
3. Planning matters inc. a) discussion of the H1 office development with Jerry Flynn and b) 21/AP/3888 East Street Baptist Church demolition order application.
4. The 5 new Conservation Areas designated by Southwark Council across the OKR – update by Diana Cochrane.
5. Walworth Stories – update from Neil Crossfield inc discussion of recently uncovered research into the life of Harriet Taylor Hill – Walworth-born philosopher and women’s rights advocate.
6. Current issues – inc. Manor Place Terrace, Liverpool Grove, Walworth Town Hall.
7. Xmas Event.
8. AOB.

2. People’s Company: Bermondsey Summers 

News from People’s Company.

Come and join People’s Company for their new play at Southwark Playhouse, on 14 Nov – Bermondsey Summers, about the women’s strike in 1911. Bermondsey Summers follows the fates of individuals and families in Southwark who were caught in the crossfire of political events in the Bermondsey Revolution of 1911, when 14,000 women came out on strike and won their fight for higher wages and better conditions in the confectionery, biscuit and food factories. Southwark Playhouse resident adult community theatre group, People’s Company, portrays the feverish political action of pre-First World War Bermondsey, as the summer heat rises to 80 F and the determination of the women to win soars with it. The boisterous women strikers may be unsure of their exact demands, but their spirits are high, and they are sure of success as they sing the songs of the strike and call to the audience to join in with their confident cry; “Are we downhearted?” Their reply: “No”. See the trailer: click here or go to https://youtu.be/vjJ2uDvlY8Y
You can book tickets by clicking here or using the link:
https://www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/events/bermondsey-summers/

A must-see production which captures this important part of the struggle for equality and fair pay in 1911.

3. Notting Hill Genesis: Consultation & Community Funding Opportunities

News from Notting Hill Genesis.

Notting Hill Genesis is carrying out consultation on early ideas for Phase 2B of the wider Aylesbury Regeneration. Phase 2B includes all the Wendover (241-471), Winslow, Padbury and Ravenstone blocks.

You can find the latest information on the early ideas on by clicking here or going to https://aylesburyphase2b.commonplace.is/ to let Notting Hill Genesis know what you think by submitting your comments and feedback.

NHG have also launched a new round of Aylesbury Community Grants. Please see poster attached for more info click here. The closing date is 15 November.

Small grants are available for up to £2k for community projects that benefit residents of the Aylesbury Estate and surrounding area. Application forms can be accessed via the NHG Aylesbury Regeneration website at www.aylesburynow.london.

4. Clean Air For Southwark

Message from Southwrak Council on clean air. “There is another opportunity below for the installation of Breathe London Clarity Air Quality Monitors in the Community.

The “Impact on Urban Health” (IoUH) Charity are suggesting they may be able to support Southwark with funding a few of these in the community. If a community council or other organisation makes a good case (that Southwark could support) as to why they are needed at those locations on public health or similar grounds, but it is cost prohibitive for them.

Paul Newman will be happy to liaise further with IoUH to see if that one can be included among the ones they would support. visit: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/environment/air-quality

AIRTEXT – a free subscription service: daily information on pollution and more, by text, email, voicemail, or mobile phone app; download from: http://www.airtext.info/

WALK-IT – free London route planner for less polluted, quieter walking and cycling routes. Download the mobile phone app from: http://walkit.com/walk/?city=london


5. Liverpool Grove Consultaion


Southwark’s latest proposals for transforming Liverpool Grove are available for comments. To have your say click here or go to Liverpool Grove Transformation Scheme – London Borough of Southwark – Citizen Space.

A plan of the current proposal is presented, below, if the image is too small in your browser click here.

6. Other Events – Art in the Park, Kennington Bioscope & Walworth’s Got Talent 2021



Plenty going on at Art In The Park, check out their latest newsletter, click here to view; or go to their website for more news and infomation http://artinthepark.co.uk/.
Highlights include: Life Drawing Inspired by Matisse’s Cut Outs. Posing for the session is professional dancer and yoga teacher Vanessa Abreu. Friday 19th November, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT, online event, pay what you can! To book click here.

Over at Kennington Bioscope Mary Pickford stars in The Eagle’s Mate (1914), Wed 8 Dec 2021 @ 19:30.  The Eagle’s Mate was adapted by Marion Michelson from a novel by Anna Alice Chapin. The story is set in Moonshiners’ territory with Mary Pickford as Anemone, a girl abducted by a disreputable mountain family and forced into marriage.
All of the show will have live piano accompaniment. Tickets are £7. Seats are limited, so please arrive early or request an invitation using the email kenbioscope@gmail.com. for more info click here or go to kenningtonbioscope.com.

Don’t miss the 2021 Walworth’s Got Talent from 4pm on Saturday 13th Nov.

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