LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

Welcome to this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival – Week One (1 May-6 May 2018) Whether you enjoy reading, writing, discussion or simply sitting back and listening, there’s something for you happening in this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival. Fiction and history, prose and poetry, local writers and international literary superstars – be … Continue reading LAMBETH READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

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LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

From Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Also from Lambeth Labour Party Twitter: Mohammed Seedat‏ @moseeds (Labour Cllr and Streatham Wells ward candidate - Ed.) No policies in Lambeth from the Tories, Lib Dems or Greens. All 3 parties the same shade of 'do-nothing anti-everything', all varying shades of conservative. Only @LambethLabour has put forward actual progressive policies for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SO….LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT BREXIT – NOT LIBRARIES, DEMOLISHING COUNCIL ESTATES, WASTING MILLIONS ON CONSULTANTS?…JUST FANCY THAT!*

LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES

NOT LISTENING...... This sign has appeared outside a house in Herne Hill. Defend The Ten Retweeted Gaby Gassner‏ @GassnerDesign Pretty damning poster. It's sadly so true as I can confirm as long-suffering resident. THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES   IS IT GOING TO GET DIRTY IN LAMBETH'S MAY ELECTIONS?: PAPER CANDIDATES Vauxhall Labour‏ @VauxhallLabour posted … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SIGN OF THE TIMES; THE CASE OF THE VANISHING LIBRARIES – AND PAPER CANDIDATES

CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

News From Crystal Palace approached both Cllr Tim Briggs, Conservative opposition leader on Lambeth council, and Herne Hill Green party for their reactions to the latest revelations surrounding the Carnegie library Herne Hill. From Tim Briggs: "Labour's way of doing these things follows a pattern. "They do something underhand and their attitude is - 'we've … Continue reading CARNEGIE LIBRARY: “THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUTION WHERE THE COUNCIL ENGAGES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY” – TIM BRIGGS /  ‘COUNCIL KNOWS BEST’ ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP – HERNE HILL GREEN PARTY

LIBRARIES: COUNCILLORS AND CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE  

Lambeth councillors Scott Ainslie (Green) and Rachel Heywood (Ind Lab) were among the first to sign Defend the Ten's libraries pledge at the Carnegie library, Herne Hill on Tuesday. The occasion was a mini-rally outside the library on Herne Hill to celebrate the second anniversary of the library's occupation and to gain support for the … Continue reading LIBRARIES: COUNCILLORS AND CANDIDATES SIGN THE PLEDGE  

LAMBETHWATCH: “ONLY SOMEONE VERY BAD AT MATHS COULD CLAIM THIS ONE ADDS UP” – AUTHOR’S LATEST BLAST OVER CARNEGIE Plus: ‘Vote Library’ – council officers report ‘vetted’ and there’s an occupation anniversary demo planned

Six weeks to go: Author Stella Duffy outside the Carnegie From Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Only 6 weeks till the May 3 local election and we are joined by the AMAZING @stellduffy, award winning author, co-founder of Fun Palaces and all round good egg. Of the new temporary ‘library’ Stella says: "I’m stunned it is … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: “ONLY SOMEONE VERY BAD AT MATHS COULD CLAIM THIS ONE ADDS UP” – AUTHOR’S LATEST BLAST OVER CARNEGIE Plus: ‘Vote Library’ – council officers report ‘vetted’ and there’s an occupation anniversary demo planned

EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /

SATURDAY MARCH 24th URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET Crystal Palace food market say they are honoured to be chosen as an Urban Food Hero "using food for good" in this month's Jellied Eel (part of Sustain).  Not only has the market been listed but also Patchwork Farm and its stall at the market.  Thank … Continue reading EVENTS – PEOPLE’S AUDIT LAMBETH / URBAN FOOD HEROES AT THE MARKET/ CRYSTAL PALACE BUSINESS BAGEL / CRYSTAL PALACE PARK COMMUNITY FORUM /

LAMBETHWATCH – AUTHOR SLAMS LAMBETH LABOUR’S “SHEER GALL” OVER LIBRARY LEAFLET……

Author Stella Duffy OBE has slammed Herne Hill Labour party for their "sheer gall" over its latest leaflet on the Carnegie library The leaflet states: “The Herne Hill Labour action team  has worked hard alongside local residents to ensure that, despite deep Conservative cuts to the council’s budget,  there is a secure long-term future for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – AUTHOR SLAMS LAMBETH LABOUR’S “SHEER GALL” OVER LIBRARY LEAFLET……

LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL RE-OPENS THURSDAY AT 1PM – BUT FOR HOW LONG?

The above has been posted on the Defend the Ten Twitter page earlier today. Defend The Ten Retweeted Aran Lewis‏ @aranmlewis 6 hours ago: Lambeth council has confirmed that the fake mini-library due to open in Carnegie on 15th Feb is temporary and will close “on or before 12 February 2019.” After that, an unspecified … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – CARNEGIE LIBRARY HERNE HILL RE-OPENS THURSDAY AT 1PM – BUT FOR HOW LONG?

LAMBETHWATCH – “I NOTICED A LOT OF KIDS DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO READ SO THE LIBRARIANS HELPED THEM”

Defend The Ten‏ @defendtheten Jan 21: 14 weeks until the local government elections and we meet Demi (18): "I discovered @CarnegieLib in the way back from school one day. "The lovely building caught my eye and the library itself had a lovely feel to it. I was around 12 at the time and the librarians … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – “I NOTICED A LOT OF KIDS DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO READ SO THE LIBRARIANS HELPED THEM”