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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas Everybody!

We have once again taken part in the Metropolitan Workshop Gingerbread Christmas Advent Calendar display - look out for number 21.

We were given the name of a popular Christmas song and asked to create a Gingerbread version.

We hope you like the result!

Durning Library Options Appraisal online - and exhibition on 'til 5 January

Durning Library Options Appraisal - help shape the future of your local library in Kennington.
Take a look and give your feedback here!
link: http://lambeth.gov.uk/consultations/durning-library-options-appraisal

Or visit the exhibition in the Library (opening times below)

Tuesday 23 December - 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 24 December - 10am to 1pm
Thursday 25 December - Closed/bank holiday
Friday 26 December - Closed/bank holiday
Saturday 27 December - 9am to 5pm
Sunday 28 December Closed
Monday 29 December - 1 to 8pm
Tuesday 30 December - 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 31 December - 10am to 5pm
Thursday 1 January 2015 Closed/bank holiday
Friday 2 January - 10am to 6pm

Thanks to all those who have taken part in the survey so far, and Season's Greetings from the team

Friday, 19 December 2014

2014 oh what a year!

A quick recap of our activities over 2014, and a thank you to all those who helped to make these projects happen.

We continue to enjoy unveiling aspects of London's hidden histories, exploring new or unknown architectural sites and opening people's eyes to the Built Environment and how they can have an impact upon how it is shaped in the future.

Revitalise Peckham Rye
- engaging local groups and consulting on plans for Peckham Rye Park & Common

My Haggerston
- a series of resources helping you to understand Haggerston and what happened to its built environment during WWII

Places of Worship
- a visit to Suleymaniye Mosque in East London and Sandys Row Synagogue with Year 8 from the Bridge Academy

Senior BEEs and Islington Heritage and Architecture Group Spring, Summer, Autumn terms

Wandle Treasure Hunt - visits to local archives with volunteers across Sutton, Merton, Croydon and Wandsworth

This is our East 20 - creating view finders with Mobile Studio, students from University of East London and Year 8 at Chobham Academy, the newest and only school on the Olympic Park site

Durning Library Options Appraisal - forging links with local institutions and individuals and assessing the needs and wants of user groups for this beautiful victorian Library. Working with Linda Florence to create a vinyl stained glass effect artwork for the windows - visit now!

Our thanks to our many collaborators and friends, volunteers and clients.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Wandle Treasure Hunt - 2 weekend slots in early 2015 to be announced - or come along on a Wednesday if you can!

The Wandle Treasure Hunt is a volunteer-led local heritage project where we identify lost treasures along the course of the River Wandle, which spans four London boroughs (Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton and Croydon).

Participants will be given free training in archival research. So far we have been identifying people's histories, flora and fauna, objects, listed buildings and industrial heritage artefacts as we establish what the 'treasures' of the Wandle are. The final selection will then be drawn by artist Stephanie Theobald and uploaded to a website with an interactive map.

We will be announcing dates for two Saturdays in January 2015 for those who are not able to make our Wednesday sessions.

Thank you to all our participants so far, it has been a pleasure meeting and working with you all, and hearing your stories of the Wandle River.

Upcoming dates in 2014:

2-4pm Wednesday 10 December
Croydon Archives, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET

2-4pm Wednesday 17 December Sutton Local Studies & Archives Centre
Central Library, St Nicholas Way Sutton, Surrey SM1 1EA

Do email us or call us on 020 7608 0775 to book a place.

This project is delivered in collaboration with Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme as part of the Industrial Heritage Recording Project.