Lambeth Archives Open Day - Saturday 1 October

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by lang rabbie, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Wot no thread! :eek:

    10am - 5pm at the Minet,Knatchbull Road

    More details on Lambeth website

    free annual event which this year includes talks, films, workshops and an exhibition of original art and photographs around the theme of 'Festival'. Other attractions through the day include children's activities, local societies, stands and book stalls and home-cooked refreshments.
    Exhibition: Festival in Lambeth


    10am to 5pm: An exhibition of watercolours, photographs, photos and objects from the archives' collections celebrating Festival in Lambeth over time: from the 18th century entertainments at Vauxhall Gardens and Lambeth's other pleasure gardens, its fairs, pageants and popular entertainers, through to the Victorian crowds at the Crystal Palace and the local church garden party, and on to the Festival of Britain, the various Royal jubilees and visits and the Lambeth Country Show. Whatever the century, people have always loved a spectacle!
  2. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    It was a nicely put together little exhibition with a couple of things that I hadn't seen before.



    The chocolate and raspberry cake made by one of the ladies in the refreshment stall in the church over the road was the best cake I have eaten this year.

    I returned £30 poorer after buying recent publications from various local history groups.
  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Only just seen this :(
  4. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    I went to the private view on Friday and was at the re-christening of the Cable Street mural today!
  5. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Not sure that "christen" is the right word for a mural commemorating the resistance to fascism by the East End Jewish community's (and their Muslim successors as local residents)?
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I went along. They're a funny bunch those historian folks.
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  7. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    True . :D ok...the murals restored and they pulled a mini curtain to reveal a plaque explaining the history of events at Cable Street and mural. Lots more events down there tomorrow!
  8. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Forgot to say that the best thing on show had nothing to do with the "Festival" theme.

    In their recent acquistions display, there was an amazing set of four pen and ink satirical drawings about the preparations by the authorities for the Chartist March and Meeting at Kennington Common in 1848 as they pancicked at the prospect of 1 1/2 million working people arriving to wreak revolution. [Couldn't photograph them with my phone due to direct reflections from the lights.]

    Please, Lambeth archives, put them onto Lambeth Landmark!
  9. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    I liked the photo of the Woolworth mural because without urban75, we wouldn't have had the Brixton Mural Walk of 2008 and without that walk, we wouldn't have done the research and had the conversation with Sonia Martin about donating mural information which led to the drawing and letters of the London Wall Mural Group being donated to Lambeth Archives which led to the Woolworth photo being at today's event!
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  10. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    One of the many tribes of Lambeth. I popped into the Albert for a pint to recover after walking back from Knatchbull Road via the market, and the crowd in the back garden were an equally eccentric group.
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  11. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I bloody well forgot about this event until 4:30 pm :mad:
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

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