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Living together in Lambeth was an event held in the assembly rooms at Lambeth Town Hall that focused on providig opportunity to find out more about the communities that live in Lambeth and their cultures.

Mayor of Lambeth with members of the Kurdish community

Mayor of Lambeth with members of the Kurdish community

Living together in Lambeth was part of a series of events for Peace Week . From 19 to 26 September peace week set out to bring our communities together and celebrate our differences. Throughout the week we will be working together to address issues that affect us all.

Mayor of Lambeth with a representative from the Latin-American Community

Mayor of Lambeth with a representative from the Latin-American Community

The event included a variety of music, Prayers from the Lambeth inter-faith forum and foods from different cultures.

Mayor of Lambeth with Councillor Lorna Campbell who attended Living Together in Lambeth

Mayor of Lambeth with Councillor Lorna Campbell who attended Living Together in Lambeth

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Open House London, the capital’s biggest architecture festival, throws open the doors of hundreds of buildings giving Londoners the chance to see the best of the city’s architecture.

Mayor with Councillors Palmer and Whelan at the start of Open House 2009 in the Mayors Palour

Mayor with Councillors Palmer and Whelan at the start of Open House 2009 in the Mayors Palour

As part of Lambeth’s participation I invited visitors into the Mayors parlour at Lambeth Town Hall, with Cllrs Irene Kimm, John Whelan and Brian Palmer showing visitors around the council chamber and other historic parts of the town hall.

It was great to meet people who for the majority of them was their first chance to view Lambeths historic town hall.

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The B£ project has been initiated by Transition Town Brixton (TTB), a community-led organisation for action on energy issues and climate change. TTB seeks to engage the whole community in visioning, planning and achieving Transition to a better low energy future, where local resilience is key. TTB working groups focus on “energy descent” in all areas of our lives – business and economy, skills and training, food and growing, buildings, transport, waste and resources, and more.

Mayor of Lambeth with the first Brixton Pound that he spent buying local grown tomatoes

Mayor of Lambeth with the first Brixton Pound that he spent buying local grown tomatoes

I was delighted to be asked to attend the launch of the Brixton Pound, the first of its kind in London. The Lambeth Town Hall assembly rooms was packed with an enthusiastic crowd eager both to be the first to get their hands on the new new B£ and to show their support for this initiative.

Many local businesses were also there and will be offering discounts to people using the Brixton Pound in their shops.

Mayor with local businessman who sells Ossie's Fresh Ginger - call Ossie on 07799555318 to find out where to get some

Mayor with local businessman who sells Ossie's Fresh Ginger - It's fantastic so text Ossie on 07799555318 to find out where to get some and tell him the Mayor of Lambeth sent you!

I often correct people who mistakingly call the town hall ‘Brixton Town Hall’, when it is infact Lambeth Town Hall. Well tonight I think it was Brixton Town Hall given the number of Brixtonians who had come out to support the event, the market and all the local traders.

 

I spoke of how there had been a market in Brixton since the first stalls appeared in Atlantic Lane in the 1870s, and that it was my hope that with the communities support of the Brixton Pound we would have a Brixton Market for another 140 years and beyond.

It was an amazing evening that demonstrated the Brixton community is more that just alive and well but a passionate and determined community that is pulling together during uncertain times.

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View from Lambeth Town Hall

View from Lambeth Town Hall

Mayors from across the United Kingdom were asked to raise a flag today ahead of British Armed Forces Day, all at the same time of 10:30.

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The Commemorate & Celebrate D-Day – Age Concern Tea Dance is held each year at Lambeth Town Hall. The event was held in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Mayor of Lambeth gets a dancing lesson
Mayor of Lambeth gets a dancing lesson

This year entertainment included The Terry Douglass Band with star guest Mark Walsh as ‘George Formby’.

Mayor of Lambeth with Chelsea Pensioner Mr Prangle
Mayor of Lambeth with Chelsea Pensioner Mr Prangle

It was great to meet with some of the dancers which included a Chelsea Pensioner Mr L C Prangle.  It was quickly clear that my dancing wasn’t very good but I was thankful for the ladies that tried to teach me the quick step.

Age Concern Tea Dance

If you are interested in future events you should contact Age Concern Lambeth on 020 7733 0528.

Mayor of Lambeth with dancers at the Age Concern Tea Dance
Mayor of Lambeth with dancers at the Age Concern Tea Dance

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Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society. The major focus of our work is the Achievement Award Scheme. The Foundation focuses on London and Essex. Since it has been established the Foundation has awarded grants totalling over £50million.

Mayor of Lambeth speaking at the Jack Petchey awards at Lambeth Town Hall

Mayor of Lambeth congratulations award winners at the Jack Petchey awards at Lambeth Town Hall

Over two nights at Lambeth Town Hall I attended award ceremonies. On Monday 18th May I attended a ceremony honouring 11 secondary schools and special schools across the borough followed by an event on the Tuesday for Girl Guides and Brownies from Lambeth and Wandsworth.

Mayor of Lambeth joins award winners at the Jack Petchey Awards

Mayor of Lambeth joins award winners at the Jack Petchey Awards

Together with the presenting awards to the Children the award ceremonies included entertainment from local children and inspiring acts.

Mayor of Lambeth and consort Anne Sassoon with X Factor hopeful Anastasia Baker

Mayor of Lambeth and consort Anne Sassoon with X Factor hopeful Anastasia Baker

Among these were two wonderful singers of all ages. One was a previous entrant to the X Factor, Anastasia Baker, who is entering the show again this year. Another, a local girl with an amazing voice, who I am sure will be a future entrant to either X Factor or something similar. I captured a little of each of their performances on video.

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Following the Madeira Day celebrations on Kennington Park the previous weekend I was pleased to welcome representatives from the Madeira Government to Lambeth Town Hall.

Reception at Lambeth Town Hall

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