Brixton People’s Kitchen: This Sunday!!

I know its a little out our ends but its a good one.. From the project dirt website:

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

We think that sharing food with strangers is one of the nicest ways to spread happiness. And if the food …is free, and has been saved from going to waste, it makes it even tastier!

Inspired and supported by the wonderful People’s Kitchen (Passing Clouds, Dalston, East London), Brixton People’s Kitchen collects food surplus from local shops and markets, invites local people to cook together, and welcomes everyone to enjoy a delicious meal with each other.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

11-12pm: Surplus Food Collection and Drop Off
12-3pm: Communal Food Preparation
2-5pm: Late Lunch

Please let us know you are coming:
Email brixtonfoodwaste@gmail.com or contact Fan 07810288879 if you would like to COOK.
Contact Camilla 07884418319 if you would like to DONATE FOOD

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/271566806228025/
Location: Myatts Fields Park

SNAP! Exhibition opens today at Bankside Gallery

Running until next Monday 7th May, this exhibition presents the second major exhibition of South London Women Artists (SLWA), which will cross reference contemporary female art with the history of feminism.

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There will be a display of archived Women Artists’ Diaries lent by the Women’s Art Library collection at Goldsmiths University, including the 1999 edition featuring SLWA member Jackie Brown.

SLWA will be producing their own diary for the academic year 2012/13 which will join this collection and be archived for posterity.

Related website: www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk

Volunteer with National Theatre over the summer

This summer the National Theatre comes out into the open with a Pop-up Workshop on the riverfront terrace – so come and volunteer with NT Learning for a summer-long celebration with performances and theatre-making activities for all ages.

Learn new skills, meet new people, experience some fantastic theatre, learn theatre-making skills and become part of the organisation through volunteering with us.

The NT is seeking volunteers aged 18+ who live within zones 1-4 and can volunteer on a regular basis at weekends or mid-week between 2 June and 9 September.

Register your interest by 12 noon on 23 April 2012
Visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/volunteering for more information
Or contact: 020 7452 3388; learning@nationaltheatre.org.uk

Elephant & Castle Urban Forest

From the Elephant and Castle Urban Forest blog:

Elephant and Castle Urban Forest is London’s secret woodland. At its heart are 450 majestic trees, mostly London Plane, which for decades have been thriving hidden behind the towering slabs of the Heygate Estate in a part of London best known for concrete, cars and a big pink (now blue) shopping centre. Glimpses of the woodland can be seen by outsiders along the bustling New Kent Road and on the northern corner of Walworth Road. But today most of this mature forest is a sheltered and verdant semi-wilderness thriving in between the remains of the almost empty social housing estate. A few people know the secret and are having fun in there. Some residents remain and the evicted return to enjoy the green space. In clearings guerrilla gardeners have established new allotments and in the old playgrounds people still congregate. This forest has entered an exciting new phase of its life. But plans for the comprehensive redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle present risks for this precious place as the building density will increase. We campaign for valuation and appreciation of the forest.This beautiful map is illustrated by local artist Rebecca Davies. Everyone is welcome to go and explore the site and get involved with some gardening there…

Mental Health and Well-being

Having difficulties with your mental health should not necessarily limit your chances in life. The services at Blackfriars Settlement over at the community hub on Great Suffolk Street create opportunities for those who are experiencing, or have experienced, problems with their mental health. Take a look at their full programme of courses and activities, and watch out for the upcoming exhibition ‘A Safe Place to Talk’, which will be showcasing artwork from some of their members.

News for cyclists

A shiny new out-door bike pump has been installed outside the Three Stags Pub at the corner of Kennington Road and Lambeth Road.Public bicycle pump installed in Kennington Road

A temporary cycle rack which fits 10 bicycles in the space that one car would normally occupy has moved to The Cut after a month in nearby Lower Marsh. Unfortunately, a couple of cyclists still had their bikes locked to the rack, and returned to find the whole rack gone!! A note was left stuck to a nearby lampost informing them the bikes had been moved 1/4 mile down the road to The Cut….