Tag: Lambeth Libraries

Brixton man launches books campaign to combat dwarfism stereotypes

Brixton resident Eugene Grant today (20 March) launches a campaign urging public and school libraries to help combat stereotypes of dwarfism. He is vice-chair of...

Two months on – thoughts of a Carnegie local

As Lambeth council mounts a brief exhibition about the future of its Carnegie library, Megan Roberts, whose earlier posts on the Blog about Lambeth...

Advice centre and Fun Palace work honoured

Fred Taggart, honorary secretary of the Brixton Advice Centre on Railton Road for 25 years, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list...

Brixton bust of library benefactor listed

A Brixton landmark, the bust of Sir Henry Tate outside Brixton Tate Library, has been given Grade II listing by Historic England in recognition...

June ‘Reclaim Lambeth’ event planned as activists unite

Activists and community members met in Brixton at the weekend to launch Reclaim Lambeth – an initiative to unite single-issue campaign groups in the...

Call for Lambeth’s young voices

As part of this year’s Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival, Sixteenfeet Productions in partnership with Lambeth Libraries will present an evening of new work...

Vigils will mark library closures

Supporters will this week mark the closure of two Lambeth libraries – and their determination to maintain the opposition to it –  with children's...

Mark Rylance supports Save Our Libraries campaign

Mark Rylance has lent his support to the campaign to save Lambeth’s libraries from the council's controversial plans to close some and allow others to...

GLL chief replies to union accusations

Mark Sesnan, managing director of GLL, the organisation that runs Lambeth council’s leisure services and is set to turn three of its libraries into...

Campaigning for Carnegie Library on National Libraries Day

Hundreds of local residents descended upon the much-loved Carnegie Library in Herne Hill on Saturday 6th February for National Libraries Day to show their...

Lambeth library staff vote to strike

Union members working for Lambeth libraries have voted by 88.5% of a 57% turnout to strike against the council’s plans for their future. Their union...

Unison ballots all Lambeth library staff for strike action

Strike Action ballots have been sent by Unison, the trade union, to all library staff in response to the council's proposals. The Union says...

Libraries ‘staff mutual’ not ruled out

Lambeth council libraries management team are to be given a budget to develop their plan to run the borough’s ten libraries as a “staff...

New Lambeth library consultation complaint

Forms for the Lambeth council consultation on the future of Tate South Lambeth Library (TSL) ran out at the library after four days and...

Hundreds demonstrate in protest at Lambeth libraries plans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrL1ZyPea8I   Hundreds demonstrated in Lambeth on Saturday 7 November against the council’s latest Library proposals. The rally assembled at Tate Brixton Library and then marched to...

Lambeth statement on library plans

Jane Edbrooke, the Lambeth council cabinet member responsible for libraries, explains the reasoning behind council policies.   Since 2010 the Government has forced Lambeth council to...

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