All posts by Frances Lamb

Project group thanks newsletter volunteers

The Project Group thanks all volunteers for helping to deliver around 10,000 newsletters in Herne Hill ward and parts of Village and South Camberwell wards.  This has been a great effort by local people, with the exercise being completed in under three weeks!  Particular thanks go to the Friends for their contribution as many came forward to help. The newsletter has been well received in the area with positive responses and offers of help coming in on the ‘getinvolved’ email address.  We are in the process of contacting these people to explore how best to take up their offers of help. A Big Thank You everyone !

The Art of Julia Tant: ‘…put the art where the people are’

Julia Tant posterAn exhibition at Carnegie Library for the month of September 2014.

Julia Tant is a campaigner, writer and artist who lived and worked in Herne Hill, until recently suffering ill health.

Julia did not go to art school until she was 45, and completed her degree in Fine Art & Critical Studies from Central St. Martin's aged 50. The subject matter of Julia's work was frequently women, homosexuality, class and children. She helped organise the first women's liberation conference in the UK.  Continue reading

2014 AGM Thursday 2oth March. Join our Committee?

Our AGM is next Thursday (20th) at the Library.  Please come along.  6.30 for 7pm.
Free wine & nibbles.

You might like to consider joining our committee. The basic commitment is to attend a meeting on the second Monday of each month (except August) from 7 - 9 pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits supplied. As well as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, roles include membership secretary, newsletter editor, publicity and communications (including digital). We also have a busy Events subcommittee to co-ordinate events throughout the year. So there is something for everyone and never a dull moment. We don't always agree but Continue reading

Carnegie Library Community Hub Project

The Friends are a member of the community hub Project Group. The Project Group is working with Lambeth towards a mutual goal of a viable (self-sufficient) community hub that retains the library at its core, but also generates vital revenue to cover upkeep of the building. All going well, the building will be transferred from Lambeth to a new community entity, probably a charitable trust, at some future date. The Project Group continues to gather contacts with tenants and residents groups, housing associations, local interest groups and individuals who have expressed interest. Continue reading