In this frank interview, Steve Reed the Leader of Lambeth Council, talks about new community developments, solving local youth crime, charity bike rides, where our money is spent and helps us to understand local politics. Did you know there’s been a 2 year Council Tax freeze? If you didn’t, you do now. It is essential reading for anyone that lives in Clapham or the wider Lambeth borough. Continue reading
This Sunday is Gigalum’s 3rd birthday and to celebrate they’ll be holding a party from 3pm with the after party at Inigo taking you all the way through to 2am. DJ’s playing include Lee Ford, Scott Lummes, Andy P and Steve Butcher. With free drinks and food at 3pm and ‘Gigalum punch’ only £3, we’d advise you now to book Monday morning off! Gigalum’s had enormous success since it first opened and is always rammed, fully living up to its own statement of “busiest bar in Clapham”. Cheers to Gigalum for making that Clapham South corner so amazing!
The London Paper is reporting that two men were shot on Wandsworth Road in Clapham. The website says a 25 year old man “was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital. Some time later, another man arrived at a south London hospital with gunshot wounds. Both men are in a stable condition and their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.” If you have any info, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. UPDATE: @ursulafuchs corrected us to say the shooting happened on Monday night.
There was I, perusing my @loveclapham Twitter account when ding-dong in comes this doozy of a link detailing the winners and losers of the Vegetable Figure competition at the Lambeth Country Show 2009. It’s always a brilliant event (the overall show too…) with hilarious consequences. LoveClapham’s personal favourite is the above Cauli-Sheep. It’s got such a nice smile. Check out the other entries including a King Edward Potato of Pop, Michael Jackson carving by the West End Whingers. The Mayor and Mayoress of Lambeth are fast becoming the area’s most amazing personalities. If you don’t believe me, check out the Mayor of Lambeth’s photo and video report from the show. If you’ve ever seen a Mayor that can rival the ‘on miniature train shot’, we dare you to get in touch.
LoveClapham’s July Spotify Playlist is available now ; probably the only playlist that starts with Michael Jackson and ends with Marilyn Manson, but don’t let that put you off. 20 songs that include the hottest new tracks from the hottest artists right now like La Roux, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Cascada and Florence + The Machine. This is the sound of Clapham* and it’s all for free! If you didn’t catch it, you can still listen to Love Clapham’s June Spotify Playlist too. (* Yes, that is Battersea in the picture… )
Newsflash people!! This Saturday and Sunday cows, chickens and sheep will trotting and clucking their way to Brockwell Park for the annual Lambeth Country Show. It’s an amazing event for all the family and essential for anyone with children brought up in the city – show them where their food comes from! With music, fluffy animals, owl displays, eagle displays, sheep displays and much much more, you’d be a City Fox of a fool to miss it. Visit the Lambeth Country Show website for all of the information, timings and attractions.
There I was the other day, waiting for the bus to Stockwell at Clapham North when something caught my eye. Bounding toward me through the grass of St Bede’s Centre for deaf people, like a two inch high antelope, was a rat. Yes. A rat. It took my quite by surprise. Looking about me, no one else waiting seemed to notice this rat, but sure enough, it was still there and heading my way. Continue reading
On the 1st August Russian Standard Vodka will be paying a special trip to Revolution Bar on Clapham High Street with a group of Cossack dancers, “beautiful models” and all with a modern twist! If you attend, you’ll also get the chance to enter a competition to win a trip to Russia. The Russian Standard Vodka gang will be paying a trip to various bars in Clapham area in the near future. Also, DV8 is hosting it’s launch party at Revolution tomorrow evening (Thur 15th). There will be free drinks galore, so head on down there if you’re in the area.
Never have so few words been so spot on. DFS’ new London Underground advert at Clapham North.
Recession. What recession? A number of people have commented to Love Clapham on the rising prices of meals out across the Clapham area, with some restaurants almost doubling their prices since last year. We mentioned this on our Twitter account (@loveclapham) and had a couple of responses about discounts and offers. @g_rennie said, “not for lunch at Trinity!! An incredible bargain and exceptional food and service” while @loftclapham said “Not at the Loft. we are doing 50% off food everyday apart from Saturday.” Discounts are always fantastic, but what do you think about the increased cost of dining out around these parts?
Love Clapham HQ’s email has been abuzz with activity this week. HostelBookers, a company offering budget travel info and services has nabbed two tickets to the Get Loaded in the Park festival on Clapham Common, which they’re offering as a competition prize along with one night in a hostel for accommodation. Visit the HostelBookersBlog for all the info and to enter the competition. A speed dating event for graduates is taking place at the Alexandra Pub opposite Clapham Common tube tomorrow (Thur) night from 7pm, find out more and book on the Graduate Nation website.
Schooling is so important, but it’s amazing how much primary school extensions cost these days. The South London Press is reporting that Clapham Manor Primary School (near Clapham High Street) is over it’s £2.5million budget by close to a million smackaroonies for its modern, technicolour extension. Continue reading