Lambeth Heritage Festival – weekly highlights #2

8 September, 2017

Written by: Lambeth Council

Council updates > Culture and community > Events

Lambeth Heritage Festival is happening throughout September. You can download a 32-page guide with full details of dates and times of all the  events (many of them free) or ask for one at your local Library


Lambeth Palace Library Tour: Black and white (pen-and-ink or charcoal?) drawing of reading room at Lambeth Palace Library with vaulted roofs, filled bookshelves, light coming into windows from left, church-style window high on wall directly in front, large reading desk on left

Lambeth Heritage Festival Monday September 11 – Friday September 15

Highlights of week two of the month-long Festival include:

John Ruskin’s Herne Hill (walk)

Monday September 11 6.30

Meet the archivist at Red Post Hill to re-imagine the area through the eyes of the 19th century artist and writer Ruskin. Advance booking bia Eventbrite John Ruskin Herne Hill is essential.

“It’s not a privilege…” poetry and prose

Tuesday 12 September 8pm

South London Gays host readings at Bread & Roses, Clapham Manor Street, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

History of Your House (talk)

Wednesday 13 September 7.30pm

How to trace the history of your house with local historian Alan Piper – featuring local examples from Herne Hill.

River Effra (talk)

Thursday 14 September 7.30pm

Join Jon Newman’s dip into the rich history of South London’s ‘lost’ river Effra – also known as South London’s spine – at Southwark Cathedral. Booking via Eventbrite (Jon Newman River Effra south London’s secret spine tickets) is essential

 Lambeth Palace Library tour

Friday 15 September 11am

A rare ‘behind the scenes’ view of the Great Hall and an exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Email booking for Lambeth Palace Library is essential.

For more information

For full details of all Lambeth Heritage Festival events see the Lambeth Heritage Festival information page.

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