£200,00 Culture Bid prize To fund Job project for young people

Lambeth may not have won the star prize in the Culture Bids for 2019 and 2020, that was won by Waltham Forest and Brent.

However, Lambeth did win a massive £200,000 funding pot from the Cultural Impact Awards, which will go towards young people and people underrepresented within their cultural scope.

The project listed to benefit from the prize money:

  • Eric Careers Festival – A new career fair for young people to showcase there talents on stages and given advice by creative companies on how to fulfil there potential of finding that dream career.
  • South Bank Centre, British Film Institute, National Theatre and Contemporary Dance Company Rambert – For component for Primary Schools to focus on locations, buildings, learning tools and new borough cultural trail.
  • The Old Vic Theatre – Providing 30 paid work placements that must includes people not in training, education or in employment.
  • South Bank Centre – Will support girls between ages 16-18 to make changes in there own communities within five locations through the Wow Girls Project.
  • Develop a new ‘lab’ for BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) – helping to improve digital skills, commercial skills, creative skills making contacts from industries, and a Media Talent Lab.
  • Cultural leaders of the future – People from cultural workplaces that are too under represented to become the cultural leaders in the future, that will be more diverse and representative of the local communities.

Florence Eshalomi, London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark, has said, “Although Lambeth missed out on the winning spots, it has been great to see Lambeth’s Next Generation Project receive a Cultural Impact Award as recognition for all of their hard work and enthusiasm they have put into the bid, and receive a pot of funding to go towards a bespoke local project.”

This is followed up by Leader of the Council Lib Peck stating that: “while Lambeth isn’t the official Borough of Culture, we will continue to work together with all our cultural organisations, big and small, to be a beacon of cultural brilliance and aspire to deliver as many parts of our bid as possible.”


Lambeth Labour Launches Manifesto For 2018 Local Elections.

Lambeth Labour has put forward 6 main points to launch their manifesto of the local elections on 3rd May 2018.

Lambeth Labour are hoping that there manifesto will help them to continue to run the London Borough of Lambeth after the elections with a full majority of seats across the borough.

How will this manifesto encourage people to vote for the Lambeth Labour Councillors. Will the people of Lambeth be impressed by this manifesto about what matters in keeping Lambeth as one of the most vibrant borough with a great diversity of communities that speaks hundreds of different languages.

Can Lambeth Labour Manifesto along with the Sadiq Khan Mayor of London stem the affects of cuts from Central Government to their budget that began in 2010.

Lambeth Labour has to look to reclaim the loss of £250 million that has seen a cut of £220 funding cut per resident in Lambeth, yet wealthier borough has only seen a loss of £40 per resident.

Lets look at some feedback from one of the main points from their manifesto:

  • A Lambeth where young people thrive: Campaigning to ring fence budget funding for violence against women & girls services.
  • Continuing to support the Beth Centre in helping to reduce re-offending amongst women.
  • Fighting against racist, harassment, hate crimes, etc across the borough.
  • Tackling anti-social behaviour and working with businesses/residents to get the right balance on night life, while also protecting long standing venues across Lambeth.
  • Using the Leap Project to tackle inequalities in health & achievement.
  • Lobbying for increase in school funding.
  • Working to improve access & quality to mental health support.
  • Providing more for young people with support through adventure playgrounds and youth clubs and supporting youth projects with rent free premises.
  • Also making sure Lambeth will benefit from the £45 million Young London Funding’s.
  • Ensuring leisure & sports facilities are cheap and improving cultural/arts access.
  • Within the next four years gearing towards having over a thousand apprenticeship opportunities, with 240 by 2022.
Six main points of Lambeth Labour Manifesto

Go to the link below to view the remaining manifesto

Click to access LambethLabour_manifesto2018.pdf

  • A safer Lambeth:
  • Tackling Lambeth’s Housing crisis: 
  • A cleaner and greener Lambeth:
  • A more equal Lambeth:
  • A healthier Lambeth:

CCTV Footage Released Of Clapham High Street Attacker

Today Police issued a video of a man suspected of assaulting a 27 year old victim on the 23rd November around 2am at a Bar in Clapham High Street.

The offender is wanted for strucking the victim with a bottle inside the bar, after accusing the victim of harassing his girlfriend.

Police have described him as a white male, stocky built, who at the time was wearing blue jeans, green waistcoat and black shoes.

Brixton Crime Support Unit, Detective Constable Christel Tchakounte, has said the nature of the unprovoked attack was quite violent and they are appealing for witnesses to help locate and identify the suspect as soon as possible.

Any information contact Brixton Police Crime Support Unit on Lambeth CID 0208 649 2151 or @metcc or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Lambeth! Can We Win Crown For Borough Of Culture 2019/2020 Award

“Radical Hearts. Open Minds – London Borough of Culture Bid”

Lambeth Borough has put forward their bid for the opportunity to claim the crown for the Mayors Culture borough prize in 2019/2020. With the amazing prize of £1.1 million, this would give Lambeth a great boost in enabling the borough to invest into its cultural growth by hosting and promoting a wider range of cultural events with support of over 200 grassroots cultural organisations.

Lambeth needs to win this award in order to:

  • “engage, inspire and grow our diverse community”
  • “address the problems of inequality and disadvantage we face”
  • “build social cohesion and wellbeing amongst our people”
  • “build on our many networks to share culture around the borough
  • “encourage and promote our inherent local culture and creative talent”
  • Enable our culture to reach from the street to the international stage”
  • “prove fresh ideas that can be relevant across the capital”
  • “embed culture at the centre of the borough’s plans for the future”

What most people who lives and visit the borough loves most is the dynamism, innovation. Brixton gives Lambeth the most cultural aspect of the borough with its vibrancy,  as it consist of the most alluring places for people around the world such as the listed Town Hall, Brixton Library, Ritzy, Brixton Academy, Windrush Square/ Black Cultural Archive and the new war memorial for black soldiers. Some famous names has reside here such a David Bowie, Sharon Asbourne, the activist Olive Morris.

Winning of the bid would help to enhance the other places of interest such as Vauxhall’s garden museum, gallery. Stockwell once home to painter Van Gogh and the most famous skate park. Clapham’s education links of Clapham College, Mary Seacole Library. Streatham has great diverse mix of people along its high street, Somali, Italian, African/Carribean, Indian, Lebanese, Spanish, Japanese and Vietnamese and the art and culture venue the Hideaway. West Norwood & Tulse Hill house the Portico gallery and theatre.

Supporting and nurturing children & young people to develop cultural infrastructure through rich and complex stories of the borough.

Training new cultural leaders and increasing our communities, confidence and pride of their borough by connecting less active parts of the borough with the more active ones, which would see a legacy embedded for the future of the borough continue past 2019/2020.

Winning the bid would see a delivery plan which would outline programmes of activities that will be authentic and embracing, inclusiveness equality with economic growth that would also push to the forefront education, social isolation, which would in term help area below 10% to increase enjoyment especially on deprived estates.


Cllr Sonia Winifred – Cabinet Member for Equalities & Culture

Should Lambeth wins £1 million prize for London Borough of

Culture award 2019/2020 offered by Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London,

and become one of the two winning boroughs and lift the crown.

This would be a great asset to ensure that the borough continues to be

recognised for it unique culture & creativity for its community.