Some useful website links to Friends of the Community Centre:
Alford House Youth Centre
Alford house is a building for young people in Aveline Street just off the Pleasure Gardens, that has been going since 1884. Memorably it was the feature of a 1959 documentary (with attitudes very much of its time – but a glorious eye-opener nevertheless) ‘We are the Lambeth Boys’. This highlighted the local scene for teenagers at the time.
A secret green oasis locally.
Cool it Art
Cool it Art is a social enterprise set up to provide free art classes for children in Lambeth, focussing on creating art projects out of household junk.
Digital Tuesdays and the Digital Bazaar create vibrant digital communities around public libraries. The scheme has been running since 2011 at Tate South Lambeth and Durning libraries.
Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
Kennington Association put on an annual festival in Cleaver Square, Kennington and have advanced plans to take over the Lollard Street adventure playground.
Kennington, Oval & Vauxhall Forum
The KOV Forum is at the epicentre of local debate.
New Covent Garden Market Authority
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Sitting opposite VGCC, the RVT is an historic part of what has become the Vauxhall gay village.
Slut Means Speak Up
Up and coming feminist groupings include slut means speak up, the originators of the ground-breaking annual London Slutwalk.
Southall Black Sisters
The original and the best; the hugely influential, long-standing feminist group.
Vauxhall City Farm
In 1977 a group of architects were squatting at St Oswald’s Place and began working on a small vacant plot… Jubilee City Farm (as it was then known) was born! It was a collaborative project with local residents growing vegetables, providing for themselves and caring for livestock. Since then the farm has grown but it still relies on the commitment and enthusiasm of volunteers.
Logging the heritage of Vauxhall.