News from Loughborough Junction Action Group, May 2013

Welcome... the May 2013 newsletter from LJAG. As ever there's an awful lot going on in our small corner of London - our AGM takes place on Wednesday, and we're excited to announce that Lib Peck, the Leader of Lambeth Council will be speaking. In addition plans are getting underway for the Big Lunch on 2nd June (last year's Big Lunch pictured above). We're also sharing with you below the work of Dan Kelly, one of the many local craftspeople based in Loughborough Junction. Read on to find out more and please visit our website, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest news.

Loughborough Junction's resident potter

Loughborough Junction is home to many artists, designers, crafts people and other local businesses. This month we want to share with you the work of Dan Kelly, a local potter, based at the Clockwork Studios on Southwell Road. Dan, 59, was born in Camberwell and moved into the Loughborough Estate at the age of three. He now lives on Bicknell Road. First introduced to pottery at school, he went on to study at Camberwell College of Arts and the Royal Academy of Arts. He now combines teaching with making his own pieces and has been featured in galleries across the UK and internationally. Dan offers private teaching to those who already know the basics of pottery but would like to improve their skills. When asked what he most enjoys about his work Dan said: “making stuff on the wheel makes me the most happy, when I’m shut off and I can just enjoy the experience of feeling the clay and controlling it.” Email Dan on 

Leader of Lambeth Council to speak at our AGM

We are delighted to announce that Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council will be coming to LJAG’s AGM on Wednesday to talk to us about regeneration. This is your chance to question the new leader of Lambeth Council and discover her vision for the borough.

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 15 May at 7.30pm and we’re thrilled that it will be at Sunshine Arts - the leading carnival arts studio, which just happens to be in Loughborough Junction. The venue is at 209a Coldharbour Lane, in the railway arches opposite the station.

We will also be appointing trustees to LJAG, which is now a registered charity. If you would like to put yourself forwards, or see a copy of our Articles of Association, please email to request a nomination form. Forms will also be available at the AGM. In particular we desperately need a new treasurer.

If you have any questions about what is involved please contact Anthea Masey on 07799 621582 or email You may find the essential trustee guidance from the Charity Commission useful.

Loughborough Junction blog relaunched

Susan Miller, one of our wonderful volunteers, has recently re-launched the popular Loughborough Junction blog. She’s written some fantastic posts lately on topics as varied as Waitrose, renewable energy and fried chicken. But the blog won’t thrive without you. Please visit the blog at loughboroughjunction. and comment on anything that interests you. And if you fancy trying your hand at writing a post, or have an idea for a good one, just email loughboroughjunctionblog

Please note that the blog is independent of LJAG.

Big Lunch, Sunday 2 June

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Big Lunch in Loughborough Junction will take place on Sunday 2nd June from midday to 6pm on the square by the Hero of Switzerland, at the corner of Loughborough Road and Barrington Road. We hope to see you there!

Read more

Live Well: Keep on Moving, Monday 20 May

The third in our series of health events, Live Well: Keep on Moving, will take place on Monday 20 May from 3-7pm at Marcus Lipton Youth Hub, Minet Road , SW9 7UH. 

Join us for this fun day and try out - for free - different types of exercise such as zumba, yoga, Pilates, football and basketball. There will also be a guided walk to Myatt's Fields Park and a demonstration of the exercise equipment in Elam Gardens.

See the poster for more information and read more about last month’s Be Well event on our website.

And finally...

Bike projects launching on Loughborough Estate:
Pempeople will be launching a bike project on the Loughborough Estate on 25 May. Read more. And LJAG is recruiting for its next cycle maintenance course at Lambeth Accord. We have places for nine 13 to 19 year olds who can commit to a four week course to learn the basics of cycle maintenance including repairing punctures and adjusting gears and brakes. Participants get to ride off on their own bike at the end of the course. For more information ring Leo Paesano at Cycooldelic 07944 690907.
Carnival comes to Loughborough Junction

Ray from Sunshine International Arts will be running Carnival workshops at the SIA studio at 209a Coldharbour Lane – in the arches opposite the station. Find out more

Lambeth Poly looking for trainee food growers
Lambeth Poly are looking for people who would like to learn how to grow food in a polytunnel. The course will start on May 16th and run for eight weeks, at the end of which participants will get an accredited qualification.The course will take place on the Tulse Hill estate. Find out more.

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