Popular Balham pub “The Bedford” has some amazing offers this summer, celebrating 20 years of the Three Cheers Pub Co which owns it, along with 8 other pubs.
Three Cheers Pub Co says “This June, July and August, we will celebrate our twentieth birthday. Twenty years ago we opened The Abbeville in Clapham and today we own nine of your favourite London pubs.
All of our birthday activity will take place throughout June, July and August 2023.”
Check out the fun below:
Drinks at 2003 prices
In honour of the year we were born, we will hold 20 one-hour micro parties, simultaneously at all our pubs, where we slash drinks prices to what they were in 2003.
Draught beer will costs as little as £2.80 a pint, house wine £2.70 for 175ml, Prosecco £3 a glass, a house spirit and mixer will be £3.40, a Moscow Mule and Cosmopolitan (noughties classics) will be £5 and for a moment it may seem as if the cost-of-living crisis is a figment of our imagination.
Timings of the flash sales will be announced 24 hours in advance via our social media channels @threecheerspubs. Give us a follow, turn your notifications on and enjoy the spontaneity.
£20 3 course menu
Cost conscious customers will love the celebratory £20 three course menu which will be available at all pubs, seven days a week this summer.
Dishes will vary between pubs and throughout the seasons but enjoy starters such as broad bean, asparagus and new potato salad with soft boiled egg and romesco; mains including pan roasted bream with samphire, spinach, brown butter as well as lemon posset with Kent strawberries and shortbread to finish.
Add a glass of Three Cheers Pub Co bespoke 2018 vintage English sparkling wine for just £5, for an even better deal! You can enjoy this offer as many times as you like.
Locals will receive a £20 voucher through their letter box which can be used throughout the summer of celebrations.
Enjoy the discount on combined food and drink bills when you spend £60 or more. You can also pick up a voucher in any of our pubs which can be used as many times as you like until the end of August. Alternatively just click here!
In short, you can save a third on your bill this summer. Who’s in?
Live Music at The Bedford
Hooray for today – Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea is 99 years young!
It’s amazing that they’ve reached this ripe age. This is testament to their fantastic members over the ages, working with their staff, volunteers and partners, to shape their family here at KLS and their wider community in Battersea.
Birthdays are of course about celebrating, and they’re having cake today!
They are also about reflecting on the past, and they have such a rich history to do so, filled with wonderful people and memories. But more importantly they are about looking forward to new horizons. New possibilities. New opportunities for them to come together again with their members and residents to build a stronger community here in Battersea.
They hope you’ll join them in raising a glass and toasting Katherine Low to another 99 years.
1950 – Norman Wisdom opens the Children’s Playground
KLS 100th Birthday: save the date in 2024
In 2024 KLS will be celebrating their 100th birthday throughout the year.
Please save the date 18th May 2024 for a ‘once in a lifetime’ street party for the whole community on Orville Road. More about next year’s celebrations will follow soon.
Katherine Low Settlement
108 Battersea High Street
London SW11 3HP
020 7223 2845
A Clapham Junction based company has created an easy to use and up to date website for everyone following the Tory leadership election
The website is at https://www.pm.uk and provides news, analysis and reports on the Conservative leadership battle to become Britains next Prime Minister.
When the Circus of Horrors started in Glastonbury ’95 people thought it would run for 25 weeks let alone 25 years, yet here we are a quarter of a century later and the Circus of Horrors is still touring all over the World, still getting rave reviews & still getting loads of media coverage. The show performed for the 4th consecutive year at last years Download Festival when it also returned to the Glastonbury Festival.
The new Circus of Horrors show will be a celebration of the 25 years and will include an amazing phantasmaglorios amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter.
The almighty cast that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is now a West End & World Wide Hit will take you on a rock n’ roller coaster ride of amazing & Bizarre acts.
It is a circus like no other and a show you simply can’t afford to miss. Not advisable for under 16’s
One Night Only
The Grand, Clapham Junction. 21-25 ST JOHN’S HILL LONDON SW11 1TT Box office 02072236523
Sunday 18th October 2020. One Show Only at 8pm
Plus After show and Rock DJ.
Visit www.circusofhorrors.co.uk for more info and tickets.
Special Offer £5 off any full price ticket. Go to Ticketmaster and use the code GORY in advance.
Charities, community groups, clubs and sports teams in Battersea, Clapham and Putney affected by the Covid-19 outbreak are being given their chance to secure a helping hand in the recovery through a share of a £10,000 community fund.
Leading decorating, hardware and DIY brand Leyland SDM, which has 23 stores on high streets, has launched its ‘Give London a Lift’ campaign.
Each month between July and October, the business will give away two prizes of £1,000 worth of Leyland SDM credit for groups to use on a project.
Organisations can apply online each month, detailing why they believe they would by worthy recipients of the £1,000 credit, and winners will be chosen by a team of judges.
Leyland SDM has branches on Battersea Park Road, Clapham High Street and Upper Richmond Road in Putney.
Paul Gerreli, Marketing Director at Leyland SDM, said: “Like the rest of London, Battersea, Clapham and Putney have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and charities and groups which support the community will be trying to pick up the pieces for their organisations over the coming weeks and months.
“Leyland SDM is a big part of communities across London and it’s the only area in which we operate. We want to help groups get back on their feet and are delighted to have 10 lots of £1,000 worth of credit to give to deserving community projects.
“With everything from paint to tools and electrical wiring to plumbing parts available from our stores, that will go a long way towards assisting with much-needed renovation projects.”
Groups can apply for prizes to help them open new premises, recover an existing building from a state of disrepair or any other project which benefits the community.
Applications can be made on the Leyland SDM website – leylandsdm.co.uk/givelondonalift – by providing a 200-word overview of what the organisation does, how it benefits the community and how the £1,000 credit would be spent.
Established in 1985, Leyland SDM started trading with a single store in central London, supplying local tradesmen as a Specialist Decorators’ Merchants with paint and decorating materials.
Today the business has grown to become one of the most recognisable and trusted decorating and DIY retail brands in central London with stores in some of London’s most prominent locations.
Visit www.leylandsdm.co.uk for more information.
In a recent tweet, author J.K. Rowling has surprised her fans by revealing that the birthplace of the world famous wizard, Harry Potter, was Clapham Junction.
Pro-Kut is still in the same location, but Flight Centre is no more. The shop is now Ollie Quinn as this up to date photo shows
J.K. Rowling tweeted that she was renting in a room in a flat above what was then a sports shop in Clapham Junction, on St John’s Road.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK is extending a warm invitation to the general public and media to view and participate in a series of five Virtual Big Iftar events to be held in the month of Ramadhan. The next event is being held on Saturday, 2nd May. The first event was held on Friday, April 25th.
Those interested should register their interest at:
Ibrahim Ikhlaf, Director for Outreach & Public Affairs says: ” As proven by research there are many physical and mental health benefits of fasting. During these talks you can learn how fasting can strengthen your resilience in the current crisis, help with self-development, root causes of addictions and domestic abuse. Event participants will also have the opportunity to try our Fasting Challenge and join the live event to break the fast with the Muslim community.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Built the largest mosque in the UK, the Baitul Futuh Mosque as well as the first in London, the Fazal Mosque, in 1924.
Other content highlights include:
- Government guidelines during this crisis – is obedience an attribute of loyalty?
- Fasting and the battle against Covid-19 – a story of an NHS Intensive care Doctor
- An online virtual tour of Western Europe’s biggest Mosque
- British Muslims sharing their Vlogs about their fasting experience during lockdown
- Practical tips on social distancing and self-isolation.
Further details can be obtained at http://www.bigvirtualiftar.co.uk
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Think you can and your partner can whip up a food frenzy and host a winning dinner party? Think you’ve got what it takes to walk away with a £1000? If so, you could soon be part of the nations most favourite tea time show.
The only criteria is that you’re in a couple and you both must be over 18 and not working or trained as a professional chef.
The shoot will take place between the 11th – 15th May 2020 but casting starts now!
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Gender Justice by Nicky Charlish shows Clapham as a glitzy place, and includes a number of other London locations.
The truth was, the computer graphics thing was ok, but it wasn’t the most exciting of jobs. I could meet people at FAGS as well as make some extra money with the part-time work. A little voice in the back of my mind continued to say that this might not be a good idea if I really wanted to put the criminal life behind me – clubs and bars always have a degree of dodginess lurking about them. But another part of me thought that I’d give it a try and, if I didn’t like it, make my excuses and leave. Bar staff and office workers come and go, so I doubted there’d be any problems if I left.’
Toni, 20, transgender and raised on a tough south London council estate, is just out of prison after a two-year sentence. Her crime? Attacking her mum’s would-be rapist. Determined to better herself, Toni works in a graphic designer’s office in Clapham whilst awaiting the surgery that – she hopes – will complete her female transformation and help to change her life for the better.
A meeting with an old prison friend leads to Toni also working part-time at a gay bar in Old Compton Street. But that – and a gangland war which leads to the past catching up with her – threatens to destroy Toni’s dream as violence explodes in the streets of Soho and Shoreditch.
TV broadcaster and campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen is using Loneliness Awareness Week 2019 to make an impassioned plea to people living in London to volunteer for The Silver Line Helpline, which provides vital support for older people living with loneliness and social isolation.
Throughout this week (June 17th – 21st) awareness will be raised of the growing loneliness epidemic which affects around 9 million people across the UK. One of the groups most affected by this debilitating issue is older people, with studies suggesting there around 1.2 million chronically lonely older people in the country. On top of the psychological impact of loneliness, it has potentially serious health implications which have been found to be akin to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Dame Esther Rantzen set up the charity The Silver Line after experiencing this crippling loneliness first-hand after the death of her husband. The charity, which has been running for just under 6 years and has its headquarters in Battersea, provides a 24/7 Helpline to older people in need of a friendly, supportive conversation during times of loneliness and despair. Since launching, demand for the Helpline his been overwhelming, with the charity receiving nearly 2.5 million calls already.
Currently, most of these calls are answered by a team of paid staff, but now in an effort to meet the growing demand and ensure the sustainability of the charity for many years to come, the organisation is planning an ambitious drive to recruit volunteers to help answer calls at Volunteer Hubs around the country. One of the first of these Hubs is being launched in the heart of Battersea at The Silver Line’s London Headquarters, and the charity urgently needs volunteers to sign up as it gets ready to launch the exciting new project.
Charity founder Esther Rantzen commented: “We need to create a volunteer force who can answer this tsunami of calls. Therefore, we are now recruiting volunteers, initially in the London area, to help us. We have already piloted this approach. We know volunteers have a huge amount to offer and can be easily trained to provide information, friendship and advice. We need a few daytime hours each week to answer older people most of whom have absolutely nobody else to have a conversation with, to help them feel, as one caller told us “that I am a member of the human race again”.
“We are offering volunteers in London the chance to make a real, tangible difference to the lives of isolated and vulnerable older people, who turn to us, principally because they are suffering loneliness and isolation.
“It’s rewarding, you will make a difference. We will train you. It’s important work and extremely fulfilling as well.”
If you live in Battersea or within commutable distance and are interested in giving your time on a regular basis to help lonely and isolated older people, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org