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EventLambeth Update

In the light of the government announcement yesterday about outdoor performances and public events, we understand many organisers will be keen to get going again. We want to ensure this is done as safely as possible and in line with government guidance and public health. Over the coming week, the EventLambeth Team will be working through the latest Government Guidance and alongside key stakeholders to put together requirements for events in Lambeth. There are still requirements around social distancing for all reopening leisure locations, and so it is anticipated that outdoor events will have similar requirements. As ever event organisers are responsible for the audience they are gathering so will be required to have robust plans in place on how attendees are managed and engaged within the Covid-19 guidance. Please note all events in Lambeth parks and open spaces are required to apply to hold an event and follow our application process. We have a minimum notice of 3 months, applications will be subject to fees and other relevant permissions will be required. For more details about the proccess please visit the website In the meantime, further information can be found at We will be in touch once we have more specific... read more

Vauxhall Gay Club has PhD

After running every Saturday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for 25 years until the lockdown kicked in, Duckie, the South London gay club and cabaret night, has joined forces with Queen Mary University of London and launched “Duckie in the Community,” a PhD on the club’s work. And so welcome Dr Duckie – aka ex-journalist Ben Walters – a self-described “in house bent boffin” who has spent 5 years examining the work of Duckie and written a hefty 100,000-word dissertation on the legendary LGBTQ clubnight and its ancillary projects. When it’s ambition prompted an upgrade from gay clubs in Vauxhall, Duckie started to take itself seriously as a legitimate arts company and developed a programme of unusual events, inventive large scale club nights and ambitious interactive theatre shows.  In order not to be ghettoised, it also spread its wings and began to serve an audience outside its core Vauxhall gay clubbers.  This new programme included making cabaret shows for the over 70s, creating arts drop ins with homeless people in hostels in Lambeth and setting up a QTIBPOC youth theatre. But long-term fans of its infamous Saturday night residency need not fear, as it plans to return to the RVT when the current health crisis is over, and restrictions for pubs and clubs are relaxed.  If there is a future for Vauxhall “bentertainment” after the lockdown Duckie hopes to be at its centre and is planning to survive and thrive for another 25 years into the future. To read the Dr Duckie PhD or watch a 60 minute talk about the research, go to Both photos below... read more

Ideas for the Weekend – Keeping Fit!

With some of our usual outlets for exercise curtailed in recent months (anyone else missing the chance to go for a swim?) and many having to stay indoors to look after others or protect themselves we wanted to bring you some ideas of ways to keep fit while indoors or maintaining social distancing.  As we are not experts in this field (though we do know a lot about fields) we spoke to our lovely colleagues in the Lambeth Sports team to find out what they’d advise people to try.  Below are a selection of different ways to keep fit inside and outside of the house! Hopefully there is something for everyone, Sport England Join the Movement page is full of links to activities people can do at home. The NHS Active 10 is an app which encourages you to do 10 minutes of exercise a day- did you know that even walking briskly counts! The NHS Couch to 5k a classic! Some of the Events Team have been giving it a go with varying degrees of success.  Some of us have downloaded the app (that counts right?), while others are racing around the streets of Lambeth! When you get to the 5K don’t forget there are the fabulous free Parkruns in Brockwell Park and Clapham Common. Another offer from the NHS – Strength and Flex exercise plan this is a 5-week plan consisting of a series of equipment-free exercises designed to improve strength and flexibility And finally if the above haven’t already exhausted you enough Love to Ride is starting Bike month in June... read more