Welcome to our residents blog. Here you can find out what social events we’re organising and what’s happening in your neighbourhood as well as Zebra news. Contact Zebra email@example.com on any issues and to express your views on anything that we do. We want to find out how we can make Zebra better.
BANK HOLIDAY: Got a long weekend ahead of you and looking for things to do in London to fill the bank holiday? Take a look at our suggestions for activities in London, whatever your budget.
AV FESTIVAL: Explore the best in audio visual art and culture with this festival featuring live performances and projects including cinema, projection mapping, visual music, creative coding and exciting uses of technology, plus workshops, talks and more. Various locations and prices, book ahead, 26-28 May
LAST WORDS: The Last Word festival kicks off its opening weekend with poetry slams, a creative writing workshop and a talk from award-winning poet Sabrina Mahfouz, shining the spotlight on themes of home, heritage, mental health, politics and musical journeys. Camden Roundhouse, various prices, book ahead, 25 May-10 June
ALCHEMY: Alchemy Festival showcases the strong cultural connection between South Asia and the UK through performances, workshops and talks from established and emerging talent. Southbank Centre, various prices, 19-29 May
STILL FASHION: Born and raised in Jamaica, fashion-conscious Jessica Ogden presents a selection of objects from her archives and hosts workshops encouraging local residents to utilise their creativity and produce a community piece, narrating local and personal histories. 31-33 Church Street (Marylebone), free, just turn up, until 23 June, 11am-6pm
FOODIES FESTIVAL: Live cooking from award-winning chefs, an entire street food village, a vintage tea tent, a chilli eating competition and live music all set in the stunning 200 acre grounds of Syon Park. Now tell us that doesn't sound like a recipe for a good weekend? Syon Park, various prices, book ahead, 27-29 May
SPANISH FERIA: The traditional festivities of Andalucía inspire this vibrant and colourful celebration of Spanish culture on the banks of the Thames, with brightly decorated 'casetas' rammed full of delicious tapas, beer, wine and live entertainment. Potters Fields Park, free, just turn up, midday-10pm
THE KITE RUNNER
We’ve still got tickets left for THE KITE RUNNER on Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 19:30 at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue London, WC2N 5DE. Tickets cost £16
LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY
Our office will be closed on Monday 29 May 2017. Our emergency repairs service will operate throughout this period.
Enjoy the holiday!
Work to replace the roof covering at Jeannine House, Upper Montagu Street, W1 has started with the erection of scaffolding on 22 May. Re-roofing will start on 5 June. The work will take 8/12 weeks to complete. We’ll also be carrying out other external repairs and redecoration. The scaffolding is alarmed.
Work to the stairwells at 30 Chalcot is progressing well but taking longer than hoped. Essentially there is much more plasterwork that needs replacing and we are also renewing the entry system, IT cabling and emergency lighting. The plastering should complete by the end of May and redecoration should take place in early June. We’re really very sorry that it’s taking such a long time.
Ramadan begins this weekend and we wish all our Muslim residents “Ramadan Mubarak”.
THE KITE RUNNER
on Tuesday 25 July 2017, 19:30 evening performance
£16 The Playhouse Theatre
Giles Croft’s production of Khaled Hosseini’s award-winning novel The Kite Runner returns to London, following an acclaimed run at Wyndham’s Theatre, the production moves into the Playhouse Theatre for a second West End run.
The Kite Runner is the tale of childhood friends Hassan and Amir, who are ripped apart as a violent war engulfs Afghanistan. When the pair attend a kite flying tournament, a horrifying incident shatters their lives forever, bringing in to question their inseparable friendship.
The Kite Runner has had international success . In 2007, the story was adapted into an award-winning film, before later becoming an award-winning play. A powerful story of human emotion, the importance of family and the effects of war.
Tickets are limited, and priced at £16 each. If you would like to book tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org your name, full address and the number of tickets you require.
Summer Garden Party
In May, you will receive your email invitation to our Summer Garden Party.
It will be held on the evening of 30th June 2017, and is free for residents.
Full details will be included with your invitation.
This is always a very popular event, and we look forward to seeing as many of you there as possibl
The Zebra office will closed for the bank holiday on Monday 1st May. The office will re-open at 9.30am on Tuesday 2nd May.
Free & Cheap
A MAGICAL FLORAL DISPLAY: Rebecca Louise Law has suspended 10,000 irises from the ceiling of this gallery, creating a somewhat magical environment to enjoy. NOW Gallery (Greenwich Peninsula), free, just turn up, until 7 May
SELFIES: Are selfies art now? Saatchi Gallery thinks so — it's got a whole exhibition dedicated to selfies, from painted self portraits to celebrity snaps. Saatchi Gallery (Chelsea), free, just turn up, until 31 May
THE BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY: We always look forward to the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize as the benchmark of photography as art. The finalists' styles change dramatically every year, and this annual exhibition has included many impressive winners in the past. The Photographers' Gallery, £4 (free before noon), just turn up, until 11 June
RUBENS & REMBRANDT: The two names alone should get art fans excited. The National Gallery has a display of these two Old Masters in (the often hard to find) gallery B. Rembrandt's self-portraits are brilliant, showing a young artist on the up, and a somewhat morose old man towards the end of his years. Couple these with the bold Biblical scenes of Rubens and you're onto a winner. National Gallery, free, just turn up, until 16 July
HARRY POTTER: This extremely popular exhibition of designs and artwork from the Harry Potter films is still going on. See wizarding newspaper The Daily Prophet, 'wanted' posters, and Hogwarts textbooks, among other film props. House of MinaLima (Soho), free, just turn up, ongoing
POP-UP MUSEUM: The National Maritime Museum has popped up in Lewisham shopping centre; explore the museum's collections and come up with your own sailor's ditty box. Lewisham Shopping Centre, free, just turn up, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
FREE FILMS: Glue your eyes to the silver screen at the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival. There's a diverse selection of picks too, so it's truly something for everyone. Various locations, free, first come first served, 21-30 April
AND IF YOU’VE GOT FAMILY OR FRIENDS VISITING ….
…why not book our Guest Room for them to stay in? It’s located at Jerome House our South Kensington building. It can be booked for between one and fourteen nights (longer by negotiation). It can accommodate two adults plus one adult or two children on the additional sofa bed.
It has a microwave, fridge/freezer TV, a desk, a large wardrobe and wi-fi. On the same floor the guests have use of the shower/toilets, the kitchen and the common room. The cost is £65 a night single, £85 per night double or £95 per night fully occupied.
To book please contact email@example.com
We’re still waiting to confirm with the builder a start date for replacing the roof covering at Jeannine House, Upper Montagu Street. We still believe this will be in May/June and will take 8/12 weeks to complete. As soon as we have a start date we’ll let you know. This is a big project and Steve will be liaising with residents. Whilst the building is scaffolded (and it will be alarmed) we’ll carry out some repairs to windows and stonework and also redecorate. Again we’ll liaise with everyone affected well before we start the work.
We should finish redecorating the stairwells at 30 Chalcot by the middle of May. It’s been a big job including electrical work and a lot of re-plastering. We’re really very sorry that it’s taken such a long time.
We’re looking at booking some new shows – let us know if there’s anything you’d particularly like us to book.
Tom Stoppard’s Travesties at the Apollo Theatre (Wednesday 19 April 2017) and
Don Juan at Wyndham’s Theatre (Wednesday 17 May 2017) are SOLD OUT