LATEST FROM RESIDENT’S BLOG

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 zebrablog@zebrahousing.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.

April 28, 2017

Social Programme

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 housing@zebrahousing.com 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

April 28, 2017

Office Closed

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.

April 24, 2017

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

April 24, 2017

Whats on…

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

April 11, 2017

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 housing@zebrahousing.com

April 11, 2017

MAJOR WORKS

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.

 

April 11, 2017

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

April 11, 2017

EASTER HOLIDAY

Our office will close on Thursday 13 April at 5.30 and re-open again on Tuesday 18 April 2017 at 9.30am. Our emergency repairs service will operate throughout this period.

Enjoy the holiday (and hopefully the spring weather!)

March 20, 2017

Free & Cheap this week

FOOTPRINTS OF MEMORY: This exhibition at Amnesty International's Shoreditch offices is raising awareness of people — particularly students — who have disappeared in Mexico in recent years. It features 40 pairs of shoes worn by people when they were searching for their family members, and messages for the missing. Amnesty International (25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA), free, just turn up, 20-31 March, 9am-6pm

#IAMYEZIDI: This photography exhibition portrays the hardships faced by Yezidi women in Iraq. Includes stories of women who have escaped slavery and rescued their children from ISIS captivity.Lacey Contemporary Gallery, free, just turn up, 21-26 March

THE BEST IN PHOTOGRAPHY: We always look forward to the Deutsche Börse 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

ELECTRICITY: Been to Wellcome Collection's Electricity exhibition yet? It charts humanity's history of believing God created lightning, to the futuristic Masdar city in Abu Dhabi, via experiments with twitching frogs legs and the construction of the National Grid. Wellcome Collection, free, just turn up, until 25 June

March 20, 2017

Changes to Waste and Recycling process at Impala House, NW1.

Camden Council is changing the process for waste and recycling collection across the Borough.

This means that, in some cases, collection days change and the way you sort your rubbish will also alter.

The council have been putting literature through doors to inform residents. Please read this information so that the transition can occur as smoothly as possible.

We will be writing to all residents at Impala House next week with more details. The changed schedule and procedure will begin from 1st April.