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.

February 13, 2017

Free & Cheap

ROYAL ACADEMY CELEBRATION: Celebrate Anthony Green's 40th anniversary as a Royal Academician. The Tennant Gallery will, for the first time, focus on his recently completed work, a 3m-tall portrait, The Fur Coat, "Hazana". It tells the story of his mother's second marriage. £4/£3, book ahead, until 30 April

THE LONDONERS: Whether it's wrestling, waitressing or politics, London has become a hub for job seekers. Explore 400 years of London living with The Londoners: Portraits of a Working City, an exhibition covering the period 1447-1980. London Metropolitan Archives, free, just turn up, until 4 July

HARRY POTTER: This free Harry Potter exhibition has been extended. There's graphic artwork from the films, including designs for the newspapers used as props, and Hogwarts textbooks. MinaLima store, free entry, just turn up, noon-7pm daily

February 13, 2017

ZEBRA SOCIAL PROGRAMME

WE CURRENTLY HAVE LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
 
MICHELANGELO & SABASTIANO EXHIBITION – NATIONAL GALLERY
 
Saturday 25 March 2017, 10.30am
 
We have a very limited number of tickets for the acclaimed Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition at the National Gallery on Saturday 25 March 2017, 10:30am admission time.
 
Tickets are £5 (usually £15) each.
 
‘THE GLASS MENAGERIE’ by Tennessee Williams. DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE
 
Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7.30PM
 
Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece.
 
We have tickets for this acclaimed production of ‘The Glass Menagerie’, priced at £13 each.
 
 
TRAVESTIES – by Tom Stoppard. APOLLO THEATRE
 
Wednesday 19 April 2017, 7.30pm
 
We have a very limited number of tickets for this excellent production of Stoppard’s comedy. Tickets are £17 (usually £49.50) each.
 
If you would like to book tickets for any of the above, please emailhousing@zebrahousing.com,Stating your name, full address and number of tickets you require.
 
February 6, 2017

MAJOR WORKS

We are planning to redecorate the stairwells at 30 and 34 Chalcot Crescent. This project also include works to the fire panels, smoke detectors, wiring and doorbells and new sensor lighting systems. Work has already begun at No 30. We will inform residents when works are scheduled for No 34.

 

Our plans to completely renew the roof covering at Jeannine are progressing and tenders have now been received. This is a major project and we will be liaising with residents over timescales and any possible disruption as soon as we are able but in all likelihood this work will begin in April and last for 8 -10 weeks. Whilst the building is scaffolded (and it will be alarmed and netted), we’ll carry out some repairs to windows and gutters. Again we’ll liaise with everyone affected well before we start the work.

 

We are still completing the minor roof repairs at the rear of Sentosa and guttering repairs at the rear of Jeannine. We  hope to have the scaffolding down in the next two weeks or so, depending on construction and delivery of new windows for Sentosa.

February 6, 2017

GUEST ROOM

 

Did you know that we have a guest room where family or friends can stay when they come to visit you? It’s located at Jerome House, South Kensington. 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

February 6, 2017

We currently have tickets available for the following:

MICHELANGELO & SABASTIANO EXHIBITION – NATIONAL GALLERY

We have a very limited number of  tickets for the acclaimed  Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition at the National Gallery on Saturday 25 March 2017, 10:30am admission time.

Tickets are £5 (usually £15) each.

If you would like to book tickets, please emailhousing@zebrahousing.com,

Stating your name, full address and number of tickets you require.

 

‘THE GLASS MENAGERIE’ by Tennessee Williams. DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE

Following a multi Tony Award-nominated run on Broadway, Olivier and Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch) revives his visionary staging of Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece.

We have tickets for this acclaimed production of ‘The Glass Menagerie’, priced at £13 each.

If you would like to book tickets, please emailhousing@zebrahousing.com,

Stating your name, full address and number of tickets you require.

January 30, 2017

Building works & recycling

BUILDING WORKS

We are still completing  minor roof repairs and replacement of two windows at the rear of Sentosa, and a few guttering repairs at the rear of Jeannine.

We expect to have the Scaffolding down in early February.

RUBBISH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS AT IMPALA HOUSE, NW1In the coming months, some major changes to the general waste and recycling collection service at Impala House will take effect.

Camden Council services have delivered a leaflet for all residents on this. Please read the literature carefully.

The main change is that rubbish and recycling will be collect every two weeks, not the weekly collection now in place.

This means that all residents will need to be careful about how and what they dispose of, so that our bin areas do not become untidy.

We will write to all residents nearer the time to remind you all of the new procedures.

January 30, 2017

MICHELANGELO & SABASTIANO EXHIBITION – NATIONAL GALLERY

We have a very limited number of  tickets for the acclaimed  Michelangelo & Sebastiano exhibition at the National Gallery on Saturday 25 March 2017, 10:30am admission time.

Tickets are £5 (usually £15) each.

If you would like to book tickets, please email housing@zebrahousing.com,

Stating your name, full address and number of tickets you require.

January 13, 2017

DINNER IN LONDON FOR UNDER £20

Here’s our pick of ten restaurants that won’t break the bank, outstretch your overdraft or mean the rent doesn’t get paid.

You’ll be able to get a meal (starter and main, or a decent number of small plates) along with some booze for £20 — or sometimes well under — at all of the below. Our selection is spread across town and includes a variety of cuisines.

Banh Mi Bay, Holborn
The banh mi Vietnamese baguette is the centre-point of this all-day café-restaurant, but there’s also pho, summer rolls and chargrilled meats on offer. The food here bursts with fresh herbs and spices, and the noodles are all handmade on-site daily. Pho and most other main courses cost between £7 and £8.

Bonnington Café, Vauxhall
Originally a squat, this restaurant in picturesque Bonnington Square (a couple of minutes from less picturesque Vauxhall station) is now a uniquely run co-operative. In the region of 20 different cooks head-up the kitchen here, taking residency for the day and preparing their own menus. You need to contact said chef directly to book and make enquiries about the menu (their details are on the website), but you’re rewarded for your efforts with mains for £8 and starters and desserts for £3. Plus it’s BYO with no corkage (50p per person for glass hire). With so many rotating cooks, it can be a little hit and miss but that’s all part of the gamble.

Brasserie Zedel, Soho
Prix Fixe menus are available every day at this grand Parisian bistro close to Piccadilly Circus. At £9.75 for two courses or £12.75 for three, an evening here need set you back only marginally more than a portion of fish and chips (or a supermarket ready meal) but features superb service, a bustling atmosphere and French food that’s up there with the city’s best. Keep drinks to a minimum if budgets are really tight, or make the most of the cheap food to make a budget night of it.

KaoSarn, Brixton and Battersea
The original of this two-branched Thai restaurant gained popularity at Brixton Village for its hefty flavours, intricate spicing, low prices and BYO licence. It now follows the same formula for its second opening in Battersea, not far from Clapham Junction station. All the classics are present, and correct, and we find the standard of meat and fish to be notably higher than at many a shabby Thai. The atmosphere at both restaurants is informal and bustling, though the Battersea branch is a touch smarter.

The Vincent Rooms, Westminster
From carefully created classic dishes with a modern twist, to attentive service, this plush restaurant feels far too classy for the price. The catch? Well, it’s run by Westminster Kingsway College and staffed by their cheffing and hospitality students. If that puts anyone off, then all the more space for the rest of us; the students are overseen by pros at all times and our experience (as well as that of other reviewers) is that it’s a pretty slick operation. The menu is constantly changing but expect the likes of pan-fried sea bream with crab risotto and samphire, or pork belly roasted in dark ale. Mains are in the region of £9-£12, starters and desserts £4-£6. The restaurant closes for college holidays, so check timings before you travel.

January 13, 2017

FREE STUFF

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY: Lose yourself in Zara Hussein's sculptural installation Numina at Barbican, combining designs of the Islamic world with modern digital arts. Free, just turn up, until 25 January

JOURNEY TO JUSTICE: Multimedia exhibition Journey to Justice, at Morley Gallery, tells the story of the US civil rights movement, its connection with the UK and the impact it had on the world. Using a series of 'bus stops', the exhibition focuses on the stories of people who are less known in the UK. Free, just turn up, until 3 February [open Monday-Saturday]

January 13, 2017

AMADEUS

Our allocation of tickets for Amadeus at the National Theatre next Wednesday 18th January, at 7.30pm, is now sold out.

Check the blog regularly for future events.