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.

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.

March 8, 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

March 8, 2017

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

We’ve got a few tickets left for:

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

 Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7.30PM

 A multi Tony Award-nominated show transferred from  Broadway, and directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner John Tiffany (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Let the Right One In, Black Watch). This is Tennessee Williams’ heart-rending masterpiece.

Tickets are available at £13 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.

March 8, 2017

ZEBRA NEWS

BOARD NEWS

We have a new Board member, Alex Vougia. Alex was a resident at Impala and now teaches at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. We believe it’s important to have ex-residents on the Board because they give our decisions a resident perspective. Alex joins Henrik Lonberg – another ex-resident who sits on our Board.

The Board met last week. It approved a rent increase of 2.5% the rate of inflation in December 2016 as measure by the retail price index. It also approved our annual budget and agreed the expenditure for the re-roofing of Jeannine House.

The Board also discussed and approved a plan to let up to 12 pre-designated Zebras flats at full market rents for a limited period. The purpose of this venture is to raise additional income to fund improvements to Zebra’s existing homes and to help us develop new homes.

Flats will be let for a minimum 6 month tenancy period and our target market will be visiting academic staff and post-doctoral students who are moving into other forms of academe , i.e. groups who we currently don’t house but who are associated with academe.

 

BROADBAND FOR ONLY £18 PER MONTH

Fibre optic Wi-Fi without contract or phone line charge for just £18 per month! Contact housing@zebrahousing.com

For tickets for any of these please contact housing@zebrahousing.com

 

MAJOR WORKS

We should finish redecorating the stairwells at 30 and 34 Chalcot Crescent by mid-April.

We’ve now received the tenders to renew the roof covering at Jeannine and work should start in May/June and will take 8/12 weeks to complete. This is a major 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.

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.