November

November 18, 2019

BODY WORLDS

The London Pavilion – Saturday 30th November – 10.30am. Tickets: £15

This extraordinary exhibition divides opinion, but its impact is undeniable.

Containing about twenty bodies in total, the exhibition uses real human bodies that have been preserved permanently by a process called "polymer preservation" (commonly referred to as "plastination"). The subjects are donors who have voluntarily submitted their bodies to the process and agreed to their exhibition.

Thought-provoking and educational, exhibition has been seen all over the world.

We have a limited number of tickets for the 10.30am time slot on Saturday 30th November.

Email stevem@zebrahousing.com your name. full address and the number of tickets you require.

 

November 3, 2019

ZEBRA NEWS NOVEMBER 2019

Board News

The Board met for its final meeting of the year in late October. It approved plans for 2020 to bring forward our stock modernisation programme, to review our rent policy, to produce a development strategy and to consider proposals to increase the number of flats at Jerome House by redeveloping the basement and adding a further storey to the building.

It approved a new Equalities policy and proposals for an annual Board review of who has applied to Zebra and who we have actually housed.

Major Repairs

The replacement boiler scheme at Jerome House has been completed but we’ve had a number of snagging issues, with radiators not warming up largely caused by air trapped in the new system. To a certain extent, issues like these are to be expected although it’s frustrating for residents. The heating is now on 24 hours per day. We’ve fitted thermostatic radiator valves in every flat to give residents more control over their heating. We’ll be redecorating the basement corridor area, which was much affected by the works, this month. Next year we’ll be repainting the external front of the building at ground and first floors levels.

The installation of the new fire detection system at Jerome is also progressing well, but because new detectors will be needed in every flat this programme will continue until about February 2020.

We’re about to start repairs to the flank wall at Carleton Road and are liaising between contractors and residents to find the most convenient time. The wall was damaged by tree roots from a very large leylandii. This has now been removed and we’ll be looking to re-plant in the early spring.

Social Programme

During the last few months, we have had very well attended trips to the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition at the Design Museum, and the Olafur Eliasson retrospective at Tate Modern. Our Winter Programme is now being finalised, and will include Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre, Master Harold and the Boys at the National, Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic, The Anthony Gormley Exhibition at the Royal Academy, Body Worlds at the London Pavilion and Inspired by the East at the British Museum, works by Western artists drawing on the rich heritage of Islamic art.

House Meetings

Steve has now held house meetings at Jerome, Anson and Carleton, Sentosa and Impala. He’s now planning to meet with Jeannine residents. We want to give residents the opportunity to tell us about the issues that relate to their schemes and to Zebra as a whole, it is also an opportunity for Zebra to inform you of any plans we have for programmes of work in your buildings. We want to improve, we want to provide services that match residents’ needs, and we are just about to set our budget for 2020/21. These meetings will help us with our priorities. The main themes to arise so far from these meetings have been conversion of remaining laundries to card payment systems, noisy neighbours, rubbish and recycling disposal, Social Programme events, new boiler works at Jerome House, Carleton subsidence repairs and common area refurbishment at Impala House.

Christmas/ New Year Office Opening

The head office in South Kensington will close between 1.00pm on Tuesday 24th December and 9.30am on Thursday 2nd January. Our normal out of hours emergency repairs service will be available during this time.

 

November 3, 2019

WINTER SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Please see below the list of events for the our Winter Social Programme.

As you may know, we are able to get some good prices on ticket, which we further subsidise from the Association’s budget, so the Social Programme is a great way of experiencing some of the fabulous events London offers, without breaking the bank!

If you would like tickets,  please email me at stevem@zebrahousing.com,  listing the event(s) you wish to book,  your name, your full address and the number of tickets you require. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, and they do tend to sell out quite quickly.

Once you have emailed me your request, I will send a confirmation email, and the details for payment via bank transfer. The tickets will be distributed to participants a day or so before each event.

THE PROGRAMME

THEATRE: ‘WICKED’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.  Tuesday 12th November. 7.30pm.  TICKETS: £18

We have some good seats for this very popular musical. This is the second time we have offered it on the Social Programme.

THEATRE: ‘MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS’ at the Lyttleton, National Theatre.  Monday 16th December. 7.30pm.  TICKETS: £10

In a grubby tearoom in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1950, two years after the start of apartheid, this gentle, but very powerful play explores the the tensions, sadness, anger and humour of those times.

EXHIBITION: ANTONY GORMLEY at The Royal Academy. Saturday 23rd November. 11.20am  TICKETS: £12

From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. With work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created for the Academy’s galleries, this is his most ambitious exhibition in more than ten years.

THEATRE:  ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ at the Old Vic Theatre. Monday 6th January. 7.00pm. TICKETS: £24

Christmas in London wouldn’t be complete without Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. This year, Matthew Warchus' smash-hit production of the classic holiday tale returns to London's Old Vic for a limited festive run. There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with A Christmas Carol, Dickens’ masterful tale of redemption.

THEATRE: ‘CYRANO de BERGERAC’ at the Playhouse Theatre. Tuesday 14th January. 7.30PM   TICKETS: £28

Starring James McAvoy, this is one of the most sought after tickets in London currently.  Cyrano de Bergerac tells a story about a man as gifted with a pen as he is with a sword. He is desperately in love with Roxane, but his incredibly large nose causes him to doubt himself. A heart-warming evening at the theatre.

We are awaiting confirmation of a couple of additional events. Please check for updates at www.zebrahousing.com.