November 2012 Archives
HAITIAN schools are set to benefit from a star studded performance from the jazz world at Notting Hill Community Church Kensington Park Road tomorrow night.
Over 25 artists such as Alexander D Great, the Afroamerican Project and Joseph Brown straight from Ronnie Scott's will be performing free in aid of two schools hit by the 2010 earthquake.
Oxfam King's Road is thrilled to present the return of their popular 'Vintage Weekend'; a three day extravaganza and celebration of everything vintage.
Classic pieces of clothing, accessories, homeware and antiquarian books will be on sale.
PLANS to demolish Earls Court Exhibition Centre were given the green light by Kensington and Chelsea Council this week.
The authority's planning committee voted to approve the proposals which would see more than 7,500 homes built and 12,000 new jobs created in an "urban district" in the Earls Court and West Kensington Opportunity Area.
CHELSEA: The British Red Cross charity shop in Chelsea is holding its annual Designer and Vintage sale on Thursday.
Top designer names on sale, between 4pm and 8pm at the branch, in Old Church Street, will include Loro Piana, Vivien Westwood, Valentino, Louboutin, Chanel and Prada.
For more information contact the shop on 020 7376 7300.
CHELSEA: TV presenters Huw Edwards and Kirstie Allsopp are taking part in a special charity evening in December.
Musical Miracles, at St Luke's Church on December 5, celebrates the musical achievements of youngsters from The Children's Trust and The Voices Foundation.
Tickets, £45, are available from www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/musicalmiracles.
THE countdown to Christmas began in Notting Hill this week as the festive lights were switched on.
Pupils from Notting Hill Prep School, parents and a children's choir kept visitors entertained as the traditional Portobello Road market got in the Yuletide spirit.
KENSINGTON: Funding for essential structural repairs to Kensington Central Library was approved on Thursday last week by Kensington and Chelsea Council.
Built in the 1960s, the library's mechanical and electrical systems need modernising and a new, energy-efficient, ventilation system, new water systems, lift refurbishments and roof repairs. The council has earmarked £5.8million for the project. Any disruption to library services will be publicised by the authority at www.rbkc.gov.uk/centralworks.
AN ELDERLY Chelsea couple are inconsolable after a specially made remembrance wreath disappeared only hours after being laid on the war memorial in Sloane Square.
Frances Johnson, 71, watched proudly as her husband Stanley - a holder of the Burma Star medal - laid a wreath on behalf of the Kensington and Chelsea Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) as part of the memorial service on Remembrance Sunday.
POLICE are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old man who fell from a block of flats in North Kensington at the weekend, writes Rupert Basham.
Emergency services were called to Chesterton Road just after 3am on Saturday (17) following reports that a man had fallen from the window of a second storey flat.
There will be a demonstration tonight (Thursday 15th November 2012) outside the gates of Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington High Street following recent developments in Gaza and Israel.
We are policing this demonstration and expect approximately 200 people to attend between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. A penned area has been set aside in the road opposite the gates of Kensington Palace Gardens for those wishing to protest.