- KPCC is back!
Kennington Park Community Centre is now partly open for some of our regular users. Depending on Government guidelines, we will be accepting bookings for parties and social events in August and September. They will be restricted to Saturday afternoons, 2pm to 6pm, and capacity will be limited to 30 indoors plus 20 outside. Enquiries via our contact form
- Free Saturday Morning Class for Children
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE. Sign up here!
KPCC HOOP HOP TROOP
We have a brand new, Saturday morning class for your children! It’s free and on Zoom until we can be together again in person. Come and join our KPCC Hoop Hop Troop!
KPCC and Simply Smiley are excited to announce the launch of our new online dance and hula hoop project, designed especially for all the young people in our community.
Join local performance artist Theo Alade and Charlene the Hoola Queen each week online on Zoom to have fun, learn routines, reconnect with your friends and perfect your moves.
Dance with us to feel the best possible you!
Just sign-up online to gain access to FREE weekly online dance classes.
Funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, distributed by Power to Change, has helped us to create this community project. Thanks to National Lottery players for making this possible.
- Christmas at KPCC with Oval Arts Depot
Simply Smiley Productions new office is Oval Arts Depot which is a fantastic new space for creatives! From a building that was left derelict for 10 years Shannon and her team have transformed this space into a vibrant, artist workspace with everything you need for meetings, shoots, events, virtual office, a space to practice in and much more … including a piano!
Pumping life, creativity, music, art and entertainment into the Oval community! Just over the road from Oval Tube Station!
In celebration of this incredible achievement during this hard time of Covid 19 and when many buildings are being torn down and turned into flats everywhere you go we have some amazing events going on!
Click here to find out more!
- KPCC closure update
We have risk assessed what we need to do to reopen the Community Centre so that it is as safe as possible for our visitors, staff and volunteers during this hazardous time.
We will be opening on Monday 27 July and then every Monday and Tuesday from 10am to 4pm until 25 August to provide a free hot dinner, healthy snacks and oodles of fun for local children aged 4 to 14.
Shannon and her Simply Smiley Productions team have put on activities at KPCC Oval for the past couple of summers and, depending on government guidance and the weather, will again be running arts and craft, dance, singing, drama games, hula hooping, planting, yoga and capoeira workshops.
This programme is part of Lambeth & Southwark’s Summer of Food and Fun, which is being organised by Kitchen Social with the support of the Mayor’s Fund for London, Lambeth and Southwark Councils to keep our kids fed and active during the school summer holidays.
If you would like more information, including a registration form, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to donate to fund more activities our crowdfunding page is waiting for a visit at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/free-summer-food-and-fun
In September we aim to open on three days a week for the All In Actors drama school https://www.allinactors.com/; and shortly thereafter to welcome back our Youth Club and other activities run by Active Communities Network.
We hope to be able to then welcome our regular user groups back to KPCC Oval during the autumn but at the moment we cannot say when.
Until we can be sure that everyone will be safe, we are not yet taking bookings for parties, social events, sporting activities or conferences, or from groups whose attendees are likely to be from those in our community more vulnerable to Covid-19.
Thank you for your support – we look forward to welcoming everyone back soon!
- Support our Crowdfunder!
We are raising money for local children to attend a summer scheme providing much needed food and activities.
Please visit out Crowdfunder page for more information and encourage your friends and colleagues to donate as well!
- Kids’ summer play scheme 2020
This year, we are partnering with The Mayor’s Fund for London, Lambeth and Southwark Councils and Kitchen Social for our summer scheme.
Kids will be able to join an array of fun and engaging community activities including sports, theatre, arts and crafts and cooking. In the event of continued lockdown, young people will still be able to access activities remotely, including food and nutrition education, arts and crafts, literacy support, and a wide range of physical activities.
The Summer of Food and Fun programme runs from 22 July – 2 September. For more information about the scheme and all the hubs which participating in the scheme, please download the programme here.
To register for Lambeth and Southwark’s Summer Of Food And Fun, please download the form below and email it to email@example.com. Please note that it is essential to pre-register and then await confirmation that your child/ren has a place. Numbers are severely restricted to ensure safety.
ALL PLACES FOR THE WEEKS 27 July and 3 August ARE NOW FILLED.
IF YOU WISH TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAITING LIST please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a completed registration form.
IF YOU WISH TO COLLECT FOOD AND AN ACTIVITY PACK FROM US please email email@example.com
- Oval Arts Depot
We’re delighted to announce this new addition to KPCC Oval!
- KPCC closure update
- KPCC temporary closure notice