Lambeth Cultural Services by 2020 – Have your say!

Cultural Services by 2020   Dear All,   A wide-ranging consultation on the future of cultural services in Lambeth is launched today and we want to give everyone the opportunity to express their opinion on the events,arts, parks, libraries and sports facilities.   The council is facing unprecedented cuts to its core funding and has to save £90 million by 2018. It means a saving of just over half of cultural services budget for 2013-14. With an anticipated population increase of more than 30,000 in the next ten years, we want to use our assets now to raise income that can be invested more widely for the future.   So, we’re proposing significant changes in how cultural services are provided in Lambeth, including Events and Parks.   We want to be more ambitious around generating income in our parks. We are consulting on a proposed events strategy to hold more events across the whole borough, bring our sound levels for events into line with the majority of London and bring a cultural festival to Lambeth.   Libraries, Arts and Sports services are also a part of the consultation.   We have had thousands of conversations with local people over the last few years which have helped shape the proposals put forward today. We want to continue to work with residents to make sure we find the best solutions to the challenges we face.   How to have your say   You can find the overview booklet, all documentation and a questionnaire online at www.lambeth.gov.uk/culture2020consultation and in all Lambeth libraries. The consultation will close at midnight on Friday 24 April 2015.  ...

Our top 10 things you need to consider when organising an event

When you go to an event, most of the time things run smoothly, you really enjoy yourself and then you go home. Not many people think about what had to happen to make it happen. A sign of a good event is that it goes seamlessly and that’s down to meticulous planning and great organising. So here’s our top 10 list of things that you need to consider when organising your event, whether it’s big or small.   Have you thought about the timing of your event and how long it’s going to last? When will people arrive and can people get to your event easily. Have you checked any planned transport closures on the day your event is planned? Just logon to www.tfl.gov.uk and it should give you everything you’ll need to know. Now what about tickets and prices. Will your event be free? If not, how much are you going to charge and how will the tickets be sold or booked? This is a big one – don’t forget your budget, costs can escalate quickly so make sure you’re aware of what you’ve got to spend and be strict. Get some help. Try contacting someone with experience in running your type of event, for tips and advice at an early stage. You’ll be amazed at what you can get from them. Try searching on social media for ideas and ways you can organise your event. If you want to use one of our parks for your events you’ll need to have a chat with us and we can help guide you through the process of how to book and...