Pleasure & Beauty

Six artists: Sumi Perera, Alison Bickmore, Jason Shuttleworth, Shane Greeves, Julia and Jane Langley show paintings, book works, prints and sculpture.

Come and join them at the private view on the 15th of May! And enjoy a delicious Italian buffet made by Home Cooking SE24.

Private View

Friday 15th May 6 pm – 9 pm

 Artists’ Talk

Saturday 16th MAY 11:30am – 12:30 pm

 Local social enterprise supports the Carnegie with an exhibition ‘Pleasure & Beauty*’ designed to attract visitors to step inside and help save this magnificent Library by doing two critical things:

  • Join the library
  • Come up with ideas for the newly available "hire spaces" that will entertain, educate and enlighten locals and provide revenue to keep the library open.

 The Carnegie Library is Lambeth’s dream space, generously proportioned rooms, bathed in transcendental light, a secret garden – the ultimate ‘feng shui’ – you can forget Starbucks – the Carnegie is the place to be. 

Yes it’s future is in the balance  – so local people are gathering round, protecting it by finding creative and useful ways to utilize the fabulous rooms, before the axe falls and this gem is lost to the community.

Pleasure & Beauty is we hope, going to help trigger a landslide of locals coming forward to help transform the library.

Pleasure & Beauty is part of the Dulwich Festival  2015.


The Carnegie Library  

188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG. 

Find out more about the artists:


Library opening times:

Mon: 13:00–20:00

Wed: 10:00–18:00

Fri: 10:00–18:00

Sat: 09:00–17:00


Notes to editors:

The Carnegie Library is a beautiful and welcoming Lambeth library with free Wi-Fi. They have a Chess Club, Bloom Yoga, Ruskin Readers, A Book Club, Silver Surfers and activities for kids. It’s a place where locals can find companionship, learning and entertainment.

Blue Patch –

A new ‘green’ vanguard of British designers, carpenters, solar engineers, cooks, growers, financial advisors and more are staking their claim on internet shopping at Blue Patch, a ’sustainable meets British’ online market place.

 *Pleasure & Beauty’  (title taken from The Lamp of Beauty by famous local John Ruskin 1891- 1900)

Further information about the event:

For more information about the event or Blue Patch

Jane Langley on landline - 02077387267 mob - 0779 2726 842 (

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