Angel pub on Coldharbour Lane becomes arty community space run by Brick Box

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, May 4, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified


    I've already mentioned this in the long-serving thread about the pub, but thought it worthy of a new thread.

    The Angel pub on 354 Coldharbour Lane is soon to reopen as 'key community space' run by Brixton Village trendy-arty types, The Brick Box.

    They've got a six month trial use of the building.
    I'm still saddened to see that the pub has gone forever, but at least we're not getting the expected yuppie flats quite yet.
  2. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Very similar thing happening in the "French antiques" building on the Tulse Hill Gyratory - which also used to be a bank apparently. Arty community group types have been doing it up for a few weeks now and have their opening event this Sunday. Always thought it was a lovely looking building and a shame to be a wreck.
  3. crawl

    crawl Gimme gimme gimme, don't ask what for

    Does that mean they aren't going to serve beers? :( Been hoping it would open up as a pub so I can just stumble from the corner back to home. All of my "safe places" include booze
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    There'll be no beers served there again as a normal pub, I fancy.
  5. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Interesting. Good the building will be used (for a short time anyway). I wonder what sort of events/activities there will be? There's a fair bit of guff on their website ("we work in your imagination....") but fair play to them if they're going to do something interesting which gets local people involved.
  6. jezg

    jezg Well-Known Member

    Saltoun Supper Club are doing a special dinner event with Brick Box on the 19th May and it says venue tbc so I guess it could be hosted here.
  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Here's what they're offering:
  8. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Seems a bit up-market for me. The Crown and Anchor has opened my eyes to the grottiness of the Beehive, which is traumatic in itself. I shall stick with the Fish and Chip shop next door, unless there are rave reviews! (Do you have to work for the BBC or Channel 4 to go there?)
    P.S. Good to see the place used though.
  9. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Oh really? :hmm:
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's going to hurt me to look out of my window and see this bunch of fucking idiots prancing about in the Angel of all places.
  11. fortyplus

    fortyplus smug git

    Let's have a whipround for the £40 so you can go along and join in, you old curmudgeon.
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  12. hmmph

    hmmph Well-Known Member

    more than seeing it boarded up and empty?
    RaverDrew and boohoo like this.
  13. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    As posted on your FB: Good luck to Arno, really nice guy. He had to expand out of his flat at some point!
  14. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Is it better to keep it closed and discourage enterprise, opportunity and a new space for people to meet? If the super club is the first to see the opportunity there, then good on them!
    RaverDrew and Winot like this.
  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I thought we were getting a community art space, not a venue for private yuppie supper nights.
  16. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Saltoun Supper Club has been around for years, good luck to them. It's a bit more than just Supper Club though....
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Christ, you're sounding like Brixton Green. I'm happy to see the place being used again but forgive me if my heart doesn't leap with joy at the prospect of it being occupied by a "Hysteria Treatment Room with lounge with fops and dandies in the Opium Den." For forty quid a head.
  18. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    £5/head if you don't want food.
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You don't think the £40 a head price tag is perhaps not the best way to introduce yourself to the area, given the pub's heritage and the local economy, no?
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    A fiver a head to walk around a building?
  21. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Well I don't know, I don't know exactly what they're doing. In their blurb, it's an 'event' where they put stuff on, live art and theatre among them...
  22. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Introduce himself to the area? He's been doing Supper Club for years just down the road... Saltoun Rd.
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Oh come on, get real. Saltoun Road is *nothing* like this stretch of Coldharbour Lane neither does it share the same history or demographics.
  24. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Wasn't it him posting on here as Soulton Pepper*?

    * summin like that, anyway ..
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Mind you, this will do wonders for 'softening' up the profile of the building for potential flat purchasers.
  26. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    It's about 600 yards, isn't it?
  27. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Well, it is now, with the Market changing and all that... ;)

    You're micro dividing Brixton up now? :eek:
  28. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    thats definitely an inclusive community space :D
  29. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    It's an 'inaugral event'. Not like they're doing it every night....

    Some laughable selective reading going on here :)
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Do you want to compare housing prices? If you think the two areas are identical you're living in dream land.

    Just to make it clear: Saltoun Supper Club ain't my thing, but I wish them all the best.

    I just think putting on a dressy-uppy, hoity-toity £40 bash in a now-closed traditional black Brixton pub in an area surrounded by social housing isn't the greatest idea.
    Orang Utan likes this.

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