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

    Inaugural events are usually there to set the tone of the place. Do you think it's appropriate for the area?
     
  2. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    With how the Market has gone? It's inevitable.. appropriate? Dunno, prolly not, I haven't seen what their plans are to make it an 'involving community space' yet.
     
  3. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    £40 for four courses, cocktail and entertainment aint bad
     
  4. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    What you are getting is Lexadon preparing the way for their development and protecting the property until they are ready to do the work. You and I get a piss-elegant licensed squat to look at, at least temporarily. And the lads and lasses of "My Fathers Place" "William Hills" etc get acclimatised to the encroaching yuppies. Maybe Lexadon think a "Supper Club" is like Brixton Tube station playing classical music - makes undesirables feel really uncomfortable apparently.
    Meanwhile Lexadon/Lambeth are busy evicting the Somali/Eritrean/South Sudanese/Ugandan refugee organisations from 365 Brixton Road, and also plan to demolish the former Lambeth Register Office wedding suite so they can have a vile mini "Viaduct" development near the corner of Gresham Road/Brixton Road.
    For what appears to be a totally private (i.e. unquoted) company - c.f. Barratts- you have to admit Lexadon have amazing chutzpah.
     
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    If you've got a job and cash to spare, sure.
     
  6. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    No doubt you also disapprove of the Dogstar and the Windmill? And the Grosvenor?
     
  7. gabi

    gabi Banned Banned

    well.. ive got a job. and just enough cash to cover that. but i still wouldnt want to go to that wankfest. i can only imagine the level of cuntery goin on in the 'Opium Den' :D
     
  8. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Saltoun do events in the Dogstar too...
     
  9. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    To be honest I'd have a lot more respect for this sort of thing if it provided work for local people. It never does.
     
  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Social cleansing?
     
  11. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Have they been closed and taken over for £40 supper club nights then? :confused:
     
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  13. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I should think it's not in any way unusual for someone to spend £40 in a night at any of those venues.
     
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Do they take over the entire pub and charge people £5 just to walk about?

    Way to go to miss the point.
     
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Perhaps you do, but I certainly don't.
     
  18. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    I was just letting Teuchter know.. calm down fella.
     
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I haven't got a problem at all with the Supper Club and if they want to hire upstairs rooms at the Dogstar or whatever to put on events, that's great.
     
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    With an absolutely fantastic socialist band playing live too.
     
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    £5 in to the Windmill quite often.
     
  22. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Why's it ok for them to do it in the Dogstar but not in the Angel? :confused:
     
  23. editor

    editor hiraethified

    :facepalm:
     
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You really can't work this one out for yourself? Go on. Have a think.
     
  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    NIMBYism?
     
  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    How does that work then? Go on, try and construct a point that makes some sort of real-world sense. I'm sure you can manage if if you actually think things through here.
     
  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    If I was opening a community arts venture in a neighbourhood, I'd maybe start by inviting the local community in for an open day and tell them all about what we're up to, rather than launching with an exclusive supper club bash.

    Seems more appropriate to me.

    But each to their own.
     
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  28. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    They'd have got into all sorts of trouble if they'd put on a "traditional black Brixton" night though, wouldn't they.
     
  29. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    You actively promote Brixton nightlife with the Brixtonbuzz website amongst other stuff. And do a good job of it. You also run regular nights and do a good job of that too. And yet you are objecting to a new nightlife venue in Brixton. Why?
    - Because they are using a building that was once a pub? It's in no way unique in that regard.
    - Because they are charging for entry? Again in no way unique in that regard. £5 is not expensive for a night of entertainment.
    - Because they are offering food? Plenty of other places in Brixton offering food and plenty where you could spend £35 for less than a four course meal.
    - Because it will attract "yuppies"? A large chunk of Brixton's nightlife scene is entirely dependant on relatively affluent young folk. There's absolutely nothing new there. There are already plenty of clubs that regularly charge £15/£20 plus to get in and then £4 for a bottle of beer at the bar.
    - Because you can see it from your window? This seems the most plausible reason to me.
     
  30. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Why did the Angel shut down in the first place? Lack of punters or cuntish brewery?
     

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