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Brixton Chitter Chatter and News - June 2012

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by quimcunx, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    at the back of the Hand in Hand pub iirc :)
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  2. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    They've converted the back room of The Hand in Hand.
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  3. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It would be a shame to see it go, but they never seemed very adept at advertising themselves and the beer was chuffing pricey last time I went.
  5. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    The cocktails weren't bad though and I'm not sure where the mens and women's football teams will drink now as they were stalwarts.

    The last manager was a bit 'erratic' though, but nice enough.
  6. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    In fact, why don't you take it on as an inclusive arts venue?
  7. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    They will serve lasagne when they start evening meals in a few weeks.
  8. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter edge of heaven

    Massive stage and basketball court now erected in Windrush Square - looking forward to Saturday's free extravaganza, something everyone can come along to and enjoy in our new(ish) town square.

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  9. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

    Just got this message from Sioned Williams ( sioned.williams@gmail.com ) at the Stockwell Partnership:

    Dear all

    Thank you for your interest in the first Neighbourhood Improvement Programme Co-Design Workshops for Brixton.

    Attached are a pdf of the background and introduction to the project and the notes and map which give a summary of the issues raised at the first workshop on the 19 June.

    The next workshop is on:

    Tuesday 3 July
    6.30 to 8.30 pm
    at the Karibu Education Centre 7 Gresham Road SW9 7PH

    A map is attached of the consultation area and the venue location.

    We hope you will be able to attend and be involved in working co-operatively with us to improve the local area. Further workshops are listed at the end of the notes.

    I would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance to me by email or by post / telephone to Catherine Foreman, Stockwell Partnership Ltd. 157South Lambeth Road London SW8 1XN Tel: 0207 735 5051

    More information on the NEP project background and updates can be found on the web page:


    Kind regards


    Sioned Williams
    for Stockwell Partnership

    020 7485 1806
    mobile: 07759 393147

    There were four attachments, containing maps, minutes and info. I don't know how or whether I can upload them, so I suggest that anyone who is interested contact Ms. Williams and gets put on the mailing list. The NIP area in question covers most of the town centre and neigbourhoods immediately to the north.
  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Glad they're patronising the Abeng. Nice manager.
  11. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    High-up seats are miles from the stage. It made Peter Grimes even more of an ordeal than usual.

    I'd go mid-price and switch to a costlier vacant seat when the lights go out - or at the interval.
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  12. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    @Kanda - Cheers for posting the Brixton Brew menu.

    I now know where I will be sampling the Eggs Benedict after I have endured a trip to the Blenheim Gardens sorting office later this morning.
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Who me?

    No thanks. I'm too busy putting on free entertainment elsewhere.
  14. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    I saw a bloke walking down past the beehive today,I thought jesus the youth are getting bigger and better dressed than I've noticed recently, it's was only looking back at him I thought this guy is a pro basketball player.They're in our midst ,you have been warned.
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  15. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Will you be writing a review?
  16. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I'll buy him a drink!
  17. davidaheath

    davidaheath Well-Known Member

    Some amazing news this morning, everyone. The council have re housed the slanted parking pole on Atlantic Road so it more or less sits straight upright now. No longer will I have to decide whether to take the outside route around the pole, meaning a significant deviation from the "racing line" but ultimately making things slightly faster, or the inside route, meaning I don't have to shift from my normal walking line very much but meaning I do have to duck a couple of inches to avoid smashing my unwieldy head into the troublesome black pole.

    Note: this may have been done ages ago but I only noticed today.
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  18. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    There's lots of new random traffic calming measures up Railton Road too - to narrow the road and provide better crossing points. I give it two weeks before someone in a car clips one at speed and spins.
  19. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Would that count as "food blogging":hmm:
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  20. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Anyone been to Dee Dees Bar in Herne Hill yet?
  21. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Nope, but there's a sudden influx of jazz in herne hill - first the festival and now the place next to the Commercial is also turning into a jazz bar apparently.

    the Herne Hill Forum lot have gone all jazz hands over the Dee Dees application for a music and dancing license until 23.00. Won't somebody think of the children etc.
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  22. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Where is Dee Dees?

    We're going to pop into the new jazz place in HH - opens tonight.
  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    77 Herne Hill
  24. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    i doubt the jazz place will last long. that's the fourth new night venue business in the eight years i've lived in the area.
  25. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    There used to be a lot of jazz in Brixton. Then it shrank to just the Effra.
  26. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Did anyone else pick up a copy of the new free newsheet Brixton Bugle this morning (it's the spin off from brixtonblog.com)
  27. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Ah, the place with World Music and Carribbean (sic) tapas. Another triumph for the signwriting trade.
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  28. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    There is a jazz band plays in mango landin' on sundays. I keep forgetting. And then they are there. Playing jazz.
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  29. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Nothing will ever top the bloke carefully painting the inside of Mr McPhail's window with the legend

    a happy childhood memory
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  30. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    On the plus side, the abysmally titled Ten Thank's (grr) takeaway in Streatham Vale seems to have closed. Fingers crossed that someone purchases the site soon and buys new signage.

    My favourite still remains the short lived Somerfield (I think) sign which proclaimed it the favourite 'supermarket in Streathham Hill' for a depressing length of time.
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