Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 31, 2018.
Organised by Hood2Good. 'A grassroots youth based anti-violence initiative' according to a twitter.
Yes, that's it. I wish I'd known about it in advance. It's great to see communities rising up.
Back in Brixton it seems
So I legged it down to the location to see if I capture any of the action but everyone had buggered off. Doh!
Report from last night's march
Photos: G.A.N.G (Guiding A New Generation) solidarity walk through Stockwell and Brixton
This is tonight and it's ace!
Tonight! Brixton musicians jam at Wicked Wednesday live music night, Club 414, Brixton, 11th April 2018
Behold the Brixton Disco Festival with synergistic Brixton Brewery tie-in
Brixton Disco Festival teams up with Brixton Brewery for all-day boozy celebration of booty-shaking music, Sat 28th April 2018
I think I hear that woman was the amazing voice busking outside the tube again, There's no doubting the skill of her voice but I do wish she wouldn't do that ear-piercing, TV judge-impressing WooOOooOOooAAAeeeAaaIIIiiAAAAOOOO 'look at my vocal range' thing because it destroys the song and sounds fucking awful. That is all.
saw her when I came out of the tube, enjoyed her signing until screaming goats bit
Went to 414 last night and it was great, there were nine people on stage at one point doing live dub with no machines just instruments. Shame about the airport-style security on entry but still great inside.
Does the DogStar already have a roof terrace? Looks like they want to extend the hours its open if that effects anyone.
18/01499/VOC | Variation of condition 6(Roof Terrace Opening Times) of planning permission 17/01141/VOC (Varation of condition 2 (Approved Plans) of planning permission 13/00927/FUL granted by appeal reference: APP/N5660/A/13/2198481(Creation of a roof terrace at third floor level on the Dogstar Public House (A4 use) involving a reconfiguration of the roof structure to provide a roof terrace with the covered access, together with the replacement and relocation of the air conditioning unit at first floor level and replacement of the fire exit doors at ground floor.) granted 04.12.2013.) Variation sought: The applicant is seeking to vary the condition 6 to modified the hours of operation. | The Dog Star 389 Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8LQ
If you look here you will see they applied in 2013, were refused by planning - then successfully appealed. Without reading it all, I can't tell you what is different with the new application.
13/00061/FULREF | Creation of a roof terrace at third floor level on the Dogstar Public House (A4 use) involving a reconfiguration of the roof structure to provide a roof terrace with the covered access, together with the replacement and relocation of the air conditioning unit at first floor level and replacement of the fire exit doors at ground floor. | The Dog Star 389 Coldharbour Lane London SW9 8LQ
I was there too! It's always a great night there. Incredible musicians. Sadly, the security on the door is thanks to the antics of some utter bellend a few years back (no need to repeat the story here).
They've been talking about that forever but I don't think any work has started
Just been sent this Windrush generation petition, which I assume has been prompted by some of the recent Home Office debacles:
Petition: Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived In Britain between 1948 to 1971
Buzzed (and signed of course)
Petition: Amnesty for the Windrush Generation, stop all deportations
I was going to post up on this but you beat me to it.
'Windrush generation' deportation threat
It's down to two things. When May was Home Office minister she brought in concept of "hostile environment". Theresa May, despite her talk of concern for "those left behind" is a right wing piece of shit.
The second thing is historical. Post WW2 as British Empire receeded idea initially was that Commonwealth would be area of free movement like the EU. So many came here and worked on that basis. Due to anti immigration leading to rise of far right governments amended this. Pandering to anti immigration views. As afro Carribbean friend said to me recently the way some people go on about East Europeans is the same as people went on about his parents generation.
A lot of Brexit vote was about immigration. Like in the working class community I came from in Plymouth.
As BBC article says this hostile environment has affected a lot of people. I know Black British person who said recently she had to prove her status to her employer to work here. Despite being as British as me and growing up here. I know a New Zealand person. Worked here for years in public sector and now retired. Got nasty letter from Home office and had to get MP onto it.
All the talk of the EU citizens working here getting right to stay needs to be seen in light of what has happened to previous immigrants. Ones status isn't guaranteed. A politician like May can come along and pander to racist feelings. And imo that's what a lot of concern about immigration is.
My baby boy is 21 in a couple of weeks. I'd like to buy him a St Christopher and have it engraved.
I am sure I could probably do this online, but I want to go look and touch first, and see what I am buying etc....
Any ideas how/where I can do this....
I don't buy jewellery so have no idea where to start....
Where can I buy cat litter from in Brixton? Ta
Maybe that shop with all the religious icons and stuff in Reliance Arcade sells such things.
Any of the supermarkets except M&S.
Pretty sure the little jewellers shop on Station Road (by Craft Beer place) does it.
No. I tried there. They sell litter trays. I might go in and ask this time though. Thanks. I stupidly realised the supermarkets will sell this earlier on
There’s a lady in Brixton village that makes jewellery. The shop is called moon something and it’s on the strip up from honest buggers and shite and cheese. I’m passing by in about 10 mins I can ask for you if you like?
It wasn’t open but this is it. Peru’s is you can call her?
Agree with this. The only useful approach, sadly, is to apply for citizenship as soon as you can. Which isn't particularly helpful advice now that it is extremely costly and the Home Office so obstructionist.
Nanker Phelge - Happy birthday to your boy. In my head he's still a little boy living on the edge of the park. Can't quite believe he's 21!
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