Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Autumn 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. editor

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  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

    And the first question of the season:

    Anyone know anything about this?

  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    why not ask yassmin?
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That bloody bellowing busker is back again. I get how people might initially be impressed by that monster voice, but a bit of subtlety and adherence to the tune might be nice if you find yourself in her vicinity for prolonged periods.
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  5. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Great twitter thread here on Pearl Alcock:

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  6. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Consultation survey on Lambeths draft rough sleepers and homelessness policy here: Love Lambeth
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  7. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing this on here. This is Urban 75 at its best.
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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've written to the author to see if they'd be interested in sharing this research on Buzz.
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    you've never had bongo man, a busker with one bongo drum seen a couple of months ago in dalston
  10. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

    It's great that Milo is doing this.
    Museumand , National Caribbean Heritage Museum - museumand – Black Heritage Museum - are also doing research into Pearl Alcock.
    I'm currently trying to arrange for them to interview some of the black guys I know who used to go to her Shebeen.
    There are a few still around , but mostly relatively "closeted" and hesitant to talk....
    I think it is of significant social/cultural interest and should be documented.
  11. editor

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  13. Mr paulee

    Mr paulee New Member

    Between the storms, Brockwell is looking great in the Autumn light

    Attached Files:

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  14. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

    Thursday Late: Celebrating Pearl Alcock
    Thursday 28 November, 6-9pm
    Free, no need to book

    Join us for discussion, music, art, drinks and dancing in this free evening to celebrate artist, activist and entrepreneur, Pearl Alcock.

    6 – 7pm: Talk by Museumand, Museum of Caribbean Heritage - ‘Pearl Alcock and Railton Road: Art, Activism, Community’ with new commission by Daniel Francis aka Danny F the art sloth.
    7 – 9pm: Complimentary drinks and dancing sound-tracked by the legendary Quantro Sound System.

    Museumand, Museum of Caribbean Heritage will host a lively celebration with conversation, art and music by Quantro Sound System to evoke the spirit of Alcock’s shebeen in a discovery of the artist's extraordinary life, mapping her journey from her Jamaican home to Brixton and her entrepreneurial and artistic life.

    Be transported back to Railton Road, Brixton between 1958 and 1988 - a hotbed of radicalism, popular with the black gay male community and the British Black Panthers – as Museumand discuss what they have uncovered about Alcock’s life and artistic legacy. Meet some of the Railton residents - characters that shaped the creative scene, whose social activism influenced and changed British life. Be prepared to re-think and re-adjust your understanding of community, neighbourhood and enterprise.

    New work by illustrator, Daniel Francis aka Danny F the art sloth will provide the backdrop that will bring Railton Road to life!
    The evening will be soundtracked by Quantro Sounds who have been bringing reggae, roots and dub to Nottingham and Birmingham since the 1970s.

    This event corresponds with our Pearl Alcock exhibition which is currently on display.
    Thursday Lates | Whitworth Art Gallery
  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Is this your event? Sounds ace.
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  16. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

    No , it is Whitworth Gallery & Museumand's event
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  18. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    This looks great - but just to be it happening in Manchester?
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  19. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

    Yes , Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. Hopefully it could be brought to London
  20. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Bit confusing in the Brixton forum.
  21. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    It is confusing, but she was regularly to be seen outside the arches on Atlantic Road making and selling her art.
  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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  23. editor

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  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Block336 | Block336 Gallery, Brixton
    I went to this exhibition or rather installation, as flagged up by Angellic

    I'm afraid I was filled with revulsion and outrage. Not so much at the supposed trauma experienced by and projected upon Black bodies in literature as by the way this mime show does not capture the experience of being hospitalised whilst in a state of psychosis.

    I went at the beginning of the show about 5 past 6, at which time everything was relatively empty, but this was an opening, so it got busier with predominantly white people standing around with glasses in their hands.

    Meanwhile the actors and actresses were miming on screen - the patient being terrified and older black people maybe visiting him. Maybe they themselves were patients. The only white people in the film were essentially thugs playing the role of nurses conspiring against the patient - and ultimately putting some of the black people in holds.

    What the film did to me was evoke when I myself was hospitalised in psychosis 30 years ago. Although I was admitted to the Maudsley I was sent on to another hospital where the psychiatrists were black as were some of the male nurses. In practice now if patients need sedation, that is what they get - not fights. I got sulpiride. I'm sure they have better drugs now.

    I don't know what the symposium in October will deliver. Personally I don't fancy a sparring match with the queen of mental health Cllr Jacqui Dyer, but in my opinion this type of art should not be shown without the chance for people affected to debrief and unload.

    I was too distressed to swan round and get a glass of wine and hobnob with the white art patrons - who probably haven't had the benefit of a sectioning and probably don't know any black people who've been sectioned either. PS I'm white - just making a point here.

    I started a conversation with the guy on the door, who said the film was about Sean Rigg, or that's what he'd been told anyway.
    I did not feel the film had anything to do with Sean Rigg. It was not about the failure of care in the community or violent policing of black people in psychosis. It was also really an insult to nurses and psychiatrists, most of whom do their best to alleviate suffering.

    I'm glad the artist has felt bold to cite Frantz Fanon. I've got two of his books and they make Dostoevsky seem like light reading.
    Fanon's approach was conditioned by treating shell shock/PTSD amongst military personnel and civilians in the Algerian war of liberation, which I believe resulted in a million dead.

    If that inspires the films and discussions at 336 Brixton Road, I can't see them having much relevance to SLAM or the local doctors treating black patients with mental health issues.

    Suggest people go and see if I'm right or wrong. I you get there before 9 pm you'll probably get a glass of wine whilst you see the show.
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  26. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, there will be a greater emphasis on history than singing and dancing and cookery:

  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Dancing and singing IS part of Brixton's history, FFS. :facepalm: :rolleyes:
  28. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The 81 Brixton Riot has now be renamed the Uprising.

    I'm glad the 85 riot has got some recognition. Its , compared to 81 , largely forgotten or pushed under the carpet.

    Whilst the 81 riot now is seen by the establishment as justified the 85 riot never was.

    In some ways the the 85 riot was more justified. The police shot a Black British mother in her own home. She almost died on the spot. It was this that sparked the demo outside the Brixton police station.

    What happened was that an impromptu demo surrounded the Brixton Police station. The Cops were shittng themselves as it looked like the "mob" would attack the police station. So they pushed the "mob" away from the police station.

    A night of rioting ensued.

    I find it nauseating to read the Police Commander comments. Its not an apology.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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  30. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I understood that Italian State Railways had taken over the Manchester route.
    "" (suitably risqué?) are offering £48 return for designated trains - the catch being last train departs 21.15.
    Looks like an overnight at "The New Union Hotel" may be necessary. (£35). Can't imagine anything would happen nowadays but in my time there (1972-1977) the Union was the nearest the UK had to offer along the likes of Genet's "Thief's Journal".
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