Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Autumn - Winter 2018-19

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Nov 13, 2018.

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  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I won't go into detail, but some of the staff at Pret are very kind to the less fortunate.
  2. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Lovely to hear. Pret overall are great with that kind of thing .
    I used to collect surplus food from Pret at the end of day. Not the Brixton branch.
    I then distributed it through the Olio app. I used to pass some of it out to any homeless people I saw on my way home.
    Not kidding when I say some nights I could collect hundreds of £'s worth of food.
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  3. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    I've seen the staff from the branches in town use their delivery bikes at the end of the day to distribute surplus food themselves. The owners gifted every member of staff £1000 when they were bought out last year (about £12,000,000 in total!), but then it did sell for 1.5 billion
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  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The Craft Bar *owns* that pavement!

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  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This looks well sucky

  6. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Old sign or did they mean to write 2019?
  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's displayed outside their premises now so I guess they must mean 2019 (or they've never reopened!).
  8. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Here's a review of Rum Kitchen on google, speaks volumes.

    KB writes=>
    ★★★★★ a week ago
    This place is a VIBE. I went out to celebrate my birthday, and after eating at Satay bar, went down to Rum Kitchen at around 9pm (a good time to go). The music was on point, the people were friendly (bar one doosh bag guy I met) and cocktail drinks were tasty. I would best describe it as a Caribbean party shack. There is literally a queue outside with people waiting to get in...this is a good spot for a decent night out. The calibre of guys is quite very good too they are mostly professional, milennials.
  9. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Got an amazing bargin coat today at 'Brixton clothes exchange', on Stockwell Road - next to the skate shop, in the basement of Source of Life alkaline/raw food shop. Loads of clothes bargins to be had, some new and most nearly new. It's small but worth a look, and a couple of mins walk from Banardos if you're having a rummage there. The lady running it is lovely, so I want to spread the word.
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  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    So we have that nonsense in Brixton now, do we...
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  11. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    I'm no expert but it's similar to other (I think) Rastafarian vegan places dotted around cultural knowledge might be a bit lacking here but it's certainly nothing new or particularly hipster.

    *Edit* I just googled, and learnt all about Dr. Sebi, etc.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
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  12. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    the person that wrote this sounds like a cunt.
  13. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    It may be Rastafarian but if it’s snything to do with the alkaline diet it’s definitely rubbish!
  14. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Just checked him out too. AIDS denialist who told people he could cure AIDS and cancer with herbs and spices. I see their website names him as inspiration so it's worse than pushing harmless hipster nonsense, they are pushing dangerous and exploitative medical nonsense.
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  15. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Tells me everything I need to know.

    Note to self: avoid Rum Kitchen.
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  16. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    I like the unnecessary use of the word "literally".

    I also quite like the fact that our quotes make it look like DJWrongspeed is saying these things
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  17. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    I despise him because he can’t spell douche.
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  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This thread is really depressing.
  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this info. I will check it out and tell my partner. My partner has found good clothes at Traid in Acre lane.
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  20. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Why do u like DJWrongspeed inadvertently using quotes wrongly?

    I saw that DJWrongspeed had done that by mistake. What is to like about it? Its just a mistake which any seasoned poster here will accommodate.

    Please do explain why you find it amusing.
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  21. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

  22. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

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  23. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    "a vibe" "on point" "doosh" "professional, millenials"

    there are literally many reasons to literally hate this person
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  24. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    "The calibre of guys is quite very good"

    Who the fuck says 'quite very'?
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  25. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    Someone who describes a place as a VIBE
  26. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    I have an assignment to write and can't do it at home. Is Brixton Library a good place? As in, has anyone worked there? Are there generally spaces? Is it fairly quiet? Will my stuff get nicked if I pop to the ladies, etc?
  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    The library is good but it gets busy some days. Downstairs at Pret is pretty good for working too - you can sit there forever and no one is going to bother you.
  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

  29. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    It's a public space so you'd have to use your discretion :hmm:
  30. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    They are still registered at companies house as LVAC - and had over £300,000 in assets at March 31st 2018.

    Under the Gordon Brown-introduced system of Micro Accounts it is not possible to say more than that - they obviously don't want to say how their income and expenditure, volunteering activities and rent paying were in year ending 31/3/18.

    You might care to note that LVAC was created during Steve Whalley's time as Lambeth Labour Leader - the idea being it would be an umbrella group co-ordinating all Lambeth funded voluntary organisations.

    The council at that time removed mental health charity Help '71 from their premises at 95 Acre Lane (closed it down?) and gave 95 Acre Lane to LVAC, who converted it into a training and conference centre (this was before they got into the offices underneath the Brixton Rec).

    The £300,000 in the LVAC accounts (as at 31/3/18) seems to be a legacy from sale of 95 Acre Lane - recorded in the 2015 account as yielding "£581,000 less costs".

    Also interesting in these 2015 accounts is (page 5) Lambeth Council using LVAC as a vehicle for mobiling HUBS at Longfield Hall, Myatts Fields One O'Clock Club, Slade Garden etc etc.

    Personally I think you should invite Cllr Jane Edbrooke to give a valedictory report. Surely the slow demise of LVAC cannot be unrelated to the slow demise of Lambeth libraries?
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