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

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

  1. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I like yoga, I don't want to end up as an old lady who can't touch her toes and we all need to move. Yoga does seem to be more prone to what my grrlf calls 'woo' than other forms of exercise, but hey it works for some of us, so no need to mock.
     
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  2. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Went to this at Block 336 gallery just now, it was pretty cool. (Bit late notice but there's free drinks if you get there before 9pm.) Worth a look, especially if you haven't seen inside the building before.


    Process Accelerator 2.0 is a large scale installation, comprising video and 3D printed sculptural objects, by Finland-based artist Anu Suhonen. The exhibition presents a factory that chases maximum productivity, reflecting on late capitalism’s push for constant economic growth. Like a snake eating its own tail at an ever-increasing pace, Process Accelerator 2.0 explores technological advancement; mass production; and short-lifespan goods, considering the effects this vicious circle has on the environment and its limited resources.


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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nothing wrong with yoga but I'm not a fan of the extra-hip, ya totes, just-for-the-well-off expensive versions that seem to be springing up in some of the poorer parts of town. I find them rather socially divisive when their pricing clearly excludes a large chunk of the existing local population by default.
     
  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    My partner does Yoga at Brixton Rec. And finds it beneficial.

    Hot Yoga ( what Fierce Grace do} has been heavily criticised in mainstream Yoga movement. Its a distortion of what Yoga is about.

    Its the stereotypical Californian appropriation of a centuries old Eastern practise that fits seamlessly into New Age Capitalist society.
     
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    And until we live in a society where average people like me can have influence on such things as affordable housing on developments such as Brixton Square I think taking swipes at yuppie Yoga is fair enough.
     
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  6. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    Hello all
    Does anybody know what's happened / happening on Acre Lane, past Tesco? My boyfriend is waiting for a bus there and says the street is rammed with police and police cars, and that there is smoke visible - but he can't tell from where. However - traffic is still being allowed past at the moment....
     
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  7. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    Ah - he's just texted to say it looks like a burnt-out (stolen?) moped in the road... I was just worried in case one of the [last remaining] wood merchants had caught fire!
     
  8. kikiscrumbles

    kikiscrumbles Well-Known Member

    Looks very interesting - thank you. Also I notice that there is another free event on 13 Feb from 6pm - whether the drinks are free or not I shall go!
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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  12. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Don’t forget child literacy rates and the war in Yemen. I think you’re letting them off too easily to be honest.
     
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's all a big joke to you, isn't it?
     
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm struggling to think of a pub less inviting in Brixton than the Brewdog one.
     
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  16. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I went whilst quite drunk over the new year and can't remember much so that's a win
     
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  17. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Wasn't there a court ruling last october that Lambeth that were failing in their response to noise complaints. Let's hope Lambeth finally listens to the valid noise complaints from its own residents, especially those who live in the centre of Brixton, who have had to cope with endless street noise, nuisance and ill health directly linked to sleeplessness. I can not understand why the late night entainment of tourists from all over London been allowed at the expence of the welfare of Lambeths own residents and electorate.

    Why is it that venues need to have sound proofing and to close their doors and have patrons only inside at a certain hour for licencing? - whereas the streets are awash with drunk, noisy people and amplified buskers. I feel utterly excluded from Brixton night life now.
     
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  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Brixton is overflowing with shiny new bars and licensed restaurants and council policy seems to be all about encouraging the place be a boozy, piss-drenched, party-town 'destination' for revellers.

    Pop Brixton is effectively one big subsidised late night bar, and poor old Electric Avenue finds itself on the flightpath for their boozy clientele while Coldharbour Lane keeps on getting more and more bars.

    I have great sympathy for residents suffering at the hands of this increased late night noise, but the cunts who move into shiny upmarket flats right next to an existing night club and then start complaining can fuck right off.
     
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  19. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    After an arduous process they were referred to the ombudsman who declared that their policy fell well short of statutory requirements.
     
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  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Now that Brixton is on the party-town map you encounter some right wankers in bars these days, but few were as fuckwitted as this pissed young twat who sidled up to me in the Prince of Wales and demanded to know if I was "Portsmouth or Southampton." When I reminded the twat that he was in Brixton and that I - along with (I imagine) everyone else in the pub - couldn't give a a flying about his moronic south coast football rivalry, he started to get all lippy.

    Thing is, I'm no muscle bound gym-monkey, but this kid couldn't have been more 5ft 5 inches, extremely lightly built and looked like he'd topple over in a drunken heap if he was so much as nudged.

    He became irritating after a while, so I had a word with the bouncer and asked that he be told to behave (rather than thrown out). Which he subsequently did. But what a fucking twat. And there'd been different, older twats in the Albert earlier that night given it all the "youwantsome" nonsense to each other.

    So fucking tedious.
     
  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    What Lambeth have done is merely to reinstate the noise nuisance team they cut. And you were right this was because resident had complained to Ombudsman that Lambeth was not fulfilling its statutory duties.

    The resident who took this action had been plagued by noise from a neighbour.

    I remember a while back taking this up with Cllr Donatus ( Coldharbour Ward ) at a local meeting. He didn't think the noise nuisance team needed reinstating.

    But thing about the noise team is that they would come out and measure noise. Then see if it was above level of licence agreements or in case of neighbour disputes was a justified complaint. They had there own measuring equipment.

    Donatus didn't seem to think this was necessary. The Council replacement , which he supported, meant no one came out to measure the noise so see if it was above a certain level. Also Council would only real with complaints next day if several people complained.

    Without a measured reading of noise by Council official nothing in practise could be done. Which suited Council as it saved them officer time and money.

    Council were not fulfilling the statutory duty we all pay for through Council tax to provide way to deal with noise issues.

    Lambeth Council the un cooperative Council.

    Some of the venues in Brixton take the piss. Donatus thought that Brixton BID could deal with noise/ disturbance issues of late night bars. Laughable as Brixton BID main players are those who rake it in on entertainment.

    I have every sympathy with Sleepless in Brixton as ex resident of Central Brixton who has to dealt with these issues on behalf of residents in the past.

    Council encouraged Brixton becoming entertainment centre rather than rounded shopping plus entertainment centre. They never have put in safeguards to protect residents. Brixton is what it is not just because of the market and bars but also because its a home to a lot of people. This gets forgotten.
     
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  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Funny thing is that it seems a lot of the older businesses - the ones that helped keep Brixton afloat back when things were rougher - are the ones who get the most hassle about noise/soundproofing, whereas some of the new groovy businesses are given an easier ride. I remember some of the residents from the flats by Pop Brixton getting pissed off by the sudden increase in noise every weekend as it transforms into Brixton's Biggest (and Most Subsidised) Bar/Club and they felt like they weren't being listened to.
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Trying to work in a cafe in Brixton. Not sure what's worse - the distant toe-curling screech of the busker with the 'big' voice or the random rantings of the super religious nut next to me who is currently blaming Satan for losing one of her gloves.
     
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  25. ash

    ash Inittogether

    The sights and sounds of Brixton !!
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've put in my earphones as the religious one was getting more annoying. Apparently Satan was also responsible for her not closing her purse properly. He's a cheeky one, isn't he?
     
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  27. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Yes I agree that religious rankings or mutterings can be quite intrusive
     
  28. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Mighty Hoopla delivered a consultation letter in Tulse Hill it seems today, with some meetings at the Half Moon Pub I think 27 Feb
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I posted it in the Mighty Hoopla thread.
     
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  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Satan has just taken her glasses now.
     

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