Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 1, 2018.
Following on from Feb, here's the March thread. And happy St David's Day everyone!
happy snowy march
Happy St David's Day!
The Wednesday jam sessions at the 414 really are bloody brilliant. Busy all night, with loads of local musicians taking part.
Does everyone here, re end of February thread, have a cat?
Brixton snow photos: Ruskin Park and Wyck Gardens in the grip of the Beast Of The East
Is this a late night thing, or more evening? what time does it get going?
It's late - starts at 10pm but only gets going past 11 and then on till 3am. Free entry all night (although a donation really helps).
More pics from the Wednesday show at the 414:
In photos: Brixton musicians jam at the ‘Wicked Wednesday’ late night show at Club 414
Cold week in Brixton, brrrrrr......
That fucking slippery stone surface in Windrush Square was sending people in all directions. I nearly went arse over tit by the traffic lights.
There has been little or no gritting of roads in Lambeth from what I've seen. Not even grit stationed in streets one can use.
I've come off my bike once this week. Now , when off main roads been walking it. Main roads are gritted as its policy on major bus routes.I think that's TFL.
It's not rocket science to grit roads or just leave it in containers for local people to use.
There was someone gritting the footpath in Clapham. Around 5.30pm by bus stop L on Clapham High St.
Anyone recommend somewhere to get old iPhone 5 screen replaced? Must be the proper glass, not the cheap crap that cracks within a week
Estimate of cost inc labour would be great too.
Young Brixton activists recreate film posters with black leads
fone doctors in London Bridge , fixed some something on my old iphone, not expensive.
Cheers but hoping for something more local
Heard about this today. I didn't see them. Great idea.
Now the Beast's been defrosted a bit it has taken its revenge by shattering loads of the road surface so cyclists be careful - there are some new and jagged potholes along Brixton Road (noticed some savage looking ones outside Sainsbury's/TkMaxx just north of the rail bridge) that could easily shred a tyre
Coldharbour Lane is shocking too. With 3 main bus routes and an infinity of Powerday skip lorries it can't be long before there's major road works.
Blacker Dread: the record store owner who became Brixton’s hero
Just seen the trailer for this on the beeb - showing BBC2 12th March 9PM.
I noticed loads of skip lorries too. Were they full of grit?
Don't think so. There is a waste transfer station between the railway lines at Loughborough Junction.
Ripe for redevelopment into hipster coffee bars if you ask me!
The phone stall on Brixton High street on the corner on the same block as Morleys does repairs. When I was buying a very cheap mobile there he was replacing a screen on an iphone for a woman, who was regretting throwing it at a wall. She seemed pleased with the price (can't recall how much)
love those posters.
I find these posters "more engaged" than the recent ones of vomiting unicorns. That said under representation of black people is surely relative.
There are parts of the UK, and even parts of London, where there are hardly any black people. Let me cite an example from my youth - coming from Bury St Edmunds - a place where there were no black people at all.
I saw my first live black actor playing Malvolio at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds in a 1968 school trip doing Shakespeare. Bari Johnson (born 1928 Bridgetown Barbados) was Malvolio. All the other acors were white British, obviously. I will post the link to a review of the production below. Barry Millington (then arts critic of The Times it seems) questioned why the Jamaican (sic) actor Bari Johnson was cast as Malvolio.
I have to say as a school pupil normally bored out of my head by Shakespeare Bari Johnson's performance seemed very memorable: "She loves me, she loves me not!" Frankly Malvolio stood out to me - I really can't remember any other actors/actresses. But read Michael Millington's 1968 review and be amazed and appalled: Twelfth Night (1968): Prospect Theatre Company | BBA Shakespeare
It must have been very trying for black actors art that time. In 1963 Bari Johnson had put up with a camero role in a Dr No spin-off - the extraordinarily named "Call Me Bwana" with Bob Hope (1963).
More excitingly he got the part of the High Priest in "Prehistoric Women" which seems a bit like 10,000 Years BC on acid.
Prehistoric Women from Slave Girls (1967) unfortunately the trailer does not name or show Bari Jonson.
He was in the cult film "Girl on a Motorcycle" as a French border guard, also 2 Avengers episodes, 4 Power Game episodes and much earlier in his career an un-credited role of a condemned prisoner in the Sidney Poitier film "Cry the Beloved Country".
RIP Bari Johnson, the Bajian actor taken for a Jamaican by the Oxford educated Times critic.
Lisiting of 27 entries on IMDB Bari Jonson - IMDb
Bari Johnson 1928 - 2006
To come back to the point - I agree with equal ops etc - and the posters are a meditative aid. But you can see things have changed a great deal between the 1960s and now. My own fear is that drama now tends to be very dehumanised. Just like Sky news female newsreaders have to have long hair in case they pop up on Fox News, I find these BBC epics like Troy are somewhat like Game of Thrones. In my opinion modern drama is all getting like Mad Max, whatever David Davis says!
The Thames water outage has made it as far as Brixton hill. Corner shops are doing a roaring trade in bottled water.
I bet the leaking pipes are still pissing water through the road surface a bit further down the hill though
No water in SE24 either.
I’ve got water in SE24.
Escalator problems at Brixton tube. Massive queues to get in.
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