Brixton news, rumours and general chat - March 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 1, 2018.

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  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5


    happy snowy march
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Happy St David's Day!
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The Wednesday jam sessions at the 414 really are bloody brilliant. Busy all night, with loads of local musicians taking part.

  5. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Does everyone here, re end of February thread, have a cat? :)
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  7. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Is this a late night thing, or more evening? what time does it get going?
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    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).
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  10. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Cold week in Brixton, brrrrrr......

    Exhilarating nonetheless
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That fucking slippery stone surface in Windrush Square was sending people in all directions. I nearly went arse over tit by the traffic lights.
  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    There was someone gritting the footpath in Clapham. Around 5.30pm by bus stop L on Clapham High St.
  14. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    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.

  15. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

  16. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    fone doctors in London Bridge , fixed some something on my old iphone, not expensive.
  17. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Cheers but hoping for something more local
  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  19. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    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
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  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    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.
  21. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

  22. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    I noticed loads of skip lorries too. Were they full of grit?
  23. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    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!
  24. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    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)
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  25. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

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  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    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).
    Call me bwana.jpg
    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!
  27. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    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
  28. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    No water in SE24 either.
  29. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I’ve got water in SE24.
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  30. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Escalator problems at Brixton tube. Massive queues to get in.
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