Brixton news, rumours and general chat - October 2017

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  1. editor

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    Here's all that's left of the community art wall on Station Road.
  4. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    The Station Rd art wall looks a lot better now they've cleared away the pavement clutter. Initially, I assumed they were removing the pictures too.

    Suspect the Craft Beer Co is a bit gutted to have lost the artificial extension to its outside seating area though!
  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looks like the railway bridge on Coldharbour Lane by the Dogstar was hit again by a tall vehicle. Anyone see what happened?
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The Rum Kitchen are continuing to take the piss by dumping their rubbish so it blocks Coldharbour Lane every night. It's not like they even make an effort to tidy it up and make sure pedestrians can pass by.

  8. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Has anyone seen this Home (Lambeth fireworks)

    52.75 for a family ticket in the “premier viewing” area.

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    editor Taffus Maximus

    This might be of interest

  11. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    There's some posts on the fireworks thread. From their social media profile I don't think anyone's really aware of the pre-selling of tickets and increase in price as it gets closer to the night. Their website did originally say that there'd be no on the night ticket sales.

    I think that might change: Lambeth Fireworks
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I get the feeling they're struggling a bit.
  13. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I’m still none the wiser as to what purpose those bicycle signs painted on a number of our roads could possibly serve.
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  15. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

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    editor Taffus Maximus

    No Photoshopping there, no sir. Totally natural.
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  17. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Wistfully note that Linda Bellos has been no platformed at Cambridge University over the transgender issue.

    I remember Linda and a small troupe of militant lesbians planting a sapling in Brockwell Park to commemorate the life of Justin Fashanu on the anniversary of Justin's unfortunate death.

    I've several times visited the area of Brockwell Park where the planting took place, but no sign of a plaque in front of a tree.

    Maybe the planting itself was ephemeral - like the life of Justin Fashanu, the first £1 million pound football player who came out as gay and almost inevitably disintegrated in an aftermath of unfulfilled expectations.
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Walked 200m down Coldharbour Lane and already seen two twats puking up.
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  20. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Love how their map of the park includes Cressingham Gardens estate, the cunts!
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  21. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    It smells like they're going to have a clusterfuck of the same size as the last time they charged. Wonder if they've made any provision to NOT block the fuck out of Dulwich and Norwood Roads post-event? Probably not.
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  22. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    When I first read that, I thought "why not go to the Brockwell Cafe? Cheaper than the Lido, and (IMO) better views"!
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm absolutely devastated about the death of Leigh Vaughan, who worked at the Dogstar for many years (and briefly at the Effra Social). He was one of the kindest, smartest, funniest people I've ever known. RIP Leigh.

  24. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Where's all the lovely wooden plant boxes/pots?
  25. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I saw various posts online earlier and am gutted. He was an absolute gem of a person :(
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  26. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    The slightly chubby Algerian guy who worked for Michael for years has his own place just off Streatham Hill. He's been cutting my son's hair for 22 years, not that he has much left now. I'll ask my son for his details.
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  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Pegasus Opera also did a presentation at the Brixton Library on Saturday, which I attended. Lucky for me as I missed the "proper" thing.

    It was rather irritating that the noises off from the Saturday evening market on Windrush Square caused a sonic clash, but nevertheless the singers kept going and the audience I guess concentrated on what we had come to hear.

    Is this another case of Lambeth Council schizophrenia - provide a venue for BME cultural outreach in the Tate library on the one hand and take the cash from the marketeers making a disturbing racket on the other? Councillor Sonia Winifred was there - I hope she will enquire.

    The range of work Pegasus does is impressive - running a community choir session on a Monday as well as the educational work highlighting operatic works by unknown or seldom played minority composers as well as show-casing operatic standards in more culturally specific casting.

    I hope they are able to develop. The death of their founder Lloyd Newton last January was obviously a major blow, but the remaining nucleus look determined to continue their work. Even in the spartan surroundings of the Brixton Library reference section the power of these fine voices singing live brought the audience to their feet.
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    He was just 27. It's really knocked me for six.
  29. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    So young. :( I'm sorry.
  30. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    What happened. So young.
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