Discussion in 'Brixton' started by phillm, Oct 2, 2017.
Private this, exclusive that, luxury this, red carpet that, model this, utter cuntbubble that.
What’s my Weekend: Taylor McWilliams, Housekeeping
Judging by his eyes one would be tempted to think he might have been higher there than Elon Musk's little convertible red car is right now.
I hope Dougald Hine and Spacemakers are happy that they've given LAP such a lovely windfall and turbocharged Brixton's gentrification. What do they have to say? In case anyone wants to ask them:
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Well what do you know?
So it looks like the start of the end for the upstairs here too - rent increases ahead according to the Reclaim Brixton FB.
Have you tried booking them for an Offline?
DJ Rich Cunt and His Over Privileged Pals on the decks! Keepin' it real.
I've heard loads of artists are being kicked out of the studios. It stinks.
Very much stinks. More to follow.
It should be "it's," for fuck's sake.
I think all the artists have been hoofed out now.
Still, we've got lots and lots of deejays now to help smooth the champagne and fromage down the gullet.
Big like for the grammar pedantry. Got to keep an eye on this sort of thing, thin end of the wedge and all that ;-)
So the new socialite rich kid owner is hell-bent on turning the Village into some kind of hot'n'happenin', music-pumpin' rival to Pop Brixton - apparently there's a recording studio coming up and there's going to be more DJs all over the place - but I have to say this bizarre kontiki-style DJ hut that gets wheeled around the place is a strange confection.
It's equipped with really high end gear but it just seems daft to me. I've never seen anyone dancing or interacting with the thing (perhaps I've just missed those moments), but it seems weird to have a full on DJ playing to the backs of a load of diners and foodies.
Interesting stuff here. Looks like my April's Fool piece wasn't that far out.
More here https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=10538&x=1
I've heard that it's going to be renamed back to Granville Arcade at some point, probably to give it some vintage appeal or something.
They;re describing this as 'Sustainable Fashion Event'. I can't say that's what I'd call it:
Note the use of Granville Arcade.
'Vendeur' goes rather nicely with 'Champagne & Fromage', no?
I think anything which encourages people to mend clothes rather than binning them and buying new is a good thing - who knows someone might go for the fizz and come out converted.
I'd usually agree, but at £20 a pop this seems to be more about a fun, on-trend jolly for well-off folk rather than promoting actual "sustainable fashion," which is a "movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice."
Still better than nothing, I suppose.
Sustainable fashion - Wikipedia
I'm my experience, poor people tend to mend their clothes not throw them away.
People of all incomes will try and fix expensive items, but with the advent of Primark and dirt-cheap clothing, far more clothing is thrown away than ever before. Why do you think all the clothing street markets vanished from Brixton? Even they can struggle to compete on the pricing of essentials.
But however you spin it, a £20 fizz-fuelled two-hour jolly falls far short of most people's idea of 'sustainable fashion.'
Went past yesterday. There was a DJ playing directly to the posh grazers and bubbly quaffers of Champagne & Fromage. I'm struggling to think of a more soul-destroying DJ gig.
Gotta admire the amount of expensive kit though. Despite being approx 30cm from each powerful speaker, he has his own monitor set up too.
None of the speakers are expensive. Mackies are about £500 a pair and probably the cheapest things you can get away with..apart from Alto, the monitor system of choice
Including the decks and mixer (both Pioneer), that's around a grand's worth of gear to play (quietly) in front of 20 people filling their faces with champers and artisanal treats. And the monitor is total overkill for such low audio levels.
And here it is.
440 capacity cocktail and beer bar with food brought in via an app.
Lost In Brixton, ‘a concrete jungle with drinks and food,’ opens in Brixton Village on 1st August 2019
They've listed 6 days worth of timings yet the release says open five days
This kind of thing makes me sick up a bit
All their venues look exactly the same and attract the exact same crowd
High praise from the Tatler...say no more.
They've also been featured in Harper's Bazaar, GQ. Vogue, FT and the Sunday Times. Sigh.
So they're another big money backed venture:
Pergola operator secures £5m funding towards expansion
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