Brixton Wave 2017 - 2018

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, May 18, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It looks like this tourist-targeting splash-lite festival is going ahead.

    Brixton Wave Festival 11th - 13th August 2017
  2. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    So a mini carnival predominantly about music is to become a festival predominantly about retail, food and undefined 'arts'?

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  3. felixgolightly

    felixgolightly Well-Known Member

    They're not even sure of the dates.
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  4. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the 4th-6th one will be better :D
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I just noticed that - one date on their header and a different one on the page copy. It doesn't bode well for the professionalism of the event.
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Who the fuck gives a shit about "building on Brixton’s reputation as a destination of choice"? What about the people that already live here? Why can't they have a festival that's about them and not some kind of retail bonanza for tourists?

    Their Facebook page hasn't been touched since last year, but on that they say they're targeting "young, first time festival goers." Not sure where that comes from.

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  7. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's already chaotic: a friend was given a job to organise part of the festival. And then he saw they'd posted up an advert for his job behind his back a week later. He's just quit.
  8. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Network Rail official partners :thumbs:
    Last edited: May 25, 2017
  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This description still pisses me off:

    And WTF is a " cultural tourism legacy"?
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I do find it rather tactless , given what NR have done to small business in Brixton, that Brixton Wave have agreed to have them sponsor the event.
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  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've altered the date in the thread title. Let's hope they stick with it.
  12. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush


    On FB they signposted someone to that site ^^^ seems they haven't paid their web hosting fees.
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Their twitter account is yet to tweet too. I'm finding a devastating lack of enthusiasm for this event online and offline' Having the cops and Network Rail sponsor kind of plays down the supposed 'community' aspect of this.
  14. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    Pass the sick bag:

    I can't find the bit of the site which explains what percentage of the funds go into the pockets of the organiser.
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  15. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    There have been changes to the published programme. The Friday and Saturday are about shopping.
    Sunday, the day of music and stuff is cancelled. No details about what Friday and saturday shopping days will comprise of. I suspect Ros and her chums will intimidate shop keepers into putting a stupid Wave poster in their windows and tap them up for funds.
    That is it. No street party, no music, no closed roads, no fucking fun.
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  16. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Have you got a link for this?

    *edit - just seen it's vanished from the website
  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

  19. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    First time in forever I'm home in August and this. Fucking shite.
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  20. hendo

    hendo Fish finger sandwiches

    How can you 'celebrate' a shopping experience? Laughable.
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  21. wurlycurly

    wurlycurly diss member

    What a farce. Brixton is busy enough on Fridays and Saturdays as it is. Most restaurants are rammed.
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  22. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    A 'festival' that consists of buying things using an app on your phone or something?
    Bunch of jokers.
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  23. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    This is shit

    I want splash back
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  24. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I think it's particularly shit that to participate in this you have to buy stuff

    I don't think some of the discussions on here about affordability and invlusivity are always all that helpful but I don't see how this can be presented as any kind of community event if you have to consume to be part of it
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  25. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I see network rail are involved the cunts. I hope someone from there PR team turns up on the day.
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  26. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I doubt the stall holders can afford to give much more of a discount on there produce. So im guessing it's all the vibrant foodie destinations that will get custom pushed there way.
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  27. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Oh and no fucking reggae :mad:
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  28. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Here is excerpt from my notes from the Brixton Neighborhood Forum meeting last Thursday I posted up on Brixton chat thread.

    From the interchange of views between members of the Black community at the forum ( see above) there is definitely feeling that Wave is poor replacement for Splash.

    It's not just Ros it Brixton BID who are pushing for cleaned up consumerist replacement for Splash.
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  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Brixton BID has a lot of the Afro Carribbean business community on its board. Imo they are doing quite well out of the demographic change in Brixton. There are divisions in the Black community in Brixton. They came to surface at the Brixton Neighborhood Forum meeting last Thursday.
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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