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Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That idea didn't quite work out when they charged for the fireworks.
  2. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    I think the difference is professional orgs running the event.

    The council says they will make 100k from these events, there is an upside to events in the parks.

  3. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Im not going to get a tape measure out but it's alot more than that.
    So they keep telling us, yet they can build a new town hall.
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And where's that money going? Is it all going back into the upkeep of the park?

    A: No. They've got an expensive vanity nu-Town Hall to fund.
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  5. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

  6. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Here is a map, the event site is marked


    It’s less than 1/5 of the park.

  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  8. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    “Each event will pay the highest level of Park Investment Levy (£0.50 per person per day), which could generate £120,000”

    Will pay 50p per person per day.
    could generate 120k.

    Do the organisers pay Lambeth more than the 50p per person per day for the event ?

    As there is nothing here about what the council gets paid, just what the park gets.

  9. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Not all of it is open space. The events take place on the biggest open part which is left in a bad state for weeks afterwards. Me and my son used to pull metal ties, screws and trodden in glass from the ground so he could play football.


  10. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Are you sure? My understanding is that Lambeth Events still posts a loss every year.
  11. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Fascinating. I'd be really interested to hear your views on global warming and the spherical shape of our planet.
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  12. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Are you saying that Lambeth will find a way to spend more than 100k hosting field day ?

  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  14. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

  15. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    Are the swans and, hopefully, cygnets going to be protected during the festivals? They are much closer to the edge now.
  16. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    So license awarded (as expected) with some tiny concessions on ticket numbers and licensing hours.
  17. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  18. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Here's the Buzz update.
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  19. choochi

    choochi Well-Known Member

  20. hungry_squirrel

    hungry_squirrel Well-Known Member

  21. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Some quite bizarre reasoning in that committee report. For example, on agreeing the 75dB limit:

    Southwark Environmental Health withdrew their objection precisely because Lambeth agreed to reduce noise levels to 65dB for Southwark residents only! That's roughly half as loud as the levels to be applied for Lambeth residents.

  22. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the music is loud enough to be heard and enjoyed, otherwise there is no point going, and not much point in it even taking place, regardless of location.
  23. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  24. Tropi

    Tropi Well-Known Member

    Remember! There is an election in less than 3 weeks!
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  25. pinkychukkles

    pinkychukkles Feed Your Head

  26. Ratface

    Ratface New Member

    From the article

    The only people at the meeting to speak in favour of the festivals were a group of local teenagers. As they explained how Field Day was the best day of their lives, or that access to live music was essential for their mental health, they were heckled and booed by the predominantly middle-aged crowd.

    When young people they speak up they are shouted down and when they say nothing then they are accused of not caring or engaging. Shame on all those people at that meeting for heckling especially where discussions of mental health are happening.
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Strange then that an expensive one day commercial festival that had been held across the other side of town - at least one hour away by public transport - should have proved so absolutely essential and pivotal to these local youths' mental health.

    Or perhaps it's because they were involved with Reprazent Radio who have a direct commercial interest in the venture going ahead?

    Good summary from that article:
  29. Ratface

    Ratface New Member

    So they deserve to be heckled? As an immigrant I can tell you that attitudes to young people in your country stink.
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  30. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    The young folk weren't shouted down. In fact they gave as good as they got with some extreme profanity at some of the elder members of the community.

    As has been pointed out, Adrian Newman of Reprazent Radio was keen to give them a platform. He was heckling throughout the meeting:

    "Let's hear from the young people!"

    It turns out that the young people were his DJ's. His company was involved in a nice little sponsorship deal with Lovebox.

    Fancy that!
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