Camberwell news and chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mango5, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    hooray!
     
  2. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

  3. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    I read somewhere that Southwark has the second highest stabbing rate in London :(
     
  4. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Separate post for a change of subject I was very pleased to see this drinking fountain on the Green. Not sure when it was installed
     

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  5. 3010

    3010 Well-Known Member

    Yes it’s an excellent addition - been there since end of November:
     
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  6. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Welcome to the thread 3010 always good to have a water fountain fan in the neighbourhood :)
     
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  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    *waves hello in direction of camberwell*

    this came up on Flickr today



    looking towards the Oval - sort of this angle

    Appears to be tram tracks under re-construction for electrification, spring 1903
     
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  8. hungry_squirrel

    hungry_squirrel Well-Known Member



    Looks like it's the end for Cruson. Like the place or not, it's been a landmark in Camberwell for a loooong time and it is a shame.
     
  9. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    That tweet uses the same picture as the one here, from 10 years ago: Possible closure of Cruson greengrocers, Camberwell
     
  10. hungry_squirrel

    hungry_squirrel Well-Known Member

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  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Gramsci editor
    I hadn't checked this thread lately - but go onto a pensioners trip round South London Gallery today.
    Possibly the ideal finale was a mass invasion of the Kentish Drovers (Peckham Wetherspoon) where excellent ales were available for £1.99/pint.

    Anyway I can take a certain amount of modern art - especially if it's odd enough (or amusing).

    The pieces which appealed to me were some fetish objects (probably West African) - taking up a corner of the main exhibition room. A bit like a distillation of the Horniman's mega voodoo displays (if they are still there).
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    In the new extension (old Fire Station) there was an amazing small room with six size-assorted glitter balls being illuminated by a fluctuating overhead projector giving out silvery light. There were at least 6 transistor radios emitting static and a soothing voice/music soundtrack over the main speakers. The whole thing was like being assaulted in glitter.
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    The piece I wanted to show you (in the lobby not in the exhibition) was this by
    THOMAS HIRSCHHORN
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    Available to buy - for £5,600 (10% discount for patrons)

    I think Thomas Hirschorn had a bit of a thing for Gramsci - indeed the Gurdian wrote about his 2015 Gramsci inspired exhibit
    Things fall apart: the beautiful Marxist bomb that's hit south London

    PS Apologies for using the galleries own images. My camera is broke.
     
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  12. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

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