Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by mango5, Nov 13, 2009.
Woman stabbed in death in Camberwell. First death of 2019.
I read somewhere that Southwark has the second highest stabbing rate in London
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
Yes it’s an excellent addition - been there since end of November:
Welcome to the thread 3010 always good to have a water fountain fan in the neighbourhood
*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
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.
That tweet uses the same picture as the one here, from 10 years ago: Possible closure of Cruson greengrocers, Camberwell
To be fair, it hasn't changed a great deal!
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).
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.
The piece I wanted to show you (in the lobby not in the exhibition) was this by
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.
Yep sounds like retirement is real this time.
on teh tweeter today
on the surrey canal (what's now burgess park) - looking towards wells way
current street view from about the same spot here, 1950's map here
Any particular reason not to like it?
A well earned retirement for Aris...worked his arse off in that shop...opened early and shut late too...was always really friendly to me when i used to do deliveries to cruson. End of a camberwell era for sure
I've always liked the place, but the last time it came up in conversation here a few people were a bit sniffy about it.
Such a shame the canal's not there any more!
Great jam session at the Old Dispensary tonight. It's open till 1am
Grove House is open again tomorrow
Sad to see that this Camberwell FB group is a simmering pot of casual racism
Camberwell Residents 50's,60's70's & 80's
It's a closed group.
Yes I know. I figured some people here might be members. I can't say it's worth signing up after reading this:
Tbf you would occasionally see posts like that on a well known Brixton group as well, mostly from peeps who have relocated to the coast or to Spain.
I'm not sure which group that is but these been a slew of full of racist posts in this group and hardly anyone is challenging them. Quite depressing.
The group in question was the Memories one, those posts were strongly opposed tho' I think the admins got proactive and it's now mostly politics free but I am not on Fb that much....As an aside I belonged to a similar group for the town I grew up in up north, and some very dubious characters were kicking off about a new mosque which was gonna replace the old prefab which itself replaced the wooden shack that was burnt down in a racist attack, the ringleader said he could not be racist what with Islam being a religion and all that so I felt obliged to ask him why he had an SS badge as his profile picture which pissedt on his bonfire more than somewhat and both he and the thread vanished
Someone has just posted up a Katie Hopkins video in the Camberwell thread. Fucking racists.
Your ire is probably wasted on us guv.
In other news there's a public meeting about the Council's 'vision' for Camberwell in the library tomorrow from 10am.
This year's free film festival has been cancelled
No catch as far as I can tell. The pizza is good and the menu half veggie. There are signs of the Lebanese patisserie that never opened last year (the most recent doomed refurbishment) ... There are trays of little cookies and canoli. They also had some massive mushroom arancini in the cabinet.
Folk who eat in will also be pleased to know they have finally installed their own toilet
Oh and FM Mangal has been shortlisted for the British Kebab Awards 7th British Kebab Awards (2019) Full Shortlist Announced
Have you tried the new Lebanese place yet, along from the refurbed Garden Cafe? Think it's called Hayatt. Really good veggie food, brill staff and a shisha den out the back.
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