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.
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