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"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.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
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.
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
 

hungry_squirrel

Active Member
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.
 

cuppa tee

Well-Known Member
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.
 
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hiraethified
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.
 

cuppa tee

Well-Known Member
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 :hmm: so I felt obliged to ask him why he had an SS badge as his profile picture :facepalm: which pissedt on his bonfire more than somewhat and both he and the thread vanished :thumbs:
 
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hiraethified
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 :hmm: so I felt obliged to ask him why he had an SS badge as his profile picture :facepalm: which pissedt on his bonfire more than somewhat and both he and the thread vanished :thumbs:
Someone has just posted up a Katie Hopkins video in the Camberwell thread. Fucking racists.
 

mango5

Endeavour era
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.
 

mango5

Endeavour era
Very affordable compared to Brixton...
that is good prices. Wonder what the catch is?
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 :thumbs:
 
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