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

  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).
    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.
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  12. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

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