Citydash is coming to Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I wonder if we'll see them chortling their way through the local council estates as they pay £20 for a game of 'adult' hide and seek. Whizzo!


    Background 'People are paying £20 to run around council estates for bants'
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    this will end well :cool:
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  3. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    General admission to where is £20 :confused:
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    it's the tax levied on entry to the estates.
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  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Please no. This is so shit.
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  6. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Looks great. I did an escape room recently and was pleasantly surprised.
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  7. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Is this actually "paying to run around an estate for the grim lols" or something different that you are characterising thus? I like games, puzzles and escape rooms, and this sounds like that kind of thing.
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  8. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Suspect you've hit the nail on the head: the main argument seeming to be "running something unaffordable on a council estate"; albeit a small segment of a larger game.
  9. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Could go either way IMHO - a game played out on the streets sounds interesting and doesn't bother me so long as it doesn't impact residents too badly. Hopefully the organisers have learnt from when this was a story before - IIRC at that time they had some clues in communal areas of peoples blocks which was obviously taking the piss a bit.

    Pretty low on my things to get upset about though.
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  10. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins FFS can I just have some peace??

    I am a miserable bleeder and the women in the picture look like insufferable cunts.
  11. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Me too. Maybe they are looking to spend a penny.
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  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    A third of the checkpoints were in estates. More than a small segment.

    Local TRA said

    "Secondly, it rather rankles that this is a commercial event that costs £20 per participant, which would be way too costly for most residents – so they are having to watch an activity they can’t join."

    "However, the witness said that when a group of children from the estate tried to join in, management told them they could join in ‘next time’.

    ‘The local kids started chasing the guards and players, but management said they could play next time – but it’s £20 per ticket.’"

    They never asked the people on the estate if it was ok.

    Be interesting to see what there route is in Brixton.
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  13. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Am I delirious or did we have this very thread a couple of years ago (or even longer)?

    If so, why are all the posts shown as having been made yesterday?

    Time for bed perhaps...
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  14. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    I thought the same thing. We've done this before. U75 - the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.
  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    This looks good fun. The idea that everyone playing it is some kind of over-priveleged wanker is ridiculous. £20 isn't that much money, and tickets are only £15 atm. Not much more than going to the cinema and cheaper than an afternoon in the pub.

    Equally the idea that everyone on these estates is poverty-stricken (lots of owner occupiers etc) and can't afford it is also far-fetched.
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  16. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Look Maggot, if you dont play along with the Us and Them narrative, this argument simply won't get going.
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  17. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    As someone who grew up on a council estate (particularly poverty stricken single parent family to boot) I do find the Dickensian 'poor urchins with only a piece of coal to play with' narrative pretty patronising. Also never mind owner-occupiers, but in my experience the majority of tenants on council estates are employed and amongst my friends at least it's the one renting privately that have less disposable income once the landlord has taken a pound of flesh.
  18. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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  19. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    But to qualify they have to agree to shine shoes, doff their caps and refer to the organisers as "gavna".
  20. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    Also I think characterising this as some massive money spinner at the expense of locals is probably not true - in that it's probably not much of a money spinner. Most live participation games and events run on tight margins even when half the people work for free.
  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I go to local meetings in my area Loughborough Junction. It has a large Council Estate. There is a high level of youth unemployment. At meetings one of the complaints from the people on estate is that they cannot afford , for example, the Ritzy cinema. They feel improvements are not for them.The Council also agree it's an area of high deprivation. There phrase. This isn't being patronising. It's how it is. Whilst central Brixton may look like it's thriving with new restaurants and bars there is a class divide. It's not just me saying this it's what people on local estates tell me. It's them and us.I get this from people in work. A lot of people just get by. Feeling is that London is becoming just for the rich- as one said to me.

    This isn't a fictitious "narrative". It's a fact.
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  22. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    why do people defend this kind of thing? and that £20 isn't much money? etc etc :confused:
    is it the usual lot, the defenders of pop et al?
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  23. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    The 'them and us' battle is causing it to be very hard to get people to come together here regarding something as obviously important as trying to save the playground from being sold off for flats. Even if everyone who lives in LJ would like to see the playground saved, the divisions seem more important to some. So if there are 'them' at the meeting, 'us' refuse to come. This is deeply sad.
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  24. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Up to a point I agree.

    That doesn't mean that the underlying class divide does not exist in economic terms. Nor that the Them and Us does not have a real basis.

    When I was leafleting the estate about the Adventure Playground I did talk to some people on the estate. They were all against the selling off of the APG to build private flats. The LEMB committee oppose selling off of the playground. To ask people on estate to raise funds and voluntarily run the APG is a tall order. I know one parent on the estate,for example, who is really opposed to the sell off. But she is working single parent who simply has not got the time to do this. So IMO the Council's it all up to you response won't work.
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  25. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Of course. All that's true. I just feel that we (Loughborough junction) is suffering badly from hunkering down in the us and them trenches.
  26. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    A larger point is that "us" don't feel the Labour party ( in Lambeth run by the right wing of the party) stick up for the people they were set up to represent. See this at Cressingham estate.
  27. Idaho

    Idaho blah blah blah

    £5 if you live on the estate that is a small corner of the play area.
  28. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    so you have to pay to run around where you live? and that's ok with some here?
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  29. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I don't think it's compulsory to play.

    There's some right miserable bastards here :D
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  30. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    do they have a choice about twits and toffs running around their estate? do you know the organisers?
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