Coming Up Next: Peckham's Gentrification

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Crispy, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    If you dont want it to happen its probably best not to post about it on Brixton Buzz...Its partly all this hot air talk that makes these things happen
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't think what's said on BBuzz is going to make a tot of difference in the grand scheme of things.
  4. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    I was as about to say at least 5 :cool:

    Dog About Town. I keep trying to persuade visitors that it's a Korean takeaway.

    In summer, when they have their windows open, you can occasionally hear a dog complaining that it Does Not Care For the pampering.
    not-bono-ever and Manter like this.
  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

  6. editor

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  7. tbtommyb

    tbtommyb Well-Known Member

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  8. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    yes, Peckham is lovely. apart from the grinding poverty n shit that many of the resident live with. Do these people have the abilty to see beyond their ironic specs and grizzly adams beards ?
    BigMoaner, jakejb79 and fogbat like this.
  9. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

  10. Left

    Left aimless

    RIP London
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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Any Peckhamites know what happened on a bus by the Rye last night? I fear the worst.... loads of police and ambulance action
  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I went along to the Bussey Building over the weekend. Loved it. It's a shame that there's nothing similar left in Brixton (Cooltan was arguably of a similar nature).
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  13. editor

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  14. editor

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  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its such a twisted thing that nowadays art brings gentrification with it......
  16. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    It's not so much "nowadays". See Chelsea half a century ago...
  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    and those Medicis killed the real Florence too

    but seriously, the relationship between art and finance has to be at a new low
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  18. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    wanna bet?
  19. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    So is Peckham still the bleeding edge or has somewhere else become the latest hip London neighbourhood?
  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    still very much happening
    when the thread started Rye Lane still had its original shops and the newness was basically confined to Bellenden and the Bussey Building - now i count about 6 or 7 new bars/cafes/cool shops along Rye Land and the odd thing happening at the north end high street too
  21. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

  22. Pickman's model

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

  23. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    "Descend to the car park's ground level, however, and the scene is altogether less serene. Balls of hair, offcuts from the local barbershops, waft along the pavement. Irate women shout on their phones. Music blasts out from stores bearing overripe fruit and vegetables of indeterminate origin. Halal butchers wheel chicken carcasses around in shopping trolleys. Welcome to Rye Lane, Peckham.

    Under the railway arches of the nearby station, avant-garde gallery Arcadia Missa sits inconspicuously next to a car mechanic's workshop. Its 27-year-old founder, Rózsa Farkas, is putting the art world to rights over paper-cup gin and tonics. She's just landed from Venice, at the Biennale. "It was awful. I don't know why they would put Sarah Lucas in the British Pavilion, it was so outdated, irrelevant…" she says, shaking out her blunt bob - newly chopped by an artist-slash-hairstylist friend, whose salon sits beyond crates of yams in a Rye Lane arcade. "It was embarrassing," she adds, a countercultural outlook that echoes throughout this corner of the art world."

    yes. fuckin' vogue.
  24. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Jesus :facepalm:
  25. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

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  26. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    a guide to writing this kind of article

    1) set the background as the locale being shit, poor and a culture free zone

    2) introduce the rich entitled charachters who have moved there in the past few years and detail how edgy, mould smashing , great and well comnected they are

    3) describe the areas as " the next *********" )
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  27. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    1) is always a lie, and 2) always elides the culturally-rich characters who already lived there. I went to warehouse parties in Peckham in '89/90/91 that were awash with locals doing their own Arts thangs - everything from live music to performance art to painting and sculpture, and the estates were alive with music. As always, all that rich bottom-up (and inevitably working class and/or "not quite middle class enough) culture gets washed away by the rush to commodify and marketise stuff into a top-down "you must like this to be hip" slew of bullshit 2nd-hand tat.
    Plumdaff, oryx, Thimble Queen and 2 others like this.
  28. 8115

    8115 Macaroni straws.

    I used to always think that one day, I'd move back to London when I was ready. Now I've pretty much given up on that dream, I loved it as a city but it's just turning into a playground for the rich.
  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I think "playground for the rich" elides a big part of the reality, which is that the poor (and increasingly those elements of the middle class whose livelihoods depend on being in London or nearby) are being residualised into what are effectively smaller and smaller "reservations" in some boroughs - not all yet, but getting there - with all the concomitant social pressures that brings.
    The "playground for the rich" very much (especially in an era when police personnel numbers are at their lowest in 5 decades) has the potential for becoming the site of a bonfire.
  30. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    I kid you not, was on the train the other day on my way to visit the in-laws in the North East and me and the Mrs got chatting to a very middle class middle aged lady who was sitting opposite us, she was going back home to York. After a 20 minute conversation about how London has/is changing and is midway through a process of being "Toried" aka "Social Cleansed" the lady turned round to me and said my daughter is moving down to London soon and needs somewhere to live that is cheap and nice, don't we all? these places no longer exist. Anyway, she mentioned a few places and then out of the blue said "My Daughter wants to live in Peckham, it is suppose to be really nice there". Times have really changed, when I was growing up as a kid back in the 80's many many people avoided Peckham, Camberwell, Brixton & Stockwell (where I grew up), we were ridiculed for living in these places.

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