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Electric Avenue, Brixton - news and discussion

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Mation

    Mation real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold

    This was brilliant! So glad I went - the rain almost put me off. Sadly, noone else much seemed to want to join me in booing Sadiq Khan :D
  2. SpamMisery

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

    Looks like the letter 'V' has broken already.
  3. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    24 hours :D
  4. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Only in Lambeth :facepalm::facepalm::D
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  5. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Fucking squares!!! :mad:

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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  7. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    that would be the V for victory...
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  8. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Don't you remember "V"?
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The whole sign was turned off tonight, apparently.
  10. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    having it break on the second day is embarrassing, not being able to fix it is just pathetic.
    if this was a festival drunk people would have turned up and and got it working again within about 20 minutes of it going out.
  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  12. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    I fink you have to turn them all off to fix the broke one ..
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  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    You may be right - but to me they looked like LED lights - low voltage, so could probably be worked on by a hyper-sensitive engineer with a dicky heart - in the rain.

    BTW apologies to Brixton Hatter but Keith Fitchett's Christmas lights in the tree outside Brixton library worked for years!
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  14. T & P

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

    Plus if not all the letters are working it's better to turn the whole thing off until it's sorted.

    I wonder if any interesting messages could be created from the available letters, like the Thwaites brewery workers protesting against redundancies...

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
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  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    How long does it take to fix brand new, just installed lights that presumably someone has been paid for? They've only worked properly for maybe 10 hours since Monday.
  16. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

  17. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

  18. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Who is Electrica Enue? ;)
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I am surprised its not working after such a short time.

    The problem with ideas like this is that they sound great on paper but when put into practise long term issues have not been looked at.

    Two instances.

    The strip lights on the steps of Windrush square. Stopped working some time ago.

    The art installation lights on the Brixton Rec. Light up but do not work in the way they were supposed to.

    Ongoing maintenance and simple instructions to keep them going- ie long term planning is absent from these lighting projects.
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  20. elmpp

    elmpp Well-Known Member

    Aren't they more likely to not work in "such a short time" than otherwise?? Should they delay until every weather condition possible had prevailed before officially opening? Stop whining

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  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Im not whining. Just looking at past history of light projects nearby.
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  22. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Am loath to report this, but the sign seems A OK at the moment.
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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Seeing as we're paying for them we have every right to complain when they constantly fuck up.
  24. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    "RIC A"

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  25. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

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  26. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    one thing I have not understood about the illuminated sign is why it is there in the first place.
    I thiNk most people who have been here more than 3 months know where electric avenue is without lights in the sky.....
  27. djdando

    djdando Well-Known Member

    L is on the blink
  28. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Just to remind people what the sign is supposed to look like, and the glamour of the switch-on, these photos are on the front of the Bugle (just out today).
    EA-sign_750_2016-10-17-19.27.40-610x251.jpg countdown_750_2016-10-17-19.14.19-610x516.jpg
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  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Tourism and branding, innit?

    #iconic etc
  30. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I quite like it . Well, if it worked.

    Nice to brighten the place up
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