Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Other than upstairs at the Prince Regent (I'm already considering) - venues to hire for an important party - any suggestions and personal experiences please? Preferably one that doesn't charge and arm and a leg. Doesn't have to be in Herne Hill but needs to be easy to get to from here or Brixton.
     
  2. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Dog Star was good (for my 40th).
     
  3. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Thanks I haven't been in there for a decade or more. Never since ID became compulsory - would ID be needed for private party guests? (average age over 50) Was that in a room upstairs? many people? what did you have: food /bar/dj? tell me more.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If it's on a weekend, you'll need ID, but not for a party in the week. The top floor bar holds around 70 I think.

    You can also book the top floor of the Market House - they might ask for ID but there's none of that scanning nonsense.

    What day/times are you looking at, and how many people?
     
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  5. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Mine was a joint party with two other people, so we had sufficient numbers to hire both upper rooms (one of which we had a band and DJ in). The staff were really friendly, there was a minimum spend which we achieved. We were able to organise our own food however and also supply some drink with a reasonable corkage.

    There wasn’t any ID needed. It was 7 years ago though :oops:
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If you're after a bit of a laid back, intimate bash, you can hire the front room of the Effra Social. Lob in some cheapo lighting and a DJ and you'll have a nice little party!

    I DJd a birthday party at the Brockwell Lido cafe a while back but I think that was pretty expensive to hire (it was a bit too shiny for my tastes too).
     
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  7. footballerslegs

    footballerslegs Well-Known Member

    Worth checking out Island Arts - hireable space in one of the arches at the bottom of Milkwood Road. Can send details if you’d like to investigate with a bit more info.
     
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  8. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I've been to some lovely ones at the Whirled Cinema.
     
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  9. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Thanks but it will need to be at a weekend, as family and friends will need to come from out of town. Can't possibly ask them to anything that requires ID (some of them will def not have drivers licence or passports, though some may well have 60+ bus passes) Anyway I refuse to take my passport out to go to a pub in Brixton and I can't risk not getting into my own party! I'll enquire further with the Market House check if they do need ID and their costs. Thanks

    Thanks but Effra Social's lounge is too small. Lido a possibility - have already asked for a quote.
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think it'll be pricey. If you want any kind of leg-shaking you'll have to hire in a soundsystem too as theirs is only really good enough for background music. Market House I think is cheap (or even free) if you go from 7pm-10pm when the club nights take over, but you can stay on for those if the music is anywhere near what you like.

    I agree with your dislike of the ID stuff. I fucking hate it but it's all over Brixton now. Even the Albert on weekends.
     
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  11. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    great suggestions I'll definitely investigate - thank you!
     
  12. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    The main reason we no longer head that way at the weekend anymore. Thank god it hasn't reached Herne Hill yet.
     
  13. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    have they gone out of business? the website doesnt seem to exist and email bounces back...

    Did they all involve watching films? - all prices include projection staff etc. Can't tell from the site if all the cinema seating can be moved.
     
  14. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I imagine most places will be pricey. So far quotes go from 150 - 1000 quids (yikes!) but diffent things are included. Just enquiring at this stage.
     
  15. footballerslegs

    footballerslegs Well-Known Member

    I’m hoping they’ve not gone out of business as it’s a great space. Email address I’ve used in the past is islandarts@btinternet.com . Is that the one that’s bounced back?
     
  16. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    no it wasn't - I'll give that a go.

    edit to add - yey got a reply and I've asked if I can look around.
     
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  17. footballerslegs

    footballerslegs Well-Known Member

    Good luck
     
  18. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Unfortunately 198 don't do private parties anymore following complaints. Shame but fair enough
     
  19. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Trinity Arms upstairs hires out now. I didn't book it but apparently it was quite good value.
     
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  20. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Hi they close for private hires at the weekend and remove the seats. You need to bring a DJ and decks etc, maybe some fairy lights. My mate did it an it was very reasonable and easy to arrange. If you pop down they are very friendly.
     
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  21. blameless77

    blameless77 Well-Known Member



    I was able to show a scan of my passport on my phone at two local establishments recently. Handy as I don’t have a driving licence, and don’t like carrying a passport around.
     
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  22. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    That was a lovely little Armistice ceremony outside the station this morning. Last Post followed by two minute silence. The whole market was quiet with only the happy sound of a couple of young children. Really quite moving I thought.
     
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  23. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I went to the Kennington Cenotaph. Quite a good one too, lots of cadets and such.
     
  24. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Which local establishments, was in Herne Hill? As my phone is almost gas powered this wouldn't work for me.

    Anyway I refuse on principal to allow some door whore to inspect my passport - govt /border guards yes, to get into a fucking local pub where I've drank for decades - just no! Unless ID cards are made madatory in this country I think our local licencing authority is exceeding its powers in demanding this. Its a civil liberties issues for me and possibly an ageism/equalities issue. Anyway the issue of came up as I'm trying to arrange an important private party, and I don't want my guests who may not have ID to be barred (like many older people don't)
     
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