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friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
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.
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
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.
Dog Star was good (for my 40th).
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Dog Star was good (for my 40th).
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.
 

editor

hiraethified
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.
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?
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
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.
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:
 

editor

hiraethified
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.
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).
 

footballerslegs

Well-Known Member
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.
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.
 

Lizzy Mac

Well-Known Member
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.
I've been to some lovely ones at the Whirled Cinema.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
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?
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

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

editor

hiraethified
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.
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.
 

friendofdorothy

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

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

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
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 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.
 

Lizzy Mac

Well-Known Member
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.
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.
 

blameless77

Well-Known Member
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.


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.
 

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.
 

BusLanes

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

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
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.
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)
 

editor

hiraethified
FYI:
Not sure what to do with the kids this Half Term? Cat & Hutch has it sorted with a whole week of Drama Workshops at the newly refurbished Station Hall above Herne Hill Station.

We are a storytelling company dedicated to bringing children's stories to life and run regular workshops at The Bright Emporium in Clapham and used to run weekly workshops at Off the Cuff on Railton Road.

Our workshops this half term are inspired by 'The Secret Garden' and we'll be focusing on movement, voice work, teamwork, confidence building, and creativity. The week will finish with a sharing for friends and family so your children can share with you what they have been working on throughout the week.

Key Stage 1 (Reception-Year 2) - 9.00am-12.00pm
Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6) - 1.00pm-4.00pm

Price is £50.00 per child for the week. Spaces are limited so if you're interested, please do book soon.

To book, please download visit our website www.catandhutch.com to download the booking form and pay via bank transfer, or book via our Hoop page, www.hoop.co.uk/cat-hutch
 
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