Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    The Junction is a great thing, just popped in and caught a really beautiful rendition of Summertime. It's really good in there. Support your local slightly rough round the edges live jazz venue.
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  2. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I really like it in there, the prices and the staff. My one (small) complaint is that they changed the delicious vegetarian burger from a delight to a slice of red pepper and Halloumi. It was delicious and I'd think of it for days after eating it.
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  3. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I don't know but might be worth telling them how you feel about that, they seem like people who'd listen and maybe reinstate the delight burger.
  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    The cafe has had it's shutters painted. Really like it. 20170527_173719.jpg 20170527_173731.jpg
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  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Gramsci was this post supposed to be here?
    I agree with the comments - but I think the tenants and residents might more likely have been moaning about the new Block corner of Barrington Road and St James's Crescent (whatever that is to be called).

    Trouble is in Britain a situation has arisen where having a car is a status symbol seen supposedly indicative of freedom and control.

    It is actually unnecessary to drive in London for most people. Maybe the time has come to consider free public transport for all - and much heavier road taxes to pay for it.
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  7. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Strange sunset out there tonight reflected in the Loughborough flats.

  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It started out as discussion about gentrification creeping up to LJ. I then mentioned the new block. This was taken off the Loughborough Estate and sold b the Council to a "social housing" provider. It had been housing for older people on the Estate. They could downsize but remain in the local area where the children were.

    I would have thought this was something we all could agree on. But one of the leading lights on estate decided to bring up lack of car parking.

    I go to regular meetings in LJ and it's now starting to irritate me that discussions to often come back to cars.

    It's happening over the Adventure Playground. One of the leading lights on Estate told me he wasn't interested in the APG issue as he didn't think affected people on the estate. The car issue in his opinion does.

    Imo as LJAG have played an important role in taking up the issue of the APG some people on estate are not interested. Not a majority. I've pointed out that when residents on estate are asked ( as I and LJAG have done) they want an APG and don't want the site sold off.

    I'm not in LJAG. What's annoying me is when LJAG do the right thing. Actively try to keep a community asset for locals, certain leading members on the estate won't support it. It's personal and unpleasant.
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  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Sounds to me as though some people are worried about their own sacred parking rights.

    Interested to hear that Barrington Lodge was originally for local people. Would make sense. When I lived on Brixton Hill one of my neighbours went to live in Windmill Lodge when she became infirm.
  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I now think it's personal. My view is if a group like LJAG are doing the right thing they should be supported. Forget past disagreements. Put aside that at times they can come across as middle class do gooders.
  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    When it comes to that development the Brixton Society objected. According to Tim Gaymer LJAG also objected.

    But as far as I recall it was approved on officer delegated decision (though I stand to be corrected).

    Brixton Society grounds for objection were over-shadowing, over density, no genuine social housing, undermining of original Loughborough Estate design concept - as far as I remember. Don't know about LJAGs, though as Gaymer is an architect his should have been more powerful/logical.
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  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I see that work is now continuing on painting the other half of the railway bridge.
  13. Johnlj123

    Johnlj123 Active Member

    Nice new posters on Coldharbour Lane.. here is one example

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  14. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    What is the point of that?

    I looked up and Kings College Hospital was founded in 1852 in Carey Street near Covent Garden (apparently)

    Is this banner an example of "brand building" that might be better deployed cutting waiting lists?
  15. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I'm a grumpy sod but agree with CH1. The whole thing of branding the neighbourhood to 'give it an identity' irritates me, to put it mildly. There are plenty of things we need here, badly, and brand identity is not near the top of the list.
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  16. Johnlj123

    Johnlj123 Active Member

    I have now seen 11 banners around LJ, most with a different historical fact. One of the banners says that pupils from Jessop Primary, St Saviours, Loughborough School and Michael Tippett School all helped to create the artwork that tells the history of Loughborough Junction.
  17. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I hadn't realised this was a LJ branding exercise - I was blaming the NHS!

    If it comes to thinking of things to put on banners to be hung on lamp-posts I think I'd rather have abstract art, Banksy imitations, anti Royalty unicorns or something else a bit dissident - and I think it should be paid for by donations from wealthy members of LJAG. Hate to think this was a council grant, when they can't even afford to keep the local library open.

    I hate those motivational posters for offices which they sell at Viking Direct. Putting banal sounding banners on lamp posts is getting rather like that.
  18. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I now feel a right bastard. Attacking children's art. How vile.
    Maybe the children could be asked to design banners to accompany the State Opening of Parliament - following Mother Theresa's Backfire Election?
  19. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    A little less judging and a little more understanding...
  20. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Is this a new one? Never noticed it before today. Kinda like it. By the crossing on Loughborough Rd.

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  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    In Camberwell this weekend. Some are near LJ. As well as Warrior Studios some other studios are open.

    Summer 2017
  23. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    They washed the wall but now (yesterday i think) there's this IMG_4945.jpg
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  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Went to this Saturday afternoon. My appreciation of art is a bit passive and influenced by TV commentators,so I was very happy that Pauline Smith, the brick lady, invited me to sample the multimedia short film she'd made - which set the Bricks in context.

    As it happens there was also an extraordinary exhibition at Sunshine International Arts called "Art for Autism" - but this was only for Saturday evening until 8.30 pm unfortunately. A lot of the art was by autistic children and tended to be highly realistic, though there was also some abstract colour work as well. Highly recommended if you have a few minutes.

    Art For Autism ExhibitionSunshine International Arts
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  25. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Clarkshaws who used to share an arch behind Tescos have moved to Ridgeway road. They have a taproom now open. Had a chat with them. They are looking to sell beers directly from them. The arch is near the main road.

    Clarkshaws - Home 20170617_135440.jpg 20170617_135803.jpg 20170617_135451.jpg
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  26. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I had one of these. Very nice. 20170618_230211.jpg
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  27. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    That looks dangerous ! Or weirdly sort of fascist. Very odd branding.
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  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It is very odd indeed. WTF were they thinking?
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Must say I took a double take when I saw "White Out". Clarkshaws are such a nice lot I think it purely beer related name. Like Leffe Blond which it tasted similar to. In fact better. I will get some more this weekend.
  30. SpamMisery

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

    I didn't notice the SS style symbol at first. Thought you were all PC-gone-mad

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