Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.
Does the taproom have a tap Gramsci or is it all bottled?
Can't give an answer to this from direct knowledge - but their previous location round the corner had beer on tap, and I think they are still selling barrels of beer - so it seems quite likely they may had a real tap room.
Nisa members air discontent at prospect of Sainsbury's takeover
If this takeover by Sainsburys goes ahead we would potentially have two Sainsbury's (or Sainsburys-controlled) convenience stores within a few yards of LJ Station - and the Co-op.
Loco is a brand of Nisa - which is presumably why the shop opposite Tesco's Express was branded Loco when it became a Nisa, ceasing to be the Sunstar Supermarket. Nisa of course is the large independent convenience store directly opposite the Co-op (which was originally owned by Sainsbury's).
All a bit reminiscent of one of my Grandad's favourite hits:
It does have a tap.
The "White Out" beer was one they made for Christmas. So about snow. It proved popular do they are making more.
Tried a few more of Clarkshaws bottled beers. They are exceptionally good. Wouldn't buy every day as as a bit pricey for me. But the taste and quality is way above standard bottled beers.
You can also buy a keg of beer. Works out cheap. Refundable deposit for me the barrel. See my posts above for price list.
The NISA/Sainsburys/Co-op saga is still rumbling on
I take back (almost) all my negativity about the bridge painting.. it's coming on nicely I think, and was lucky to meet two of the artists involved this afternoon:
The woman pointing to her work is called Djina Jones, she told me the portait of a woman has her own face and the title of the work is Mamma Africa. They were really happy with how it's turning out and said there's weeks more to do. Also that there's bits of fluorescent paint that you can't see now but the underneath of the bridge will eventually be lit so that that shows up by night.
Not sure what an 'emerging designer or creative maker' is but if you are one of them this might be of interest:
Network Rail, the council & Meanwhile Space are inviting ideas for cheap ways of making some of the very bad condition railway arches in LJ fit for occupation
So, if you "win" the competition you get paid £500 to spend two days working with Atkins, and then presumably many hours of your own time thereafter. And what they get is a cheap and innovative solution to a design problem which has existed for many years and on thousands of sites without anyone having come up with anything yet. Except for the methods described in Network Rail's own design guidance on how to do up railway arches, which presumably are way more expensive than is really necessary because Network Rail really don't like value engineering the hell out of things.
Edible Bus Stop have already done this with the arch they have in LJ. Ive seen it and it's well designed. Designed so can be done on other arches.
Also see they have been shortlisted for a prize in another competition for there "Grow: City " idea. Similar to what they planned for what ended up as "Pop".
The Edible Bus Stop | Transforming urban spaces into design-led places
See this project is part funded by GLA. Im not happy with NR benefiting from this grant funding. Without gaurentees that if successful they won't kick those using the arches out eventually for higher paying tenants.
I did hear some artists were using arches behind me. Then NR upped the rent. They are now empty.
NR are ruthless sharks. I can understand that Lambeth Council and GLA want to do something to improve area. But once they have done that Nasty Railtrack will take full advantage for making a profit.
The nude is very Eric Gill.
Maybe the artist is a congregant of Christ Church Brixton Road. This interior is Gill (or at least the writing is).
So, on the bridge now is writing that says 'If you want to go fast, go alone'.
Is that meant to be encouragement or a warning?
It's a warning.
Ah - it's only half of a proverb:
So here's the '7 luxury flats' ready to rent:
And as it was:
Loughborough Junction gets a scented community garden
Scented community garden in Loughborough Junction is in full bloom – but the axe is looming
Little bit more on the bridge & other art works:
Mama Africa comes to Loughborough Junction
(i'm ignoring some of the text).
Having renovated a near derelict railway arch personally, I don't see any scope for clever solutions.
Unless the masonry is in tip-top condition, the main problem is keeping the water out. The NR way is to put up corrugated PVC lining, bolted to the masonry, draining to a soakaway either side of a concrete slab. This is what we did at Makerspace and it cost about £4.5k for the materials alone, plus we already had a concrete floor.
The alternative is to literally build a free-standing building inside the arch.
The big issue with the really run-down LJ arches is access. They're down alleyways and hemmed in by gardens. Difficult to get construction materials to, and a pain in the arse to access as a tenant. Or as a firefighter, for example.
This sounds interesting. More info on him here.
editor maybe worth putting in the Buzz?
All of these at the Platform opposite from the Farm.
Nutritional therapist = woo merchant with qualification in nonsense medicine.
Yes a Google search and you are right. And I was thinking it was a practical cookery course. How to get the best out of fresh food.
Something relevant to the locals.
LJAG have been doing a lot to save the APG. But sometimes the Farm and Platform are like a scene from the sitcom "The Good Life".
The shop which was once Second Time Around, opposite the excellent Harbour Cycles, has been decked out as, can you guess?
...An estate agent. Confirmed by yer man in Costcutters next door.
There is already an estate agent by the Camberwell bound bus stop on the other side of the railway bridge. I'm pretty sure that one deal with rentals.
I would have thought this new one will be downmarket of that - but you never know!
Any sign of plate glass windows like Foxtons or Marsh & Parsons?
Just a white trendy shaped counter type thing with display pouches to show properties in the window. It's quite small in there.
Too late - this Brexit business has irretrievably blown my prospects of selling up and spending my last days as a hermit in a cave on Crete.
A classic sign of a boom running out of steam when even the most unlikely jump on the bandwagon.
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