Streatham news, rumour and general chat

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Yes, paint and DIY gear. A good shop to have in my book. Have bought from their other shops before. A notch up from what you'd find in Homebase. Might be bad news for decorator's mate just up the road though.
  2. KatyF

    KatyF Well-Known Member

    That's the one.
  3. KatyF

    KatyF Well-Known Member

    And also Francinos is closed and will be reopening as a chicken shop. Because we definitely need another chicken shop on the high street.
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  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    On the plus side, the local rats and pigeons are going to love the discarded bits of chicken that radiate from every chicken shop.
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  5. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Streatham Free Film Festival

    starts this weekend Full information at: Streatham Free Film Festival


    Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (PG)

    September 14 @ 1:30 pm
    The British Home (Crown Point - buses 249 from central Streatham or 417 from Streatham Hill)

    The Breadwinner (12)
    September 14 @ 4:00 pm
    The British Home
    Hailed as “the best animated feature of 2017” (IndieWire) and “nothing short of exceptional” (Variety),

    Blade Runner -The Final Cut (15) OUTDOOR SCREENING
    September 14 @ 7:45 pm
    The Rookery
    The best version to see Blade Runner is The Final Cut – the perfectionist director’s definitive cut – bleaker than the original but a…

    Being Frank (15)
    September 15 @ 1:30 pm
    Horse & Groom Pub
    Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom...

    Harold and Maude (15) + Local Short
    September 15 @ 7:30 pm
    Batch & Co. Coffee
    “If you’ve ever felt disconnected from society, if you’ve ever felt marginalised, if you’ve ever felt people are trying to tell you who you can…

    Widows (15)
    September 16 @ 8:00 pm
    Horse & Groom Pub
    Widows is a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. McQueen‘s latest thriller tells the story of four women…

    Do The Right Thing (15) 30th Anniversary
    September 17 @ 7:30 pm
    Streatham Wine House
    Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighbourhoods, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as…

    Film Quiz
    September 17 @ 8:00 pm
    Test your film knowledge at our annual quiz. Will picture, music and creative rounds. Teams of up to 6 players. £2 pp entry, monies go toward next years festival.

    Cine Shots – short film night
    September 17 @ 8:00 pm
    Horse & Groom Pub
    Cine Shots is a Streatham initiative that aims to give up-and-coming London-based filmmakers a chance to screen their short films as well as provide a platform for them to network.

    Diego Maradona (12A)
    September 18 @ 8:00 pm
    The Railway
    Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona .

    The Babadook (15) – Headphone cinema space
    September 18 @ 8:00 pm
    Exhibit B
    This simple yet shiver-inducing tale, the auspicious feature debut of Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent, makes for one of the better horror movies of recent times….

    Ten Billion + Post Film Discussion
    September 19 @ 7:30 pm
    Streatham Library
    Ten Billion is a film about us. It’s a film about you, your children, your parents, your friends. It’s about every one of us...
    [Lang Rabbie editorialises - it is a joint event with Plastic Free Streatham so will be full of the usual suspects]

    The Lost Boys (15)
    September 20 @ 8:00 pm
    The Leigham Well
    We are going back to the 80’s with this cult vampire classic. The plot revolves around two brothers who move to California, where they end…

    Mary Poppins Returns (U) – OUTDOOR SCREENING
    September 21 @ 7:00 pm
    The Rookery
    Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. …

    Big City Stories : Black London’s Film Heritiage (U)
    September 22 @ 1:00 pm
    Horse & Groom Pub
    The screening of ‘Big City Stories’ by Black History Studies follows the London’s African-Caribbean population through the last century: their changing lives and perceptions as…

    Amazing Grace (U) + Gospel Choir *** SOLD OUT ***
    September 22 @ 3:00 pm
    The Hideaway
    Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans and anyone…

    Amazing Grace
    September 22 @ 7:00 pm
    The Hideaway
    Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans and anyone…

    Mantra: sound into silence (U) + guided chanting exercise
    September 22 @ 7:30 pm
    Yoga Edge
    This documentary exploration into the social phenomenon of chanting focuses on the people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing…

    Some Like It Hot (12)
    September 25 @ 7:30 pm
    The Railway
    One of the great classic movies of all time – a 1959 American romantic comedy film set in the 1920s. Two musicians (Tony Curtis and…

    Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things (12A)
    September 25 @ 7:30 pm
    Streatham Space Project
    Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she…

    Patti Cake$ (15) – Headphone cinema space
    September 25 @ 8:00 pm
    Exhibit B
    Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit…

    RUDEBOY (12) Q+A PLUS DJ set
    September 26 @ 7:30 pm
    The White Lion Pub
    RUDEBOY is the incredible retelling of the love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture told through the prism of one the most iconic record…

    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG) 30th Anniversary screening
    September 26 @ 8:00 pm
    Sit back in Chalkpit as high school no-hopers, Bill and Ted, leap in and out of history, meeting such people as Napoleon, Socrates and Billy…

    The Cabin in the Woods (15)
    September 27 @ 8:15 pm
    The Woodfield Project
    Horror comes to our very own cabin in the woods. We’ll be screening 2012’s The Cabin in the Woods in the Woodfield Pavilion. This horror-comedy…

    Rocketman (15) + after film party Booking required
    September 27 @ 8:15 pm
    The Hideaway
    ‘Rocketman’ is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and…

    The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)
    September 28 @ 1:30 pm
    Streatham Drop In
    The eagerly-awaited sequel to the smash hit original, ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’. Max, Duke, Snowball, Gidget and Chloe are back for ‘The Secret Life…

    This Is Spinal Tap (15) + 80s Party
    September 28 @ 8:30 pm
    The Rabbit Hole
    We’re turning it up to eleven with Rob Reiner’s cult classic, This Is Spinal Tap for our final film of the festival. Air guitar…
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Thanks for posting this. I'll put a piece up on Buzz tomorrow.
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  7. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Apparently there is also some free Shakespeare in The Rookery on Sat 21st - trying to find out more as the PR has been non-existent.
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  8. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Now confirmed -

    FREE performances of Shakespeare in the Rookery
    Sat 21st and Sunday 22nd September at 3.30pm

    Running time: 2 hours, including 15 minute interval
    Suitable for all ages

    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Midsummer Night 2019.jpg

    Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Shakespeare’s most popular play comes to life the enchanting backdrop of the Streatham Common Rookery. Immerse yourself in this classic tale of impossible love, magic and mischief as the story unfolds around you. Picnic baskets and blankets are encouraged.

    Produced by the team who brought you the hit immersive Halloween show: 'The Hollow,' Wherefore Theatre is back bringing the best in family entertainment to one of Streatham's most beautiful outdoor spaces.

    Tickets are free to encourage everyone who wants to can attend! If you would like to make a donation to help support accessible theatre for all, we would be very grateful.

    Booking on Eventbrite
    Wherefore Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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  9. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

  11. KatyF

    KatyF Well-Known Member

    And in more new things opening in Streatham news - what used to be the bank next to the library is now a Costa. Because we definitely need more chain coffee shops. In fact, we don't need any more coffee shops at all.
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  12. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Looks like at least two of the bookies have shut up shop recently - in last couple of weeks
  13. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Is this because of the FOBTs?

    Good riddance, whatever has caused it!
  14. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Police cordon around Elm Park Tavern /Elm Park. Doesn't mean the pub is the issue per se.
  15. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I noticed that this morning. No sign of anything happening in there.
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  16. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Well hopefully that means it's not another killing
  17. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    According to my street email group, it was a shooting at the Barber next to the Elm Park. One person injured but not fatal. Totally unsubstantiated though.
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  18. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I heard some noises late last night that were either rifle shots (light/low calibre multiple shots) or fireworks.

    I assumed latter as that's usually the case here like 99% of the time.
  19. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    our Street is parallel to Elm Park and quite a few people heard shots late last night
  20. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Ok then that must be it
  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

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