Discussion in 'Brixton' started by simonautomatic, Nov 5, 2012.
Background for nu-Brixtonites:
This thread is working well as a B£ promo - I've just signed up to try the e currency.
I did try using the notes years ago but got the strong impression traders preferred regular cash
Thanks for signing up Catriona. The notes have their place and serve a variety of purposes, but you're right in that they aren't ideal for actual trading. The e-currency was created with this in mind, I think you'll find it a pretty good experience.
Some great contributions so far at the Country Show, we've had names like Jimmy Rogers of Brixton Topcats, the man who looks after the toilets on Pope's Road, Jon from Brixton Market who has been there as long as Stuart but with less profile, John Higgins who bought the Bon Marche centre, and a certain Editor was mentioned also...
How about the late Pat, Albert Landlady? not famous beyond Brixton but well loved and memorable to anyone who met her.
or Linton Kwezi Johnson? because he is a true legend - for anyone who doesn't know why see http://literature.britishcouncil.org/linton-kwesi-johnson and he still lives here.
Pat seems like the kind of person we're keen to capture and celebrate on the note - fame beyond Brixton is not part of the criteria at all. Linton Kwesi Johnson was actually in the running to have a whole note to himself back when the first editions were printed, but just missed out in the end.
All understandable suggestions except - why the chap who bought the Bon Marche Centre? What's the story there - beyond the fact of him buying the center, that is?
Pat from the Albert would be a great suggestion.
Roof Dog! He's already got a mural, a t-shirt and a beer
The person who suggested it gave the reason that he admired his entrepreneurship, along those lines.
How about the chap from Dalberg Road who bought the Academy for a (real) pound.
Well we're only following suggestions for now, so consider him in the mix!
Lottery scheme launches tomorrow:
Brixton Pound launches the Brixton Bonus – a community lottery designed to boost grass-roots projects
Thanks for the plug Ed. We're hoping that this will create a lot of positives in the area, and of course be good fun. Happy to answer any questions in here.
Woooargh! That new note is wild!
Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller designs a psychedelic Brixton Pound fiver
The image “adds a significant and provocative message that reflects our intention to raise the conversation of how we understand, use and value money in this time of economic instability and what we could aspire to in the future.”?? That is some A+ art wank right there.
Well it's a good thing that it's done by a grade A artist and not some chancer then
How I miss the KLF and their deconstructionism of contemporary art.
Love the KLF. I am justified and ancient
He had Bon Marche built - then went bust as Anita Rodick delighted in telling the nation here:
Bought. Not built.
So who us John Higgins - and how doe "the centre" relate to Liptons Retail then?
I had assumed Liptons were now the freeholder - is it actually Bon Marche Centre or has the building been split?
I hadn't heard of John Higgins, so unless the idea of having him on a Brixton note is to stimulate discussion I think I agree with your comments above.
Cash machine announced:
Brixton Pound: The world’s first local currency cash machine opens in Brixton today
This is a great project:
In photos: Brixton Pound dishes out dosh to local projects via their innovative Brixton Fund
Here's a short piece on their splendid cafe
Pay What You Feel at the lovely Brixton Pound Cafe, Atlantic Road, Brixton
Update: Brixton Fund 2017 opens for applications on 1st April
Update: Brixton Pound Cafe launches crowdfunding campaign to invest in community facilities
Ta very much ;-)
They need just a bit more dosh for their crowdfunding campaign:
Give them your money now! Brixton Pound inch closer to their crowdfunding deadline of Sept 10th
They made it!
Had delicious quesadillas for lunch in the B£ cafe on Sat - looking forward to seeing what they can do with a proper kitchen.
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