Archive for August 2010

Cinema for Camberwell Green campaign steps up a gear | Southwark

August 10, 2010

The campaign to turn an old bingo hall on Camberwell Green back into a cinema is stepping up a gear, South London Press reports.

The future of the Gala Coral building is up for grabs and a planning application for change of use pits the Christian organisation leasing the building against those who believe that Walworth and Camberwell need more arts venues.

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Cinema for Camberwell Green campaign steps up a gear | The South London Post.

Crafty new look for former sex shop | Islington

August 9, 2010

A retro craft shop, which doubles as a bar, has reopened permanently at a serially vacant lot on Caledonian Road, Kings Cross Local Environment reports.

Drink, Shop & Do was a hit as a temporary venture in December 2009, with its curious mix of cocktails, knitting and other craft activities, board games and vintage furniture.

On Saturday, the address which used to be a sex shop and originally a Victorian bathhouse, became part of  Caledonian Road’s burgeoning ‘cake strip’.  A calendar of craft activities will follow, pending the necessary licences.

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Tea, cake, beer and craft pop-up shop returns to Caledonian Road | Kings Cross Local Environment.

A fairness commission for Stoke-on-Trent? | Stoke-on-Trent

August 9, 2010

A fairness commission should be set up for Stoke-on-Trent, a leading blogger in the city has proposed.

Blogging at Pits n Pots, Bill Cawley says that Stoke should follow  the lead of Hull and set up a fairness commission to examine how the cycle of decline in the area over the past 30 years should be tackled.

It follows gloomy prediction for places like Stoke and Hull, which have been losing private sector jobs even before the recession.

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A Fairness Commission for Stoke-on-Trent? | Pits n Pots.

Hackney Marshes to become ‘the home of cricket in East London’ | east London

August 6, 2010

Hackney Marshes, long the home of grassroots football in east London, will soon be hosting cricket games.

Eastlondonlines reports that the recreation area will see the development of eight new cricket grounds, which are set to open next summer.

The development funded by Hackney Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board will include seven artificial cricket pitches and three fine turf squares.

A new Hackney Marshes Centre will also be built, providing changing rooms, refreshment areas and classrooms.

You can read the original post via this link: Hackney Marshes to become ‘the home of cricket in East London’ | Eastlondonlines.

Riverside running track unveiled | Southwark

August 5, 2010

A 500m running lane has been marked out on the Thames Path between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge.

SE1 Blog reports that the project, launched by Olympic medalist Christine Ohuruogu, is intended to promote Cancer Research UK’s Run 10k series of fundraising events.

A poll of 1,000 runners carried out for the charity revealed that 27% found dawdling pedestrians to be a nuisance.

You can read the original post via this link: Christine Ohuruogu unveils riverside running track | SE1 Blog .

Students document pub life in arts project | Lambeth

August 5, 2010

A group of arts student have launched a booklet to offer a new perspective on what local pubs mean to a community.

Brixton Blog reports on a collaborative writing and illustration project based at the The Grosvenor in Stockwell which used the pub as its focal point to generate a booklet of work that draws inspiration from its ‘welcoming, eclectic, and altogether inspiring surroundings’.

I Digress Liam Roberts, a writer in the I Digress artists' residency at The Grosvenor pub, tells us about the launch of their zine last week With traditional local pubs disappearing at an alarming rate, what better way to celebrate them than by engaging a local team of creative types to off … Read More

via Brixton Blog