Posted tagged ‘south London’

Blending the aspirational with the practical | Brockley

September 24, 2010

South London blog Brockley Central has blogged before and after pictures of a regeneration project in Tower Hamlets to show what can be achieved in their area.

The photos of the project, which a Brockley resident played a leading role in, were  uploaded to highlight similar potential in the Brockley Road and Lewisham Way area of the south London suburb.

Brockley Central points out that our streets make a major contribution to our prosperity and quality of life, yet too often we accept the ‘crappy status quo’ as though any other reality is impossible.

You can view the original post via this link: Triumph of imagination 2: High Street 2012 | Brockley Central.

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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.

You can read the original post via this link:

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

Elephant & Castle love story opens at shopping centre theatre | south London

July 14, 2010

A production documenting the lives and experiences of people in a rapidly changing area of south London has opened in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Southwark-based Mayhem Company’s production will be performed in the Royal Court’s Theatre Local space in an empty unit on the upper floor of the complex.

The SE1 blog reports that 50 members of the community were interviewed, including former residents of the Heygate Estate, and their stories turned into a play.

You can find the original story via this link: Elephant & Castle love story opens at shopping centre theatre | SE1 blog

The problems with leasing a shop in Brockley | south London

July 1, 2010

Brockley Central documents an attempt to take over an empty shop in the neighbourhood with a particularly unsatisfactory conclusion.

You can read the original post via the following link: Brockley shops – no vacancies | Brockley Central.

North London vs South London knife crime | south London

June 3, 2010

A hyperlocal blog has questioned why Vauxhall was selected to test out the London mayor’s knife arches for schools.

Lurking about SE11 has done an analysis on the 2006 and 2007 figures for knife crime, to try to determine whether it’s worse in South London than in North.  The results are quite surprising.

North London vs South London knife crime. Not all young people in South London are bad Boris | Lurking about SE11

Chaplin Legacy to be celebrated in Kennington | south London

April 14, 2010

A giant see-through Charlie Chaplin model has been proposed for Kennington so that the that the entertainer’s south London roots are not forgotten. A south London cinema museum has proposed several possible sites in the area.

You can view the original article via this link:  Snippets from KOV – tall towers, Thames Tideway, KOV hustings, giant Charlie Chaplin and guerrilla gardening | Lurking about SE11