Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Farewell to the Housing Office

The Housing Office on Worsopp Drive which hosted the #thelambethlivingshow back in September 2017 is due to be demolished on march 7th with the work taking around 10 days.
A lot of the street Art will go with it and one of those pieces to disappear will be the work of Maddin Petersen.
Maddin came through to the project in December 2013 when we were based at The Notre Dame Community Centre. I had know Maddin since 1999 whilst living in Cape Town and saw how enthusiastic Maddin was for Graffiti Art with his Crew ' YMB'.
Maddin later moved to London to pursue his Art much of which featured on his Instagram page @ekons40hk.
Whilst visiting London in 2013 he stopped by to paint his trademark Ekons piece on the side of the housing office.
In February 2014 Maddin passed away at home in Cape Town.
The piece on the side of the housing office was possibly Maddins oldest work to survive and it will be a real shame to see it go.
Maddin is very much missed by family and friends and his memory lives on with all of us who knew and loved him.
Check out his Art on Instagram @ekons40hk

Close up of Ekons Piece
Maddin at writers bench, Cape Town 1999
 Maddin in Blue coat in 1999 in Cape Town 
Maddins Ekons piece. Rest in Peace Maddin

Friday, 2 March 2018

The New Hall Of Fame 2018. Stockwell Park Estate.....Watch This Space

Having conducted two community consultations Network Homes are excited to report that they have come up with a final design for the redevelopment of the Stockwell Hall of Fame. Their proposal for the new space includes:
· Removing the existing ramp and putting in two new entry points instead. One will be a new stairwell and ramp, replacing the south wall, and the second a smaller staircase, built on the north side
· Put in new flooring to better support sports activities in the space
· Replace part of the east wall with railings to allow better visibility into the space
· Fix the current drainage issues
· Built a new ‘plinth’ in the middle, to allow a ‘centrepiece’ for artwork whilst dividing the space and allowing for different activities to take place in the different halves
· Put in new lighting, CCTV and bins
· Put a new finish to the external walls and plant some new shrubbery around the walls to make the space more attractive
We are hoping this new facility will be able to support a range of activities – from artwork to sport, exercise classes, outdoor markets, outdoor cinema screenings and many more in a safe and welcoming environment. We will look to organise some great new activities when it opens.
We have submitted this proposal to Lambeth Council requesting for planning permission and therefore the formal consultation window with the Council is now open. If you would like to give any feedback, you have until the 20th February to do so. The planning reference number is 18/00360/FUL and the planning officer is Lauren Shallcross – get in touch with Lambeth Council if you would like to give your opinion.
Some indicative pictures are here, but if you want to see more Lambeth planning department have a whole range of drawings available for you to download and look through.
As always, any questions for Network Homes – get in touch at stockwellhalloffame.consultation@networkhomes.org.uk and Boyd@signalproject.com

 Aerial View of the new Hall Of Fame
 View from Aytoun Road
 View from Aytoun Road/ end of Broomgrove road
View From Aytoun Road looking towards Burrow House

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Brixton Bugle

This month's Brixton Bugle features the mural painted by Watch This Space Artist in Residence Ben Jay Crossman.
The Street Library is currently open but with limited books due to the winter weather but normal service will resume once the snow has passed.
We are also now in the process of sending books to local schools and playgroups with some of our children's material.
Please get in touch if your school or playgroup would like free books.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Brixton Library mural

Today artist in residence @benjaycrossman finished his portrait of Junior bee at Brixton Library.
We hope this encourages more young people to read in the pursuit of knowledge.
If you would like free books come visit our free library at six Somerleyton road, Brixton.
Thanks to the staff at Brixton Library for heir support and remember ' Today a reader, tommorow a leader's

Saturday, 17 February 2018

New Art at Brixton Library

Artist in residence @benjaycrossman is currently working on a new mural for the exterior of Brixton Library. The mural features Junior whos favourite books are the guiness book of records series.
The mural aims to encourage young people to read more and discover the magic of reading.

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Book Stop

This week at The Book Stop we have been focusing on organising the books into categories and putting books aside for some of our regular visitors.
We have a large selection of children's, cookery, gardening and business's books.
In other news the book Thief who has been taking our stock and selling to the bookmongers on coldharbour lane has been identified.
We are currently awaiting a delivery from new leaf project in East Dulwich who have kindly provided us with a generous donation of books.

 Current stock 

  •  The book Thief caught in action

 Selling our books to the local bookstore

Monday, 29 January 2018

UCL students at The Book Stop

Students from UCL London paid a visit to The Book Stop project to learn about its history and how it benefits the community.
The Book Stop provides positive reading material for free to residents on Somerleyton road and is in its 4th year.
Anyone can take a book or donate too.
Thanks to everyone who came through tonight