What’s Been Going On

Sorry for the long delay between posts, but I’ve been (mostly) outside enjoying the sunshine and trying not to sit in front of a PC for too long.

News? Not a lot. I missed the Rise festival at the weekend (wasn’t it renamed London United?) as I went to a barbecue, so no report on that. Sorry.

I’ve seen some movement in the old Bee’s Auto Bits shop; there were a couple of guys cleaning it out last week, and someone was scraping the lettering off the sign on Sunday. I’d love to think that someone was going to open a decent delicatessen in there, but I get the feeling it’s going to be another off‐licence. Please god, let it be something different.

The owner of Imperial Gardens is requesting £9 million compensation from Southwark Council. The Council, in turn, have offered £1,000. I sense we haven’t heard the end of this story.

Oh, and while we’ve had good weather I’ve been walking home from Vauxhall every evening along the longest Georgian road in the country. With the sun on your neck and a can of cider in your hand, I highly recommend it.

Finally: I forgot to celebrate my first anniversary last Wednesday.

Author: Peter

Long-time resident of Camberwell, author of this blog since July 2004.

5 thoughts on “What’s Been Going On”

  1. Walking along Camberwell New Road with a can of cider? I see you’ve fuly blended in with the Camberwell locals then!!

    The Rise festival was fun, a good old school GLC style party — the Cuba Solidarity tent even made an appearance. Really after all the stress and hassle of getting around London in the week before It was lovely to spent a sunny day in the park, drinking, easting jerk chicken and listening to live music from all over the world — the Middle Eastern stage was particular eye opener for me with everything from Albanian pop to male belly dancing — and al this within walking distance on my flat! Although getting Goldie Lookin Chain to hedadline the main stage was a mistake — i don’t think the amassed South London youth were particualy impressed (nor was i for that matter)

  2. Ah, back at last and with your finger on the pulse of Camberwell as usual!

    Another thumbs up from me on the RISE/London United festival and as Hannah mentioned — within walking distance too. Very impressed at the whole organisation and efficiency of it all, and especially so to the range of music available — something for everyone!

    Happy 1st Anniversary!

  3. Yep Guy, Kano was on at the Rise Festival and he was really good, sorry you missed it!- although i think the smaller stages were probably better all round that the main stage

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