No Nazis in South London 1977

This 'No Nazis in South London' poster dates from 1977. It calls for people to assemble for a demonstration on Saturday September 10th at Elephant and Castle called by the 'South London Co-ordinating Committee'.This was a few weeks after the August 1977 anti-National Front 'Battle of Lewisham' but was not on the same scale. According to The Times (12 ...

Zoe Konez – Bones

Zoe Konez, singer with Cat Bear Tree (featured here previously), has a new solo single out this week. The video for Bones was filmed by Gareth Gray at  Antenna Studios in Crystal Palace (where, among others, Florence and The Machine started out rehearsing).Camberwell-based Zoe will be launching Bones this Wedneday 20th July at The Green ...

Prince, Maxi, Marley Murals

New Prince mural in Camberwell on Daneville Road next to GX Gallery:Maxi Priest on shutters of Goldstar Office Furniture, Honor Oak Park, SE23:Bob Marley by Brockley Station, painted last year by Dale Grimshaw to replace nearby Marley street art on demolished building.Of these three singers only Maxi has a strong local connection - born and ...

Limonious Dancehall Art at South London Gallery

This weekend is your last chance to see 'In Fine Style: the Dancehall art of Wilfred Limonious' at South London Gallery (it closes on Sunday April 3rd - admission free).The Jamaican graphic artist Wilfred Limonious (1949–99) designed  a couple of hundred dancehall/reggae record sleeves, and the exhibition features some of his art work for these as ...

New Northern Soul Night in Camberwell

No better time than a bank holiday weekend to start a new Northern Soul night.  'Together'  launches on Saturday March 26, 7:30 pm to 12:30 pm at Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road SE5. Sounds great:'Peckham Soul and Longfield Hall proudly present ‘Together’ - Camberwell’s new monthly night of Northern Soul Togetherness.With events taking place across South East ...

Christ Stopped at Burgess Park: Arild Rosenkrantz (1870-1964)

By Burgess Park in Wells Way SE5, in front of St George's Church (now flats), there stands a war memorial 'to the memory of those who served 1914-1918'. It features a bronze figure of Christ holding a crown of thorns. The statute was made in 1918 by the Danish artist Arild Rosenkrantz (1870-1964), an interesting ...

Open the Window: soundscapes from South London to the World

For the third Christmas Eve in succession, Hither Green-based experimental/improvisational music label Linear Obsessional has released a compilation based on inviting submissions in line with a chosen theme. This year's premise was simple: 'open your window and record two minutes of what you can hear. Interacting with it live if you wish, or editing and ...

How Does it Feel to be Loved? at Camberwell Crypt

It was a sad moment this month when the Canterbury Arms in Brixton closed its doors for the last time, due to be demolished to make way for flats. The pub hosted many music nights in its big back room, including the legendary indie-pop/soul club How Does it Feel to be Loved? - where among ...

Cyclist deaths, 1914 and 2015

Cyclists lay down in the road and blocked traffic on Monday night in Camberwell, to mark the death on 29 May of Esther Hartsilver. Esther , a physiotherapist at Kings College Hosptial, was killed when hit by a lorry while cycling close to the hospital in Denmark Hill. She was the sixth cyclist killed on ...

London Bus Strike- South London Picket Scenes

Thousands of bus workers went on strike for 24 hours last Tuesday (13 January) as part of a campaign to end pay inequality across the company's bus network. 18 bus operators across London pay different rates for the same jobs, with a disparity of over £3 an hour.There were pickets at all 70 bus garages, ...