HIGH HOPES As the Olympic Games opens in London, we profile NBA megastar, and Brixton boy, Luol Deng. Sport, p12.
Edition 2 FREE INSIDE...
We catch up with the man who has been playing and teaching in Lambeth for 35 yrs. Brixton People, p10.
Friday, July 27 2012
TIME AT THE (MUSIC) BAR
perature passed 30 degrees celcius this week. Queues built up at Brockwell Lido as people clamoured to make the most of the the belated summer sun. For more pics turn to p2.
Brixton baked as the tem-
ed music venue, may close to become a Tesco Express Residents living near to the Music Bar
George IV received a note last week from the supermarket giant saying it intended to open an Express Store at the site. Te letter, posted by a user on Urban 75,
said: “Te site already has permission for use as a convenience store, but we need to submit applications to the council for minor works.” Te pub is known to many as being the
One of Brixton’s oldest pubs, and celebrat-
names as CJ, said: “I don’t know when we’re closing, all I know is that we’re packing up and getting out.” Te store will have between three and five
deliveries per day, and Tesco claims it will create up to 20 jobs. Chairman of the Brixton Society, Alan
venue for live music and club nights, and served as a launching pad for teen bands and chart-topping groups. One half of the dance music duo Basement
than 100 years of entertainment history with live music per- formances at the Te Brixton Time Machine, Lambeth Town Hall. Read our feature on the cultural project on p3.
Youngsters celebrated more
Jaxx parties for a few years at the beginning of our genesis and there we developed a lot of our sound and style. “I remember a friend of mine doing
performance art and slow walking across the stage for half an hour, whilst some Brazillian friends were playing percussion and a ragga MC was on the mic. Tat was a typical Jaxx night.
THE BUGLE IS BACK...
Welcome to the second edition of the Brixton Bugle, your new free, truly local newspaper. It doesn’t seem like a month since the first edition
but we’d like to thank everybody who sent us feedback about what they saw. 5,000 people picked up a copy of Edition 1 from the Tube station or from the Ritzy, Library and businesses across the town. Tere is a lot to discover in edition 2. One year aſter
the latest Brixton riots, we asked community leaders and politicians how they feel. We have a profile of leg-
Piper, said: “Tis trend has been happening along the length of the A23 and it something we deplore, especially for somewhere as old and established as this place. “Te George IV is still active with live
Jaxx, Felix Buxton, has fond memories of put- ting on nights at the George IV. He told the Bugle: “I did a lot of Basement
music which has been going for years.” Piper said the pub, although built around
1895, probably got its name from much earlier, when King George IV would have passed by on his way to stay at the Brighton Pavillion. Te local historian added that Tesco may
have a tough time getting planning permis- sion. He said: “Lambeth council has a policy
to restrict the change of use of old pubs. So if enough people kick up a stink who knows what might happen.”
endary Brixton cricket coach Brian Moody and Nicky Catto from North South Food gives us here recipe for a tender goat and lemon tagine. Tis time, we have gone from eight pages to 12, and
HISTORIC: Te George IV on Brix- ton Hill and, right, as it used to be. Picture courtesy of City of London, London Metropolitan archives
printed 7,000 copies. It has been hard work, and the newspaper is still growing, so continue to bear with us while we get to grips with our publishing skills. If you have any comments please get in touch with us at info@ brixtonblog.com
. So what are you waiting for? Sit back in the sun and
delve into your very own Brixton Bugle… Zoe and Tim
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“We had many amazing times there.” A bar manager at the pub, who gave his
MUSIC TO STOP AS PUB BECOMES TESCO EXPRESS
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