Monday, 21 April 2014

Elephant & Castle Roundabout: The Future



This week we spoke to a number of interested parties about the plans to redevelop the roundabout at The Elephant and Castle.

You can see TfL's proposal here and an alternative proposal that has been suggested by local resident's here.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Episode 113: HKB Finn from Katch 22


Katch 22 were a South London hip-hop crew in the early to mid-90s. We talk to rapper HKB Finn, known as HuntKillBury Finn when he was in Katch 22, about the Britcore scene and his solo career. 

Diary of a Black Man Living in the Land of the Lost and Dark Tales From Two Cities are both on youtube. 

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Episode 112: Quiz Night at The Ivy House


If you missed our Quiz Night at the Ivy House in Nunhead you can now play along at home! 

We also give a big shout out to the winning team, South London Bardcore, and to The Tupperware Man who generously donated the prizes. 

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Monday, 31 March 2014

Episode 111: The Brixton Bugle


The Brixton Bugle is a hyperlocal monthly newspaper. 

We spoke to co-editor Tim Dickens about the journalism, publishing and distribution and the paper's origins in the Brixton Blog, as well as Tim and the Bugle staff's views on the area. 

You can get the Brixton Bugle free from many places in Brixton, including libraries, Tesco Acre Lane and Bookmongers. 

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Episode 110: Penge and Anerley


This week we explore the margins and take a trip to the very end of the 176 bus route and beyond...

We wander through Penge and Anerley, finding almshouses, asylums and a very well-stocked charity shop while uncovering some local legends about bells and tunnels and discussing our favourite new fashion trend. 


For more photos from our trip check out instagram.com/SLHC 

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Episode 109:The Irish in South London


In celebration of St. Patrick's day we sat down with our pals Stephen and Isobel to talk about the experience of being Irish in South London.
We discussed the different experiences Irish immigrants face in the 20th and 21st Centuries,
growing up in an Irish family having been born in London and the various places that have served and entertained the Irish in South London over the years including Catholic Social Clubs, The Irish Festival in Peckham Rye and the South London Irish Association Centre in Wimbledon.


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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Episode 108: Transpontine


This week we go Deep South and talk to Neil from Transpontine, our favourite South London blog.

We met up with him at The Amersham Arms in New Cross and talked about that pub and that area, but the conversation wandered all across South London taking in music, politics, sport and film, all examined through a transpontine lens.


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Quiz Night at The Ivy House



On Sunday the 30th of March, at 7:45 pm we'll be hosting our first ever pub quiz at The Ivy House in Nunhead. You can let us know you're coming here.

The Ivy House is a fascinating place.





It closed down in April 2012 and sold to property developers who announced their intention to gut the interior and convert the building to residential use.


Local residents, lead by the pub's manager, were appalled at the idea of the loss of the pub's beautiful wood-panelled interior and began an attempt to have the building Grade II listed, which would mean that the interior work would be protected.


They achieved this just two days before the pub was closed and this pretty much scuppered any chance the developers had to convert the building into flats.


Instead a group of local people set up a campaign to raise enough money for them to buy the pub and have it be owned by the local community.


They succeeded and the pub was restored and reopened in August 2013 as London's first co-operative pub, the first pub in the UK to be listed as an Asset of Community Value and the first building bought under the Community Right To Bid provisions of The Localism Act (2011).




As well as being of value as a historic structure The Ivy House also has a proud history of performance that was under threat of being lost forever.
In the 70's it was a popular rock venue and saw the likes of Elvis Costello, Joe Strummer, Ian Dury and Jeff Beck playing there.

Now, as well as being a pub and perfromance spot, The Ivy House offers advice to other groups that want to specifically save a local pub or generally raise funds or get ACV listing for buildings in their local community. 


Be part of the latest chapter in the Ivy House's rich history by coming to the first ever South London Hardcore pub quiz on Sunday, 30th March. 

Monday, 3 March 2014

Episode 107: Local News


For the first time in 2014, Steve and Jack are sans guest, catching up on local news including the renaming of the Heygate and Aylesbury Estates, the floods in Clapham, local MP Harriet Harman and news of the exciting reopening of Sevendroog Castle. 

Live from the discharge room of King's College Hospital. 

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Monsieur! Non! T-shirt Competition - Vote Now

We have six finalists in the MONSIEUR! NON! t-shirt competition. 

To vote, scroll down to the bottom. Voting ends 9th March. 

1. Michael Gosden 



2. Owen Pomery 




3. Paul Shinn 



4. Celeste Francis 




5. Jack McInroy II


6. Steve Walsh 







Monday, 24 February 2014

Episode 106: Steven Appleby

Picture courtesy of Anthony Lycett

This week we pay a visit to artist Steven Appleby at his Camberwell studio to talk about his work in the NME, in animation, on the radio and 'The Good Inn', a new book co-written by Black Francis of The Pixies and Josh Frank, which Steven has provided illustrations for.

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Monday, 17 February 2014

Episode 105: Rotherhithe



Follow us on a journey through Rotherhithe, as we explore around and under the peninsula, stopping by significant pubs, churches and docks, and visiting the Brunel Museum, Sands Films Studios and Canada Water Library. 

We also celebrate some of Rotherhithe's most notable residents and visitors, including Michael Caine, Max Bygraves, Fisher FC, Dempsey and Makepeace and a Ugandan king. 

We're joined by artist in residence Owen Pomery

Use the map above to follow our trail or click here to open up the full South London Hardcore map

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For more of South London Hardcore in Rotherhithe: 

Episode 11: Surrey Docks 
Episode 77: Cuckold's Point to Charlton Horn Fayre 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Episode 104: Railways


This week we're joined by archivist Sarah Broadhurst to retrace the route of one of London's earliest railway lines and discuss the history of the earliest.
We discuss the industrial innovation that was involved in the creation of these lines and stop off at some of the stations to have a poke around. 


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Monday, 3 February 2014

Episode 103: Kevin O'Neill


This week we're joined by Kevin O'Neill, a hugely important figure in the history of British comics.

We talk about his childhood in Mottingham, with his mother being strafed by the Luftwaffe on the high street,the comics he read as a child and the long shadow the docks and people of Woolwich have cast on his work.


We also discuss his career in comics, from how little fun there was to be had in the Juvenile Humour Department at IPC Magazines to his seminal work on 2000AD, providing the artwork for the first cover and the first Future Shock and get the lowdown on the secret origin of Tharg as well as the incredible work he did on strips like Ro-Busters and Nemesis The Warlock.


Kevin then talks us through his clashes with the Comics Code Authority in America and what happened when he tried to pay them a visit and find out exactly what they were up to.


We round things off by talking about the epic scale of his work with Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, particularly the transpontine elements in the series and try and pinpoint exactly where in South London the Antichrist lives...


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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Episode 102: Daniel Ruiz Tizon


This week writer, comedian and podcaster Daniel Ruiz Tizon speaks to his about his life in South West London and the influence it has had on his work.


We let him guide us through some of the SW postcodes we're less familiar with and talk in detail about the transpontine spots he's called home.


He also guides us through his work online including podcasts like Please Don't Hug Me and Daniel Ruiz Tizon Is Available as well as The Letter, his recent series for Resonance FM. All Daniel's work can be found on 1607westegg.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter @1607WestEgg

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