Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Book Stop

The Book Stop on Somerleyton Road provides free reading material to the people of Moorlands Estate and others in Brixton.
We have a wide range of subjects so please come and have a look and please donate any unused books you may have.
We are at 6 Somerleyton road, Brixton, sw9 8nd 

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 and

 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