With six top-flight football games and the Six Nations kicking off in London, you may think that any discussion of ‘Super Saturday’ would be confined to Murdoch-paying pubs, terraced stands and overzealous sports journalists. For those of you looking for escape from the endless chasing of balls across muddy fields, however, the LMPS have not one, not two, but three major mural events (in Brixton, nb Brixton consultation postponed as of 10am Saturday….)Elephant & Castle and Camberwell). Please come and get involved in as many as possible. Details are below.
Nuclear Dawn Site Consultation
NB We have just been informed that the consultation for the Somerleyton Road site has been postponed until Saturday 9th. Please try to make it then and we hope to see you today at one of the two fantastic mural events below….
As mentioned previously the site next to Brixton’s much loved Nuclear Dawn Mural is almost certainly to be developed in the next year. The future of the site will have a profound effect on the future of the mural. The local community is being consulted on the site development Next Saturday. Please come and make your voice is heard and tell them that you want the mural to stay! Please click on these links for more information on the mural , the artist and the ongoing restoration campaign.
Here is some more information about the consultation:
“We want to ensure this vision is built on the best knowledge of our whole community. Starting in February Social Life will be running a series of community workshops so we can develop the proposal in more detail. Alongside this there will be on-line resources and activities with local groups and door-to-door discussions.
If you would like to contact us before please call 020 7183 5838 or or email us”
Elephant & Castle Roundabout ‘Spruce up’
‘Super’ Saturday, 2nd February, 2013, 3pm
meet at the centre of the Elephant & Castle roundabout
As we reported last year the Save our Subways campaign has been set up in response to TFL plans to do away with the subway system under the Elephant & Castle roundabout. David Bratby‘s ceramic murals would be a major costs of any redevelopment and this Saturday a ‘Guerilla Grime Buster’ event aims to clean them up, restoring them to the community in their full glory. Cleaning materials and refreshments will be provided. For more details of the please see the event’s facebook page
Camberwell’s Hokusai Great Wave restoration
‘Super’ Saturday, 2nd February, 2013, 12.30 pm
meet 12.30pm at Rock Steady Eddies cafe
Coming up for a year since a fire decimated much of the lower portion of the Great Wave Mural in Camberwell, and with paint very kindly donated by the Dulux Let’s Colour project we are now in a position to make a start on the restoration. With rain forecast we are not certain if we will be able to get painting this week but we hope to have a planning meeting regardless and hopefully the skies will allow us some time to get our brushes out (NB as of Friday 1st, sun is forecast – keep an eye on weather here). More volunteers and spectators are very welcome so please feel free to come on down. Meet 12.30pm at Rock Steady Eddies Cafe at the Camberwell end of Coldharbour Lane. For more information please visit the event page on facebook