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  • Art in Peckham’s old Holdrons Department Store – IanVisits
    focal point to make a special visit worth while Much of the new building still remains though hidden behind modern façades and part of it has been taken over by artists under the banner of Traces London They are running one of those irritating gorilla marketing campaigns which means I am not supposed to tell you where it is although they gave most of the address away on their Twitter feed when they announced it was in the old Holdrons building I don t like gorilla marketing campaigns as they seem based around the idea that if they make you curious then you ll want to find out more I find they just frustrate me and I haven t got time for being frustrated by things Gives me a headache Even with the address of the venue I managed to go to the wrong place at first I nearly walked into a Greenpeace fund raising event Erk Back to this bit of stealth art The old department store had an arcade running though the centre and they have taken a bit of that and where modern shabby shop fronts once stood have recreated a 1930s era set of shop fronts displaying goods made today but in the style of then A model steam train running around on a loop with an audio track playing was the only overtly arty thing on display A brief moment of joy as a I stood looking at a display of ladies hats and the audio dialogue behind changed to the sound of a steam train chugging away And for a fraction of a moment it was the 1930s with ladies catching a steam train to mysterious places A brief encounter with nostalgia All the tickets in the shop windows are for 1930s prices although

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/02/07/art-in-peckhams-old-holdrons-department-store/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news Jubilee Line Station Under Construction London Underground There was a strike on this week see ALL THE NEWS for coverage Crossrail More Than Politics Bombardier Gets Crossrail Rolling Stock London Reconnections Big Hitachi helps Crossrail muckaway operation Construction Index Planning Permission Granted For Over Site Development At Paddington Station Construction Crossrail crew celebrates as machines break through into Whitechapel and Stepney Green Evening Standard Yorkshire based Redhall aiming to pick up orders for Crossrail project Yorkshire Post Mainline Overground Lambeth council has commissioned a feasibility study into opening a station in the Brixton area on the Overground Line Brixton Blog Stock footage of the London Overground was used in a US political advert by mistake IanVisits Direct rail link from the west to Heathrow could be in place by 2021 Press Release New research suggests most people believe the 42 6bn cost of the High Speed 2 rail network should be spent on upgrading existing infrastructure The Engineer DLR Bank DLR station gets its fresh air though an old toilet IanVisits Miscellaneous It Shouldn t Happen to a Radio Presenter When Bob Crow s RMT Lies To You Iain Dale Extra platform opened at Gatwick Airport station Railway Gazette This is how your brain sees the Tube

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/02/07/weekly-round-up-of-londons-railway-transport-news-34/ (2016-02-16)
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