Good morning REVLers, this is Monday talking.
ICYMI is your weekly round-up of all the weird and wonderful stuff that’s surfaced across the internet. In mini bite-sized chunks, you can devour this during your lunch break and be up to speed by the time you’ve finished your leftovers. From reviving old fire stations to 80s clubbing flashbacks, this week we celebrate London’s clubbing scene and Manchester’s latest footballing legacy all at once.
1. Save the Bussey Building
As reported by Fact Magazine last week, one of London’s beloved nightclubs is under threat of closure. The multi-purpose venue also known as The CLF Art Cafe is a hub of cultural activity on Peckham’s bustling Rye Lane and one that hosts some of the best and varied club nights in the capital. The threat comes from Bermondsey-based Frame Property’s plan to build 11 flats and retail space at 133 Rye Lane that would ‘kill the Bussey’s business if it is allowed to go ahead.’ Local newspaper Peckham Peculiar spoke with the owners about the implications new homes in their courtyard would have on any late night revelry, read more about it here.
How do you feel about the Bussey Building closing? Have you say until November 18th on Southwark Council’s website, alongside 844 other Londoners.
Show your support. Follow the Bussey Building on Twitter.
2. Clubbing in the 80s
If the above doesn’t urge you to support London’s clubbing scene, this brand new book surely will. Comprising over 100 unpublished photographs, The Others documents late-night London in all its glory. Photographer Derek Ridgers boasts 40-years in the game and has been snapping revellers since the 70s. Expect hair-flipping, crashed out youths and snogging, there’s a lot of snogging…
Early Christmas pressie to yourself? Get your copy here.
3. Pitch to Pixel
Ahh Fifa, the game that rules a thousand households. This computer game amongst many others is being celebrated in the world’s first exhibition dedicated solely to football gaming. Manchester’s Museum of Football is playing host to Pitch to Pixel until 5th June for lovers of the sport on and off the field. Play retro games alongside the latest footballing technology and discover how football gaming is influencing the real sport.
Back of the net with one. Buy tickets here.
4. Fire Station Revamp
It’s not everyday you’re offered a derelict building for free by an unknown benefactor. Well, for the South London Gallery, that day came when they we’re given a former fire station, which dates back to 1867, to do with it as they wished. The Grade II listed building was once a live-in station, with four floors in a spectacular Gothic style. Plans are now underway to transform this beautiful building into a cultural centre with help from the Heritage Lottery Funds, and be an extension to the existing gallery just across the road.
Find out more about the plans here.
5. Christmas In Review
You’ve probably seen them all by now, as Christmas started about two weeks ago in advert land. But if you’ve somehow managed to blink and miss the majority, don’t worry, the wonderful people at Creative Review have pulled together the best Christmas adverts just for you. From the cuteness of Mog to the whimsical Man on the Moon, let us know which one is making you feel all warm and fuzzy this Christmas.