Monthly Archives: September 2009

Beware hoodies at the station

Blackheath new station sign bigger
Peter writes:

Please can you let Blackheath folk know to keep an eye out for hoodies at the station. Our lad (only 11), on only his second day at his new school, got off the train at Blackheath, and three hoodies on bikes, hit him for no reason. It happened on the platform at around 4.30pm yesterday.

Not a very nice way to start school.

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Photos from Blackheath Funfair 2009

Blackheath Funfair 2009 by R.I.Pienaar

“The gigantic machines of cheap jouissance that towered in the heath’s vast expanse, swinging screaming youth back and forth”

A great set of photos here by Flickr user R.I.Pienaar

Another set from last year here.

And the quote from the previously mentioned nastybrutalistandshort article – although I’m not sure exactly what jouissance is, and neither is Firefox…

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Climate Camp -The Aftermath

Sundown on Blackheath Climate Camp by Flickr user Eddie C

… or not. All in all, Blackheath seemed to do pretty well out of the Climate Camp. The people in Provender looked as though all their Christmases had come at once (well, they said they’d been busy). The Hare and Billet looked busier than I’d seen it for a long while, despite the worsening choice of beer (all seems to taste like vinegar these days), and the miserable sign on the loos “toilets are for customers only”.

What I’d really like to know is- has anyone taken any before & after shots of the Heath? I reckon the protesers will have cleaned up pretty well after themselves, save for the odd strands of hay and a couple of fire-pits. It would be nice to compare the two photos.

Personally, I went to some great workshops, saw more people on my patch of the interweb than ever before, and now have a strong desire to go and build a wind turbine. Maybe they should hold it in Blackheath every year, like a kind of Blackheath Burning Man.

Photo by Flickr user Eddie C

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One Wedding, Four Funerals and a Compost Toilet

Climate Camp Toilets by Flickr user reynard
This is a film that should be made.

Missing You Already, a former Blackheathen has come up with an epic tale of hippies and wedding confusion. I’d go and watch it. Bet it would contain more Blackheath (and more laughs) than The Boat That Rocked.

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Building Bridges on the Heath?

Owen has some very interesting suggestions somewhere between the camp and the funfair. And apparently the Climate Camp is a Temporary Autonomous Zone. Last time he came to Blackheath it was considerably snowier.

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Tell me this isn’t a beautiful place to live

RAINBOW ON THE HEATH by Chris
Great photo sent in by Chris – thanks!

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