Daily Archives: February 29, 2012

Bollyheath

Bits of Blackheath were covered in fake snow yesterday, apparently for a Bollywood film production, at All Saints Church.

Pics from twitter in the links below:

UPDATE: It appears to have been a romantic film directed by Yash Chopra, with the working title “Production 45”, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.

Details below:
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni23331924/

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/bollywood/news/a368540/shah-rukh-khan-katrina-kaif-shoot-song-in-fake-snow.html

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Selling our land

Both Greenwich and Lewisham councils are intent on selling as much of their council housing to private developers as possible. Above is a leaflet being handed out at Blackheath station by Lewisham People Before Profit.

They’re occupying five family homes that Lewisham council are attempting to dispose of. More info here: http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.org.uk/lewisham/lewisham-pbp-news/

The petition is here:
http://www.change.org/petitions/defend-lewishams-council-housing#sign

It’s not just Lewisham. Take a 178 bus through Kidbrooke, and you too can witness this happening in a real time Ballardian fever-dream. Council housing ripped down, next to NHS surgeries, and schools with children playing next to the rubble. Massive Berkley homes signs say “For London, for Everyone”.

The council flats were for everyone. We owned them. The luxury flats are not. The council are selling our land to developers. It’s short term profit for long term misery.

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