As I'm sure you've read by now, there are plans afoot to turn the beloved Canterbury Arms into a block of flats. There was a public consultation for the scheme on June 27th - more info on that here: http://www.maydevelopmentsbrixton.blogspot.co.uk/ - and now the developers are going to apply for planning permission. A change of use has already been granted for the site.
We don't know how long this will all take, but the PR company linked to above said that they didn't think it would happen this year. So we have - hopefully - at least six months left at the Canterbury, including November, which is our 10th anniversary of doing HDIF at the Canterbury Arms.
It's my intention to go down with the ship. We will continue to dance and drink and have fun until the very last possible moment. Like Sid James and company at the end of "Carry On Up The Khyber", we will carry on as usual, while the rubble falls around us. Then, once the pub has finally closed, we'll think about what happens next.
So, please join us on Friday for one of the final HDIFs at the Canterbury Arms in Brixton. Our guest DJ is Bill from Allo Darlin', who has DJ-ed at HDIF at the Canterbury several times before and will be playing indiepop, Eighties pop and more.
Indie song of the week: "I Know It's Over" by The Smiths
Sixties song of the week: "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones
How Does It Feel To Be Loved?
Friday July 5th
Canterbury Arms, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QD, 9pm-2am. £4 for members, £6 for non members. Membership is free from http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
Guest DJ: Bill of Allo Darlin'
We play: The Smiths * The Supremes * The Go-Betweens * Dusty Springfield * Belle & Sebastian * Love * Tammi Terrell * Aztec Camera * The Ronettes * Orange Juice * Beach Boys * The Temptations * Velvet Underground * Felt * The Shangri-Las * Primal Scream * Otis Redding * The Field Mice * Dexys Midnight Runners * Camera Obscura * The Four Tops * Melba Moore * The Orchids