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The Library House

September 28th, 2008 · post by Edd · Make a comment

About a year after the eviction of the former New Camberwell Centre (or Blackfrog), a new social centre has been opened in Camberwell, London, not far away from where the previous one stood.

The new building, ‘The Library House’ as it has been named, lies near Loughborough Junction rail station behind Minet Library. Apparently it looks like it was previously used by the library services but it has since been left empty.

One of the people involved posted about the new space on Indymedia saying, “It is run by a group of local south londoners that are currently fixing it up and already dreaming and preparing events. It aims to be an open house for the local community, and right now lots of work is going on, specially to sort out the electricity.” But it is not just limited to people in south London with a wider invitation going out saying, “We all have a new autonomous space in South London to play in. Together with all our energy and ideas we can create a new and inspiring place for everybody to experiment in and enjoy.”

The Library House is having an opening event on Saturday October 4th from 3pm onwards. There’s apparently going to be food, music, gardening and DIY workshops.

The full address of the new space is 52 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY, London. [Map]

In related news, the building where the New Camberwell Centre used to stand has still not been developed and continues to lie empty, the owner clearly having done nothing with it. For more information on the New Camberwell Centre you can read the “Occupied Joy!” article here on Last Hours or visit the 56a infoshop website, which has details of the events that happened there.

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