Will Communities In Brixton Be Displaced Through Gentrification

The Idea of Gentrification and does it help areas such a Brixton

My idea of Gentrification is when areas like Brixton that has been left neglected for decades, classed as no go area, high crime rate, high unemployment and lack of housing, yet it has a close nit community where people can actually afford to shop, rent properties, open small businesses and youngster grow up being able to stay within the area if they chose to do so, yet suddenly the area is being renovated, advertised as the best place to live and everything is geared toward a certain influx of people who are seen as more affluent and rich residents who then begins to out price and out sourced the area.  Ethical/ racial balance also begins to show changes.  Household with lower budget feel neglected and betrayed through the vast development of unaffordable and very expensive properties being erected all over the area, with businesses closing down due to high rent so cannot afford to stay after having their businesses for many, many years.

The area is given more publicity to attract and generate more people from middle class and elite with higher incomes, who then begin to spill over into the communities and set the property values, renting very expensive and keeps rising dramatically over a period of time.

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The old Lambeth offices Ivor House in Acre Lane, which has now been converted into luxury apartments

You will also see bigger investors coming into the community and new developments taken part all over the area that mainly leads to communities being displaced, thereby seeing migration from the area of those on lower income who cannot afford to stay. Many other areas just like Brixton were previously, classified as very dangerous, crime ridden and unlivable and not good enough for the middle class and elite to live, we now see the same people, now suddenly finding the area to be desirable through only one way that is gentrification that leads to urbanization.

Why has Brixton become the target of Gentrification

Brixton back in 1880 was agriculture land until 1860 and 1880 when the railroad and trams arrived, it was gentrified in order to attract the rich and wealthy middle class big posh housing was then built along the major road in order to bring the rich people to Brixton as it was linked via the Chatham rail main line and in 1888 the first electric lights were built in Brixton in the now know Electric Avenue surrounded by large expensive houses along  main road. There was also a class divided into class as the middle class and high earner were put in houses around the major roads and the lower income families were put to live behind railroad and commercial street areas.

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This is Electric Avenue in Brixton which was the first street in London to have electric.. Singer Eddy Grant also released a song in 1982 called Electric Avenue.

Brixton started another change in 1925 when the working class started to replace the middle class and a lot of the big houses were turned into lower rent boarding houses and flats. Brixton was now attracting more and more new residents with it cinema, market, theatre, pubs and had become the new shopping capital of South London, with the their large department stores which are Morley etc and other stores and major retailers.

Brixton came under fire from the bombing in World War 11 which led to a crucial housing crisis and decay. The council decided to do a slum clearance and started to build council housing in 1940’s and the 1950’s which saw many immigrants from Ireland and the West Indies moved into Brixton, many from the Windrush generation.

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Windrush square opposite the Ritzy Brixton, was name after the Windrush ship that bought people from the Caribbean in 1948

I recall Brixton back in the 80,s after the riots in 1981. It was still a place that everyone came to do their shopping, to buy their music from places such as Red Records, to go to Woolworth and most of all to go to the markets, hang out eating patties and drinking rum punch as the sound of music especially reggae filled the air.  It was still the place to feel at home as you watch the flock of people doing their shopping and avoiding old ladies pulling trolleys over your foot. The main scenery in Brixton during the 80’s was that of stalls selling Caribbean food such as yam, green bananas and many other foods from the Caribbean. Mass of hair shops selling wigs etc. and many hairdressers, barbers, Caribbean takeaways was the main culture that was showing until the Council Materplan of Brixton in 2009 came into place and Tesco moved from Pope Road to Arce Lane in July 2009, was the first sign of changes on the way, and become realistic in 2019, are seeing overpriced properties, family run businesses going under due to quadrupled rent and being replaced by new chain stores.

Link to Future Brixton Masterplan 2009..

Many who previously left Brixton is now finding it hard to return to live or even set up a business due to the expensiveness the area has become. Also many of the young generation who have grown up and lived in Brixton all their lives, feels dissolute at the prospect of not being able to stay in their own community, as they feel unwelcome, and eventually priced out.

Quote from a young woman.  “This is not the Brixton, I know, grown up in all my life. It feels like I am being forcibly removed, with my culture that was created completely vanishing.”  Another quoted from a young man. “People are being forced out by high rent and unaffordable house prices along with universal credit which is probably a part of their plan to move people out to the countryside such as Stoke on Trent and Peterborough and burdening those Council’s with people from Lambeth & London problems, it sucks”.

Brixton coming into the last 5 years has seen many changes such as the Voice Newspaper, disappeared, replaced by luxury apartments and trendy cafés/restaurants that’s only seem to be focusing on catering to certain clientele. Just opposite Brixton Village that leads unto Sommerleyton Road is a £100million development to the old Peabody housing estate, with very little affordable houses amongst some social houses. To further establish the area the Oval House Theatre will also be moving from the Oval into the area opposite the Brixton Village.

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One of the side entrance off Pope Road leading into the market now known as Brixton Village

Brixton is now known as the trendiest place to live with its vibrant mix of socializing, music, bars, events, and it multicultural ethnicity, mixture of different nationalities that when around the tube station, it sounds like you have stepped out of Heathrow International Airport due to the vast languages that is spoken around that area but yet local communities cannot afford to socialize especially on a weekend as its overcrowded with credit card wheeling middle class ravers who can afford to pay the high charges as gentrification steps in. House prices  has rocketed with people paying outrageous prices as properties are being sold for double the price, showing a staggering 76% rise since the Brixton Masterplan 2009 and businesses push to the limit of no coming back. Brixton being the main strategic and cultural centre in Lambeth, is generating an increase in population yet even with gentrification on the door step the high rate of unemployment and increase in homelessness still prevails.

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Brixton Underground Station on the very busy Victoria Line The international airport of South London

This is a link to an interview with Solomon Smith of Brixton Soup Kitchen, on Gentrification of Brixton.

 

The main market known as Brixton Village, creates the ambiance in the heart of Brixton but has seen the biggest sign of gentrification as many businesses has closed making way for influx of trendy café, bars, restaurants who are willing to pay the asking price of £40,000 per year for lease.

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Brixton Village with its new trendy cafe, bars and restaurants that use to be food stalls

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Food stalls before many closed to make way for the cafe etc
Brixton still remains highly protected with listed buildings that gives it that authentic and historical look , even regeneration and gentrification cannot demolished such as the Lambeth Town Hall in Acre Lane, which has now been given an upgrade costing an estimated £104 million, along with the new Civic Centre, that were part of the Councils Master Plan to urbanized the area. This also means removing the prominent and iconic building Olive Morris House, likely to turn into luxury flats, (also erasing the memory of the Olive Morris who Lambeth, honoured in 1986 by naming the building after her) no doubt be unaffordable to the local community.

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The Ritzy cinema and Brixton Library two of Brixton’s historical landmarks
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Lambeth Town Hall which has been newly renovated and reopened in January 2018                         
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Olive Morris House in Brixton Hill, the former offices of Lambeth Council before they moved to the new Civic Centre. People are petitioning the Council to ensure that the name Olive Morris remain after it turned into luxury apartments
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The newly built Civic Centre attached to the Town Hall housing the majority of Lambeth Council staff which replaced Olive Morris House

Further down behind Brixton Academy you have Stockwell Park Estate and the Skate Park (once called notorious and no go area) now seeing luxury apartments which is changing the area.

Why this sudden change of Brixton? Is it the easy proximity to West End, the City, St Pancras International Station for Euro Star, fast Victoria Line and overhead train links and Vauxhall regeneration of high rise luxury apartments, the American Embassy that this image is offering a certain attraction to middle and high purchasing power that is leading to the fatal blow to the communities of Brixton and pushing out the working class out the neighbourhood.

One aspect that created controversy on gentrification is the arches in Brixton owned by Network Rail and housed many small businesses. Network Rail new venture to renovate with an £8million upgrade has seen many traders still being evicted even after a petition of 30,000 people supported them. Many are unable to return on completion due to the higher rent that they say are unaffordable putting many out of business and had to take compensation in 2016 and leave.  Some moved somewhere else with very few returning to join the elite purchasing power that has outweighed the lower earners who feels displaced and abandon as they are pushed farther away where rent are more affordable.

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Some of the arches in Brixton Station Road opposite the long stand Brixton Recreation Centre that were closed for renovation by Network Rail
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One of the newly refurbished unit under the arches going up to let as the former leaseholder is not returning

 

One trader from the arches Mr A said “I have to return to my native country after having my business here for over 25 years and it is devastating” Further quote by a traders said “The arches, once community backbone for small businesses has been moved by Network Rail and the Council, hence evicting our community.

Other business around Brixton has closed down due to Landlord wanting properties back such as the long standing over 30 years, 414 Night Club in Coldharbour Lane, now a prime spot for a new venture.  One former worker quoted “they don’t want any black businesses in the area anymore, so they are taking it all away little by little”.

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414 Night Club in Coldharbour Lane which has now closed after over 30 years as the landlord wants the property back
Further business that looks to go to gentrification is SW9 Bar in Dorrell Place after investor Miraj bought the Superdrug site in front for a staggering £76million with monies borrowed from Lloyds Bank, to build luxury 96 room hotel. Owner Alan Culterhouse of SW9 Bar told Brixton Blog in February 2017 when he was first approached by lawyers from the developers. “They told me there was no point even consulting a lawyer of my own,” he says. They said they had the money, resources and experience behind them to make pointless any resistance to their plan to terminate his lease with compensation that falls many tens of thousands short of his own view of what would be appropriate”. Another 250 room hotel is set to be also built along Brixton Road in the old DHSS office with the front entry where the shop Barnados now lives. The original businesses such as Marks & Spencer, Morley Store, Boots and Superdrug has now being joined by new additions like TK Maxx, Pret Manger, Costa, The Department Store, Premier Inn Hotel.

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The old DHSS building which will become a 250 room hotel with the entry where the charity shop barnardos at the corner of Stockwell Road with the Brixton Academy 2 mins away.

Link  from Brixton Blog article.

On the other hand can gentrification really help an area such a Brixton to progress in the future.

A link from Telegraph’s writer Zoe Strimpel in November 2016

Another link from Brixton Blog Linda Quinn in January 2018 article and documentary on Film Maker Shaun Duncan

A quote from Shane Duncan on gentrification “I realised the place I called home was changing fast and I wanted to make a film that reflected that – I wanted the people that were blind to the fact, to now be able to see.”

And a response by Beatrice Gorman about the article in the comment section. “I don’t see many Jamaican posters on here who bought property for two grand in the 60s in Brixton and then sold them for 850k to white professionals moaning much do you? Black people didn’t just live in social housing – in fact, those arrivals in the 50s bought properties. My street was nearly all black in the 70s and the last black family moved out and sold for 900k last year. Nice payback, and not the fault of white people”.

 

 

 

The Inside of Lambeth

 

Lambeth being the backbone of London is a fun place to live, with people from all different parts of the world  it’s like your typical giant market place. Well except the fact, nothing is being sold.

Looking in from the outside there is many people within Lambeth that makes the community so unique.

Brixton is a place to be with constant busking on the streets and crowd of people going around their daily activities.  Stepping out there makes you fit in without having to make an effort.

324,431 of people living in Lambeth the place is a packed of sardines.

There are some amazing communities within Lambeth that I had no prior knowledge though I have lived  in Lambeth since the dawn of day.

Am going to give you the know it all of 3 amazing communities that reside in Lambeth.

Get yourself a popcorn and relax whilst I take you through these 3 unique communities.

First on my bucket list to talk about is “Kyrgyz people”! Well if you haven’t heard of the country’s name before like I hadn’t, fear not because almost everyone who heard of Kyrgyz were once in the same dilemma.

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Just as how you are wondering, where Kyrgyzstan is I’ve been there before so I will let you in on what I know.

Almost all Kyrgyz speak two languages Russian and Kyrgyz. One thing that will definitely blow your mind is their traditional clothes, which refer to as “Belmechi” for the women it is a skirt with a slit in the front, which is worn over the main coat or gown.

“Chapan” a high collared coat and suede of leather pants, “Kalpak” a high hat made of white felt is usually worn by men starting from the moment they turn 6.

 

There are  Kgyrzstans living in Lambeth, it is a shame that there’s not much exposure about them, for this is the reason why I chose to speak about them.

Having such a multi cultured community like Lambeth is, it doesn’t come as a surprise that they are not spotted in Lambeth.

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Setting table at Pasha

The culture difference is what I will be focusing on, I know what you all are waiting eagerly for is the food!!.

I won’t drag it on but will put you out of your miseries, there’s some amazing dishes that the Kyrgyz people enjoy; the country is engaged in breeding live stocks hence meat is a substantive part of the modern and traditional cuisines from meals like Samsy and Plov.

There is a high-end affordable restaurant in Lambeth known as pasha that will cater to your taste.

In there you can opt for a vegetarian option if that is what you are into.

Kyrgyz people are very welcoming and friendly the like to interact with other people it’s nice to  know them.

The next time you come across Kyrgyzstanis you have me to thank for; well just kidding.

I asked Saadat a good friend of mine on her views of her country she said; “I Love my country it is fun we are always entertaining our guests”.

Morocco is a land known for nature it has many amazing attributes to it that isn’t well acknowledged.

The country is blessed with beautiful landscapes that makes it a very country to be in.

Ranging from the Moroccan dessert, The Atlas Mountains, and the Moroccan Versatile Climate there is so many things that makes the country very outstanding.

Moroccans are known to  drift from one place to another. In the UK, they have settled in fine and it’s nice to live across from them since you can be assured you will be hungry all the time from the aroma of their food.

Moroccans has 2 official languages the modern standard Arabic Amazigh (Berber) Moroccan Arabic known as (Darija). However there a lot of other languages they tend to speak.

The French language is embroiled as part of them, having been colonized by the France. French became their second language, which is widely taught and encouraged.

 

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So please stop having that look of disbelief when you see a Moroccan speaking away in French it is their second official language.

The outfits of Moroccans is generally filled with enriched traditions that says a lot about their culture.

The most common dresses the ladies opt for is Djellaba; it is a long and unfastened type of robe which both men and women can wear. Other clothing are usually worn beneath it.

The tackchita is a very formal type of clothing worn by the ladies its very sophisticated that is worn only on special occasions, it comes with very beautiful designs that makes it one of a kind.

OH I nearly left out the men my bad; like I previously said the djellaba is an outfit which are worn by men too. They usually wear it with a traditional Fez or tarbush a traditional headdress  that is usually red. The finest of materials are used in the making of  these clothing they tend to stand out amongst the crowd.

Let us dive into the most the important piece of information in my opinion, the food yah.

 

I guess you all are as excited as I am, Couscous is a North African dish that is naturally enjoyed by  Northern African countries like; Algeria, Tunisia and most importantly Moroccans.

Having a plate of couscous in a hot steamy afternoon is like your taste -buds are exploding with tastes you had no idea existed.

Malak a Moroccan had good things to say about her country she said; “the hills the nature and customs we have you can’t help falling in love with the country”.

For colder times of the year when being in an enclosed space with some warmth the only way to shield yourself from the cold, Moroccans prefer their tummies to be warm too.

Pastilla, Tanjia and Harira is a distinctive heavy soup which is eaten during those colder days and nights  in the winter season its usually served for dinner with a side of bread.

It is eaten hot and meant to heat up the whole body “talk about Moroccans and their creativity”

Moroccans residing in Lambeth love to live through their heritage by showing their culture and beliefs.

Moroccans have a lot to share about their culture and experience of living here.

Stay tuned to hear from them, learning new things about a different country is always an exciting to way to look at the world in different perspective.

Do y’all know Bolivia is in south America? Got you if you didn’t know.

Describing a country that is both beautiful and exotic is Bolivia; it is a democratic and multi ethnic country situated in the midst of South America occasionally referred to as the Tibets of America.

Bolivia is a remote country so it is quite thrilling if you are traveler and want to be secluded.

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Lambeth being a birthplace for diversity makes you have a satisfaction feeling when you come across new people.

Bolivians living in Lambeth are quite the pranksters they are always smiling and ready to come up with corniest jokes to crown your day.

Bolivia being a South American country obviously they will speak Spanish ; telling you in case you had no clue. Spanish is their main and official language but that shouldn’t faze you out since there about 39 other languages spoken within the country by the people in different regions.

Guyara, Aymara, Chiquitano and Chiriguano making Bolivia more dynamic.

An interesting fact about the Bolivians is they were known as Amerindians before the Spanish conquest.

Their sense of fashion is on top of its game on a whole next level; Pollera the history behind the pollera   which is a simple Spanish dress was once a symbol of captivity when the colonial masters forced the Andean women now its worn as pride of their past and growth.

For important events such as weddings and festivals the Manta is a rectangular textile that can be worn us a wrap -around dress or a blanket. A woven sash is use to hold the manta together when worn as a dress.

Homemade cotton trousers and brightly colored ponchos and woolen caps called Chullas are the must wear for the gents in Bolivia ; usually they prefer being barefoot its more nurturing for them in that way.

When you hear a sandwich ,what comes into mind? Typically for moi is some slices of bread with ham, cheese chicken or any -other  toppings that suit your palate.  Sorry but Bolivian sandwiches are contrary to what we are used. Their most popular sandwich is known as Chola.

 

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Famous fried plantain dish of Bolivia

 

Chola is a bun that is stuffed with meat and pork  that’s slowly cooked until its crispy a touch of onions and ahi chili to the already crunchy bun makes it delicioso hence if you want a different kind of sandwich it is Chalo for you.

Y’all will agree with me that night times are the best time of the day when everything is lit for such times Bolivians have a snack that is nasty and delicious what a combination.

Antichucho is a skewer of beef heart with potatoes which is grilled hence a lot of flavour from the aroma and flame of the barbecue.

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The Street of Bolivia

Lovers of coffee will be thrilled to know that cunape(cheesy breads) is the snack to have with your coffee anytime of the day, they are baked with cheese and very delicioso.

Bolivians are very open and genuine people is great that there are some residing in the Lambeth vicinity it’s a great way to be exposed to things from different cultures.

In an interview with Madelyn, she said; “the only sad thing is there is no sea in Bolivia but that doesn’t stop us from having fun”.

Moroccans Kyrgyzstan’s and Bolivians living in London makes it very global and entertaining knowing and befriending is rewarding; if you meet any just smile and they will do the rest of the talking trust me.

 

 

 

 

Kyrgyzstan – the best place to visit in Central Asia

To start with, I am Proud to say that Kyrgyzstan is the most beautiful country in Central Asia, which is rounded with mountains and there are the Soviet planned building with modern. Lot of tourists call this place Central Asian’s Scotland because of this beautiful views and nature.

Living in London, United Kingdom I realised that a lot of people do not know where Kyrgyzstan is.

I am going to tell you how to plan your holidays in Kyrgyzstan, including the places that you have to visit, hospitality, culture and of course about visa.

However I think that you should know a bit of Kyrgyzstan’s history.

Kyrgyzstan was a part of Soviet Union with other 15 countries and this county took part in World War II, and celebrate Victory Day on 9th of May.

It is bounded by Kazakhstan on northwest and north, and by China on the east and south, by Uzbekistan and  Tajikistan on the west and south.

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Kyrgyzstan is a Muslim country but it also has a lot of other different religious.

It has 7 regions: Chyi, Issyk – Kul, Naryn, Osh, Jalal-Abat, Batken, Talas. The capital city of Kyrgyzstan is Bishkek, which is in region of Chyi.

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Kyrgyzstanis were traditionally nomadic people. During the 19th century Kyrgyzstan became a major area of Russian colonisation and that did much to change traditional Kyrgyz way of life.

Kyrgyzstan became an independent country when the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991. After 7 months of independence they adopted their own flag, emblem and anthem.

Watching this video you will feel Kyrgyzstan’s spirit.

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Ala-Too square and Kyrgyz flag, national museum and statue of hero Manas 

About the Flag

The background of the flag is red and in the centre you can see sun with 40 rays. Its further symbolic attributes are light, nobility and eternity. On the sun you can see the tip of the yurt (tunduk). It is actually a depiction of the first thing that our ancestors saw when they were waking up in a yurt, namely the construction of the pinnacle of every Kyrgyz yurt with three crisscrossing laths across the circular opening at the top of the yurt.

Visa

All EU citizens except Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus don’t need visa and can stay in Kyrgyzstan for 60 days. In the case if you want to renew 60 days you can cross the Kazakh border which is one hour way from Bishkek and come back on the same day.

Hospitality

People in Kyrgyzstan very hospitable and appreciate older people. Whenever Kyrgyz people waiting for the guests they start their preparations very hard.They cook boorsok (traditional small squared bread fried on the pre-heated oil).

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Boorsok – national bread

After that all people stand next to the ram and the oldest person start to pray in reverence of ancestors and then the youngest boys who knows how to slaughter a ram start to do it. Later they start to cook meat in a water for 2-3 hours.

When the meat is cooked they took it out and it they start to separate to the different parts. This separated parts of meet brings to the guests in one big plate and an owner of the house start to give these parts to the guests, from the oldest to the youngest people they receive different parts of meet.

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Yurt traditional house

On the different plate brings a homemade spaghetti with the small cut meat and dressed in soup of the meat. This meal called Besh – Barmak.

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Besh Barmak

And the traditional bread Boorsok is the first that should be on the table ever before the guests comes. You will drink a nomadic, homemade drinks as a kumys (is a homemade drink which is can be as an alcohol if you drink too much) and also ayran. And also everyone should try kurut, is a dry salted cheese.

Also, Kyrgyz people cook a lot of soups and food from a flour, salads and meat.

Seasons in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is very seasonable country. It has 4 seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. On summer time it gets very hot and on winter very cold and has a lot of snow, which is good for winter sports. On autumn everything get very colored, the tree leaves become red, pink, yellow, orange and velvet.

The best time to visit is on June to September, because you will have more choices on different activities.

Russian Kyrgyz phrasebook

You will be needed to take this phrasebook as it will make your travel hundred times easier as not everyone speaks in English, especially old generation.

Kyrgyzstan is an amazing place to visit for all people on different seasons.

In this place a lot of mountains with the snow-iced peaks which are not melt for millennia. Some iced peaks melting for a lot of years and from that we get clean and mineral water.

Capital City – Bishkek

Bishkek is a capital city of Kyrgyzstan.

Bishkek is also biggest city and it has a lot of modern and soviet buildings, lots of shopping malls and it is also a home for lots of different nationalities.

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In the city people fluently speak in two languages, they are Russian and Kyrgyz. But on other regions people speak in Kyrgyz language.

In the city you would be able to meet a lot of different nations and have a walk to see the city. All the monuments and statues and in the center around the Ala – Too square and they are all near to each other.

Also, you can go to the 3 biggest markets in Bishkek.

The biggest one is Osh Bazar, you can find there anything you want and for the cheap prices. The second is Dordoi and third one is Ortosai.

K-pop in Kyrgyzstan

K-pop is getting popular nowadays in the world but in Kyrgyzstan is popular since 2009 and now is even much more popular. They have a lot of cover groups and teachers that will teach you K-pop dances. The most popular kpop cover group now is Youngkiss and Love iz. There are also two k-pop entertainment companies where you can go and take dance lessons. They are Moon Entertainment and Fam Entertainment.

This two Entertainments do quite a lot of festivals and you can go there and see how the best k-pop cover groups performs there. You will get a lot of new friends and will have a lot of fun.

Places to visit on summer time: 

Issyk – Kul (Pearl of Central Asia )

Kyrgyzstan has a lot of beautiful mountains and lakes, and the biggest mountain lake is Issyk-Kul (In translation means Hot lake). It is the seventh deepest lake in the world and tenth largest lake in the world by volume. Tourists call this place “Pearl of Central Asia”.

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Mountain Lake Issyk-Kul  

Around this lake mountains with the snow peaks and the lake fed from them. Around thousands lakes flows into the lake and not even one flows out.

The best time to visit this wonderfool place is between June and September because the water in the lake gets warm and the sand will be very hot which is good for your healt.

In Issyk – Kul, Cholpon-Ata you will find a lot of hotels and hostess, they can be far from the beach or very near that you just need to walk there.

The cost of stay is from £11 to £45+

Ala-Archa – National park

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Ala-Archa National park  

The national park is just in 45 minutes from capital city Bishkek, is the most touristic visited place.

This place is the best on the summer time as in the city gets very hot and the national park a lot of trees with cool rivers and the air temperature warm and fresh.

The campaign Ala Arch is located on 2100 meters above the sea level.

In Ala Arch you can enjoy with a fresh air and climb to the mountains and also if you wish you can stay in the hotel which is located there.

If you go there with a tour you will have to pay £31.48 and they will pick you up from the hotel and bring you back to any places on your request (snacks and drinks are included).

If you decide to go by yourself you will have to take public transport which will take longer to arrive there. Pay less than a £1 for the entrance fee and they will give you a lilt guide with a rules that you have to follow in the park. From the entrance you have to walk about 12km up to the mountain but you can go with hitching.

Winter holidays 

On winter holidays you can visit our mountains for skiing. The most popular ski bases is Karakol which is located in Issyk – Kul region. Karakol Ski Base is at 2040 meters and this is the highest ski resort in Central Asia.

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This mountain was used as a training base for Olympic athletes in Soviet time.

Ski pass will cost you for adults £9.85 and children (up to 12years old) £7.66. On holidays it will be a bit more expensive £13.14 for whole day, but if you are going for half day it will cost £9.85 and for children is the same.

They also have ski and snowboard rental at Ski Base.

Adult ski and snowboard set from £5.47 to £13.14 and for children is £4.38.

You will never regret about visiting Kyrgyzstan, as you can see it has virgin nature, fresh air, pearl water and is cheap to visit. Kyrgyzstan is waiting for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brixton gentrified further

Recently Brixton has been having an epidemic regarding the area being gentrified and rightfully catering to the locals of the area who have been living there all there life.

Newly found residents are now moving into the area which involves more newer establishment.

The people who have for a very long time managed businesses and traders in the progression of the gentrification have suffered through out the process. 

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Many traders even being 20+years deep within selling goods to the community of Brixton who has also grown to be accustomed to the traders as well respected members of the community are having these establishments.

 

BRIXTON EVICTThis concludes the traders to be out of a job and initially left to the side as those creating the urban transformation to the aren’t giving any help.

Residents  who lose there business now lack income and  struggle now to obtain housing due to losing the business or trading position.

One owner and very well respected member of the community in Brixton who owns a soup kitchen that helps provide food and facilitate for those who need the providing.

His name is Solomon Smith

Solomon had been interviewed regarding the gentrification in Brixton and asked questions on whether he feels the original community are being catered to more than the new residents coming in.

He was even asked whether there is a fear of his business have any longevity within Brixton anymore especially with the new buildings being put in place.

The big question is will the gentrification within Brixton as it grows larger cause a comprise or a demise?

Top 4 worlds strangest museums

Right here we have some of the worlds weirdest museums, ranging from penis museums to objects from the paranormal and the occult.

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Hið íslenzka reðasafn ( Icelandic phallolgical museum).

The phallogical museum in Reykjavik Iceland is ranked the worlds strangest museum. Strangely enough the whole theme of it is surrounded around the full male genitalia and penile parts, from all types of species. Having a huge collection of 280 specimens from 93 species of animals includes 55 penises taken from whales, 36 from seals and 118 from land mammals, some highly erect and some not so happy.

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Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets.

The Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets, in Dehli India. It’s known for having the most toilets in the world, it’s collection ranging from different time frames and different countries from around the world. The museum is dedicated to the global history of sanitation and creator and owner of this museum hopes that his work will help India’s defecation laws ( pooping on the street.) to an end, and make sure the Indian government make it possible that every Indian household has at least one toilet.

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Chez Galip Hair Museum

The Chez Galip Hair Museum in Avanos/Nevşehir, Turkey is known for its weird hair collection. The museum has a range of thousands of  various hair strands only from women. Female visitors tend to leave strands of hair; so that they can be displayed. once or twice a year, the locks that the owner has chosen will be contacted by the museum owner. The previous owners of the hair gets a message inviting them back for a stay in the connected guest house, and gets rewarded with workshops from the potter.

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Travel Museum of the paranormal and occult.

The travel museum of the paranormal and occult is the only known paranormal travel museum in the world. It contains objects that have been speculated to have been and still are haunted. Such as the Dark mirror, the corrupted testament and the black hen planchette. Just to name a few. The museum is highly talked about and appreciated by anyone and everyone that goes to visit.

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Which strange museum would you visit?

Neo-Nazi sentenced to life imprisonment

Far-right terrorist Jack Renshaw  sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting to murder MP Rosie Cooper.

Jack Renshaw, 23-year-old brought a  19-inch Gladius knife to kill Rosie Cooper, a member of the parliament, west Lancashire.

Jack Renshaw also admitted making plans to exact revenge on a female police officer Victoria Henderson who was investigating him for child sex offences. The 23-years-old Lancashire local was sentenced life imprisonment with a minimum term of 20 years to serve at the old Bailey on Friday.

Several supporters of jack shouted ”we are with you, Jack” after the 23-year-old was sentenced.

Jack Renshaw’s plans were thwarted by whistle-blower Robbie Mullen who was at a meeting in a pub when the 23-year -old announced his intentions in July 2017.

Roosie Cooper thanked Robbie Mullen in a statement “I wish to thank Robbie Mullen whose bravery saved my life, the Parliamentary Authorities including the Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team, the Police – Lancashire and Merseyside Forces and the North West Counter Terrorism unit for keeping me safe.

“Now the case has ended, I will not be making any further comment. I look forward to focusing solely on my work on behalf of the people of West Lancashire as their MP.”

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Rosie Cooper

After the sentencing Rosie Cooper said  “My deepest wish is that this case is the last occasion when any public servant, any politician, has their life threatened for simply doing their job.”