Wanna watch Benedict Cumberbatch read R. Kelly lyrics?
OF COURSE YOU DO.
“Hi I was wondering if it would be possible for you guys to help spread the word about something. A riverside area of London known has ‘the Southbank’ is home to a disused space or ‘undercroft’ which is well used & loved as skateboarding space.
There is never a time where it isn’t full of people hanging out and making use of it. The Southbank Centre is a group of ‘arts’ centers that want to destroy this community-loved-space in order for refurbishments e.g. probably more high rent retail units or restaurants even though there are already plenty in this space.
They want to destroy a genuine piece of culture & heritage within the local community for the sake of commercializing the area even more. There has already been a petition against this but right now one of the biggest steps we can take is to object the official planning permission request by the Southbank center.”
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- Here is the petition.
- Here is the ‘save our skatepark’ Facebook page for this issue.
- Here is an article in the Guardian elaborating on the issue.
Community space free of rampant exploitation that doesn’t revolve around some commercial, corporate, capitalist exchange, and gives increasingly poor young people a place to spend their time, is important.
FWIW, I believe Sherlock fans will recognize this space as well. If fandom is what it takes to save a community space, then by all means unleash the hounds (pun kind of intended).
Johnny Lee Miller was funnier and more endearing, much more childlike, but Benedict was more complex. It was stunning really, because you read about how other actors say he’s so talented and you know it’s true, but then you see him trade off with someone that you know is also mind-blowingly excellent at his craft and just leave him in the wake and you finally start to realize what they’re talking about. In the end I think I prefer Miller as the creature, though, because watching him was the first time I ever really empathized with the creature, instead of just objectively trying to understand him. Have you seen it?
I deleted this question by accident, but am posting it this way because I’m interested to know what others who saw it thought.
IF YOU NOW HAVE NO WAY TO LISTEN TO THE SERIES:
Have you listened to Cabin Pressure? No?
Remedy that now. You can either make use of the links or get it from Audible or iTunes.