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Excerpt of disrupted phone interview with Suuns guitarist, Joe Yarmush for VUzine. The background sounds give you an idea of the noises that pervaded our chat from our rooftop train carriage. In many ways it suits the way that Suuns bring jarring noises and droning organic effects into their...
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We increasingly live much more private lives outside the home, and choose instead to share everything online - a far cry from hanging our washing out ON the line and chatting with neighbours over the garden fence.
Wendy, on the other hand says a launderette offers much more than a computer ever could, after all you can’t do your washing online.
According to the British Retail Consortium, by the beginning of 2011 the internet accounted for nearly 10% of all retail sales.
Nowadays, we can buy almost anything online with the click of the button and in the privacy of our own homes.
But Richard Dodd says we shouldn’t see the internet...
Michael Abrahams is from local conservation group The Forest Hill Society which objects to plans to change its use.
The windows are cracked and the blue and white tiles on the front are faded and chipped; and the furniture inside doesn’t appear to have been replaced since Wendy started working there.
But despite this, Wendy is adamant Forest Hill still needs a launderette and doesn’t want to leave.
With its retro appearance, the launderette is a piece of high street design history, which arrived in Britain in the 1940s.
Local historian Steve Grinlay came to meet me at the launderette. He explained how launderettes changed the way society washed their clothes.
On my local high street I’ve seen the changes with my own eyes. The Forest Hill Launderette in South East London has been at the heart of the community for more than sixty years but is now set to close and become an estate agency.
Wendy has been washing and drying clothes there for more than...
Interview by Juliet Spare with one of Britain's oldest launderettes
Quick chat with songwriter Rozi Plain before she plays her first headline gig at Village Underground.
Growing up in Winchester, before making waves in Bristol and then catching the eye of Fife's Fence Collective and in turn the fancy of Francois from the Atlas Mountains, she has a few places...
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