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The evening standard got us

I mentioned the other day that Evening standard had come round to see us. They didn’t publish the next day, but they got round to it yesterday. Click here for the online article.

I was saddened by the fact that there was nothing positive written in there.  It’s seriously disappointing that Linsday (the journalist) said she would write a positive piece, but of course couldn’t guarantee that the editor would keep it as it was, thus she said she would email us the original. That never happened. In way, what was we to expect – from I have heard the evening standard are partly owned by the daily mail. Whether this is true or not I am not sure. As someone naive to the media, I imagine either that they are really bad at listening and recording information, or that they have their own motives to what they want to get across to the people who travel on the London underground – I assume its the latter.

The ES mistakenly thought this notice was ours - and the dead mouse. They were there when we got there

The ES mistakenly thought this notice was ours – and the dead mouse.

I logged onto the evening standard website, hoping to post a lovely positive comment (what good I was hoping for I am not sure).     ‘awaiting moderation’ – but they never added it to the comments..

I personally, am not letting this moment pass by as nothing – it’s easy to ignore it and think, “well its just another negative press”… but when we are personally involved and I know that this has been inaccurately presented I can’t help but have to address the injustice in this. If there was nothing I could do, I would do nothing, but as I am aware that I can doing something. I will do so. Keep posted for the next steps.

Anyway on a more positive note, on the 3rd September, The Dalston Eastern Curve are kindly donating us compost for our front garden – and the Good Gym will be delivering the compost by running with it from the garden to 195. Yes a bunch of runners are going to dig up compost and run with it to here 🙂  What a fantastic idea!!  We’re really excited to get our garden started. Before the compost arrives, we’ll be having a gardening work day to toil the soil, so if you’re interested in helping us out, keep posted.

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Everyone wants to know..

We’ve been here just under two weeks now and we’ve already been grabbing the attention of various forms of media.

We met a lovely lady at our Open meeting last week and she asked if she could write a blog piece. She was kind enough to print us out a copy to read before publishing it. Click here to read the article on the London review of books. I think its quite a positive review (well its not particularly negative). I wouldn’t know if many people actually read that blog, but hey at least its something good about us 🙂

The next day after publication, we soon found out that people do read it. Coming back to 195 I found 2 women – from the Evening Standard. Turns out they read the article on the LRB. We of course were very nice to them, honest and truthful in everything we said. However, as a group we have already agreed that people cannot take pictures inside the building without our permission, so thats what was done. I don’t think the photographer was too pleased about that.

I personally don’t know all that much about the Evening Standard, I don’t have the energy to waste on newspapers. However, whenever I have had a look, I have never been too amused and I know that they don’t particularly make squatters look very nice in any way, so I can’t imagine what they would want from us. Either way, they hung around for a while and I guess we did have an interesting conversation.   Turns out we didn’t give them a good enough story as we checked the paper the next day and there was nothing in there. I guess no news is good news.

I went online to search if the ES had posted anything online, I didn’t find anything but turns out the Dalstonist also considers us news..  There’s this strange feeling I get when I realise that I have now been labelled as a squatter.

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