Among the activities over that weekend was a Squatters Estate Agency which attracted the attention of the mainstream media.
Operating with an open collective in the style of the rampART social centre that proceeded it, the new social centre took some time to reach consensus on a name. Among those in the running were Two Point Two (indicating only its lineage and legacy in relation to the rampART), Fron tLine (indicating it's strategic position between Shoreditch and the expanding developments of the city), The Liberty of Norton Folgate (a reference to a historic 'freespace') and Sod The Rich (a handy anagram of Shoreditch). However in the end the name Bowl Court was agreed, which simply and unoriginalally refers to the little cobbled street the building is located in.
Finaly given a name a new website was set up (see http://bowlcourt.co.nr) but no sooner than the site created, the owners of the building put a downer of things by dropping round to say 'get the fuck off my land'.
Needless to say, this is far from the end of the story, perhaps just the beginning, and now is the time to get involved.
The location is amazing and offers an unrepeatable opportunity to work with the local community against the massive wave of development threatening to sweep away much of Shoreditch.
The collective meets every monday at 7pm. You will find Bowl Court off Plough Yard which is next to the Drunken Monkey at the junction of Shoreditch Hight St and Great Eastern Street. (See the map here http://tinyurl.com/4xeq2q)
If you need to contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0208 8192596
literally hanging out
the looming threat from glass & steel
groovy lounge lighting
Enough grooving, here's the art