Monday, February 03, 2014

Music Monday: Little Mix in Peckham Chapel

Litte Mix's most recent single 'Little Me' is in the great tradition of feminist-lite empowerment anthems. Song-wise it's not quite up there with Christina Aguilera's Beautiful or TLC's Unpretty - but hey, what is?

Of course if you are going to sing a song advising your younger self to overcome adversity and 'Talk a bit louder, be a bit prouder', you need some suitably disadvantaged looking locale to film your video - and somehow that always leads to South London. So yes, the main location for 'Little Me' is the semi-derelict Caroline Gardens Chapel in Asylum Road, Peckham. The chapel was built for the almshouses of the Licenced Victuallers’ Benevolent Institution Asylum in the late 1820s, and survived bomb damage in the Second World War. It is now used an art and theatre space, as well as hired out for film and photography shoots and indeed weddings.

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