1 October 2015
By Bill Hicks
So, you've read the Standard….well, here's a different perspective of life on Brixton's Angell Town Estate
If you're hooked on the Evening Standard's week long series of "hard-hitting" articles on life (and death) in Brixton's Angell Town estate, I'd like to recommend some further reading….well, in this case, further listening.
Two weeks before the Standard started publishing David Cohen's vivid and highly dramatic despatches from this low-rise, 1970s estate just north of Brixton town centre, the south-west London born-and-bred writer and broadcaster Daniel Ruiz Tizon posted an hour-long interview with an old friend of his - Mitchell - about his life in Angell Town. Mitchell, who moved to Angell Town as a kid, from very cramped accommodation in Battersea, gives an entirely different perspective. He loved the place, and still does.
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By Jason Cobb
Angell Town estate in Brixton has been in the news this week following a series of essays written by Evening Standard writer David Cohen.
It’s been a pretty brutal account to read to be honest, all gathered in a very short period of time.
Contrasting the piece penned by a professional Standard writer with the free flowing recording by a resident who has lived in the area for almost 40 years is perhaps more rewarding.
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Daniel Ruiz Tizon, South London’s master of darkly comic melancholy, seems to have put his Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available podcast on hiatus for now. However, he did also write and star in The Letter for Resonance FM, a tragicomic series of monologues that distilled the best of his recent work into a single run. If you’ve never tried his stuff before, this is definitely the one to go for, and if the end of his regular show means more work like The Letter, I will have to grin and bear it.
Daniel’s overthinking analysis of social situations and brutally revealing detailing of his life’s struggles and mental fragility have been part of my twitter feed for years. his “please don’t hug me” podcast is one of my main inspirations for starting a show of my own which feels woefully poor next to any of his podcasting output. recently he wrote this show for resonance fm, detailing his story through a series of letters to significant people and places in his life. billed as a comedy show, the letter is so much more than that – poignant, emotionally honest, loving and neurotic. still available on the show’s blog, listen to this before it gets lost.
By Miranda Sawyer
Over on Resonance FM on Wednesday, I stumbled across an oddball pleasure. The Letter, a six-part series written and performed by Daniel Ruiz Tizon, is unusual, intriguing radio fare.
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