There’s almost constant talk about the gentrification of London in the press and what that means for its established small businesses. Studios, workshops, barbers and quality off-licences (imagine!) are disappearing at an alarming rate across the city with blocks of unimaginative flats popping up in their place. But it’s often easy to forget that these changes affect real people who have been plying their trade for decades in these recently gentrified areas.
In this week’s fourth film from the 32LDN project we meet Rod and Lloyd, two of the men at the heart of London’s Terminal Studios, a recording sanctuary that’s played host to the likes of Rihanna, Labrinth, Foals, The XX and even Rolf Harris, but has still had to relocate due to the capital’s rocketing rents. Far from being depressing though, this is a portrait of an establishment with impressive heritage making the jump to something altogether bigger and better.