Brixton 2015 in Blog posts and pictures

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JANUARY

Proposed design for LED advertising boards in the centre of Brixton

Proposed design for LED advertising boards in the centre of Brixton

Cressingham Gardens £14 million repair costs ‘inflated’

Why I swapped my office job for the boxing ring

FEBRUARY

Pedro using the Pedroscope at the Ebony Horse Club

Children from Ebony Horse Club designed a periscope so Shetland pony Pedro can see what is going on outside his stall. Photograph Dan Jones

Campaigners protest latest budget cuts

The Faces of Cressingham Gardens series at  Ritzy

MARCH

budget carpets

Budget Carpets mural

SAVE OUR SHOPS: Murals go up to support the Brixton Community United campaign

Former Rushcroft Road squats available for rent for £3,000 per month

APRIL

Reclaim Brixton protest

Reclaim Brixton protest

Over 7,000 people used local foodbank

South London teenagers kick-start Angell Town football pitch campaign

MAY

Football Beyond Borders (Angell Town Campaign)

Angell Town Football Beyond Borders campaign

Top of the Pops: Brixton’s container park opens for business

Your New Town Hall campus plans revealed

 

JUNE

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Closure of Kaff Bar: anger at the loss of another Brixton favourite to rising rents

New street art goes up on Brixton Hill

 

JULY

Brixton Soup Kitchen founders Mahamed Hashi (left) and Solomon Smith with Tessa Jowell (centre)

Brixton Soup Kitchen founders Mahamed Hashi (left) and Solomon Smith with Tessa Jowell (centre)

New play about housing redevelopment in Brixton

Brixton restaurant Boqueria wins London restaurant of the year

 

AUGUST

Splash 2015 4 Photo by Mark Muldoon

Splash 2015.  Photo by Mark Muldoon

Man shot by police in Brixton after seven-hour eviction stand off

Experimental Loughborough Junction road closures to last 6 months

 

SEPTEMBER

Dwaynamics boxing coach helping a schoolgirl to practice jabs and crosses

Dwaynamics boxing coach helping a schoolgirl to practice jabs and crosses

Another Brixton loss: A&C Continental Deli to close

A mother’s determination creates hope from tragedy

 

OCTOBER

MP Chuka Umunna with three women performers from the play "Linstead Market

MP Chuka Umunna with the volunteers who performed “Linstead Market”

Tulse Hill residents celebrate Black history in style

Brixton Review: Nanban

 

NOVEMBER

screen grab of two of the characters in Hill Mead story

Characters in one of the animations created by Hill Mead school parents and children to tell the stories of their families

Lawyer seeks people affected by Brixton’s deadly air pollution

New play Where Will We Live tells the story of estate demolition

 

DECEMBER

Celebrating peace in Railton Road outside the Naish family shop in 1919

Celebrating peace in 1919 in Railton Road outside the family shop of the Naish family – chimney sweeps to Brixton over many generations

When Clapham becomes Brixton …

Brixton cop at the top

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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