Brixton switches on Christmas

Written by on December 5, 2015 in Business, Community, Council, Libraries, News - 2 Comments

Brixton Christmas lights 4 December 2015Lambeth mayor Donatus Anyanwu and local restaurant and bar owner former Miss Jamaica Universe April Jackson of Three Little Birds on Coldharbour Lane, joined Brixton Business Improvement District director Michael Smith outside Morleys to ceremonially switch on the Christmas lights.

They had a musical accompaniment from pan players Divine Steel and singers from the Rapture Ministries Church of the Open Bible in Norwood Junction.

Mayor Donatus Anyanwu and Brixton BID adviser Devon Thomas sing along with the choir

Mayor Donatus Anyanwu and Brixton BID adviser Devon Thomas sing along with the choir

 

Rapture Ministries Church of the Open Bible singers

Rapture Ministries Church of the Open Bible singers

 

Divine Steel at Brixton Christmas lights ceremony 4 December 2015

Divine Steel play

 

April jackson

April Jackson speaks

 

Libraries campaigner and Effra Blogger Marilyn Rogers made sure the issue of the day was not overlooked

Libraries campaigner and Effra Blogger Marilyn Rogers made sure the issue of the day was not overlooked

 

Michael Smith, Brixton BID director

Michael Smith, Brixton BID director

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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. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. 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.