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Knights Of staff in the shop today
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9 October, 2018, 1 Comment

Brixton will this month host a groundbreaking pop-up children’s bookshop stocked with books featuring BAME (Black and minority ethnic) characters. The #ReadTheOnePercent Bookshop is a response to a report published earlier […]

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Prize for ‘iconic’ Linton Kwesi Johnson

19 July, 2018, Comments Off on Prize for ‘iconic’ Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson, the Brixton poet, musician and activist, was tonight (19 July) announced as a Society of Authors Cholmondeley Award winner for h ...

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Zimbabwean author to make UK debut at South London literary festival

5 June, 2018, Comments Off on Zimbabwean author to make UK debut at South London literary festival

James Perrett ventures southwards to discover literary riches in Balham A rising Zimbabwean author will make her first public appearance in the UK at ...

Death in Dulwich, Homicide in Herne Hill – watch out Peckham and Streatham

26 April, 2018, Comments Off on Death in Dulwich, Homicide in Herne Hill – watch out Peckham and Streatham

James Perrett talks Agatha Christie, Elizabethan bear-baiters and murder most foul in our neighbouring leafy suburb of Dulwich, with author of  ...

  • Young reader on Beanstalk programme
    Charity seeks volunteers to help Brixton pupils with reading
    6 March, 2018, Comments Off on Charity seeks volunteers to help Brixton pupils with reading

    Volunteers in Brixton have been helping primary school children become more confident readers in a support programme by Beanstalk. The literacy charity recruits volunteers to work in primary schools with […]

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    Paws for thought – Brixton nurse writes children’s book
    11 December, 2017, Comments Off on Paws for thought – Brixton nurse writes children’s book

    Gabriella Thomas, a Brixton resident and clinical psychiatric nurse specialist working with children and families, has published her first children’s book. The Cats of Butterwick Sands follows the adventures of […]

  • Butchers, Bakers, Curry Goat Makers: Belly Full review
    4 November, 2017, Comments Off on Butchers, Bakers, Curry Goat Makers: Belly Full review

    One of our favourite reads over the summer and autumn has been Riaz Phillips’ Belly Full, a colourful, stylish exploration of UK Caribbean food culture and the people behind our […]

  • The Big Easy: Japaneasy review
    4 November, 2017, Comments Off on The Big Easy: Japaneasy review

    Nanban’s Tim Anderson says anyone can turn Japanese After winning Masterchef and popping up left right and centre all over London, Tim Anderson is now firmly bedded in Brixton at […]

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    Lido set to star in film and novel
    15 October, 2017, Comments Off on Lido set to star in film and novel

      Brockwell Lido is set to feature in a major film based on a novel by former Brixton resident Libby Page. The novel, The Lido, her first, is due to […]