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October 4, 2017, No comments

A Lambeth council cabinet report has recommended that the borough archives move from their present home in the Minet library in Myatt’s Fields to Kennington Lane in Vauxhall. A new […]

Brixton Windmill harvest festival this Sunday

September 15, 2017, No comments

The Brixton Windmill Harvest Festival returns this Sunday 17 September from 2–5pm. A packed programme for all the family will include haystack build ...

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Heritage and heroes of Brixton and around

September 6, 2017, No comments

Lambeth Heritage Festival returns for its fifth year in September, celebrating the history of the borough with over 60 events, many of them in Brixton ...

Big cash boost for Great North Wood project

July 5, 2017, Comments Off on Big cash boost for Great North Wood project

The Great North Wood, which once bordered Brixton and places like Brockwell Park, is to be “revived and reimagined” with the help of nearly £700, ...

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    Wreath for Darcus Howe on Railton Road
    April 19, 2017, Comments Off on Wreath for Darcus Howe on Railton Road

    Brixton will say its last goodbye to Darcus Howe tomorrow (Thursday 20 April) when his funeral cortege is due to halt outside 165 Railton Road, the former home of the […]

  • You can’t help smiling when he laughs
    April 16, 2017, Comments Off on You can’t help smiling when he laughs

    Delores William talks to Bobby Joseph, creator of the comic character Scotland Yardie, about the inspiration for his brilliant new graphic novel set in Brixton and why all the royalties […]

  • Brixton Revival gig in Diverse on Coldharbour Lane during last years design trail
    Relive Brixton’s 70 immigration years
    April 13, 2017, Comments Off on Relive Brixton’s 70 immigration years

    Delores William gets to sit in the Front Room at 100 Acre Lane – where she meets Terry Humphrey and finds out about Brixton Revival, its art projects and a […]

  • Royal visit for the Black Cultural Archives
    February 16, 2017, Comments Off on Royal visit for the Black Cultural Archives

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Black Cultural Archives today (16 February) where they were welcomed by an army cadet guard of honour. The royals […]

  • Teri Bullen hanging her historic patchwork of revolutionary women – Change the World! At the Brixton Calling! Exhibition in the 198 Gallery in 2011. Picture: Stefan Szczelkun/Flickr/Creative Commoms
    Who is your Brixton local hero?
    December 30, 2016, 2 Comments

    Do you have a special Brixton person who should be remembered as a local hero in the Brixton Tate library? Friends of Tate Library Brixton and Friends of Windrush Square […]