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January 9, 2017, 1 Comment

Brixton’s 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is starting a new project Voices From the Front Line, for 13–25-year-olds. It will explore Brixton’s heritage and, in particular, the political and social history […]

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 ...

Nick Buglione in eighties

Decades of Brixton: growing pains of the noughties

December 15, 2016, No comments

Nick Buglione continues a journey through time with his recollections of Brixton – this month, the noughties Sooner or later, we grow up and cast a ...

River Effra book cover

Everything you need to know about the Effra

November 8, 2016, Comments Off on Everything you need to know about the Effra

Romantics may wish to avoid a comprehensive new book about the River Effra. Even before the late nineties arts project Platform ran a convincing but e ...

  • Soul II Soul at Brixton Academy (Photo: Justin Thomas)
    Brixton: The party years
    November 3, 2016, 5 Comments

    Nick Buglione continues a journey through time with his recollections of Brixton – this month, the nineties Embed from Getty Images Au revoir the 1980s, bonjour Brixton 1990s. The party […]

  • Brixton’s Rec and platform sculptures win Historic England listing
    November 3, 2016, Comments Off on Brixton’s Rec and platform sculptures win Historic England listing

    Historic England today (3 November) announced Grade II listing for two Brixton landmarks – the Rec and the sculpture Platforms Piece on Brixton overground station’s platforms Another Lambeth landmark, the […]

  • Brixton in the eighties
    Brixton in the eighties – shabbily splendid
    October 5, 2016, 9 Comments

    Nick Buglione begins a journey through time with his recollections of Brixton in the Eighties Nowadays it’s easy, marvellous Mark Zuckerberg can remember it for you wholesale. Real memories are […]

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    Brixton barrows reborn
    September 16, 2016, Comments Off on Brixton barrows reborn

    Traders and supporters of Brixton Market gathered last night to celebrate the refurbishment of four of the market’s remaining traditional barrows. Only about half a dozen of what was once […]

  • Unveiling of Plaque indoor of Norma Williamson
    Brixton plaque honours local hero Norma Williamson
    September 15, 2016, Comments Off on Brixton plaque honours local hero Norma Williamson

    A crowd gathered on Windrush Square to pay tribute to Norma Williamson, a tireless community campaigner who recently passed way after a short illness, writes Nubian Jak Norma was honoured with a […]

  • Market trader Ena with het refurbished barrow
    Brixton barrows celebration
    September 14, 2016, Comments Off on Brixton barrows celebration

    Friends of Brixton’s historic market barrows will tomorrow (15 September) celebrate the completion of the project to restore them to their former glory. Friends of the barrows, including people who […]