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April 19, 2017, No comments

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, No comments

Delores William talks to Bobby Joseph, creator of the comic character Scotland Yardie, about the inspiration for his brilliant new graphic novel set i ...

Brixton Revival gig in Diverse on Coldharbour Lane during last years design trail

Relive Brixton’s 70 immigration years

April 13, 2017, No comments

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 project ...

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 guar ...

  • 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 […]

  • Nick Buglione in eighties
    Decades of Brixton: growing pains of the noughties
    December 15, 2016, Comments Off on Decades of Brixton: growing pains of the noughties

    Nick Buglione continues a journey through time with his recollections of Brixton – this month, the noughties Sooner or later, we grow up and cast aside our youthful indulgences. And have […]

  • 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 entirely bogus campaign to bring […]

  • 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 […]