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River Effra book cover
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November 8, 2016, No comments

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 19 ...

Brixton’s Rec and platform sculptures win Historic England listing

November 3, 2016, No comments

Historic England today (3 November) announced Grade II listing for two Brixton landmarks – the Rec and the sculpture Platforms Piece on Brixton over ...

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 rem ...

  • Mari Rejinders and Stuart Horwood
    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 […]

  • You can’t change change. But it must be managed
    September 12, 2016, Comments Off on You can’t change change. But it must be managed

    Photographer Honey Salvadori, a long-time local resident talks to Anna McKie about her new book, coming home and what Brixton was really like 30 years ago Honey Salvadori has seen […]

  • Brixton Windmill
    Visit the Harvest Festival at Brixton Windmill
    September 9, 2016, Comments Off on Visit the Harvest Festival at Brixton Windmill

    Brixton Windmill Harvest Festival, Sunday 18 September 2 – 5pm. Workshops, music and children’s entertainment. As part of Open House London weekend Brixton Windmill will be open to the public […]

  • Drawing collage of Windmill
    Get arty in the park at Brixton Windmill
    August 9, 2016, Comments Off on Get arty in the park at Brixton Windmill

    Art in the Park takes place at Brixton Windmill Gardens this Sunday 14 August. A fun outing for all ages. You can try your hand at drawing and painting the […]