All posts in Brixton Stories

  • Brockwell Swimmers Relay at the Lido
    LIDO HOSTS FIRST SPRING RELAY EVENT
    12 June, 2018, Comments Off on LIDO HOSTS FIRST SPRING RELAY EVENT

    Swimming club teams from across London met for the first Brockwell Spring relays. Seven teams totalling about 100 swimmers included the home side and Spencer Swimming Team captained by Brockwell Swimmers’ […]

  • Bill – The Prince Regent
    Pub Dogs of London – it began in Brixton and now it’s back
    10 May, 2018, Comments Off on Pub Dogs of London – it began in Brixton and now it’s back

    Brixton photographer Fiona Freund has an exhibition of her work opening in the Lounge on Atlantic Road on Monday (14 May). It’s based on a book that is full of portraits […]

  • Brixton dressmaker who designed for freedom
    6 May, 2018, Comments Off on Brixton dressmaker who designed for freedom

    Brixton dressmaker Alice Bygrave was one of several nineteenth century female designers determined to make life easier for women cyclists. Women’s clothing in those pre-Lycra days was not good for […]

  • Marcia Cameron lights a lantern held by 17-24-40's Mark Healey
    Mayor joins Brixton bomb commemoration
    18 April, 2018, 2 Comments

    Lambeth mayor Marcia Cameron yesterday (17 April) joined members of the anti-hate charity 17-24-30 and local people to mark the 19th anniversary of the 1999 bomb in Brixton Market. The charity’s name […]

  • The plaque marking the bombing is today usually behind a row of trolleys
    Nineteenth anniversary of Brixton bomb
    17 April, 2018, Comments Off on Nineteenth anniversary of Brixton bomb

    Embed from Getty Images   Today is the 19th anniversary of the bomb left outside Iceland in Brixton by neo-nazi David Copeland, who killed three people and injured more than […]

  • Brixton Calling – We meet BID director Michael Smith
    10 April, 2018, Comments Off on Brixton Calling – We meet BID director Michael Smith

    What is the Brixton BID? Delores Williams finds out from director Michael Smith. Listen in yourself …     People, like myself, may see the word BID in articles about […]

  • Made in Brixton: Windmill Flour
    8 April, 2018, Comments Off on Made in Brixton: Windmill Flour

    Sacha Harrison meets Shaun Wilson, Head Miller at our wonderfully unlikely urban windmill. And bags a recipe for hyper-local home baking. Despite the gluten free trend, Brixton’s bakeries are thriving. […]

  • High Spirits: Myatts Fields Cocktails
    8 April, 2018, Comments Off on High Spirits: Myatts Fields Cocktails

    We meet local boutique cocktail makers Myatts Fields Cocktails Brixtonians Clemency and Cyrus (also husband and wife) found a somewhat unusual route into boutique cocktail making. Their range of classic […]

  • Blacker Dread
    Brixton Calling: Talking with Blacker Dread
    11 March, 2018, 1 Comment

    Monday night (12 March) sees the first television showing of a new documentary by BAFTA award-winning director Molly Dineen about legendary Brixton figure Blacker Dread. Delores William watched the film […]