Local volunteers and council win awards for work resettling refugees

A community initiative working to resettle refugees locally has been recognised as one of the nation’s leading groups of its kind. Herne Hill Welcomes Refugees...
T-shirt weather at the Grove Adventure Playground Gala

Gala weekend for Grove Adventure Playground

Grove Adventure Playground in Loughborough Junction opened its doors for a Gala Benefit last weekend (end October) and put on a night to remember for...
Picket outside McDonald's in Brixton

Low paid workers picket Brixton McDonald’s

McDonald’s workers and other low-paid employees and trade unionists picketed the fast food restaurant in Brixton this morning (4 October). After a brief rally in...
Brixton McDonald's

Brixton McDonald’s to be picketed tomorrow morning

Brixton McDonald’s will be picketed tomorrow morning (4 October) as part of a campaign against low pay and zero-hour contracts that is backed by...

Vision for Brixton: are creatives and politicians on the same page

Brixton’s creative community slugs it out with the ‘establishment’ as they pitch their vision for  Brixton against that of politicians, planners, construction and finance....
Photo of Syrian food

Sign up for the next Brixton Syrian supper club

Enjoy a delicious dinner, live music, and support a good cause at the same time.  The next Syrian Supper Club takes place in Brixton...
Poster for workshop on 15 September Getting Attention

Tips to make yourself heard workshop at Community Base

Make Some Noise! Getting people's attention and keeping it is a workshop at Brixton Community Base on Saturday 15 September run by Project Dirt...
Reflections a CGI image of Brixton Design Trail installation's outside Brixton Tube

Brixton talent prepares to go on show

Brixton Design Trail will once again bring local people, creatives and organisations together from 15 to 23 September. The theme of this year’s trail...
One of the paintings by Abe Odedina that will be on display in the Department Store

BDT: Bringing the Belonging to Brixton

Brixton Design Trail (BDT) launches on 15 September as part of the London Design Festival. This year’s theme – We Belong – explores and...
Flyer for the News Club Brixton Library 11 September

Brixton’s News Club kicks off with expert panel and hot topics

  News Club is a fortnightly discussion event that combines a panel of experts with an audience of local news-hounds to dissect the week’s stories...
Rock Against Racism Programme Back Cover

Rock Against Racism 40 years on – an echo that must get louder

  Forty years ago this month the biggest party ever held in Brockwell Park took place under the banner Rock Against Racism. On 24 September...
Groundwork event

Bite-sized food waste workshops

The Brixton Pound Café will be one of the venues for free “bite-sized” workshops on food waste for Lambeth residents organised by the charity...

Brixton Chamber Orchestra at Cressingham Gardens

  The Cressingham Gardens Rotunda – one of the many things that makes the demolition-threatened estate special – hosted a concert by the Brixton Chamber...
Brixton Arches

Protests hit Network Rail arches sell-off

Network Rail’s attempts to sell its railway arches and other property is being hit by the campaign group Guardians of the Arches. As we reported...
Ritzy workers in Windrush Square at the weekend

Picturehouse seeks to vary planning condition for new Lambeth cinema

Picturehouse cinemas, the owner of Brixton’s Ritzy, is seeking to vary the terms of Lambeth council’s planning conditions for its new cinema in West...
Sacked union reps (l-r)Tom McKain, Marc Cowan and Natalie Parsons outside the Ritzy in Brixton

Ritzy union reps were unfairly dismissed

  Union representatives at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema were unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled. Workers at the Ritzy have been campaigning over several years to...

Brixton people

VOLUNTEERING

Papa’s Park is open again

After two months of extensive refurbishment Papa’s Park (10-17 Pulross Road, London SW9 8AF) is open again and filled with brand new equipment, soft surfaces...
From left: Tony Goldring, Mims Davies, Keishana Kelly and Steadman Scott on the terrace of the Palace of Westminster

Brixton’s Afewee at the Palace of Westminster

A government minister made time on one of the busiest days in the recent history of Parliament to meet three coaches from Brixton’s Afewee...
Diversity champion Miranda Brawn

Brixton equality commissioner awarded Freedom of City of London

cha Dr Miranda Brawn, Lambeth equality commissioner, patron of the Brixton Black Cultural Archives and founder of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has been...

LATEST CAMPAIGN NEWS

Children at the Lark Hall children's centre – one of five scheduled for closure

Union and parents launch campaign against closure of children’s centres

The Lambeth branch of the trade union Unison and local parents this week launched a campaign against cuts to children’s centres in the borough...
Ties in TRAID Brixton

Brixton Traid: Your clothes can help to fashion a sustainable world

  Brixton’s TRAID on Acre Lane is part of a UK-wide charity tackling environmental and social problems caused by the production, consumption and disposal of...
Landfill project in Indonesia. Pic of children

Brixton artist raises funds for landfill site community

An artist from Brixton is raising funds to support a project helping families who live in South East Asia’s largest landfill site. Lawrence Blackburn says...