Timebanking

Time to be a credit to yourself and the community

Jane Wenlock of the Vauxhall Time Bank says timebanking will benefit both individuals and the community. Time banks connect people through the use of...

The White Horse hosts festive lunch for isolated Lambeth residents

The White Horse Pub on Brixton Hill has teamed up for the with local charity South London Cares for a third year to put on...

They told us a community fridge would not work in Brixton …

The People’s Fridge in Brixton was formally launched nearly two years ago on 8 February 2017. Here’s an update on what Team Fridge have been...
Mayor Christopher Wellbelove

Mayor: Look after your neighbours

“Look after your neighbours,” was the seasonal message from Lambeth mayor Christopher Wellbelove at the Christmas tree lights switch on. Mayor Wellbelove has chosen to...
Volcano Coffee

Brixton’s Volcano coffee and Brockwell Lido team up with Crisis

At least two local institutions are working with Crisis, the homeless charity. Brockwell Lido will host its Icebreaker fundraiser on Saturday 15 December and...

Award winning garden mosaic is up for auction. Bid now!

Arts4Space, the community arts organisation, is auctioning off the mosaic that was part of an award-winning garden designed for the 2018 RHS show garden...
Illustration of two people reading the Brixon Review of Books

Local and global – the Brixton Review of Books

Brixton’s thriving literary scene has a new presence – the Brixton Review of Books. Grace Waters turns the pages With an ethos of making literature...

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...
Photo of Big Issue sleep out campaign

Sign up to the Big Sleep Out and support Big Issue vendors

  The Big Issue Foundation is asking readers to “spend a night under the stars in solidarity with Big Issue vendors”.  The ‘Big Sleep Out’ takes...
Students editing we rise film for Brixton Design Trail

Teenagers ‘Big Up Brixton’ with a series of short films

Teenagers on a work experience project have created short films in response to this year’s Brixton Design Trail theme of “We Belong”. Organised by...
Mosaic clubhouse members

Club 414 to host Mosaic Clubhouse fundraiser

Many top musicians, poets and DJs are signed up for an event to raise funds for and awareness of Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse. Organised by Bryan...
Kids at Baytree with hands raised and smiling

Baytree Centre seeks volunteers

Brixton’s Baytree Centre is seeking 50 or more new volunteers to give an hour a week to make sure that the centre can continue...
Interior of the new learning centre

Brixton Windmill appeal enters last week … what can you spare to help?

Donations to Brixton Windmill’s fundraising appeal for its new education centre reached a peak of £1,605 yesterday (25 June) and two anonymous donors to...
Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives welcomes MPs’ recognition

Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has welcomed parliamentary and government moves to recognise and help the Windrush generation. These include local MP Helen Hayes (Labour,...
Young Black woman in despair

Need for quality, affordable housing for women is now greater than ever

Zaiba Qureshi, chief executive of the Brixton-based Housing for Women charity that provides social housing and gender sensitive support services to women, calls for...
Tulse Hill makers pacer

New work space for Tulse Hill

Tulse Hill estate has got a makeover with its former council housing office transformed into GLOWS (Greenleaf Open Work Space), an affordable co-working space...

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...