Conference folder
July 14, 2016, 1 Comment

Hill Mead school on the Moorland/Somerleyton estate organised its first conference in school hours yesterday. It discussed the school’s important two-year research project. Alan Slingsby reports Year 1 children from Brixton’s Hill […]

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A journey from devastation to salvation

July 8, 2016, No comments

Yvonne Ellis, founder of the community support group Daughter Arise, tells Celia Buzuk how being abused as a child made her determined to help others ...

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Florence Eshalomi – breaking through barriers

July 6, 2016, 1 Comment

Florence Eshalomi grew up in the “barrier block” on Brixton’s Somerleyton estate. Today she represents the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark on ...


Calais and the crisis of solidarity

July 6, 2016, No comments

How ridiculous our borders and boundaries are  – Leonie Rousham reflects on a visit to the Jungle refugee camp in Calais The refugee crisis is both ...

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    Gentrification is still a hot topic
    July 6, 2016, 5 Comments

    Gentrification is inevitable, remorseless and devoid of conscience  – and won’t be stopped by shaming pop-ups, says Nick Buglione Gentrification. Brixton. Hot topic. Everyone’s fave family-run Portuguese delicatessen closes under [&h ...

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    Pop Brixton’s first year
    June 14, 2016, 1 Comment

    It has transformed unused land into a vibrant community, yet Pop Brixton remains a controversial subject. In the month of its first birthday, Harry Yeates asks if it is an […]

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    Does your hair represent who you are?”
    May 24, 2016, Comments Off on Does your hair represent who you are?”

    Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Brixton based solicitor and actress, shares her new project “Afro Archives A Performers World” Watch on YouTube On set last year, I met a couple of actresses and we got […]

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    Confessions of a former bike thief
    May 14, 2016, 11 Comments

    Richard Cantle, founder of Stolen Ride, the London-based website that helps victims of bike theft recover their rides, talks to a reformed thief  So, you are an ex-bike thief from […]

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    Inside the Carnegie sit-in
    April 1, 2016, 6 Comments

    Megan Roberts, whose Ode to Carnegie Library moved so many people, reports from the library sit-in Don’t miss her pictures at the end of the post I’ve just spent the […]