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May 11, 2018, No comments

Alan Slingsby meets the Lambeth Horticultural Society – and the man who organises the Country Show’s carved vegetable competition   Lambeth is well provided for when it comes to tilling […]

A family sit at the site of their demolished home in Jabal Al Baba

From Brixton to Israel, Palestine and back

May 11, 2018, No comments

Alice Crawford recently arrived home to Brixton after serving as an ecumenical accompanier with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme In Palestine An ...

At the Advocacy Academy (top to bottom, left to right): Amelia Viney, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Shiden Tekle, Zhanè Salmone, Belmiro Matos da Costa, Liv Francis-Cornibert, Kofi Asante

Legally Black: This is just the beginning

April 11, 2018, No comments

Tevye Markson talks to Legally Black’s Shiden Tekle, 18, Kofi Asante, 17, and Belmiro Matos da Costa, 18 (minus fourth member Liv Francis-Cornibert, ...

New Contemporaries at Bloc

New Contemporaries at “edgy venue” Bloc 336

February 26, 2018, Comments Off on New Contemporaries at “edgy venue” Bloc 336

Rudy Schulkind reviews Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Brixton’s Block 336 The Art Newspaper reported that the Bloomberg New Contemporaries show had ...

  • Costumes at Trinidad Carnival
    Carnival – fighting for the right to party since 1830s
    January 31, 2018, Comments Off on Carnival – fighting for the right to party since 1830s

    On a visit to Trinidad Dave Randall discovered that there is more to carnival than a good time Aside from the moving corporate celebration of buttock-shaped hearts and red roses […]

  • Trial Lawyer in film made by Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen
    Brixton lawyers who turn nobody away
    December 10, 2017, Comments Off on Brixton lawyers who turn nobody away

     Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen recently made the first ever film to be allowed in the Royal Courts of Justice. The organisation Twanieka Alcindor launched three years ago in Coldharbour […]

  • Claudia Wilson of Pure Vinyl Reocrds
    A sense of community
    December 8, 2017, Comments Off on A sense of community

    Eleanor Sharples talks to Claudia Wilson about her records, her new shop and the Brixton community. Claudia Wilson no longer sees the community spirit that there used to be in […]

  • Artists who designed flags of Brixton Market Sam and Toni
    Flags of Brixton Market – from dictionary to design
    November 10, 2017, Comments Off on Flags of Brixton Market – from dictionary to design

    Sam Furness tells the story of how he and Toni Hollis created one of the highlights of this year’s Brixton Design Trail The streets of Brixton are laced with language. […]

  • Do hold your breath …
    November 5, 2017, Comments Off on Do hold your breath …

    That old rugby cliché “up and under” takes on an entirely new meaning for a group of South London sportspeople. One of them, Jerome Lewis from Brixton, is a member […]