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...
Windrush solidarity banner

Brixton event will discuss Windrush Generation and ‘hostile environment’

Local Labour party activists are organising an educational event in Brixton to explore Home Office policies in the light of what has been happening...

Protest demands democracy in Lambeth

Campaigners against Lambeth council policies on estate demolition, libraries, local parks and more put the local into National Democracy Week yesterday (3 July) with a...
Brixton Windmill

Brixton Windmill sails past funding target

Brixton Windmill’s Crowdfunder appeal for its new education centre raised more than £15,000 from nearly 200 supporters – comfortably passing its original target of...
Packet of Brixton Road cigarettes

Brixton Road fags promote Car Free Day plan

Students from Brixton’s School of Communications Arts created another striking and memorable campaign yesterday (3 July) when they distributed packs of “Brixton Road” cigarettes...
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,...

Guardian angel for Brixton’s African Caribbean war memorial

As Brixton geared up for the Windrush anniversary, the African Caribbean war memorial in Windrush Square got a new caretaker. Stafford Geoghagen owner of Caribbean...
11pm. Mass singalong outside Brixton Tube station – yards from people's homes

Council ‘faffing’ over noise threat to health say Brixton residents

  Residents of Tunstall Road, whose pedestrianised eastern end is home to Brixton’s David Bowie mural, have renewed their calls for Lambeth council to act...

Carnegie Library ‘on the national agenda’

A committee of MPs has replied to a report of the way that Lambeth council is handling the future of the Carnegie library in...

Brixton Barnardo’s launches new summer trend book

The children’s charity Barnardo’s launches a new book One of a Kind in its Brixton shop, available from Saturday 9 June.  It has teamed up...
Elaine Partleton and her florists Flower Lady next to Herne Hill station

The Flower Lady says plans to move her have been halted

A cherished Railton Road business and its historic building were saved yesterday after pressure from the community against proposals to turn it into an...
A family sit at the site of their demolished home in Jabal Al Baba

From Brixton to Israel, Palestine and back

Alice Crawford recently arrived home to Brixton after serving as an ecumenical accompanier with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme In Palestine And Israel, working in...

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Lambeth Street Pastors coordinator Cherie Thomas

Lambeth Street Pastors to celebrate new charity status

Lambeth Street Pastors, the church-based group that brings help and support to people who are the worse for wear for whatever reason in Brixton...
Vegetable garden

Slade Gardens project wins funding from mayor

Brixton’s Slade Gardens is one of a handful of local city greening projects to have been awarded significant funding from the London mayor’s Greener City...
Ula and Basil

Football team raise money for cancer treatment

South London five-a-side football team Samba Quays are reuniting 10 years after their last competitive fixture to play...

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This year's Advocacy Academy intake

Advocacy Academy puts passion into practice

Family and supporters of young graduates of the Advocacy Academy cheered them on in an emotional graduation ceremony in Brixton as each group of...
Food on foodbank shelves

Brixton foodbank joins universal credit campaign

The Norwood and Brixton Foodbank is giving full backing to a national campaign to reform universal credit. The controversial change to benefit payments has led...
John McDonnell

Shadow chancellor McDonnell in Brixton call for socialist transformation

The Labour Party’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell made a call for the socialist transformation of Britain in a speech in Brixton at the weekend. He...