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...
Santander cycle Brockwell Park

Pop-up 60-bike Santander cycle station for Brockwell Park

Transport for London will install a pop-up Santander cycle docking station in Brockwell Park this weekend (12-13 May). About 60 bikes will be near the...
Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott: Glad to be in the heart of Brixton for Windrush protest

“I’m very glad to be here in the heart of Brixton, one of the centres for the Windrush generation,” shadow home secretary Diane Abbott...
Black Cultural Archives

Destroyed Windrush generation landing cards ‘should have come to Brixton’

Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) have demanded to know why crucial evidence about the immigration status of the Windrush Generation was destroyed instead of...
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

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, 18)...
Ritzy living wage campaign placards

Corbyn pledges support for Brixton Ritzy strikers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged solidarity with members of the BECTU union on strike at Picturehouse cinemas, including Brixton’s Ritzy, today (8 March). “I fully...

High Trees wins grant for language support programme

  High Trees Community Development Trust in Tulse Hill has been awarded three-year funding to run a “Strength in Words” programme. The grant from the City...
Ritzy strike 5 November 2017

International Women’s Day backing for Picturehouse living wage campaign

Living wage campaigners at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema and others in the Picturehouse chain are to link up with the International Women’s Strike campaign on...
Child in Superman Costume at Brixton Green meeting

Brixton Green launches campaign for council support

Brixton Green, the com­mun­ity body seeking to build affordable rented homes on a redeveloped Somerleyton Road, is organising a public meeting  on Wednesday 7...

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School Ground Sounds young people making music

School Ground Sounds young artists make and record music from scratch

Brixton based School Ground Sounds has produced an eight-track album working with ten young people who wrote, performed and created the music. The charity works...
John Ruskin bicentenary event at at Ruskin Park

Help Ruskin Park friends celebrate bicentenary

The Friends of Ruskin Park are crowdfunding to raise the money for a programme of events and celebrations this summer in to mark the...

Be a green volunteer

Volunteers are already at work in Brixton’s Slade Gardens after it became one of a handful of local city greening projects to get significant funding...

LATEST CAMPAIGN NEWS

Mark Healey of HCAW; Chery Lewis; Donatus Anyanwu; and Louise Holden, London disability hate crime project manager for Inclusion London, an organisation that supports more than 70 deaf and disabled organisations in every London borough

Brixton marks 20th anniversary of nail bombing

Campaigners against hate crime and a representative of the mayor of Lambeth last night joined others on Electric Avenue to mark the 20th anniversary of...
Extinction Rebellion protest at Marble Arch

Local activists to the fore in Extinction Rebellion protest

Lambeth and Brixton members of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaign took part in the recent protests in London that closed roads and led to...
illustration of Believe in Tomorrow garden by brixton designer for RHS show

Help crowdfund for children’s Believe in Tomorrow garden

A Brixton gardener will be presenting her ideas to get more children outdoors at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July writes Emma...