Papa’s Park playground is open again

After two months of extensive refurbishment Papa’s Park (10-17 Pulross Road, Brixton, London SW9 8AF) is open again and filled with brand new equipment, soft...
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...
Young people celebrate news of award from Mayors Young Peoples Fund

Building Young Brixton wins £850,000 from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund

Building Young Brixton, a consortium of six Lambeth based charities and social enterprises, has successfully secured over £850,000 from the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund. ...
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...

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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...
Solomon Smith and Sarah Jones: inspiration to help jobless people

Brixton Soup Kitchen: ‘We don’t just do food here’

  Brixton Soup Kitchen is extending its help to local people in need by offering confidence-boosting counselling. Kitchen founder Solomon Smith has teamed up with life...

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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...

Families in town hall cuts protest

Families protesting against the planned closure of five children's centres by Lambeth council staged a play-in in the reception area at the Town Hall...