Bike mechanic

Free bike mechanic training for young unemployed

Free bike mechanic training is on offer to unemployed young people. BikeMechanix, run by Cycle Confident with funding from Lambeth council, will train 16-24...
Bowie Tenner Note

Bowie auction bids top a grand

Bidding for a piece of Bowie memorabilia being auctioned by Brixton Pound has already gone over £1,000. The auction is for a limited edition A3...
South London Botanical Institute Garden

South London Botanical Institute wins £99,600 Lottery grant

The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) has received £99,600 towards the restoration of its historic herbarium from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Institute,...
Rob from Brixton Cycles

Cycle bunnies Easter fundraiser for disability charity

Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) the local cycling charity will be holding ‘bunny rides’ during Easter week (Friday 25 March till Friday 1 April) where...

Brixton churches launch service for people in debt

A new debt counselling service has been launched by a collaboration of local Brixton local churches aimed at helping people stuck in the debt...
Youth ambassador Jean Franco

Brixton local becomes ambassador against global poverty

Local youth Jean Franco has been selected to be part of the ONE campaign’s  youth ambassador programme. The programme was launched by Mhairi Black...
Bowie mural with floral tributes

Bowie mural artist to visit his Brixton work

Jimmy C, whose Bowie mural on the side of Morleys has become a worldwide icon, will visit the site on Wednesday (10 February) morning...
Members of IRMO's youth project

Community organisation of the year award for Brixton charity

By Isabella Cipirska For 30 years a Brixton-based charity has been helping migrants from Latin America to settle into life in London, helping with language...

‘Your Big Idea’ is looking for the next Alan Sugar in Lambeth

Brixton’s budding entrepreneurs have the opportunity to secure £500 to develop their business ideas with this year’s ‘Your Big Idea’ event to be held...
Just Williams protest Herne Hill

‘They are meant to be a charity, but they’re just greedy’

Mamusu Kallon and photographer Sebastian Morrison record the latest local protest against huge rent rises that are driving out independent enterprises More than 300 children,...
Sue Pettigrew

OBE for local charity chief

A leading local charity worker, Sue Pettigrew, was awarded an OBE for services to children and families in the New Year Honours. She is chair...
Potent Whisper

Forget the sales … swap, crop and charity shop

Lucy Hook met Brixton favourite Potent Whisper to find out about the Second-Hand First campaign Brixton rapper and activist Potent Whisper is no stranger to...

Santa run for Brixton garden

Certitude, a London charity that provides personalised support for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, is taking part in the Santa Run on Sunday...
new entrepreneurs CoPop with Tree Shepherd mentor

CoPop introduces 10 new entrepreneurs at Pop Brixton

CoPop,  a dynamic collective of 10 community enterprises, launches this Wednesday at Pop Brixton. All 10 individuals have been through the Tree Shepherd ‘Start...
Vulpine clothing company team

Cycle clothing company starts #DoGoodFriday

  Wheels for Wellbeing, a Brixton based charity, has been chosen by cycle clothing company, Vulpine to receive 20 per cent of their online sales...
Clare with items collected for Project Shoebox

Brixton shoebox collection for women’s refuge

By Lucy Hook For the women and children spending Christmas in domestic violence refuges, even basic essentials can be a luxury - they have often...

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image for feature on credit union

Credit without profit

  Steve Powdrill meets the provider of a financial service with a difference Years ago, if someone mentioned “credit unions”, you might be forgiven for envisioning...

Appeal for summer food and play funds

Loughborough Community Centre is appealing for funds for its Summer of Play activities based in Max Roach Park. The programme of activities for children from...
Brixton 2am on a Saturday morning

Care and kindness for the Brixton community

  Jessica Dyer spends a Friday night with Brixton’s Street Pastors If you are out on a Friday night in Brixton you may well encounter the Street Pastors,...

LATEST CAMPAIGN NEWS

Poster for Veg Power campaign - Eat them to defeat them

Brixton’s Windrush Square Veg Invasion

Brixton is braced for a vegetable invasion of Windrush Square and the market on 6 April. A family fun day running from 11am to...
Supporters of the Ritzy strikers brave the cold to picket the cinema urging potential patrons to back the boycott

Another Ritzy union rep wins case against sacking

A former Brixton Ritzy cinema worker, sacked for her trade union activities in support of the Living Wage, has won a victory with major...
Kids climate rally in Windrush Square

Brixton kids join worldwide climate campaign

Brixton was today (15 March) part of the worldwide movement of young people demanding immediate and radical action on climate change. https://youtu.be/HzM47Ntisx0 School pupils, mainly from...