Girls Friendly Society members

Girls Friendly Society relaunches in Brixton

Girls Friendly Society (GFS) has recently re-launched its Brixton group for girls and young women at The Edmundsbury Estate Community Centre on Ferndale Road. The...

New charity helps students with university applications 

16 January 2018 may seem a long way off but that is the UCAS deadline for most university applications. Get Accepted is a Brixton-based charity aimed...

Like the Tardis in Brixton – Dr Who companion opens rebuilt school

Brixton–born Pearl Mackie, who plays Doctor Who’s latest and first openly gay main companion, Bill Potts, has officially reopened the rebuilt Lansdowne School, a...
Students with solar panels

Solar panels for Brixton schools

Repowering London and Brixton Energy are looking for Brixton schools keen to put solar panels on their roofs. They are not-for-profit and the schemes...
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Tech training opportunity for 18-24 years olds

  Brixton-based youth charity Livity is partnering with tech company Nominet to connect tech savvy 18-24 year olds with local enterprises. The Nominet Digital Neighbourhood scheme...
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Summer activities at Brockwell Park Greenhouses

Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses summer events are in full swing, and there's something for everyone.  At Sunday Pizzas you can roll the dough and...
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Lambeth parents join schools picnic protest

Lambeth parents will join parents, pupils and teachers from all over the country, to stage a mass picnic protest in Parliament Square on Sunday...

Local music charity launches therapy awards scheme

A long-established local charity that brings the benefits of music therapy to vulnerable people around the world has a new awards scheme for its...

Picnic in the park for parents school protest

More than 300 parents, teachers and children took part in a recent Lambeth Loves Schools picnic. Politicians from the different parties Chuka Umunna (Labour),...
Picnic in Windmill Gardens

Friends of Windmill Gardens appeal for volunteers

Friends of Windmill Gardens are seeking volunteers to join them. There’s lots to do – from helping to organise events, becoming tour guides at...

Brixton Calling: Ahoy there – let’s rock that boat!

Local resident John Eacott has played on Top of the Pops and at the Proms. Now he wants to start a sailing club –...
TOWIE’s Pete Wicks and James Lock at The Clink Restaurant, HMP Brixton

Fundraiser at Brixton’s The Clink raises £2,000

The Only Way is Essex star James Lock has raised £2,000 for The Clink Charity after a fundraiser at HMP Brixton, writes Joe Wallen. The...
UK Literacy Awards Assessor with one of the teachers

Brixton’s Hill Mead primary in the running for top literacy award

Hill Mead primary school has made it to the last four in the Literacy School of the Year Award. Assessors from the UK Literary...
Student Micah with her book which tops Amazon best seller list

Brixton school student tops best seller list with first book

Micah Dolphy, aged 15 and a pupil at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy, has topped the Amazon best seller list with her first book.  Poetic...
Ruskin Readers Tutor Rae Stoltenkamp (right) with Tracey Cameron

Ruskin Readers’ search for new home

Stephen Blanchard traces Ruskin Readers’ search for a new home Adults with literacy issues can be a hidden minority in Lambeth. People may struggle to...
Miranda Brawn Patron of the BCA

Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn

Miranda Brawn, patron of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, has won another award for her work to improve diversity. Prime minister Theresa May gave Brawn (right),...

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Brixton to Siberia by Nissan Micra

Sam Mellor and Tom Page, aka Team Togrog, set off to Prague from Brixton on 16 July in a Nissan Micra “write off” to...
Tai Chi enthusiasts at Brixton Windmill Gardens

Brixton Windmill Gardens wins Green Flag award

Windmill Gardens in Brixton has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme  as one of the very best green spaces in the UK....

Jim Davidson gets (back) on his bike in aid of hospice

Herne Hill picture framer Jim Davidson (65 today), showed uncommon grit and determination on Saturday 28 June when he completed the 350-plus miles of...

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Food organisations to tackle waste at Lambeth Country Show

The Lambeth Food Partnership is working with the Lambeth Country Show team to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill from the...
Sonia Winifred, Lambeth council cabinet member for equalities and culture, with the young performers

Councillor launches petition to site Windrush memorial in Brixton

A senior Lambeth council member has launched a petition opposing plans to site the official Windrush generation memorial at Waterloo. Councillor Sonia Winifred, cabinet member...
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Olive Morris collective says memorial must not be lost

Olive Morris was a community activist in South London who died aged 27 in 1979. In 1986 the Brixton Black Women’s group, of which...