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New book by Brixton Bard Alex Wheatle published today

Brixton Bard Alex Wheatle MBE has a new book published today (4 April). Home Girl: or The Miseducation of Naomi Brisset is the fourth book...

Brixton’s News Club kicks off with expert panel and hot topics

  News Club is a fortnightly discussion event that combines a panel of experts with an audience of local news-hounds to dissect the week’s stories...

Half price from the Blog: Alex Wheatle, Bard of Brixton,...

Alex Wheatle, the Bard of Brixton, will this week be on stage at the Globe Theatre on London's South Bank that was established to...

Film of Brixton book to premier

A short film adapted from the award-winning book Brixton Rock will premier at the Tate Library later this month. On 27 May, the film of...

Remembering the Brixton 1981 Uprisings

Locals came together to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1981 Brixton Uprising at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) this week. Arts co editor Barney...

COMMENT: Immigration – let’s hear it for the pioneers

By Temi Ogunye This week sees the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act 1965 which made racial discrimination unlawful in the wake of the overt...

REVIEW: Black Book Swap at the Ritzy, by Alex Wheatle

Menacing clouds hovered over Brixton and drizzle dampened my brows as I arrived at the Ritzy for Black Book Swap 5. I featured at...

COMMENT: Hollywood’s Lighter Shade of Black

Acclaimed local author Alex Wheatle (aka the Brixton Bard, pictured right) shares his view on the decision to cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone...

COMMENT: Brixton bard Alex Wheatle speaks out about proposed prison book...

Brixton poet and author Alex Wheatle, the 'Brixton Bard', speaks out about the proposed restrictions on access to books in prisons. Following the 1981 Brixton...

Black Cultural Archives Site Dedication Ceremony

Celebrating the development of the UK's first national black heritage centre, the Black Cultural Archives site dedication ceremony took place in Windrush Square this...

Brixton advent calendar: day 15…

For day 15, Brixton Bard Alex Wheatle sent us a special poem

BRIXTON PEOPLE: Alex Wheatle, the Bard of Brixton

Alex Wheatle is an award-winning novelist who received an MBE in 2008. He has been hailed as “The Brixton Bard”, a nickname from his...

INTERVIEW: Howard Cunnell, author

Barney Evison caught up with Brixton author Howard Cunnell, whose second novel, The Sea on Fire, came out in March 2012. He is the...

Brixton Book Jam launches today

More famed for its African and Latin music jams than anything else, tonight the Hootananny will be the venue for the first Brixton Book...

The Brixton Week Ahead

  Saturday 2: The Windmill is hosting electro-pop band Bearsuit, while Upstairs at the Ritzy has BBC 1Xtra's DJ Edu playing 'old skool beats' for Back...