Brixton dressmaker who designed for freedom

Brixton dressmaker Alice Bygrave was one of several nineteenth century female designers determined to make life easier for women cyclists. Women’s clothing in those pre-Lycra...

Brixton Calling – We meet BID director Michael Smith

What is the Brixton BID? Delores Williams finds out from director Michael Smith. Listen in yourself …     People, like myself, may see the word BID...

Made in Brixton: Windmill Flour

Sacha Harrison meets Shaun Wilson, Head Miller at our wonderfully unlikely urban windmill. And bags a recipe for hyper-local home baking. Despite the gluten free...

High Spirits: Myatts Fields Cocktails

We meet local boutique cocktail makers Myatts Fields Cocktails Brixtonians Clemency and Cyrus (also husband and wife) found a somewhat unusual route into boutique cocktail...

Brixton Calling: Talking with Blacker Dread

Monday night (12 March) sees the first television showing of a new documentary by BAFTA award-winning director Molly Dineen about legendary Brixton figure Blacker...

Brixton legend Blacker Dread in new documentary

Blacker Dread, whose music store where Market Row meets Coldharbour Lane was an essential part of an earlier Brixton, is the subject of a...

CBE for Black Cultural Archives’ Dawn Hill

Dawn Hill, chair of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, received a major award in this year’s new year’s honours list. She was made a CBE –...

Paws for thought – Brixton nurse writes children’s book

Gabriella Thomas, a Brixton resident and clinical psychiatric nurse specialist working with children and families, has published her first children’s book. The Cats of...

Brixton’s TOMMYANDMARY – Not busking it

Eleanor Sharples meets a local band who are going places but, surprisingly, have yet to play The Windmill. Lost, the latest single by Brixton punk...

A sense of community

Eleanor Sharples talks to Claudia Wilson about her records, her new shop and the Brixton community. Claudia Wilson no longer sees the community spirit that...

Butchers, Bakers, Curry Goat Makers: Belly Full review

One of our favourite reads over the summer and autumn has been Riaz Phillips’ Belly Full, a colourful, stylish exploration of UK Caribbean food...

Treats & Ting

The Bugle’s recipe queen Emma-Louise Stewart opens her tearoom cum café cum lifestyle space So what’s Treats & Ting all about? For me. it’s a lifestyle...

Electric Avenue resident Bea says times have changed

Bea, who has lived in Electric Avenue in central Brixton for 50 years, spoke to the Brixton Bugle and Blog about her life there...

Brixton boom is threat to shops

The shocking rent rises in central Brixton have put yet another local institution in jeopardy. Brixton Wholefoods, a fixture on Atlantic Road for nearly 40...

Brixton poet’s film In Other Words wins five stars

In Other Words, which premiered at the British Film Institute in London, was written and produced by Brixton poet and founder of Poetic Unity,...

Podcast novel sees Brixton become a place of pilgrimage

George Lewkowicz (aka Super­bard) – no stranger to our pages with stories about his Edinburgh Fringe shows – has made it to home turf...

Art, music and fashion inspire an innovative design range

Simone Richardson meets two local women who have created a striking art-based range of products. Hip-hop artist Sarina Mantle and Samantha-Jane, owner and creative director...

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