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81 Acts launches Brixton Uprising cultural programme

81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance, set up to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising of 1981 with a community-led cultural programme, today...
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Spotlight on Brixton advertising school graduates

Brixton Finishing School, the scheme to diversify entry-level talent in advertising and media, has launched a new initiative – the #BrixtonRising campaign. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of...
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Ruskin park pool set for renewal

Ruskin park’s paddling pool, closed for a year as a result of Covid and a broken pump, is set to reopen later this year. Lambeth...
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Help the Platform Cafe bounce back

The Platform Cafe in Loughborough Junction is halfway through its crowdfunding campaign to refurbish the cafe as part of Mayor of London’s Back to...
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Wilhelmina, the Brixton buzzard

Virgin Radio’s Eddy's Good News, hosted by Herne Hill resident Eddy Temple-Morris, reports that eagle-eyed residents of Poets Corner spotted a juvenile buzzard that...
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Anti-racism campaigners rally in Windrush Square

Anti-racist campaigners gathered in Brixton's Windrush Square today (20 March)  as part of an international day of action to mark United Nations anti-racism day. The...
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Work starts on Brixton Cherry Groce memorial

The Cherry Groce memorial is due to be delivered to Windrush Square in Brixton from 9am on Wednesday (March 17). Lambeth council and The Cherry Groce...
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Anti-pollution guerrilla road signs for Brixton

Brixton is one of the places where young activists will mount a campaign of guerrilla road signs at pollution hotspots, warning that “breathing kills”. Choked...
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Desperate parents campaign to save Brixton nursery

Parents, educators and carers of children at a central Brixton nursery have launched a campaign to save it after Lambeth council refused to renew...
April1981: Police form a barricade across Railton Road outside the Atlantic, now the Dogstar. PICTURE: "1981 Brixton Riots" by Kim Aldis. Licensed under CC.

The Mending Room: Seeking passionate Brixtonites for paid work – and fun

April1981: Police form a barricade across Railton Road outside the Atlantic, now the Dogstar. PICTURE: "1981 Brixton Riots" by Kim Aldis. Licensed under CC. A community-led...
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‘We have to support each other. Equality isn’t here yet!’

When better than International Woman’s Day to meet Kemi Akinola, a woman who has dedicated her life to helping others? She spoke to Simone...
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Help Jason to make a change for a fairer future

Ten-year-old Jason, whose mother Katerina works at Brixton’s Mosaic Clubhouse, needs your help. He has started a petition to allow all young people the opportunity...
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Pandemic threat to local sexual health

The pandemic has exacerbated sexual health risks facing BAME communities in Lambeth. Matt Spivey looks at a report by Love Sex Life – a partnership commissioned...
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Mayor Khan to decide on Popes Road tower, asks for comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has taken over the planning application for a 20-storey tower on Pope’s Road in central Brixton and is inviting people...
St Martin's residents celebrate victory on steps of Town Hall

Six-year campaign over damp flats leads to council legal action

Lambeth council has started legal action against three housing associations as a result of sustained campaigning on behalf of local residents in the St...
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First Black women in the boardroom initiative

A scholarship programme to increase the number of Black women in top roles in British companies and society opens today (1 March). Lambeth equality commissioner...

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Black Cultural Archives quits government body over race report

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA), based in Brixton’s Windrush Square, has quit a government working party on the Windrush scandal over the report of...
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Rent campaigners demand ‘no evictions’ pledge

Local campaigners organised by the Labour party pressure group Momentum protested outside the Westminster offices of a major corporate landlord yesterday (10 April). They were...
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Spotlight on Brixton advertising school graduates

Brixton Finishing School, the scheme to diversify entry-level talent in advertising and media, has launched a new initiative – the #BrixtonRising campaign. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of...

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Windrush charity fund offers grants

A charity fund to aid members of the Windrush Generation is now accepting applications for grants of up to £25,000 from community and grassroots...
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Help the Platform Cafe bounce back

The Platform Cafe in Loughborough Junction is halfway through its crowdfunding campaign to refurbish the cafe as part of Mayor of London’s Back to...
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Wilhelmina, the Brixton buzzard

Virgin Radio’s Eddy's Good News, hosted by Herne Hill resident Eddy Temple-Morris, reports that eagle-eyed residents of Poets Corner spotted a juvenile buzzard that...

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