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Hedge with a serious message

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We know that Jay Rayner’s Tweet of his neighbour Tony’s hedge in Herne Hill already has more than 30,000 likes. My neighbour Tony has found...
Nour's Saja Shaheen

Nour announces deal to stay in Brixton Market

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Nour Cash & Carry last night announced that it had reached agreement with its landlords that will enable it to remain in Brixton’s markets. The...
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Fear of a Black Man – by Alex Wheatle

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Brixton Blog is grateful to The Bard of Brixton, Alex Wheatle, for allowing us the opportunity to publish this powerful essay...
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Fundraising campaign to raise Windrush anchor for monument

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Windrush activist Patrick Vernon OBE has launched a fundraising drive to further the campaign to raise the anchor of the Empire Windrush. It would...
Nour Cash & Carry

Market owner offers conditions to suspend Nour eviction

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Facing a growing outcry on social media, Hondo Enterprises, which runs Brixton’s covered markets – Brixton Village and Market Row – has indicated that...
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Brixton takes the knee

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Brixton people turned out in force last night (9 June) to join a regular nationwide demonstration of solidarity with the growing worldwide Black Lives...
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Save the Hootananny crowdfunder appeal

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The much loved Hootananny is the latest local venue to launch a crowd funder appeal. We urge all those who can to dig deep… www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-hootananny Their...
MPs take the knee outside the Houses or Parliament in Westminster

Brixton MPs demand government action on racism

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The three MPs whose constituencies include parts of Brixton yesterday (9 June) issued a joint statement calling on the government to address structural racism,...
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‘We could be the generation to make the changes’

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Simone Richardson found it inspirational to witness Black Lives Matter protesters marching past her home and to interview some who live locally I live not...
Nour's Saja Shaheen

Nour: pressure mounts on landlord

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Campaigners have increased pressure on the owners of Brixton’s covered markets over the threatened eviction of the iconic Nour Cash & Carry store in...
Lambeth town hall in Brixton lit in purple to mark the death of George Floyd

Town hall lit for George Floyd

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Lambeth town hall in Brixton was lit up in purple tonight (2 June) to mark the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Lambeth council is...
Black Lives Matter protest Brixton 1 June 2020

Black Lives Matter protest in Brixton

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https://youtu.be/7dPLiPvU48o Several hundred Black Lives Matter protestors marched through the streets of Brixton and Stockwell today (1...
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Nour protesters crash Hondo boss’s Zoom DJ set

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Protesters against the threat of eviction of Nour Cash & Carry from Brixton’s Market Row crashed into a Zoom and Facebook DJ set by...
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MP urges laptop donation drive for local schools 

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Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy is calling on anyone with a spare laptop, tablet or iPad to donate it to local schools and children who are struggling to...
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Big demand for Windrush compensation scheme

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The strong response to a letter from Lambeth council urging residents to claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme meant supplies of a special form...
Saja Sheheen in Nour

Nour petition urges support for its fight to retain a central place in Brixton’s...

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Nour Cash & Carry, for many the beating heart of Brixton’s markets, has launched a petition against the notice to quit it has received...

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Brixton House director joins call for anti-racist theatres

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Gbolahan Obisesan, artistic director and CEO of Brixton House, the new theatre being built on Coldharbour Lane...
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Brixton MP highlights Windrush Generation in parliament debate

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Brixton MP Helen Hayes yesterday (23 June) used a House of Commons debate to highlight the plight of members of the Windrush Generation impacted...
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Council drops controversial homeless policy before court challenge

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Lambeth council has reversed a controversial policy on housing for homeless people shortly before it was due...

VOLUNTEERING

Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

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The Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company has launched a mentoring programme as a launchpad for the next generation...

Appeal to fund pottery kits for Brixton kids

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Lambeth-based Mud Gang Pottery is well on its way to raise £1,500 so that 50 home pottery kits can be distributed to children in...
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Brixton Soup Kitchen appeals for funds to help continue its work

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Brixton Soup Kitchen (BSK) is continuing to provide food and emergency packs to the homeless, elders and...

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