Poetic Unity’s Positive Impact since Lockdown

Poetic Unity is a Brixton based charity whose vision is to give young people a voice and to empower them. We use poetry as a tool...

Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

The Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company has launched a mentoring programme as a launchpad for the next generation of opera singers from BAME backgrounds. It will...

Appeal to fund pottery kits for Brixton kids

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...
London Community Gospel Choir

Top choir donates song to community fund

The London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) has donated a song to help raise funds to organise memorial events and support members of BAME communities...
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Brixton Soup Kitchen appeals for funds to help continue its work

Brixton Soup Kitchen (BSK) is continuing to provide food and emergency packs to the homeless, elders and less fortunate families. Its Covid-19 Response Team was...
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Social enterprise uses paw power to support mental health

Caring for dogs is providing a route back into the workplace for vulnerable people in South London Paws and Pause is London’s only socially responsible...
Youngsters at Dwaynamics boxing club

Hope and optimism power Dwaynamics

How one of Brixton’s inspiring community organisations is dealing with lockdown Lorraine Jones founded the Dwayne Simpson Foundation following the tragic death of her son....
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Help bridge the local digital divide

Cat Smith of Lambeth TechAid explains why internet access is now vital for everyone and how the organisation can enable you to help a...

The empowering nature of cooking

Jessica Dyer talks to Migrateful founder Jess Thompson about the empowering nature of cooking and connecting communities through a cultural exchange. Migrateful is a social...
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He’s Buddie lucky

Charlie Metcalfe follows the fate of one that got away – a very lucky young pigeon Leonid Dementiev was spending a quiet day with his...
Grove Adventure playground volunteer with food boxes

Grove Adventure Playground’s new role as food distribution centre.

https://youtu.be/7Es-IsDjJnw The coronavirus crisis may have forced Grove Adventure Playground to close its doors to physical play but volunteers are rolling their sleeves up to...

Keep Papa’s Gates Open!

Papa’s Park is an open access playground in the heart of Brixton, that has seen many generations of local children pass through its gates....
Millers at Brixton Windmill with masks and social distancing

Brixton Windmill’s sails keep turning

Brixton Windmill and Friends of Windmill Gardens are working hard to continue to deliver a service to the local community and retailers despite the...
Richard Davis

Keeping the voluntary sector going during lockdown

Richard Davis is a voluntary sector community coordinator with the Integrate Agency and Lambeth resident of 20 years. Here he shares his experience of...
Food drop-off at hospital

Furloughed foodies aid NHS frontline

Volunteers who are on furlough or have lost their jobs because of coronavirus have been delivering healthy and delicious meals to NHS staff across...
Bell Ribeiro Addy

MP delivers donated laptops to Brixton school

Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy delivered the first round of laptops and tablets from her technology donation drive to Jubilee Primary School next to the...

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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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