Government investigates raising anchor of Empire Windrush

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'0ojlziGTTUtXPEAjaEWkRA',sig:'W_fGq2hsHNOHLT-s3-r1Av8spzY_zmr5AozLOmlbtLM=',w:'696px',h:'505px',items:'102731026',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js The Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse, yesterday (1 July) told the House of Commons that...

Awards will commemorate Olive Morris’ commitment to radical activism

The Remembering Olive Collective announces five £500 Olive Morris Memorial Awards for 2021 The annual remembrance of community leader and activist Olive Morris, whose birthday...

Brixton Windrush events continue

From a seniors’ lunch in Brixton Market to an opera premiere on YouTube, local Windrush Day celebrations honoured the huge contribution made to British...

Brixton’s Pegasus Opera creates Windrush anthem

A new Windrush Anthem commissioned by Lambeth council from the Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company will premiere on 22 June – Windrush Day. Events leading up...

Renewable energy pioneer remembered in Ruskin Park

Professor Godfrey Boyle, a pioneer of renewable energy and a local resident, has been honoured by the naming of a bench in Ruskin Park...

‘Pride and belief’: Brixton Village and Re:Sole mark Stephen Lawrence Day

Brixton charity Re:Sole, Brixton Village and Adidas will mark Stephen Lawrence Day tomorrow (22 April) with the launch of a new cultural programme and...

Sunday ceremony to open Brixton Cherry Groce memorial

The Cherry Groce memorial pavilion on Brixton’s Windrush Square is due to be officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday 25 April at...

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...

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...

New Cross Fire anniversary march organisers call for big turnout

To mark the 40th anniversary of the New Cross Fire and the Black People’s Day of Action which followed it, a commemoration march is...

Holocaust Memorial Day in Lambeth

Writer Anna Blasiak will discuss the life and times of Holocaust survivor Lili Stern-Pohlmann in an online event on Monday (25 January) at 7pm...

Britain’s first Black pop star to be honoured in Brixton

Sixty-six years ago today a Black woman was top of the Christmas pops in the UK. Winifred Atwell’s Let’s Have Another Party went to No...

New Brixton mural honours Ty

A new permanent Brixton mural paying homage to UK hip-hop artist Ty, who passed away in May due to complications related to Covid-19, was revealed today...

Council to underwrite cost of Cherry Groce memorial

Lambeth council is to underwrite more than £80,000 of the cost of the Cherry Groce memorial in Brixton's Windrush Square. A council report says the...

Google honours Brixton activist Olive Morris

Brixton activist Olive Morris – a member of the Windrush Generation – is the subject of today’s (26 June) Google Doodle – the small...

Windrush Day extra

We have videos of Brixton events connected to Windrush Day … ITV made a short film of people in Brixton talking about Windrush Day and...

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Dynamic duo host reggae at the Ritzy

Lockdown may have seen the end of The Sisters of Reggae, but two of them – Shirley Slattery and Debbie Golt – are sticking...

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