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Free Black history project worksheets

South London charity BLAM (Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health) is supporting young people in Lambeth during the pandemic with free interactive worksheets for...

Join in to celebrate Windrush Day

  This year there is greater need than ever to commemorate and celebrate the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the people aboard. Those who...
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Brockwell greenhouses open again from Saturday

As Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses prepare for a limited reopening to the public, Simone Richardson talked to director Kate Sebag and supporter Mateo Bayles Brockwell...
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Have you seen this bike?

It’s not a bike you would miss, and South London NHS workers are keen to get it back to its owner, Oli McDonough. He has...
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Fear of a Black Man – by Alex Wheatle

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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Get out and sing to celebrate Windrush Day

Lambeth residents are invited to join in a borough-wide door-step mass singing of Desmond Dekker and the Aces’ You Can Get It If You...
The Empire Windrush docks at Tilbury

Fundraising campaign to raise Windrush anchor for monument

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

Facing a growing outcry on social media, Hondo Enterprises, which runs Brixton’s covered markets – Brixton Village and Market Row – has indicated that...
Last year’s winner in the doorstep gardening category was Hardy House. Award recipient: “I feel like I just won a BAFTA”

Blooming Lambeth awards 2020

Call for entries to this year’s Blooming Lambeth celebrate community gardening, growing and food activism. Categories have been slimmed down to 6 and reflect...
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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...
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Brixton takes the knee

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

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

Brixton MPs demand government action on racism

The three MPs whose constituencies include parts of Brixton yesterday (9 June) issued a joint statement calling on the government to address structural racism,...
Black Lives Matter protest Brixton 1 June 2020

Racism and injustice are still too prominent a feature in our own society

Brixton-born community activist/organiser and consultant Ros Griffiths on the local reaction to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis I never thought I would see a...
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‘We could be the generation to make the changes’

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

Campaigners have increased pressure on the owners of Brixton’s covered markets over the threatened eviction of the iconic Nour Cash & Carry store in...


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Brixton House director joins call for anti-racist theatres

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

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

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


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...

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...
Outside BSK headquarters in the Domino Club on Coldharbour Lane

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...

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