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...
Lambeth town hall in Brixton lit in purple to mark the death of George Floyd

Town hall lit for George Floyd

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

0 Several hundred Black Lives Matter protestors marched through the streets of Brixton and Stockwell today (1...

Reclaiming their streets: SW9 Street Champions

We have all been added to street WhatsApp groups, meeting neighbours for potentially the first time. One such group in Brixton, initially set up...
baby pigeon

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...
Mosaic staff members outside on Effra Road with placards saying are you ok?

Mental health charity Mosaic services online

As the theme of Mental Health Week (18 – 22 May) is kindness, Brixton-based Mosaic, a pioneering mental health charity has been asking members...
Poster for Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Week: Have your say on Lambeth services

This week is mental health awareness week. The Mental Health Foundation has some tips for looking after your health at home, and you can...
Grove Adventure playground volunteer with food boxes

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

0 The coronavirus crisis may have forced Grove Adventure Playground to close its doors to physical play but volunteers are rolling their sleeves up to...
children with pens and paper

Great Black Britons competition

Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives are backing a national competition launched by the 100 Great Black Britons campaign and supported by Britain’s biggest teachers’ organisation,...

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....
Last year’s winner in the doorstep gardening category was Hardy House. Award recipient: “I feel like I just won a BAFTA”

Growing for your community

Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) is running two schemes that recognise the difficulty of growing outdoors during the coronavirus lockdown. ‘Growing for your Community’ is...
Healthy meals cooked by Zoe from Healthy Living Kitchen during lockdown

Transition Town Brixton’s vision for a better future

Transition Town Brixton's Nick Anim and Susan Sheehan argue in "Our Common Future: From Scarcities to Shared Cities" that the coronavirus lockdown allows us to think...

Performance: Black men and the lockdown

Kwame and the Lockdown is an interactive theatre performance and community dialogue event about Black men in the time of Covid 19. The Black...
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...


Gbolahan Obisesan © Dominique Nok Photography

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...
MP speaking in House of Commons

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...
demonstration with banner

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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