Brixton launch for beautiful portrayal of working-class women of colour

Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will host a special event on Saturday (13 November) to launch a film with deep and immediate relevance for many local...

Brixton lockdown film premieres in West End

Lockdown opened a path for Brixton resident Charysse Tia Harper – filming from Zoom to create her documentary The Jill of the Trade which premieres soon...

Ritzy launch for Brixton feature film

A Brixton Tale, a film that could define how the world sees Brixton for years to come, goes on general release on 17 September. Its...

Black stars back Brixton-based drive for film and TV diversity

Black stars from national TV soaps, dramas and classical theatre have joined a Brixton-based charity to launch a production company promoting diversity and inclusion...

A glimpse of Brixton in 1981

Tonight (23 July) BBC One airs the final episode of Uprising. It deals in detail with the immediate and long-term reasons for the Uprising in...

Music, politics and Brixton – an unbeatable combination at The Ritzy

Now showing at the Ritzy is Summer of Soul, a documentary set in Harlem, New York, but with great relevance for Brixton. Simone Richardson went...

Uprising: Essential viewing that begins tonight

No one who loves or lives in Brixton should miss Uprising, the three-part documentary series by Oscar-winner Sir Steve McQueen, which begins at 9pm tonight...

Managing Brixton’s Ritzy cinema … a labour of love

Nana Acheampong fell in love with the Ritzy as a youngster – and now she’s a duty manager at the cinema. Simone Richardson finds...

Air pollution film launch in Brixton

Impact Brixton – housed in the former Photofusion HQ on Electric Lane – will next week host the screening of a short film, Fuming, which...

A journey down the A23 and into film production

Rising film producer Yaw Basoah is a South Londoner with long-term memories of Brixton. Simone Richardson spoke to him about films, art and the...

Whirled Cinema ready to re-open with top films

Whirled had to postpone its reopening because of Covid issues.It will now re-open on Monday 6 September.The full programme will be available from the...

Local film producer tipped for the top

Lambeth-based film producer Yaw Basoah, who is mentored by Small Axe director Sir Steve McQueen, has been named as a Film London Lodestar for 2021. Lodestars...

Black Panther in Brockwell Park

With a month’s worth of rain due to fall today (18 June), it may not be the best time to announce a season of...

Sir Steve McQueen fulfils ambition to direct BBC series on Brixton...

A new series on the Brixton Uprising and the events leading up to it is coming to the BBC this year, directed by Oscar-winner...

Brixton Ritzy reopens next week

All Picturehouse cinemas, including Brixton’s Ritzy, are to reopen on Wednesday 19 May. New releases to be screened will include Oscar and BAFTA winners Judas And...

Brixton man on the search for counsellor who helped him as...

The BBC's Saved by a Stranger documents Marc Thompson's search for the counsellor who helped him after he was diagnosed with HIV as a...

MUSIC

Uncertain future for Brixton’s celebrated radio station

Reprezent Radio, 107.3FM: Iona Cleave explores how a defiant community radio station in Brixton continues to make its mark on London's music scene, despite...

CULTURE