£10K lifeline for Windmill Brixton

The Windmill, Brixton’s unique music venue, has received £10,000 from the Music Venue Trust (MVT) to help it stay alive in the pandemic. It is...

Brixton Chamber Orchestra Xmas tour dates

The Brixton Chamber Orchestra is to repeat the success of its summer tour of Lambeth with its third Christmas tour. This time there will be...

Album of the week: We Are Many by Soothsayers

Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … We Are Many by Soothsayers https://youtu.be/leIs2DjIUd4 It seems...

Save The Windmill! auction opens tomorrow

Much loved local venue the Windmill Brixton launches a fundraising rock & roll auction tomorrow (1 December). All proceeds will go directly to the venue...

Album of the week: Too Bold by Shingai

Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … Too Bold by Shingai https://youtu.be/H5q-8VzqHF0 Shingai Shoniwa has...

Album of the week: Shotgun by Junior Walker and...

Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … https://youtu.be/RD8thymsFZY I’m sure many of you watched Steve...

Venue campaign places Windmill Brixton on danger list

The outstanding and much loved Windmill Brixton has been named as one of six London venues in imminent danger of permanent closure. Announcing its Traffic...

Album of the week: Data X Change by...

Each week our music editor Dave Randall picks an album (with a local connection) you need to hear … https://youtu.be/oCgFTmDOWtU The bad news is that lockdown...

So much fun: 25 years of Jazz from The Crypt

South London’s jazz scene has deep roots. Just over the border from Brixton in Camberwell, Jazzlive at The Crypt is celebrating 25 years of...

Hootananny – hope and happiness

Simone Richardson meets owner Sophia Yates and staff members at the Hootananny as it reopens for live music The Hootananny on Effra Road, providing entertainment...

Brixton is my barometer

Music editor Dave Randall on a musical autobiography that begins with a tribute to Brixton and is a good read from there to the...

Legacy & Hope – a concert by the Pegasus Opera Company

Celebrate Black History Month with “Legacy & Hope” a concert by The Pegasus Opera Company. This free performance can be viewed at 7.30pm on Sunday...

On your bike to aid our musicians and save our scene

Medya Gungor on reaction to the latest announcement about funding for music venues and a UK-wide campaign to support musicians After government minister Gillian Keegan...

Playing from the heart

Simone Richardson heard saxophonist Tashomi Balfour playing outside Brixton Tube. She asked him about himself and his music Hearing live music is a definite uplift...

Safety first, then we must curb tech giants

Dave Randall on the latest threat to music venues locally and nationally Brixton venues will be concerned by new Covid-19 “circuit breaker” policies, which include...

KT Tunstall to play Windmill Brixton fundraiser

KT Tunstall is to play Brixton’s Windmill venue as part of the Passport: Back To Our Roots campaign, which raises money through a draw for tickets...

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Poetic Unity’s positive impact from the first Lockdown

Local charity Poetic Unity, responsible for the Poets Corner at the Black Cultural Archive, have released this report on the positive impact their online...

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