Playing from the heart

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Simone Richardson heard saxophonist Tashomi Balfour playing outside Brixton Tube. She asked him about himself and his music

Brixton style

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Brixton resident Justine Kenyon weaves a passion for fashion around her work as an arts consultant. Simone Richardson discovers more

Jalisco’s Wilson runs for Brixton charity

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Wilson Porras, owner of the family-run Jalisco restaurant in Brixton Village, is to run in a 10-kilometre event...

Have a drink with the Characters of Coldharbour Lane

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A Characters of Coldharbour Lane photography exhibition launches today on social media and later this month at...

Why I am joining the climate protest

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Brixton resident Barbara Wilson explains why she will be joining Christian Climate Action and other Extinction...

Even my children loved it!

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Free live classical music combined with great soulful singing and hip-hop, all conducted by Matthew O’Keeffe, artistic director of the Brixton...

New Brixton mural honours Ty

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A new permanent Brixton mural paying homage to UK hip-hop artist Ty, who passed away in May due...

Learning and working through lockdown

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As plans to get children back into classrooms dominate the news, Simone Richardson meets three local women working in education to...

Melting Pothead – Stories of an Anglo-Indian raised on Brixton’s Frontline

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Siddy Shivdasani’s “Melting Pothead” is more of a photo album than an autobiography. It’s like sitting with Siddy on his sofa while he takes...

‘It was scary – but I serve the people’

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Simone Richardson meets Derek Chong, whose Electric Avenue fruit and vegetable stall was open throughout the lockdown – just as it...

Local artist celebrates Brixton businesses

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Brixton-based illustrator Gaby Harrison is celebrating local businesses by capturing them in ink and watercolour.

Top literature prize for Linton Kwesi Johnson

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Linton Kwesi Johnson has been awarded this year’s PEN Pinter Prize. Judges praised his work,...

Brixton station statues to undergo checks and repairs

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Some of Brixton’s truly iconic artworks – the statues on the platforms of the overground station –...

Brixton artist Hew Locke discusses how to change our public spaces

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Brixton resident Hew Locke, an acclaimed international artist, some of whose works feature controversial statues, can be...

Google honours Brixton activist Olive Morris

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Brixton activist Olive Morris – a member of the Windrush Generation – is the subject of today’s...

Fish, Wings & Tings founder Brian to tell his London Story

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Brian Danclair, founder of Brixton Village favourite Fish, Wings & Tings, is one of the stars of London Stories, a new weekly online series...

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