Mural celebrates Brixton Topcats’ Jimmy Rogers

The life of local legend Jimmy Rogers has been celebrated with a mural on Electric Lane by street artist Dreph. Jimmy founded the Brixton Topcats...

Positively vegan on Brixton Road

Bonita De Silva tells Simone Richardson how she discovered Brixton’s Cafe Van Gogh and became its chef and a business partner with founder Steve Clarke Vegan or...

Ones to watch Brixton: Coco Cripps

Poppy Woods chats to one of Brixton’s most up and coming young artists about her residency at the Department Store Studios, new business, creativity...

Ones to watch Brixton: Gabriella Lafor

Poppy Woods chats to Gabriella Lafor about her residency at The Department Store Studios, multiple companies and making space for black and brown oriented...

Enjoy Acre Lane culture at Sam’s Cafe

Sam’s Cafe on Brixton’s Acre Lane celebrates 20 years of trading there this year. Simone Richardson asked Ali Ciftci how it all began Ali Ciftci’s family, who...

Artists at work in Brixton

Two artists are captivated by our Brixton streets and paint what they see. Simone Richardson was drawn in to find out why Frank Gregory moved from Jamaica...

Celebrating culture through scent

Teacher, author and candle-maker, Brixton resident Syreeta Walker, keeps busy. Her latest venture will see her selling her candles in Kingston. She talked about...

Crystals, soul and songs on Brixton Station Road

Sofreeya Soul sells crystals and jewellery at Brixton Station Road market on Saturdays – and has a lot of other projects besides her stall. Simone...

Honour for Brixton charity founder

Brixton resident William Longden has been honoured with a handcrafted bench designed by restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades from BBC One’s The Repair Shop. William,...

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...

CBE for Brixton House chair David Bryan

David Bryan, chair of the board of Brixton House theatre, and also chair of Battersea Arts Centre, has been awarded a CBE – Commander...

Brixton bridge designer wins health commission

Brixton-based Farouk Agoro, designer of the Brixton Road bridge, is one of a collective that will create an artwork at the Tessa Jowell Health...

Brixton: ‘Everywhere else feels tame to me’

Creative, energetic and direct, Alex Holland is a Brixtonian with a lifelong and active involvement with the place and its people, history and future. Simone...

Contributions wanted to document legacy of 1981 Uprising

Brixtonites are being called upon to contribute towards The People’s Collection, an archive documenting the legacy of the 1981 Uprising in Brixton today. The People’s Collection is...

Brixton activist features in Black Power movement documentary

A new BBC Two documentary Black Power: A British Story of Resistance takes a look at the British Black Power movement of the 60s...

‘We have to support each other. Equality isn’t here yet!’

When better than International Woman’s Day to meet Kemi Akinola, a woman who has dedicated her life to helping others? She spoke to Simone...