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Thursday, 23 September, 2021

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...

Black history Brixton style

Simone Richardson meets Sulaiman Lee whose charity bookstall by Brixton station is in history books and might just be the subject of a PhD...

Brixton studio approaches 365 days of free yoga

Brixton Yoga has been offering free, live, virtual Zoom classes since the beginning of the first lockdown.  Gurpreet Dosanjh, the owner and founder of Brixton...

My mum loved making music, art and writing

https://youtu.be/Vxj8AOcvk38 Dave Randall talks to Celeste Bell, daughter of Poly Styrene. She has just finished a film about the uniquely talented performer and artist who...

In can or van, it’s fun wine from Brixton Wine Club

Canned wine might conjure up images of sitting outside in the sun, but Brixton Wine Club is making a good case for drinking it...

‘Without my Brixton neighbours I wouldn’t have got through the last...

Simone Richardson meets Gayle Haddock, one of the many people who have chosen Brixton to live and work “Without my Brixton neighbours I wouldn’t have...

Brixton campaigner wins historic pledge on Black history teaching

The founder of a South London project to advance Black learning and wellbeing has won a commitment from the London Assembly to support the...

Busking from Barcelona to Brixton

Simone Richardson meets Brixton resident and busker Francisco Javier Perez Francisco Javier Perez – Javi to his friends and fans – has busked all over...

Lockdown songs from a Brixton flat

Singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer wrote and recorded an EP while locked down in his Brixton flat. Released tomorrow (29 January), This Town pays tribute to heroes the pandemic,...

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