Ty: Friend and mentor to Brixton’s creative community

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We are deeply saddened to hear that 47-year-old Brixton hip-hop pioneer Ben Chijioke, AKA Ty, died on Thursday from pneumonia having contracted Covid-19. He was a...

Local Artist Selected For International Portrait Exhibition

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Brixton-based artist Sarah Jane Moon has been selected for the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery for the second year running...

Mums and kids get creative for Brixton International Women’s Day

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Fari Goolab Rosella Black Leanne Narissa Williams Nadia Bennouna   The #MotherWorks photography exhibition is back in Brixton at the Library from Monday 2...

Brixton Calling: Awards will honour local community heroes

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Delores William on an awards ceremony with a difference BLAC is a UK awards scheme celebrating excellence and paying tribute to grassroots African-Caribbean success stories,...

Brixton Bowie fan back for anniversary

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Clive Daly, a Brixton resident for 60 years, returned to the Bowie mural on the side wall of Morleys this week to mark the...

Young Brixton entrepreneur meets worldwide web creator Tim Berners-Lee

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Young Brixton entrepreneur Charles Clayton, 16, recently met Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web. Charles, a student at Evelyn Grace Academy...

A virtual reality trip round Brixton’s heritage

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Audiences have been flocking to Brixton Library this week for the Coldharbour Project: a 360˚ VR film and oral history exhibition exploring Brixton's heritage....

What does it mean to belong in Brixton?

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Michael Groce and Charlotte Knowles on the making of a film about Brixton and its people The Coldharbour Project is a 360˚ virtual reality (VR)...

From fighting the Nazis to fighting for freedom

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A former Brixton teacher, David Horsley, has researched and published the story of a remarkable and often overlooked figure in British Caribbean history. Billy Strachan...

IN BRIXTON – an exhibition of photos from times past

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  Chris Steele-Perkins is a photographer who lived in Brixton for many years from the 1970s. His pictures record the life of the community from...

Something’s brewing: London Beer Lab

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Abby Jones meets the brew dogs at London Beer Lab. It feels like the beginning of Spring and that’s beer weather. I popped in to...

BCA’s new head Arike Oke says archives are a world to...

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Arike Oke, head of the Black Cultural Archives on Brixton's Windrush Square talks to Leslie Manasseh about her new job The Black Cultural Archives is...

Sanctum Ephemeral photo series of Cressingham residents available as a book

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Mark Aitken’s Sanctum Ephemeral photo installation on Cressingham Gardens Estate is now available as a limited edition book. The book launches today (13 December)...

‘There are places in Brixton from back in the day that...

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Still around after more than 20 years, being burnt down and spending four years closed, Café Cairo epitomises the Brixton spirit. James Perrett finds...

Brixton Soup Kitchen founder to share his experiences in a book

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As part of Black History Month,  Brixton Soup Kitchen founder Solomon Smith was at Brixton Library on Monday 29 October for a Q&A.  He...

Alabama 3’s Larry Love on Brixton, Brexit and beer

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Brixton is becoming a home for creative opposition to Brexit. Alabama 3's Larry Love is planning to write a theme tune for Clarkshaw Brewery’s Brexit-bashing...

Now We’re Cooking: Kimchi, chorizo & seafood rice

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As well as running a slapdash, unofficial cooking school for my locked-down kids, I am also trying to get them to expand their horizons....

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