Brixton People: Barney, Brixton Cycles

Brixton Cycles on Stockwell Road is a workers' collective which takes pride in welcoming customers into their family. Amy Baker from London’s Stories spoke to Barney who...

Brixton People: Jessie Ware

Singer and south Londoner Jessie Ware has just released her first single, 'Running', to much acclaim. In the past few years, she has collaborated with...

Brixton People: Chris Holt

After the birth of her kids, Chris decided to make a change and leave the world of journalism to pursue a career as a...

Brixton People: Jayanti, shoe cobbler

Amy Baker from London's Stories interviews Jayanti, whose shoe cobbling business in the Reliance Arcade has been serving Brixton's broken shoes for ten years I...

Brixton People: Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers founded the Brixton basketball team, the Topcats, in 1981. Since then, it has produced basketball professionals the like of Chicago Bulls All...

Brixton People: James Gubb and Guy Watts

Just over a year and a half ago, James Gubb and Guy Watts set up Streetscape, a social enterprise that aims to help tackle youth...

BRIXTON PEOPLE: Rosie Lovell

In this series, we will document, film and record the voices of people living in Brixton in collaboration with London's Stories. There's a multitude...

Interview: Linton Kwesi Johnson

Eminent dub-poet, scholar and political-activist, Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in rural Jamaica and moved to the UK as a youth to join his...

The dogs of Brockwell

Ashleigh Young delves into the world of dog walking in Brockwell Park. With photographs by Neil Young. A park festooning with dogs is a good...

Interview: Ben Kreeger, Events and Promotions at Plan B

1. What's your job at Plan B? What do you do day-to-day? I am the Events & Promotions Manager at Plan B. I programme all...

Brixton Skill Share

Guest blogger Kaye Wiggins returns with a report on the Brixton Skill Share As I was wandering around Granville Arcade at the weekend I popped...

Interview: Philippe Castaing on Brixton Green

Philippe Castaing, owner of Opus Café, was interviewed in The Guardian last year about his plans for a community hub on Somerleyton Rd. Since...

Brixton films: Top Girl

A lovely film featured by Future Shorts about being a teenage girl in Brixton. Made by the not-for-profit production company, Fierce Productions, which makes...

Interview: Steve Reed, Leader of Lambeth Council

Don't be surprised if you read through the reports on Conservative manifesto policies and get a sudden sense of deja-vu. 'Mutualism? Public sector co-ops?...

Interview: Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson doesn't live up to expectations. Or mine at least. The day before we meet, The Independent published accusations from Keith Hill that...

Interview: Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna arrives at Perfect Blend on Streatham High Street, slumps down in the chair and exclaims, “Oh God, I’m so tired!”  It is...

Local café wins first for healthy food choice

Families in Lambeth now have a way to find healthy food when they’re out and about thanks to an award scheme that recognises food...

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