Tag: alex wheatle

Small Axe soundtrack release for Record Store Day

Dave Randall previews the release – on Record Store Day – of the soundtrack to the Small Axe TV series One of the most important...

Honouring the giants

Alex Wheatle, the Brixton Bard, who was the subject of the Brixton Uprising episode of the Small Axe TV series, reflects on responses to...

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...

Brixton figures in BBC Black history course

With no end to lockdown and home schooling in sight, Ruby Gregory looks at a BBC Black history learning programme that features two prominent...

Brixton bard Alex Wheatle features in BBC’s Small Axe series

Alex Wheatle – the Brixton Bard – is at the centre of one of the five short plays in Small Axe, the eagerly awaited BBC...

Fear of a Black Man – by Alex Wheatle

Brixton Blog is grateful to The Bard of Brixton, Alex Wheatle, for allowing us the opportunity to publish this powerful essay that has a...

Alex Wheatle book on stage

Crongton Knights, the award-winning young adult novel by Alex Wheatle – The Bard of Brixton – has been adapted for the stage by Pilot...

New book by Brixton Bard Alex Wheatle published today

Brixton Bard Alex Wheatle MBE has a new book published today (4 April). Home Girl: or The Miseducation of Naomi Brisset is the fourth book...

Brixton’s News Club kicks off with expert panel and hot topics

  News Club is a fortnightly discussion event that combines a panel of experts with an audience of local news-hounds to dissect the week’s stories...

Half price from the Blog: Alex Wheatle, Bard of Brixton,...

Alex Wheatle, the Bard of Brixton, will this week be on stage at the Globe Theatre on London's South Bank that was established to...

Film of Brixton book to premier

A short film adapted from the award-winning book Brixton Rock will premier at the Tate Library later this month. On 27 May, the film of...

Remembering the Brixton 1981 Uprisings

Locals came together to mark the 35th anniversary of the 1981 Brixton Uprising at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) this week. Arts co editor Barney...

COMMENT: Immigration – let’s hear it for the pioneers

By Temi Ogunye This week sees the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act 1965 which made racial discrimination unlawful in the wake of the overt...

REVIEW: Black Book Swap at the Ritzy, by Alex Wheatle

Menacing clouds hovered over Brixton and drizzle dampened my brows as I arrived at the Ritzy for Black Book Swap 5. I featured at...

COMMENT: Hollywood’s Lighter Shade of Black

Acclaimed local author Alex Wheatle (aka the Brixton Bard, pictured right) shares his view on the decision to cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone...

COMMENT: Brixton bard Alex Wheatle speaks out about proposed prison book...

Brixton poet and author Alex Wheatle, the 'Brixton Bard', speaks out about the proposed restrictions on access to books in prisons. Following the 1981 Brixton...