Tag: Hootananny

Music – the life blood of Brixton

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We owe musicians, promoters, venue owners and their staff our gratitude and support, says Dave Randall Midwinter it may have been, but the start of...

Hootananny great atmosphere and a great mix of people

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Simone Richardson visits the Hootananny as it gears up for a busy holiday period Brixton’s Hootananny venue began life in the nineteenth century as the...

Celebration not toleration

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Dave Randall meets Eliane Correa, a committed and uncompromising musician who uses music to talk about the state of the world The pianist, composer and...

Reggae history and British pioneers Black Slate

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After last week's live performance at Hootananny and as Black History Month gets under way, Anthony Brightly, co-founder and keyboardist of British reggae pioneers Black Slate, talked...

Sad times for music lovers but plenty to celebrate

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The way to pay tribute to that which is past is to celebrate and support what we still have, says Dave Randall, bidding farewell...

Brixton Book Jam is back

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  Brixton BookJam with be returning on Monday 6 May to the Hootananny with a smashing new line-up. The BookJam is a free quarterly literary...

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Helen McDonald shares her musical faves

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…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in...

The best of Brixton’s Spring music

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Dave Randall celebrates the season with veterans, youngsters, local legends and visitors from North America Spring has sprung and nature is popping with new life....

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Mover and shaker Cal Jader’s musical memories

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…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in...

Stand out Brixton gigs

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Men, mavericks and legends – Dave Randall on music industry issues and two stand-out Brixton gigs In March we celebrated International Women’s Day. Let’s take...

Thank you Brixton. I’ll be back!

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Author and blogger Maggie Knutson on her first, but not last, visit to Brixton I’d never been to Brixton before, but  I was here to...

Let’s look out for one another

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Dave Randall says the music industry needs to take a good long look at itself – and picks out one local booker who is...
The Dandadda

What’s on in and around Brixton 2 – 8 May

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Tuesday 2 Elmgreen school The month-long Herne Hill free film festival is already up and running. Tonight’s offering is the cult French eco-film Demain (Tomorrow) at...
Brixton Windmill Beer and Bread festival 2016

What’s on in and around Brixton 25 April – 1 May

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Tuesday 25 Pop Brixton First public appearance of an exciting new food venture (no, really). Constance, Florrie and Alice, aka the Brixton Food Assembly, will be delivering...

What’s on in and around Brixton 14 – 20 March

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Tuesday 14 Online You have until midnight today to get your "first day cover" David Bowie special stamps with an SW9 hand stamp. You can order online. Brixton...

Business rates: How will you feel if all our staff are...

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Sophia Yates, owner of Brixton’s Hootananny venue, has warned that the figures being used in the growing national debate about business rates greatly underestimate...

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