Library Closures

With all our libraries closed, Lambeth has circulated the leaflet above – click here to see all of it. The key messages are: – don’t worry about overdue books; – how to get help; – how to access on-line books etc.

Coronavirus

In light of government advice in the current crisis, all walks, talks and other events organised by the Brixton Society are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Percy Phillips: Adventures with Electricity

The Friends of Tate Library Brixton will be welcoming local musician and writer Peter Phillips to the library to give a presentation about the life and work of his Grandfather, Percy Phillips on Thursday, 26 March 2020 from 7:00pm

Berlin Blues Cabaret October 3rd 2019

A free event on Thursday 3rd October National Poetry Day 2019 at 7pm in the Tate Library Brixton, presented by Stephen Duncan and supported by the  Friends of Tate Library Brixton. Celebrate the poetry of the late  Beata Duncan with selections from her collections: ‘ Apple Harvest’ (Hearing Eye),‘Berlin Blues’ (Green Bottle Press) and the forthcoming ‘Breaking […]

Local History Fair

Each year the Lambeth Heritage Festival takes places throughout Lambeth, throughout September. A full brochure for the Festival may be downloaded here: bit.ly/HeritageFestival2019. A one day Local History Fair is held as part of the Festival, and this year it is going to be in the Tate Library Brixton on Saturday, 7 September, from 10:15 […]

Wake Up to Tai Chi

The free Tai Chi classes on Saturday mornings, organised by the Friends of Tate Library Brixton (part of the Brixton Society) are already proving very popular. If you think you may be interested but are not sure if Tai Chi is for you, come to a drop-in session in the library on Saturday 27th July […]

Free Craft Classes

Free craft classes are now running in the Tate Library Brixton. The  sessions cover both soft wool knitting, crochet and paper crafts and will develop as instigated by participants. They are suitable for all ages: free and inclusive. They are volunteer-led, supported by the Friends of Tate Library Brixton. They are every Wednesday afternoon from […]

Windrush Square Greening Workshop

Friends of Windrush Square (FoWS) and Friends of Tate Library Brixton (FoTLB) join forces to work around Windrush Square and the Library premises behind the railings.  Our volunteers partake in useful workshops that include weeding; litter picking; maintaining planters; and the areas around the famous Brixton Plane Tree and the lovely oak trees by Saltoun […]

New Local History Book

Our latest local history publication is The Tate Library, Brixton. It tells the story of how the library came to be built and the benefactor, Henry Tate, who caused it to happen. For more details, please go to our Publications page.