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.
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.
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
Browsing through the plaques section on our website, you see a gold plaque at 151 Railton Road – former home of photographer Rotimi Fani- Kayode and his partner Alex Hirst. The Barbican as just opened an exhibition called “Masculinities – Liberation through photography” Some of Rotimi’s pictures are included, along with work from 55 others. […]
There was time when Brixton was a Parliamentary constituency in itself. If you are interested in the history, do see our book Representing Brixton – the story of Brixton’s MPs by Simon Adams (brixtonsociety.org.uk/publications/books). Today, parts of Brixton are in three separate constituencies. Following the general election, all three are represented by women members of […]
The museum, which is housed on the St Thomas’ Hospital site, is currently advertising volunteering opportunities. The full details are on their website: https://florence-nightingale.co.uk/volunteering-opportunities
Lots to see and do in the Tate Library, Brixton on Saturday 21st December from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
A developer is coming forward with proposals to redevelop the waste site in Shakespeare Road, known as the Shakespeare Wharf Waste Site. It would change from being a waste processing site to residential housing. Usually, the Brixton Society is against changing the use of sites from employment uses into residential; we need to keep local […]
Brixton in the 1970s had a very different atmosphere to now. In one respect we were unique. 103 Railton Road was Pearl’s Shebeen – an unlicensed club for drinking and dancing patronised by Caribbean gay men. Other regulars came from the gay squats nearby in Railton Road and Mayall Road. Pearl’s shebeen at 103 Railton Road […]
A free event at the fabulous Cinema Museum to celebrate home movies; family-friendly and great fun. If you have any home movies of your own in the back of a cupboard or in the attic, take them along for advice from expert archivists. Saturday, 19 October, 11:00 to 4:00.