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  • Local History Walks are Back!

    Local History Walks are Back!

    We are expecting to be able to run a full programme of walks from the beginning of April this year. Deatils of our walks and how to book are on …


    Once again, the Lambeth Heritage Festival will run throughout Lambeth, throughout September. See the full programme here: bit.ly/LHF2021 As usual, it includes many events in, or near, Brixton; and the …
  • Hetherington Road Tin Chapel folds

    Hetherington Road Tin Chapel folds

      It was sad at the end of February 2021 to see the long-awaited demise of the Hetherington Road Bible Truth Church of God corrugated iron chapel. This type of …
  • Lambeth Heritage Festival 2020

    Lambeth Heritage Festival 2020

    The Lambeth Heritage Festival is happening again this year throughout September. Because of Covid-19 it cannot happen live, but that is not stopping it: this year it will take place …
  • Local History in Lock-Down

    Local History in Lock-Down

    Following a very successful set of talks in May, a further set of on-line talks will be given by Lambeth Archives in June.
  • Percy Phillips: Adventures with Electricity

    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, …
  • Rotimi’s work in Barbican “Masculinities” exhibition

    Rotimi’s work in Barbican “Masculinities” exhibition

    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. …
  • Pearl’s a Zinger!

    Pearl’s a Zinger!

    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 …
  • Markets, Megastructures & Motorways

    Markets, Megastructures & Motorways

    What Brixton might have been turned into had the planners of the time had their way This illustrated talk will be given on Thursday, 12 September at 7:00 pm in …
  • Nellie Roberts – Gallery Opening

    Nellie Roberts – Gallery Opening

    A new exhibition of the work of local artist Nellie Roberts (1872-1959) will open in the San Mei Gallery, 39a Loughborough Road Sw9 7TB on Thursday 5th September, 6-9 pm.