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  • 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.
  • Local History Fair

    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 …
  • Layers of London

    Layers of London

    The Layers of London digital history map of London will be demonstrated in The Tate Library Brixton on Friday, 15th February from 7 to 8 pm (come along at 6.45 …
  • Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

    Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

    Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador is remembered locally in the name of Romero Close, off Stockwell Road, and in the plaque to his memory installed there. He was murdered …
  • Local History Talk

    Local History Talk

    Our next event in the Lambeth Heritage Festival programme (bit.ly/2MDaGoM ) is a talk about “Windrush Square” by our Secretary, Alan Piper. It is tomorrow, Thursday 13th September at  7:00 …