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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 the Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Road, SW2 1EP Part of the Lambeth Heritage Festival: bit.ly/HeritageFestival2019

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

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 […]

Blue Plaque for Cecile Nobrega

Cecile Nobrega was an educator, poet, playwright, and classical composer. Her famous poem, The Bronze Woman, inspired the statue of the same name that stands in Stockwell Memorial Gardens. Now she is to be commemorated by a blue plaque on her former home in Stockwell organised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust. The plaque will […]

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 […]

Money for Brixton Streets

Atlantic Road has always been busy, as our Edwardian photo shows. It may at last be improved as Lambeth has been awarded money from Transport for London’s “Liveable Neighbourhoods” fund to transform Atlantic Road “putting people before traffic”. (bit.ly/2XYQIaz) On the other side of the railway, Brixton Station Road is set to get a facelift […]

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 for free light refreshments and a prompt start). Learn about this wonderful free resource for anyone interested in London’s history and how you can pin […]

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 […]

Brixton Society Newsletters

Our Newsletters are published quarterly and the most recent was distributed to members by a dedicated team of volunteers in Brixton or by post to members further afield. We also distribute our newsletter electronically by email. Electronic distribution saves us printing (and, in some cases, postage) costs. It also means that members can receive a […]