The Brixton Theatre was bombed in WWII; our music hall, the Empress Brixton, was turned into a cinema in 1957 and later demolished. At last, we are going to see a new theatre opening in Brixton. Brixton House theatre has been built on the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Somerleyton Road. As the final fitting […]


Once again, the Lambeth Heritage Festival will run throughout Lambeth, throughout September. See the full programme here: As usual, it includes many events in, or near, Brixton; and the Brixton Society will have a stall at the Local History Fair on 4 September in St Mark’s Kennington church. After last-year’s online-only offering, this year’s Lambeth […]

Time is running out to complete your census

Get help to complete yours 0800 141 2021 Local support centres in Brixton and Stockwell Help inform decisions about the future of Lambeth

Census Update

The census office has announced that local Census Support Centres in and around Lambeth are now open. These centres have IT equipment that people can use to complete their census forms, and trained advisers to assist. It would be great if you could share details of these with your networks. These centres will be open […]

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 pre-pack temporary structure was all the rage in the 1890s, when the Hetherington Road chapel dates from, although according to Wikipedia’s detailed article on Tin […]

Census 2021

From this week every household in Lambeth will receive a letter letting people know how they can take part in the census. This is a once-a-decade survey of England and Wales which helps to support policy making, plan public services and inform where billions of pounds are spent, for example, on roads, schools and hospitals. […]

Pope’s Road Hondo Tower

NEWS TODAY 1st MARCH 2021 The Mayor of London has called-in the Hondo Tower planning application. He will now decide whether of not to grant planning permission following a public hearing. This is great news and keeps hopes alive of defeating this monstrosity.

Pope’s Road Hondo Tower

Anyone interested in the future of Brixton no doubt knows by now that – despite opposition from the local MP, English Heritage, many local groups including the Brixton Society, and a 7,000+ petition against the plans – Lambeth has granted planning permission for this massive tower block in the heart of Brixton. That battle may […]

from where I’m standing

“from where I’m standing” is a set of audio stories and portraits from 2020 presented by the Empathy Museum, creating a unique portrait of life during the pandemic. The physical exhibition of portraits is on display in Dalberg Road, Brixton (as shown in their image here) until 10 January 2021. The audio stories can be […]

Local Heroes

The Local Heroes project is continuing within Covid-19 guidelines. The latest phase is aiming to produce a Local Heroes Banner. To find out more or join in, email