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.
Lambeth council has made a large number of planning applications to install advertising boards on the railings of our parks and open spaces plus, in some places, a number of free-standing boards. One of the boards planned for Windrush Square is a four metre wide hoarding gracing the railings by the Windrush lights. As they […]
A free event on Thursday 3rd October National Poetry Day 2019 at 7pm in the Tate Library Brixton, presented by Stephen Duncan and supported by the Friends of Tate Library Brixton. Celebrate the poetry of the late Beata Duncan with selections from her collections: ‘ Apple Harvest’ (Hearing Eye),‘Berlin Blues’ (Green Bottle Press) and the forthcoming ‘Breaking […]
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]