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, Percy Phillips on Thursday, 26 March 2020 from 7:00pm

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. The Barbican as just opened an exhibition called “Masculinities – Liberation through photography” Some of Rotimi’s pictures are included, along with work from 55 others. […]

Election Results

There was time when Brixton was a Parliamentary constituency in itself. If you are interested in the history, do see our book Representing Brixton – the story of Brixton’s MPs by Simon Adams (brixtonsociety.org.uk/publications/books). Today, parts of Brixton are in three separate constituencies. Following the general election, all three are represented by women members of […]

Florence Nightingale Museum

The museum, which is housed on the St Thomas’ Hospital site, is currently advertising volunteering opportunities. The full details are on their website: https://florence-nightingale.co.uk/volunteering-opportunities

Shakespeare Road

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 […]

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 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 […]

Home Movies Day

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.

Advertising on Park Railings

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 […]

Berlin Blues Cabaret October 3rd 2019

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 […]