Archiving the epidemic

Lambeth archives want to collect for posterity material recording the impact of the Coronavirus epidemic in Lambeth. The archives are closed to visitors for the duration but they will welcome any material, as mentioned in their poster, when this is all over.

Lambeth Country Show Cancelled

This year’s Lambeth Country Show has been cancelled. There is more information on their website They promise to be back next year on 17 and 18 July 2021.

Library Closures

With all our libraries closed, Lambeth has circulated the leaflet above – click here to see all of it. The key messages are: – don’t worry about overdue books; – how to get help; – how to access on-line books etc.


In light of government advice in the current crisis, all walks, talks and other events organised by the Brixton Society are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

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 ( 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: