Heroes, heritage and history in Brixton exhibition
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by Alan Slingsby
1M ago
An exhibition with a difference opened at the Lambeth archives on Brixton Hill last night (18 April). Acclaimed local photographer Jim Grover, known for his work with members of the Windrush Generation, has gone behind the blue doors of the Trinity Homes almshouses on Acre Lane in central Brixton and found heroes, heritage and history ..read more
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Electric Brixton gets community listing
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by Contributor
3M ago
Lambeth council has made the Electric Brixton venue next to the town hall an asset of community value (ACV) to protect its future. The building has a long and distinguished past as a Brixton venue, including time as the Ace cinema and Fridge nightclub. An ACV is land or property of importance to a local ..read more
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Share your memories of Brixton Rec
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by Contributor
4M ago
Do you have memories of Brixton Rec? A community project to record the energy, tournaments, conferences, exhibitions and parties there over the years needs your help. Revisiting Brixton Rec plans to create a heritage archive of oral histories, photographs and other digital objects about the often neglected histories of the Rec from its opening in 1985 ..read more
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Olive Morris and Darcus Howe remembered on Brixton Hill
Brixton Blog » Local history
by Alan Slingsby
9M ago
Olive Morris and Darcus Howe, two of Brixton’s most significant figures in recent history, were remembered at a ceremony in Lambeth archives’ new home on Brixton Hill last night (7 September). An education  room in the archives is named for Olive Morris, the activist, community leader and feminist. The housing development of which it is a ..read more
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Carnegie library hosts Gypsy, Roma and Traveller exhibition
Brixton Blog » Local history
by Contributor
9M ago
Many generations of Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers and travelling showpeople have lived and worked in London, making unique contributions to the capital’s social, economic and cultural life. In Lambeth, Gypsy Hill, Romany Road and other place names recall the large encampment that Samuel Pepys noted in his seventeenth century diary. From Tuesday 29 August to ..read more
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Stroll Brixton as you listen to a story from the 81 Uprising
Brixton Blog » Local history
by Contributor
9M ago
Until Thursday 27 April, Brixton’s Windrush Square is the scene of an unusual “creative intervention” marking the anniversary of the 1981 Uprisings in Brixton and other British cities. A giant shoebox created from a shipping container, will offer anyone who wants to try them a pair of shoes from someone who was there in 1981 ..read more
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Joy returns to Brixton railway station
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by Alan Slingsby
9M ago
Brixton railway station’s statues, two of which are believed to be the first sculptural representations of British Black people in England in a public art context, are back in place with a new fourth statue joining them. The three statues that made up Platforms Piece, created by sculptor Kevin Atherton, were first installed in 1986. One ..read more
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Lambeth and slavery
Brixton Blog » Local history
by Chrissie Okorie
9M ago
Thanks to a grant from the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Chrissie Okorie has been working with Brixton Media, publisher of the Brixton Bugle and Brixton Blog, to research the impact of the transatlantic slave trade on Lambeth. This is her initial report Many of us live on streets and towns with history hidden in between ..read more
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Musical genius to get a blue plaque at last
Brixton Blog » Local history
by Contributor
9M ago
A Brixton-based charity will tomorrow (11 October) unveil a blue plaque honouring a remarkable Black Londoner who was, in his time, recognised as one of the world’s leading musicians. The Nubian Jak Community Trust is working with Southwark council and Sony Music UK on the plaque. George Bridgetower, who was born in Poland in 1778 ..read more
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Stroll Brixton as you listen to a story from the 81 Uprising
Brixton Blog » Local history
by Contributor
1y ago
Until Thursday 27 April, Brixton’s Windrush Square is the scene of an unusual “creative intervention” marking the anniversary of the 1981 Uprisings in Brixton and other British cities. A giant shoebox created from a shipping container, will offer anyone who wants to try them a pair of shoes from someone who was there in 1981 ..read more
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