Graffiti workshops still available and local links :Brixton Neighbourhood forum/Vassal and Coldharbour Forum and Safer Police Neighbourhood team contacts

Sundays from May 20th 2018
From 2-4pm for 8 weeks
Fees £5 per Session
10 spaces available
Suitable for 10-14 years
All art materials are included

Designer and artist Lamonte Johnson will demonstrate how to write and understand straight style, funky style and wild style graffiti writing.  These workshops will help participants to get creative with graffiti art techniques (including freehand and airbrush) on paper, canvas and T-shirts. The workshops will also look at the laws dealing with public graffiti art in the U.K. and the U.S.

The final sessions will see the participants working collectively on large-scale boards which will be displayed as part of the 2018 Brixton Design Trail.

For more information please contact Jane on 07941 624247 or at

Information about events from Vassal and Coldharbour and Brixton Forums can keep us informed of  forthcoming events: PS June 10th at Brixton Library a Summer bazaar

Safer Coldharbour Neighbourhood Police Team meetings

Dear Partners and Colleagues,

The next meeting will be on 18th July 2018 at 7pm at Brixton Police Station – invite to follow.Best regards,


DWO Coldharbour Ward

Oliver COLVILLE | 991LX | Police Constable | Lambeth
OCU Email | Airwave 557577 | T0208 649 2007 | M07407499323

Bank Holiday extravaganza at Brixton Windmill 1-5pm May 7th Beer and Bread Festival

Brixton Windmill

Beer and Bread Festival  2018 1-5pm Monday 7th May. Soak up the atmosphere of this family friendly local event with stalls and bric-a-brac to browse.

Details can also be found on Windmill site and for  more news of Heritage Walks look at the  ‘soon’ to be upgraded Brixton Society website

On the following day 8th May there may be some interest in Windrush Square and their Windrush related events ( Local Friends groups continue to keep  engaging with events in Windrush Square for more details email) :

African and Caribbean Memorial Program 2018-1-1

Coldharbour Safer Neighbourhood Team meeting Weds April 11th 6.3pm Brixton Police Station

We are all concerned that local young people can  easily get into trouble . Safer Neighbourhood teams meet to involve the local community in ways we can help.

This included help with a Community Knife sweeping operation, but turning up to meetings help give community views or report concerns etc.

The next meeting is Wednesday April 11th at Brixton Police Station  (attached links to previous minutes)January 2018 minutes-1

April Agenda(3)

Fit for Spring Yoga : physically, mentally and environmentally from April 7th/ 8th and later on.

Brixton Library Environs event  April 7th 11am-3pm, for more details / contributions email: ‘Brixton Spring Bazaar’ a ‘Greening’ event for Spring with seed planting (our free ‘Kew Grow Wild’ wild flower seeds donated from  Kew Gardens) with a Children’s Book sale, workshops for families and Brick a Brac stall (attached poster produced by Brixton library) FoBTL Spring Bazaarwild flower slope poster - march 2018

Yoga for Back Pain Class
Saturday, April 14th 2018
18.00 – 19.30
Vinyasa Yoga with a
Scaravelli Tiwst 

Sunday 15th April
13.30 – 16.30
Yoga Club

Monday 16th April 2018
10.00 – 11.30



Future Lambeth Library News :

Collageists : are at work in Brixton Library

‘Brixlib Edition One’  is an exhibition in Brixton Library with planned workshops

Opening: 9 Apr 2018, 17:30 – 20:00

                  9  Apr 2018 – 7 May 2018

 Also you may have seen this relating to Carnegie library:…/50129

Local news: and Tuesday 20th March 1.30-3.30pm Clearing up near Windrush Square

Neighbours use

NextdoorEffra website to some success

Wendy Drake  ( ) will have to move soon from a rented flat in Mervan Road as the owner is selling (not a done deal yet but later but poss. early summer) and is hoping to  find a place for 3 nights. each week.  I think Mon/Tues /Weds/ Thurs to cover time she is in London for her grand children’s childcare. Her daughter is expecting and will move to West Dulwich. Wendy Drake, Effra Road

FoWS -FoTLB Cleaning Workshop Poster 21.11.17(6)

Brixton Pound Cafe Saturday March 17th Free Lunch

Yes there is such a thing as  a Brunch 11am or Lunch 1pm

Come tot Brixton Pound cafe 77 Atlantic Road today and you’ll get a chance to  Mothers of invention photographic exhibition and share a free lunch.

Lucy Cava of Brixton Pound said that at 11am and 1pm a brunch or lunch is free today, sharing Food as part of  their events Get away from the snow for an hour in warm company

  • ‘Mothers of Invention’ at Brixton Pound Café Atlantic Road ontill 9am-6pm 17th March

  • Photofusion /198 exhibition of lost spaces on Railton Road and other local projects Elephant

Also March 20th Friend sof Ttae library and Windrush Square meet up to clear up planteers in railings and discuss future greening prokects Lambethcapital spend to turf and raise or astroturf soem of teh Grassed area om=n Windrush Square,

Brixton Green, Culture and Brixton events in and around Brixton Pound Cafe

AGM and details of current position for Brixton Green Somerleyton Trust Brixton Green at the The Department Store, Ferndale Road ,Weds 7th March 6.30pm

Last day of New Contemporaries Block336 Brixton Road sees a major art exhibition of current young artists which will finish Saturday at 6pm

Voices from the Front line at 198 Railton Road  gallery 198contemporaryartsandlearning March 18th finishes the exhibition with another event with hair braiding and food music and a retro look at Railton Road with images from  Winifred Attwell’s first Hair salon for Black women in Railton Road.

This aligns with a current exhibition  mapping Arts and Culture from Photofusion to Brixton Pound Cafe to Connect and Do and ending at 198Railton Road Mothers of Invention

Community news. Some losses to the Community. Recently we received news of two bereavements.

Dear Mervan Road Neighbour, Sadly Mrs. Doreen Green of 43 Mervan Road passed away a couple of weeks ago while she was in The Dominican Republic. As one of the oldest and most long term residents of Mervan Road her cheery wave and happy disposition will be sadly missed by many of us. As you can imagine this has been a very difficult time for her daughter, Paulette, not just loosing her mother who she was very close to, but also having to find the funds to bring Mrs. Green home. To do this she has had to take out a loan and is now struggling to cover the cost of the funeral. The funeral will be on 9.3.18 at UCKG HelpCentre, 145 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7TJ at 11.30 and the burial will be at 2.00 at Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane, if you would like to pay your respects in person. Alternatively or in addition instead of sending flowers a small donation towards the costs would be a great help to the family and help send Mrs Green off comfortably and ensure she rests in peace and according to her wishes. If you would like to help contributions can be made direct to the family .

Another local presence and voice for her community, Tina Jennings of Windrush Square Night Market. Tina, as a member of Brixton Neighbourhood Forum, spoke up  on many issues, she will be missed. There will be a private funeral and a commemoration  later in the late Spring. Our thoughts go to the families. A card to her son has been sent on behalf of Friends of Windrush Square and Friends of Tate library Brixton.


Brixton Community Base news this month. BYB Sign young people up for free bike workshops and also this week at BCB there is a Round table on Refugees Tuesday 7-9pm rsvp:

Stop press! Our new 2018 Bling Ya Bike project will be starting on Sunday 25 February, 2-5pm at Brixton Community Base.  The project is for 13-18 yr-olds from the Brixton/Lambeth area.  Over 6 sessions participants will learn bike maintenance and also have the opportunity to ‘bling’ their bike.This is a free project but as spaces are limited we encourage anyone interested to complete the registration form and return to me asap.  Participants under 15 yrs will require parental consent.For more information or to return completed registration forms please contact Jane at


Also at BCB Talma Road SW2 1AS  a Round Table on Refugees Round Table event Tuesday 20th Feb 7-9pm

RSVP: Alan Gadd – – 07889 221 847

Come and share in a multi-faith dialogue on refugee issues.


News in February today 12-4pm

Today sees a Swap sale at  Brixton Pound Cafe, you may have seen their makeover. Local people have volunteered to make the cafe  even more welcoming.

A recent Age UK funded event  allowed us to drink herbal teas  sew, darn, customise and decorate.

Also there was, recently a showing of ‘Demain’ about climate change. Something for everyone.

Local people are standing as Trustees for  Brixton Green Somerleyton Trust. Despite what you and some Lambeth Councillors may think. Cooperative Housing scheme work. See 40 years of Brixton Housing Coop. At a recent community  involvement meeting Brixton Green members explained the trust policy and principles.

Job and training coming up see attached links Brixton Neighbourhood Forum next AGM at The Dept. Store  Ferndale Road Feb. 27th.

Training for for unemployed 18-25 year-olds.  There is an initial 6-week programme to develop team-working and personal skills, while gaining practical experience.  This is followed up by 1:1 mentoring to help participants achieve their goals.  If you know a young person who could benefit from New Shoots, contact

and Sleepless in Brixton is pursuing how to  get London Mayoral involvement in Night time economy plans which are detrimental to local residents. The GLA currently has a Night Time Commission which is consulting until 20 February.  This is not consultation which is open to individual residents, but a residents’ organisation such as Sleepless Brixton can make submissions, and Amy indicated that it would be very helpful for you to do so.  The consultation can be found here and responses sent to :

Individual residents can comment here:

3. The London Plan consultation is also currently open, and Amy again indicated that it would be very helpful to have representations from residents on aspects of the London Plan that relate to the night time economy.  The details are here