Jubilee picnic at The Brix?

This is an archived story. See here for latest on the Brixton jubilee party


The Brix at St Matthews – the charitable company that owns that massive building in the middle of the Brixton one-way system – has invited local residents to a meeting tonight, Monday, 27th February at 7pm, to discuss holding a Diamond Jubilee Picnic right in the heart of Brixton in their grounds.

In a leaflet to publicise the meeting, The Brix writes: “The summer of 2012 is going to be one of the most exciting in London for many years. As part of the celebrations for HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Brix at St Matthews is considering organising a community picnic for local residents in the Peace Garden beside The Brix. The event would occur on the Jubilee long weekend in early June 2012”

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First ever Brixton Yogathon raises £2000 (updated story)

Former Talma Road resident Chris, who now teaches at Yoga Point at 122 Dalberg Road organised Brixton’s first ever Yogathon yesterday to raise money for the Prison Phoenix Trust.

She says: “It’s all to raise money to support yoga and meditation in prisons – and a couple of ex-prisoners, plus the yoga teacher from Brixton Prison are there.” One of the former prisoners, Nick, grew up in Tulse Hill, and you can read his story here.

A yogathon consists of 108 sun salutations. Some 13 yoga teachers and students participated over the course of three hours, and raised nearly £2000 in sponsorship for the Prison Phoenix Trust.

The photo shows some of the participants in yesterday’s yogathon. You can see more at the Yoga point website 

Did you hear gunshots on Kellett Road?

There have been reports of gunfire on Kellett Road on Friday night, 24th February. The Brixton Blog newspaper carried a report that residents had heard screaming and gunshots at around 9pm on Friday night, and that the police had been called, who cordoned off the area.

If you know anything, you can contact the Coldharbour Safer Neighbourhoods team on 07843-065917 (mobile) or 0208-649 2007 (office) or email coldharbour.snt@met.police.uk