Make a film using your phone: free classes for 13-17 yr olds.

filmInterested in Documentary Film Making? Then join the new local 10-week video journalism course. You’ll learn to make broadcast quality films all using your mobile phone.

When? Monday evenings 4-6pm, starting April 2013

 Where? Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses, Brockwell Park SE24

A limited number of free places are available to young people aged 13-17 years.

To ask more questions or to reserve your place,       contact Beth on      before 2nd March 2013



Effra Social opens on Thursday

effra social 50s pic


Woah, there’s a big opening party for the Effra Social venue on Thursday and its a 50s theme night. This is their publicity photo.

The Effra Social is at 89 Effra Road – the building that used to be called the Conservative club. Here’s how we reported the story, and here’s more on the opening party. 

But the question is: what are we going to call this place when we can’t be bothered to say “Effra Social”? We can’t call it the Effra because that is the name of our most fine and highly revered pub. Will we all just be going down to the ‘social’?

‘Bling ya fashion’ workshops this week at Brixton Community Base

DSCN1853If you have a 12 to 16 year old getting restless this week, there are free fashion design workshops being held this week at Brixton Community Base.

The workshops started on Monday, but continue today and Friday, between 5.30 and 7.30pm.

‘Bling Ya Fashion’ has set-up a 3-day T-shirt and baseball cap design project, covering:
– basic hand stitching techniques
– learning about different types of fabric and how they can be used
– understanding the sewing machine and learning basic stitching techniques
– learning about commercial patterns and how garments are put together
T-Shirt printing and design
– learning how to recycle old clothing into new fashion.
– street merchandising
– learning how to apply for funding (entrepreneur confidence workshops)

For more information and consent forms, please; or contact Lamonte Johnson on 0758467947

Bling Ya Bike!

bikeblingIf  you missed it last Sunday, ‘Bling Ya Bike’ workshop will be back at Herne Hill market (on Railton Road) this Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

Here, you will be able to bling up not just your bike, but your skateboards and scooters, so there’s no excuse for drearyness

More information at:

Brixton’s future

brixton mugThe council is consulting on proposals for growth and change in Brixton town centre. Go here for more, and get involved.

The main proposals are:

  • Better shops on Brixton Road
  • Upgraded offices behind the town hall
  • Opening up the area between the railway lines around the market to attract more independent traders and creative industries
  • A new theatre and cultural facility around Somerleyton Road (see this post on Brixton Green)

Effra people are encouraged to give their comments and have their say – there are consultation events, forms to fill in and more details here.  Or you can pick up hard copies from any library.

The consultation ends on 15th March