First Draft

Last call for funding applications from Coldharbour Community First : http/

Some successfull applicants based at Brixton Community Base, Talma Road:

CodorDojo and Sixteen Feet productions and Brixton Youth Theatre

Codor Dojo has coding programming workshop sessions for 7-17 year olds

Location Brixton Community Base Brixton St Vincentís Community Centre Talma Road London SW2 1AS
Country United Kingdom
Notes Hi!

The first south London Dojo has secured space in the heart of Brixton for February and March 2014.

If you would like to find out more or get a free ticket please visit out website or send us an email. Links to both are on the right.

We are on the look out for mentors and it’s looking like a good time to start something in the area.

Whatever you age / gender if you would to join the mentoring team please get in touch, the email address is on the right.


Gareth Shapiro

Twitter @CoderDojoBrix

 Draft is a First Draft playwritng competition playwriting competition 

First Draft playwritng  competition

Lambeth new playwriting competition

Provides an opportunity for aspiring and emerging writers to showcase new work. We welcome submissions from anyone who lives, works or studies in Lambeth.

There is a category for young writers of 21 and under.

The selected plays will be rehearsed with a professional cast and director and staged as part of the Lambeth Readers and writers Festival on 30th and 31st May 2014 in the new performance space  at the Library Building, Clapham.

Plays should be between 10-20 minutes duration.

  • Cast size should be between 2-5
  • Your piece must not have been previously staged or published.

Please submit your work in a pdf or word format to:

Include a short synopsis of the play (50 words).

  • Please make sure the pages are numbered.
  • Please complete an entry form which we will use for monitoring purposes only.

Writers deadline: Thursday 1st May

Download Entry Form:   < HERE > www.

Latest news re: Street event

A few of us are gathering to consider events for 2014. Latest suggestion  Rattray Road between Bankton and Jelf closed for a summer event Sunday June 29th.Do you remember last years?Effra street party 6-2013  (3)lrphoto (31)photo (27)Effra street party 6-2013  (6)lr

To extend activities by having monthly Lambeth Street play time once a month with a road closure for an afternoon on a Sunday to enable children to experience  monitored outdoor safe play.

Anyone interested in putting up blogs  let us know by email: or look out for posters. For example:Parkes, Simon no credit

Missed event  Simon Park local Dalberg Road resident gave a talk at the Tate library Brixton  last Wednesday as part of Lambeth Readers and Writers festival 2014: ‘A Riotous life in the Music Business’

‘Live at the Brixton Academy’ by Simon Parkes and J.S. Rafaeli as reviewed in the ‘Independent ‘newspaper says  of the book: “His Rock fans will, of course, buy this book for its picaresque account of backstage encounters with the likes of Robert Plant, Eric Clapton and a monumentally capricious Grace Jones. Parkes and his co-writer, musician JS Rafaeli, have no end of yarns to tell. They are, you could say, the very British equivalent of the memoirs of legendary Fillmore promoter, Bill Graham. Yet the narrative works equally well as a non-fiction version of a Colin MacInnes novel,.. ‘

Other street events: ‘Community Freshview  ‘a cleaner street initiativePicture 1 - 04.13 where every 6 months or so volunteers help clear up an area with free skips provided by Lambeth.

Effra Parade

On a wet Sunday a few weeks back a strange impromptu carnival appeared  leading from Effra Hall Tavern up Rattray road past Effra Parade onto the Hootenanny. Pictures to follow of local residents children and dogs . It was local fans of the Melodic. who send us this messageImage

We’re writing to you from the long winding road between Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennesse with the exciting news that our album Effra Parade is finally out this week in Europe and of course the rest of the world!

We’ve had some great coverage so far in Mojo, The Sun, The Independent, American Songwriter and Electronic Musician to name a few, with the highlight being the four star album review from The Times newspaper this weekend and Q Magazine describing the album as ‘life affirming”.

Please show some love and download the album HERE

To buy a physical copy of the album click HERE.