. January 2017 round-up of events. Good news we hope !

Brixton Community Base  Shakespeare event 21st January 2017 7pm donations to a viewing of up and coming West End show ‘Not Half-Bard’ see attached not-half-bard-invite

Yoga Point always good for a Start the new year as you intend to carry on.

Brxiton Library Local Heroes event see attached local-heroes-press-release1last1


enjoy the New Year if you can!

Fundraiser for Lambeth Libraries campaign

What’s going on at Carnegie Library and Minet Library ?

Readings to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare – Saturday 23 April Carnegie Library

This Saturday, join the Friends of Carnegie Library and local schools, keeping the library alive with Shakespeare’s help!

Come and listen or bring your favourite speech or sonnet by the bard to read. Tilt at windmills in memory of Cervantes. Make a human ring around the building; costumes welcome.
Outside Carnegie Library, Herne Hill Road SE24

188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG
Bus P4 from Brixton stops outside
Bus 68, 468 from Herne Hill and West Norwood. Organised by Friends of Carnegie Library: Keeping the spirit of the library alive and campaigning for it to reopen and other ways you can help  

Minet Library and Lambeth Archives latest news: Don’t forget Minet.

Archives are open See www.defendthe10-lambeth.org for updatescajun

The Brixton Exchange 2 April 23rd at Effra Space

The Brixton Exchange 2 will be a day of workshops and exchanges, using creative approaches to discuss Brixton’s community heritage – what it is, how do we hold on to it, and what can we learn from others. The aim is to give voice to a wide spectrum of Brixton’s community both past and present and explore whats happening in Brixton in the context of current changes in London and across the world.

Where: Effraspace, Effra Parade SW2 1PX

When: Saturday 23rd April, 9.30-6pm

Tickets: please book through eventbrite.


Further info: http://www.anchorandmagnet.org/#!current-exchange/zaru3

‘Community Day ‘Pictures 2nd April 2016

Pictures of the great Windrush Square event on 2nd April ‘Community Day’ organised by Friends of Windrush Square and Friends of Tate library Brixton inside and outside Tate Library Brixton with Certitude choir amongst others (see for more pictures of the day) http://www.brixtonsociety.org.uk/friends-of-windrush-square/ and Friends of Tate library Brixton . The ‘Community day’ was the week before the Carnegie Occupation march   from the closed Carnegie Library Herne hill via the closed Minet Library to Windrush Square. It was good to see Rachel Heywood our local Coldharbour Ward councillor present at both events.

Diversity April16th Windrush Square

‘Bringing our Community Together in Diversity’

It’s Your Local Market presents a series of events boasting incredible Live Music, DJ’s, World Food, Enriching Workshops, Fascinating Talks, Healthy Eating, Yoga, activism and more….

A fabulous list of musicians, artist and performers will be announced soon!

There are several ways to get involved, be inspired, have fun and be part of our togetherness!!

· World Food Traders
· Workshops/Information Traders Exhibit & Trade
· Local Talent & Entertainment
· Job Opportunities
· Partnership Opportunities
. Volunteers we need YOU!

Contact us: enquiries@itsyourlocalmarket.co.ukimage(2)

Minet Library performance and event Saturday 11am 9th April

The library issues won’t go away and Minet Library plans an event this Saturday  but Friends of Brixton Tate library organised an Ravinder Randhawa reading event last Saturday  for :’Community Day’ with a reading in the library and Certitude choir outside as well as consultation stalls about Mosaics and Monuments for the square.

They interacted with local residents and Friends of Windrush Square for more images soon.http://www.brixtonsociety.org.uk/friends-of-windrush-square/


Seehttp://defendthe10-lambeth.org.uk/ for more details of the current situation with the Carnegie Library Occupation and http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/ for the Councils views on Culture2020carnegie farewellparty



Carnegie Occupation residents represent their community views?


Marches, vigils, lobbying by Lambeth residents and local celebrities, have tried to confront Lambeth Council on budget decisions which affect us all. It is  an ongoing situation and is meant to show that culture is valid for everyone and a means of supporting  the vulnerable and their families/carers, but doesn’t mean the dumbing down of services.

Hard facts and residents showing concern seem to be classified as violent protest.What are your views?Carnegie Library Thursday April 1st

In Brixton yesterday Friends of a Tate Library Brixton worked with their library and local groups organised by Friends of Windrush Square to put on a wonderful : ‘ Community Day’ where local author  and library supporter Ravinder Randhawa read from her new novel: ‘Coral Strand’ in Brixton LibraryRavinder Randhawa reading

while outside other local groups and services performed, demonstrated techniques in Qi Gong, Boxing and music, Also inclusive Choir Certitude and Joy of Sound with accompaniment from Happy Drums performed their songs.