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

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NextdoorEffra website to some success

Wendy Drake  (wendydrake@hotmail.com ) 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

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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

http://www.brixtonblog.com/brixtons-working-mothers-on-the-map/49809

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

http://www.photofusion.org/photography-exhibitions/

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 artistshttp://block336.com/ 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. www.brixtonsociety.org.uk