For Brixton Design Trail 16-24th September some intrepid locals are hosting a display of local heroes past at Brixton Library, they will also culminate the display with an event at Tate Library Brixton on Wednesday September 27th 6.30-9pm in a Lambeth Local History Heritage Festival
A meeting was held at Brixton Pound Cafe of ‘Young’ and ‘Older ‘creative people from Brixton for the ‘Undercut’ a fringe of Brixton Design Trail 2017 @BrixtonDT , where we heard of the exciting plans for the week of 16th-24th September. The Brixton Trail is part of London Design Wee . Brixton being one of the eight specially featured districts.
BrixtonPound also had good news to share. Their crowdfunding scheme received a boost from Sadiq Khan (see: http://www.spacehive.com/brixtonpound news) only £5,000 pledges to go.
Some of our local community are also involved with the trail including: Brixton Community Base, Friends of Tate Library Brixton and Windrush Square. At Brixton Library there will be a display related to the ‘Local Heroes’ Project ” The heroes nominated, through a designed postcard highlight that: ‘Love is Power’ Portraits and artwork, made by artists from the recent past, and artists still with us will display works of their ‘local hero. ‘ A culmination of work realised so far, compiled with workshops run in local schools, will be displayed and a free: ’Local Heroes’ Event on 27th September 6.30-9pm at Brixton Library, as listed in Lambeth Heritage Festival 2017 Lambeth Heritage Festival September 2017 – Lambeth Council
Some posts on Nextdoor Effra social media website link
Last night my garden flat got burglarised during the night when my partner and I were sleeping. The criminal got access via the patio door’s awning window that has access to the kitchen. The burglar must be quite small to slide through the window as it doesn’t open a lot and must have had help since it is very high up (over 6’4). They had access via the garden and left via the garden taking wallets, jar of coins and the key to the patio doors where they left the property. I have reported this information to the police.
Hi…we’re also garden flat on Kellett Road and someone came in to our garden the other night. They didn’t take more than our ladder but they probably used that on other flats along our road. So infuriating. I’ve since bought additional locks for the gate and a window/door alarm that works with your iPhone and sounds a loud alarm from your mobile if the window opens. Haven’t installed it yet. Hope they have cctv for you.
Ring 101 or 999 Coldharbour Safer Neighbourhood Team stats. are now up direct on their page , so we didn’t get a printout at last meeting on 13th July next ward panel meets October 2017.
Moorlands Estate Residents rep spoke about acid thrown into at a vulnerable adult. indicate some of the drug related problems police are dealing with. The court backlog means its difficult to get cases heard and delays dealing with known criminal activity. Cuts to services and overload due to London’s tragic incidents recently, means that local officers have to deal with issues in other boroughs. A young rep of a TMO spoke to police directly about Officers dealing heavy handed and often officers were from outside the area and the good liaison work was undone.
Late night revelry enforcements were to be looked at again.More problems around stolen mopeds etc. Sounds horribly familiar to other London areas.
Brockwell Park Community Partners with a lot of help from Brockwell Park Dog Show orhanisers: Rory and Lili are running another fun filled ‘Mystery Dog Show’
Sunday 2-4pm registration from 1pm. Volunteers always more than welcome
If you fancy a nearky dog free zone Urban Arts at Josephine Avenue and of course school summer fairs last week saw :St Jude’s this week Sudbourne School Sunday so we are spoiled for choice. Free entertainment on our doorstep.
Cathy Valentine is the Chair of SNT panel and meetings relate to local residents priorities for policing. At the recent Brixton Neighbourhood forum meeting a Police representative explained the diminished resources and how far police services are stretched.
People mention on local social media the rise of smaller gangs threatening young lads for their phones.
On the estates the worrying trend of horrific knife attacks continues to rise.
Come to the meeting or contact Cathy Valentine : email@example.com
Safer Neighbourhood April minutes-1 or your local Coldharbour Ward Councillors Cllr. Matt Parr, Cllr. Rachel Heywood, Cllr. Donatus Anywan
Windrush Square came up in discussion at last night’s Brixton Neighbourhood forum
which covered items on Regeneration and community group’s involvement in the area.
Next Greening workshop outside the Library is on Tuesday 11th July 1.30-4pm a Stakeholder forum meeting is planned as the issues raised at the meeting need urgent attention.Greening and environment poster2
Also:’Toilets’ a source of annoyance for many locals, as well as Events and the Night time economy was discussed. The meeting was held at; ‘ Squire and Partners ‘, The Department Store, Ferndale road. (after queuing for 1/2 an hour at the new post office, under duress, the space in the Department Store was mind boggling.) Many questions remain ? http://www.brixtonneighbourhoodforum.org/
Safer Neighbourhood Police meeting Coldharbour ward is on at 6,30pm Angell Town Housing Office, Overton Road. Note: ring 101 to report any nuisance.
ps Nextdoor Effra is providing a good daily updates for residents interests
Also Brixton Pound Bowie Prints limited edition are on sale at :
Studio 73 Brixton Village Thursday 7-9pm
was held in Black Cultural Archives Monday evening at short notice. Irfan Mohammed a local Business trader (and potential Labour party Cllr.) introduced the event. Local Resident Carol Stagg gave a rendition of Khalil Ghibran’s beautiful, thought provoking poetry. At a time when the country and world is divided it was good to note Lambeth, with Brixton at its centre, tries to remain united against tyranny. Politicians. Faith leaders and the Businesses (BID)and the community came together.
At the Brixton Fund evening individual Friends of Libraries e.g. Sixteen Feet productions : ‘Vintage Voices” last heard at Lambeth ‘Readers and Writers Festival ‘ in Brixton Library, won a grant award, as did ‘More in Common’ and Brixton Rec. User Group, also received a small amount towards promoting their organisation.
Brixton Neighbourhood Forum meeting is on Thursday July 6th 6pm at the newly adapted Squire and Partners now called:The Department Store, in the old post office Ferndale Road.
Urban Arts (Library supporters are present) fair Josephine Avenue is on at the weekend 11am-6pm and there is a Dog Show Brockwell Park 12pm-4pm
Also there was a launch of writer in residence, Ann E Cooper’s book at the Rotunda Cressingham Gardens. An Arts council funded photography exhibition continues to be displayed on the walls of Cressingham Gardens
Notification of major gas works: Brixton Road (A23), London
We are planning essential work to upgrade the gas network in Brixton Road (A23) from this summer. Our £2.4 million project involves the replacement of old metal gas mains with new plastic pipe to ensure a continued safe and reliable gas supply to south-west London long into the future. Our contractor ForeFront Utilities will undertake this work on our behalf.
So that we can minimise disruption, we have carefully consulted and planned our works in partnership with TfL and Lambeth Borough Council. Our Brixton Road project will start on 31 July and last approximately seven months. We will be progressing southwards down the A23 Brixton Road from Camberwell New Road towards Wynne Road in two phases. More information can be found on our dedicated project page here: https://www.sgn.co.uk/Roadworks/Southern-projects/Lambeth-A23-Brixton-Road/
We are also producing a bespoke project leaflet and poster that I will share with you shortly.
So that we can explain more about our work, we have organised a drop-in session in The Debenture Room at The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS on Monday 3 July. You are welcome to attend at any time between 2pm and 8pm.
Members of our project team will be on hand to answer questions and talk through our plans in more detail. If you are unable to attend our drop-in session but would still like to meet us to discuss our work in more detail, please let me know.
We understand that people can get frustrated by roadworks. However, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means that when the work is complete, London residents will continue to enjoy the benefits of a safe and reliable gas supply for years to come.
Please share this information with anyone who you believe may be impacted by our work.
I hope I have been able to reassure you of our commitment to deliver a safe project and keep you updated. If you have any further questions, please let me know.
Local groups will be showcasing project proposals on 28th June at Pop Brixton 6.45pm-8pmauditorium (check put website for event details and booking tickets.)
You are invited to the following events:
The money sticks to Brixton. Now the art does too. One night only 50% off local sale to raise funds for Brixton projects.
First announced on David Bowie’s official website and with only 250 available, our limited edition print wasted no time in being scooped up by collectors all over the world – the first one even sold at auction for over $1,500!
However while selling online and running to the post office has its advantages, we have a soft-spot for the old fashioned way and even better when it’s bringing people together in one of our favourite spots in Bowie’s hometown.
That’s why for one night only, we’re releasing 30 limited prints for sale, exclusively in Brixton, at just £300* – a one-time only 50% discount from the standard price of £600 per print. And we figured such an event deserves a bit of a party.
It’s a chance to grab a unique piece of art (the first ever printed on money grade paper, no less) and feel good in the process – proceeds from the sale are going into our fund, which grants money to local community projects in Brixton.
Alongside a live DJ there’ll be drinks and our friends at Agile Rabbit serving up ‘Ziggizzas’.
Space is limited so we are asking that people pre-register on Eventbrite. In addition to a complementary drink, you can also make sure you’re one of the 30 to secure a print by placing a pre-order – just select the option available when registering and you’ll be asked to pay a deposit of £30. Prints come unframed but framing options and advice will be available on the night.
Pre-orders are already selling so if you want to guarantee one at this price, place a pre-order soon.
We hope to see you there to help us celebrate the man who fell to earth and the ongoing spirit of the Brixton community.
We hope you can make it!
The Brixton Pound
*We ask that you pay the balance on the night – we accept cards, cash, and of course Brixton Pounds! If you want some flexibility we’d be happy to chat about installment payments too. Either ask on the night, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss more.
**Following the Studio73 event, we will be at the Urban Art Fair on the weekend of 8/9 July where another small batch of prints will be available for £450. After that it’s back to the RRP so we recommend taking advantage of this while you can!
Can’t wait until 6 July? Order a full-price print online or pick one up at our cafe.
And here’s the technical blurb
Offset lithograph printed in colour with fluorescent ink and die-cut mirror with gold and silver foil on watermarked banknote paper
Image area: 247 x 235 mm
Paper size: A3 (420 x 297 mm)
Edition of 300
Titled, numbered, and blindstamped by This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll; accompanied by certificate of authenticity
The edition of 300 – of which 250 are offered for sale – went into production in December 2015, with David Bowie’s approval.
The print has been produced by the note’s designers, This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, together with Orion Security Print, the company responsible for printing the Brixton Pound notes.
The print is produced on the same diamond-patterned security paper as the circulation notes, and features several of their original features such as orange fluorescent ink and die-cut metallic & holographic foiling.
Both sides of the note are displayed, featuring Duffy’s iconic photograph of David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust guise from the cover of Aladdin Sane, as well as a detail from the Nuclear Dawn mural on Brixton’s Coldharbour Lane.
Each print is titled ( –2016) in pencil, individually numbered in both black and metallic ink, and blind-stamped by the designers. The print will also be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Brixton Pound.