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We cannot go on enough about Brixton Market, its beauty, its vibrancy, its rich cultural history and its importance as the heart  of our little town!

Brixton Market Row

So, we are ecstatic to announce, following a recent BBC News report, that Friends Of Brixton Market‘s campaigning against the threats of redevelopment has come to fruition in the form of a Grade II listing !!!

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After months of  speculations and trepidation, the new Windrush Square was unveiled last Saturday, the 27th of February 2010 so MyBrixton had to go and take a look.
The event itself did not draw much of a crowd although the children of Brixton seemed to be having a good time exploring the new features of the square and dancing to the music of The Illersapiens who made the party worth going to.

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Check out The Illersapiens upstairs at the Ritzy on the third Thursday of every months from 7pm to 11pm- FREE ENTRY –

This is OUR square people, let’s use it and let it be one more reason to look forward to Summer!!!

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If this morning, you have smiled at this:
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and have been wondering or even speculating, on what what the deal, with other Brixtonians… only to come back to Brixton to find out that:

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well My Brixton found out that from Tomorow 20/08/09 until the 31/08/09, the Ritzy is raising some money for Pan Uk a non-profit organisation who works nationally and internationally to reduce the use of pesticide in order to provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers.

Here is the deal: £5 per word on the billboard – 3 messages per day (from 6am to 2pm / from 2pm to 6pm and from 6pm to 10pm). The money raised will entirely go to helps improve Niger’s water.

Thanks to the lovely lady down at the Ritzy who took the time to brief me on this.

And Xpress Yo’self!

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What the … ?

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Yes! We are all pretty excited about it: Windrush Square and Tate Gardens are going to be merged into a new and improved pedestrian square. Pretty pleased as well that they’re keeping the name ‘Windrush’ because as you may know, it was to commemorate the arrival of the steamship Empire Windrush that carried Caribbean men and women to Britain after World War II.
The face of Brixton is about to change for ever, they are even reshuffling our beloved Ritzy:

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Anyway, I’m getting sidetracked, if you want to find out more about the history of Empire Windrush or about the Council‘s plans for the square, just follow the links.
What has been attracting my attention lately is these…

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I mean what is the deal with all those empty bread bags? Any idea? No, seriously I’d like to know, so if you’ve got a clue, share it!

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Before I disclose any information, I should mention that I have been asked not to advertise this place too much as its regulars favour the lack of publicity. However, at MyBrixton, we simply cannot keep anything to ourselves!
On a corner of Kellett Road, tucked away from the town center but within minutes of the tube station, stands the Effra Hall Tavern, more commonly known as the Effra. Heard of it?
In a nutshell, it’s a charming old fashioned pub that offers resonably priced drinks, Caribbean food as well as live ska and jazz music on Thursday and Sunday nights!
I won’t say anymore, just go check it out and tell us what you think. And if anyone asks, remember, you did not hear it from me…

 

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Effra, 38a Kellett Road, Brixton SW2 1EB.

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Sam The Wheels

Photo produced for sam the wheels | people signs & Resistance project 2008
Photo produced for Sam The Wheels | People, Signs & Resistance project 2008

 Issued under Creative Commons [non commercial/share alike] license

 Sam The Wheels is the nickname of Clovis Salmon, a first generation Jamaican migrant who came to London in the 1950’s as a Pentecostal minister. He recorded unique footage of life in Brixton between the 60’s and 80’s and his films have inspired a new generation of artists and local people to explore the history and heritage of Brixton in the form of a participatory arts, video and web project named after him: Sam The Wheels.
Today, Clovis is 80 years old, no longer a minister, and operates a bicycle wheel repair service from his home on Railton Road, made infamous during the 1981 Riots and still known as “The Front Line” .
Even though the project is no longer running, some of Clovis’ original Super 8 footage and videos of recent interviews of local people about the culture and history of Brixton, exploring topics such as the riots, Rastafarianism, The Black Panther movement as well as some well known landmarks, are available on www.samthewheels.co.uk .

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Summer is upon us, and with it comes the long sunbathing afternoons, picnics and other frolics in the park. We really are lucky so and sos because here, in Brixton, we have one of the best chill out spaces that summer can offer: Brockwell Park!

On Sunday the 14th of June 2009 will take place the 5th Brockwell Park Summer feast and Auction, an open air 3 course lunch and auction to raise money for events in the park.
Mostly organic food and drink with local people, poetry reading and raffle, all that happening in front of Brockwell Hall. The tickets for the meal are priced according to income, kids under 10 go for free.
Check out www.urbangreenfair.org or for further info contact shane@gn.apc.org

If that hasn’t tempted you, A local soul band will be playing classic Stax and Motown favourites with a dose of the funk at the bandstand between 1 and 5pm and it is FREE! I know I’ll probably take a walk down there…
For more information on events in the park, go to www.brockwellpark.com

Enjoy the sun and be safe!

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