Brixton Windmill Memories exhibition extends Minet Library stay

The Brixton Windmill Memories exhibition has extended its stay at the Minet Library into October. This project interviewed 26 local residents about their memories of Brixton Windmill, the local area around the windmill, and the importance of bread and flour production. The interviews were an oral history project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the All Our Stories scheme. This was connected to an exhibition and a theatrical performance as part of the Big Lunch in May, and was introduced to the Minet as part of Lambeth Archives Open Day. Brixton Windmill also hopes to get grinding again by 2016 – its 200th birthday! The Minet is located at 52 Knatchbull Rd, London SE5 9QY. You can listen to segments of the project's audio at:



Police seek help in Lambeth bus assault

Met Police encourage anyone with information about the Lambeth bus assault in which a woman was knocked unconscious to call DC Detective Constable Kyla Mulley of Lambeth CID on 020 8649 2196 or report information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. The assault happened in August but police have just released bus CCTV footage.  See:

Growing your business workshop Lambeth Thurs 21st

Workshop 'Growing your Business workshop and networking opportunity' for established businesses being run as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week - this Thurs 21st Nov 2013, 5-7pm at Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW. Three themes: Innovation, Finance, Sales. Learn about opportunities in major projects in Lambeth. Further specialist training follows the workshop. Places on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration info at:


Doubleheader Hobofest - 1. MAD Brockwell Park, 2. Effra Social. Sat. 28th!

Brixton's The Hobos put immediate touring on ice for their Hobofest @heyhobofest tomorrow the 28th in Brockwell Park from 1-5pm. This is the Hobofest park inaugural but also part of the final day of MAD for Brockwell Park. The MAD Fest is coming to the end of a 5 year funding run so it should be special! The Hobos are on the bill with 4 other bands at the Brockwell Park stage with host Fayon Georgia Cottrell:

Reminder Lido User Forum tmrw 28th 10am-12pm; Lido disabled parking misuse continues

Wahey! Not one, not two or three, but all four disabled parking bays in the Brockwell Lido car park taken up by unbadged vehicles recently, and all at the same time! Witnessed one of the drivers pull up, take a bike out, and then pedal off into the park. Before she did, this very brief conversation took place:


WE: "These bays are for disabled users"

SHE: "So?"

WE: "Noticed you're not displaying a blue badge."

SHE: "I have one"

WE: "You need to display it if you have one or not park here"

SHE: "Sod off" (at which point she cycles off)


Come one, come all to the BLU Forum, the Lido AGM for everyone - this Sat. Sept 28th!

Not to be missed. The big one. The BLU Forum! Whether you're a regular or casual user, or someone who's never been to the Lido!

3rdthought theatre closes out MAD for Brockwell Park Fest 2008-13 run!

3rdthought is a surprising collective led by Peter Avery which presents exciting, unconventional theatre often in curious settings. Following some wonderful shows in a variety of situations as part of the Edinburgh Festival, and more recently at the Bermondsey Street Festival, 3rdthought next helps MAD for Brockwell Park Festival sign off in style with 'Journeys - The End of the Line' at the park's Walled Garden on Sunday, Sept 29th from 1-4pm. Very apt programme event title? Perhaps, because it caps the MAD For Brockwell Park Programme 2008 – 2013, which was mainly supported by National Lottery funds via Lambeth Borough. Funding now reduces to zero and the Festival needs to raise at least £5K to run a similar events programme in 2014.


Artists Open Doors - October

Lucy Duke - Herne Hill artist



On the first weekend of October artists and makers across the borough of Lambeth will be opening their studios and work spaces to the public.


Now in our fifth year this festival of art just gets bigger and bigger with more and more exhibitors taking part showing an ever increasing range of work.  Open venues cover the whole of the borough; from Stockwell to Streatham, Clapham to West Norwood. Check our web map to find the latest venues to join this exciting celebration of South London creativity cool.


A New Direction for Young People in Lambeth


Interjunction poster


Interjunction is a new Lambeth-based scheme that aims to connect young NEET (not in education, employment or training) people aged 16-25 with exciting local organisations that are willing to host volunteers. From poetry to playwork, administration to art curating, there is something for all manner of interests and ambitions. The 100 participants will be given free training and ongoing support, as well as the opportunity to meet new people and have a lot of fun.



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