Stan Firm inna Inglan at Tate Britian

 Tate Britain gallery is currently displaying 'Stan Firm inna Inglan: Black Diaspora in London, 1960s-1970s', featuring images by 'eight photographers who documented Black communities in London: Raphael Albert, Bandele 'Tex' Ajetunmobi, James Barnor, Colin Jones, Neil Kenlock, Dennis Morris, Syd Shelot and Al Vanedenberg'.There are a number of outstanding South London images to be seen, ...

Van Gogh in South London

As a young man, the artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) spent a couple of years living in London. Thanks to his practice of sending regular letters to his brother Theo and others, we know quite a lot about his time here including his movements across South London. The complete letters are available online thanks to the ...

The No Frills Band & 20 years of South London folk sessions

The No Frills Band are playing at the Birds Nest (Church Street SE8) in Deptford on Saturday afternoon  - April 9th 2016, so expect some fine traditional folk music. Check facebook for details, but they should be up and running by 4 pmLast time I saw them play was only last Saturday on the steps outside Carnegie Library ...

How Does it Feel to be Loved? at Camberwell Crypt

It was a sad moment this month when the Canterbury Arms in Brixton closed its doors for the last time, due to be demolished to make way for flats. The pub hosted many music nights in its big back room, including the legendary indie-pop/soul club How Does it Feel to be Loved? - where among ...

‘Violence in Brixton follows poll tax protest’ (March 1990)

Twenty five years ago today, on 31 March 1990, one of the largest demonstrations of the 20th century set off from Kennington Park to protest against the Conservative government's planned new poll tax (officially known as the 'community charge'). The demonstration ended up in Trafalgar Square and was followed by rioting throughout the West End. ...

Rebel Girl – A Kathleen Hanna Disco

The Canterbury Arms in Brixton remains open despite planning permission having been granted to demolish it and replace it with flats. Ian from legendary indie-pop night How Does it Feel? is putting on a series of one-off club nights there until the bulldozers steam in. The next one is tomorrow night (Friday 6th March) and ...

Brixton Socialist Club at Canterbury Arms (1978)

The Canterbury Arms in Brixton is facing demolition, to be replaced with flats. Its great back room has seen some amazing nights, in particular in recent years the legendary indie pop club How Does it Feel?.Found in a copy of the Leveller magazine (December 1977?) here's listings for the Brixton Socialist Club at said pub ...

99% Darkness

'99% Darkness' is a new novel by Jacob Stringer 'featuring South London evictions, Occupy, student protests, 15M, FARC guerrillas and dysfunctional relationships.'  With a strapline of 'You are fucked. They are fucked. We are fucked. Experience the fuckedness in London, Bogotá and Madrid' it sounds like it is in line with my current political mood. The ...

The World Cup in South London

As the World Cup comes to an end, here's some pictures from around South London over the last month.The Artmongers mural on Deptford High Street redecorated in Argentinian and German colours for today's final, by artist Patricio Forrester, who is Argentinian Watching the world cup at Tomi's restaurant in Deptford High Street, on night Nigeria played ...

Eddie Mulholland – 1980s South London Photos

Some great 1980s London photographs at the Telegraph today, by their photographer Eddie Mulholland from his time at the South London Press back in the day.There's David Bowie on a visit to Brixton (presumably his childhood home in Stansfield Road)...The last days of Peek Freans biscuit factory in Bermondsey (it closed in 1989)...And this one ...