Author Archives: Lucy Cava

Help 4 Refugee Children @ The Brixton Pound Cafe this Saturday!

Come along to a festival hosted by Help 4 Refugee Children at the Brixton Pound Cafe this Saturday, as part of Refugee Week. Loads of activities, fun and the chance to chat to volunteers, including the Dunkirk Childrens’ Center and many more, who have been at the forefront of supporting refugee and displaced children in Europe.

The day will include music performances, face painting, creative art workshops (including t-shirt printing) and music activities giving visitors the chance to experience the work our organisations have done with refugee children, families and unaccompanied minors in Calais and Dunkirk.

Citizens of the World Choir will be opening the event on Saturday at 11:30am at the Brixton Pound Cafe. Please come along early to kick off the day with a warm welcome and gorgeous music.

Find out more about the event and the work of Help 4 Refugee Children here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518115624897254

Buon appetito for local students at Pop Brixton!

Students from local Lansdowne School visited Pop for a tour in early June, where they learnt how to make their very own pasta! Everyone had a go kneading and then shaping the pasta, and one particularly skilful student was crowned Masterchef… After another hands on session designing weird and wonderful beasts with Ella from Into Art, followed by a mini disco in the Popbox, they replenished their energy by eating the fruits of their labour – fresh pasta with a tomato ragu.

Thanks to Stefania and Pietro at Franzina Trattoria who shared their secret Sicilian pasta skills with the Year 11s, Ella who helped inspire some beautiful drawings, and Jack at Container Records who helped them unwind with some bangin’ tunes to finish it all off…

If you’re interested in bringing a group of students or young people to Pop to experience pasta making, a Japanese calligraphy workshop, hear inspiring careers talks and more, get in touch with Lucy at the Brixton Pound: lucy @ brixtonpound.org

Brixton Fund is now OPEN

photo credit Mike Urban/Brixton Buzz

We’re very pleased to open the Brixton Fund for applications for the first time in 2017. The Fund is the only one of its kind – built from proceeds generated in Brixton, for Brixton.

Full information about how to apply, and a link to the application form, can be found by going to brixtonpound.org/fund.

This year we welcome new partners, Brixton BID and Brixton Neighbourhood Forum. Both organisations will play a role in helping us shape the Fund in future and ensuring that it both grows in size and reach.

We are also grateful to our sponsors Marsh and Parsons, Seven at Brixton, Three Eight Four, and the Queen’s Head. More businesses are coming on board to sponsor the Fund, particularly via our ‘Pound Up’ scheme for food and drink businesses. If you would like to get involved and support the Fund, please email fund@brixtonpound.org.

The application window is open until 10am Tuesday 2 May. We look forward to receiving your application and finding out more about the work you want to do in Brixton!