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Iconic gay venue’s listing to help ensure the party goes on

Lambeth Council has added the Royal Vauxhall Tavern venue in the borough to its register of community assets. The pub in Spring Gardens off Kennington Lane in Vauxhall has been a cutting edge venue for the last 150-years. Today it is considered an iconic gay venue. Councillor Jack Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Growth, … Continue reading

  • Brixton Reel returns to promote positive mental health Brixton Reel, the annual film festival dedicated to working with diverse local communities, returns from 13 to 17 November. The free festival, now in its fifth year, explores positive images of mental well-being and self-empowerment, challenging the stigma often associated with mental health. Films and events at the Brixton Ritzy and other local venues will seek to bring together both those with mental health issues and those who want to understand more through film and discussion. 2013 highlights include: •    a powerful documentary about writer and civil rights activist Alice Walker, •    a feel-good comedy about three best friends with Down’s Syndrome and, •    a charming film about the life of a 100 year old Argentinian woman. All events are free. For full event listings, venues and booking information visit www.brixtonreel.co.uk The Festival is supported by NHS Lambeth CCG, and Southwark Council, promoting positive mental health and well-being.

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