This is great news for residents and Brixtonites alike. Channel 4 is doing a show about the Resident’s Hall in Southwyck House (aka the Barrier Block) which will see the place being refurbished and turned into a real community resource.
The programme is themed on how things can get done on no money (blagging, essentially!) with the main filming taking place next week.
Being interviewed above is the remarkable Solomon, a Brixton resident who has been running a soup kitchen in the Resident’s Hall for homeless and vulnerable people – and paying for it out of his own own pocket.
There will be a call for people to get involved and help out – I should be able to post up the full details tomorrow.