Amadeus Martin – God Created Brixton

Award-winning comedian Amadeus Martin’s journey through Brixton’s urban legends, anecdotes and observations, from the failed Viking Invasion of 885AD, the Victorian Era of 1885 and his God-fearing mother’s villainy in the 1985 riots.

God Created Brixton is a story about Amadeus’s quest over a thirty year period from youngster to adult to convince a Polish pen pal to set foot in Brixton, an impossible task due to its bad reputation.

Amadeus found that Brixton was the first place in Great Britain to have electric street lights, hence the name Electric Avenue. He’s amazed that...

"Disgraceful" celebrations after Margaret Thatcher's death

More than 100 people gathered in Brixton last night to celebrate Margaret Thatcher's death.

Some scaled the nearby Ritzy Cinema and changed the film listings to read "Margaret Thatchers dead" (sic).

Pictures of anti-Thatcher graffiti scrawled on walls of the London suberb also appeared on Twitter, with one reading: "You snatched my milk! & our hope" and there were reports...