Conference-Another Lambeth is Possible


An open conference to discuss the Housing Crisis, Social Cleansing and Community Solutions

Pop Box, Station Road Brixton 1pm to 5pm, Saturday 28th November

Thousands marched to ‘Reclaim Brixton’ but hyper development in the area continues to displace long-term communities.

llees     Loretta Lees, a leading expert on gentrification

Helen Hayes, Labour MP for Lambeth,

Cllr Matthew Bennett, cabinet member for housing Lambeth Council,

Hassina Malik from Lambeth Council Unison,
susan matthews2    Susan Mathews, secretary Lambeth Trades Council,

Cllr Scott Ainslie, Green Party councillor Lambeth Council,

Tom Chance, Green Party spokesperson on housing,

marian Marian Okanlawon, Guinness AST campaign,

Betsy Dilner, Generation Rent and many more will be joining past and current residents affected by regeneration, young people excluded from the benefits of ‘development’, small business owners, migrant communities and the many precarious groups under threat of being priced out for good.

We are meeting at Pop Brixton – seen by many as a beacon of gentrification – and reclaiming it for a day of wide-ranging community debate and discussion.

Come together to meet other residents, share ideas, engage with political representatives and develop common aims and actions that we can take forward.



Time Description Venue
1pm – 2pm  Opening Session

Led off by Loretta Lees, a leading expert on gentrification,
Tom Chance, Green Party spokesperson on housing,
Hassina Malik from Lambeth Council Unison

Pop Box
2.15pm – 3.15pm Workshops
Estate Regeneration


Contributions from Architects for Social Housing, residents from Cressingham Gardens, Central Hill, Knights Walk, Westbury and Myatts Field North estates.

Edmundsbury Community Hall
Insecurity & evictions


Contributions from Rebecca Walker (C4WS Homeless Project), Betsy Dilner (Generation Rent), BARAC, Residents from Dorchester Court

Art Nouveau
Who decides on our town centres?
Contributions from Save Lambeth Libraries, Anne Hoad (Loughborough Junction Road Madness), Alan Piper (Brixton Society), Save Brixton Arches
Pop Box
3.30pm – 5pm Final Session in Pop Box
Feedback from workshops – key issues
Responses from Helen Hayes MP, Cllr Scott Ainslie, & other invited councillors
Where next? Decisions, Demands and Future Actions
Pop Box


Pop Box:

Free light refreshments and face-painting & activities for children during meetings.

Workshop venues:

 Edmundsbury Community Hall, Ferndale Rd, sw9 8ba, and Art Nouveau Cafe, 77 Atlantic Rd.

Conference supported by:

Lambeth Housing Activists, Lambeth Friends of the Earth, ASH (Architects for Social Housing), BARAC (Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts), Brixton Pound, BAGAGE (Brixton Action Group Against Gentrification and Evictions), Streets Kitchen, Save Brixton Arches and Save Lambeth Libraries Campaign, Free University of London. Lambeth Unite, Unite Community, Unison, RMT engineering branch, and Lambeth Trades Council.
Lambeth Green Party, Communist Party, Left Unity, OurBrixton. Residents from estates, including Guinness Loughborough Park, Dorchester Court, Cressingham Gardens, Myatts Field North, Central Hill, Knights Walk and Westbury, Lambeth United Housing Co-operative,

(Please note the disabled access toilets for the conference are at pop brixton and Edmundsbury Community Hall and there is one step up to access the art nouveau cafe).

Book your free ticket to the conference on this link so we know how many to cater for

Free After Party til Midnight with Potent Whisper, Latin London and other spoken word artists and acoustic musicians ; east african food, beer & wine on sale ; children welcome until 9pm. ART NOUVEAU CAFE 77 Atlantic Road SW9 8PU

Donations on the day will go towards a charity for refugees