THREE WOMEN ‘FREED FROM 30 YEARS OF SLAVERY’ IN SOUTH LONDON
Via The Metro A man and woman in their 60s have been arrested after police freed three ‘highly traumatised’ women thought to have spent the last three decades imprisoned in a south London house. The arrested pair, both 67, were detained at their house following an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude after a call to police from the Freedom Charity. It is thought one of the three women held captive contacted the charity, which supports women forced to marry against their […]
UK NEWS: WILL SMITH VISITS BRIXTON
Will Smith took in the sights and sounds of Brixton today, accompanied by local Labour MPs Tessa Jowell and “Britain’s answer to Barack Obama” Chuka Umunna. Via The Independent Will Smith made a surprise appearance in Brixton today with local Tessa Jowell and Chuka Umunna. It emerged the Fresh Prince of Bell Air star wanted to stay true to his character’s roots and see the “real London”. Tessa Jowell, MP for neighbouring Dulwich and West Norwood, tweeted earlier to say: “Will Smith wanted to see ‘London’s Harlem’! So proud to show […]
MAP OF MAJOR BLACK MUSIC LANDMARKS IN SOUTH LONDON
A map of major black music landmarks in South London has been created for the South London Black Music Archive (SLMBA), which explores the fascinating history and influence of black music south of the river. Continue Reading…. CLICK HERE TO ENLARGE. The South London Black Music Archive takes place at Peckham Space, Camberwell College of Art, 89 Peckham High Street, London SE15 5RS 17 January – 24 March, Free entry. Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, closed Sundays, Mondays.
UK NEWS: VIDEO SHOOT AMBUSHED BY ARMED POLICE OVER TOY GUN
Via The Voice Online A VIDEO SHOOT in south London was ambushed by armed police on Saturday night (June 4) after officers thought their set props were real firearms. The production crew was filming an anti-violence anthem with the hope of tackling stereotypes but, in an ironic twist, got more then they bargained for when they were mistaken for gangsters themselves. A barrage of armed police stormed their set on an estate in South Mitcham and the team of eight was forced to […]