Sunday, 31 August 2014

Khadija and Sarafina visit from Kenya.

Today we had a visit from Khadija and Sarafina from the Tumaini Trust in Isiolo, Kenya. They came to see how our project is running at Six Brixton and some of the artwork on display which was created by children at Tumaini Senior School this year.
The School at Tumaini gives children from a disadvantaged background the opportunity to live successful lives and develop the skills to look after their families.
The school is run by Khadija Omar Rama who is the Founder and Director of the “Pepo la Tumaini Jangwani” organization, the community organization behind the school. She started PLTJ in 1994 to help people with AIDS who had been abandoned by their families. It has gown to serve more than 7,000 families in the area. In 2005 Khadija was nominated by the UN for Woman of the Year.
Here is Khadija talking to CNN reporter Christianne Amanpour about the crisis which faced her community in Isiolo 
We hope to share ideas to make both our communities benefit from each other.
For more info on Tumaini go to
Khadija and Sarafina in front of Fozia's portrait.

New Office.

Today we constructed a partition wall with the wood from BFK for our new community office. The artwork was donated by artist DEP.

Taking the biscuit

Today the crew sold some delicious homemade biscuits and raised a whopping £11 in the process. Look out for more biscuit activity.
 20p each or 5 for a Pound
Top bikkies

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Urban Garden

Today was extra busy making planting boxes, a sign for Felix's early yoga class at six brixton and a paint session with Issac, Rebecca and Teresa. Our outdoor box is now painted so we are just waiting for it to be collected now.
Tommorow we start all over again, be inspired, Watch this space!

 You are here
 yoga with Felix. 8 -9am, six brixton

 We make the frame

 The mix


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Helping nature on Somerleyton Road

Today we were joined by Teresa from Lambeth's recycling and environment team to make a bird box for the project and some planting boxes for a resident on the street. Artwork for the boxes was supplied by Pref and Mr Cenz and re worked their pieces from the Urban Art Fair. More to come very soon.
 The bird boxes
 Pref's gardening box
 Mr Cenz detail from Urban Art Fair
 Mr. Cenz
 The finished Graffiti grow box
 Ready to plant

Monday, 18 August 2014

Say it with......FLOWERS!

Today the team got together to create some Flowers from the wood given to us by BFK. We have started the planting program so look out for them along Somerleyton Road. Thanks to Hannah at Remakery for the kind donation of paint too.
 We start with shapes
 then add paint
 the stems get painted
 next the patterns
 done, now to the streets
 Bus stop
 The Block
 Somerleyton gardening
Watch This Space

Friday, 15 August 2014

The Plantboxes

The Plantboxes come in a few sizes. Today Patsy took delivery of 3 and some soil.
 The view
 The wood
 The Planters
 Some soil

Monday, 11 August 2014

From Brest to Brixton

Today artist Celeste Java visited us on Somerleyton Road to paint a mural on the Street. Celeste hails from Brest in Brittany, France and paints murals in her home City. Here is what she did for us.
 Council Red has to go......
 to Brixton Green

 The design
 Tres Bien

Merci Celeste Java