Local housing activist group Lambeth Renters have linked up with Lambeth Housing Activists to put on a film night at St. Matthew’s Tenants Hall in Brixton tomorrow night as part of the housing weekender being coordinated by the Radical Housing Network this weekend.
Lambeth Renters are a group of renters in Lambeth exploring ways to work together to improve things for people who rent from private landlords in our borough.
They will be showing a series of short films which give an insight into housing activism, past and present including contemporary projects, such as the campaign to save and expand social housing in Cressingham Gardens, and inspirational examples from recent history, such as the co-operative living spaces established by the Brixton Faeries in the 1970s.
Here’s the blurb…
A night of films celebrating the struggle for decent housing in our communities
7.30pm til late, Saturday 26 April
St. Matthew’s Tenants Hall, 10 St. Matthew’s Rd, SW2 1NH
Drinks and other refreshments will be available
With homelessness on the rise, one in ten London homes overcrowded, rents far outstripping earnings, and private landlords running amok, the housing crisis in the capital is deepening.
Join us for a reminder of what can be achieved through collective action against these problems.
There will also be an opportunity to hear from activists and local residents and to discuss how the community can begin to build a movement that can demand the right to decent housing for all.