In life, it seems that the easy option is rarely the right one. We are constantly faced with difficult choices, butovercoming these difficulties ultimately leads to huge personal growth. An aspiring athlete may physically pushthemselves past their limit to beat their personal best. A budding linguist might move to a completely new country, toimmerse themselves in culture, in an attempt to learn a new language. Even two people having an uncomfortableconversation will ultimately lead to them having a greater understanding of each other. By seeking this discomfort, wecan grow to greater heights. Oluyanju Dada’s exhibition, which is currently being displayed in Brixton library, reflects this...

Brixton Diaries

I’ve seen huge changes happen in my local area over the past 35 years, some for the better, like the greening of what is now Van Gogh walk by local legend Elaine Kramer, who fought local opposition to the project from some who were worried her plans would bring in...

Sustainability

My dear fellow citizens of Brixton and the Brixton-loving diaspora. It is with some sadness, but also that kind of zingy, butterflies in the tummy, excited and nervous, feeling – that I have to tell you all; the time is fast approaching for us to wake up.  This dream, this age of abundant energy from the ground, this age of whizzing around with too much to do as one million things are made and put on a conveyor...
I’ve seen huge changes happen in my local area over the past 35 years, some for the better, like the greening of what is now Van Gogh walk by local legend Elaine Kramer, who fought local opposition to the project from some who were worried her plans would bring in “unsavoury  elements” that would lower local house prices. The joke was on them as it has had quite the opposite...

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Saturday 12th November we're hosting an event in response to the cost of living crisis.

Brixton is a vibrant creative area, and sometimes it's about putting that creativity towards real issues, that make people miserable everyday.

We'll be exploring the energy crisis from the

Personal perspective - What can people do to keep their homes happy over the coming winter.

Community perspective - there are inspiring examples all around us of communities drawing together and taking their energy supplies in hand.

Global perspective - how we use energy here directly effects people we care about around the globe.

There's no better time to be creative about energy use!

And to top it off there will be PIZZA! 🍕

Join us @brixtonwindmill

Book your place on our Eventbrite now!
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Symrath Patti is an artist based in London and also one of the founders of Panchayat Archive. She is currently studying at Dartington Arts Trust. Her work is mixed media based, exploring the periphery and the intersectional of being in Black/ Asian in British culture; dealing with race, class, gender, culture and geography.

The early exhibitions and curating included: ‘Creation for Liberation’ 1985, ‘Artists Against Racism’ 1989, ‘Panchayat’ 1988 at Soho Poly Theatre, ‘Jagrati’ 1986, ‘The Complete Promise’ 1990, ‘Cuban Biennale’ 1991, ‘Cher Cher La Femme’ 1996.

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Symrath worked in arts development and education creating a space for dialogues, this included the Dominion Center in Southall, Asian womens arts group in Woolwich, here she was involved in developing policy from grassroots; to bring about change and representation into institutions.

She has been an advisor and worked for many different organisations, a few of them were Greater London Arts board and Campaign Organisations such as Southall Monitoring Group - networking and creating support also this included Watermans Art Center; setting up an Asian advisory group and she was the first Black/Asian member of the board.

In 2018, she exhibited at Kingsway Corridor at Goldsmiths University, showing work that explores Asian patriarchy in culture. Next year, she will be doing a solo exhibition at the muse gallery in west London.

Samia Malik is an artist and designer. In 2002, she launched her clothing label Samia Malik ihtgw, independently sold worldwide. In 2004, she studied MA Womenswear at Central Saint Martins, London. In 2007, she designed for musician M.I.A. From 2012–2014, she studied MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. The central focus of Samia’s art practice has been on issues of: racism, sexism, Islamophobia and social injustice. She is the director and co-founder of WOCI (Women of Colour Index) Reading Group. She currently works for Shades of Noir at University of Arts, London as an Academic Support Lecturer and is writing a book about WOCI Reading Group contracted by publishers Book Works.
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We’re ready for @lambethcountryshow today! Are you? We will be joined by @londonurbantc with some amazing textiles. Get yourself down to Brockwell Park today! #lambethcountryshow ...

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LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW! This weekend we will be presenting our sustainability tent at Lambeth Country Show in collaboration with local creative Alice Holloway and London Commons Mill. The community will be able to learn about garment creation, from growing, to spinning and natural dye techniques. You will be able to create your own sweatshirt through your own pedal power. Come at visit us at the Eco Village! @lambethcountryshow #lambeth ...

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Olive Morris: Voices of The Archive is still on, don't miss it. @brixtonvillage #MakeItInBrixton #Brixton #MakeIt #OliveMorris #makeitinbrixtonexhibition #exhibition #WeArehereWindrush #Windrush2022 #Windrush #WindrushDay #WindrushGeneration #WindrushEvents #WindrushStories #blackhistory #diaspora #brixtonhistory #BritishHistory #blackhistorymonth #blackbritain #blackbritish #blackbritishhistory #blackbritishculture #london #creativecommunity ...

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Are you a woman or non-binary filmmaker from South London with a film celebrating the theme of WE ARE HERE then send your film to @tapecollective for a very special screening and exciting collaboration.​​​​​​​​
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Deadline 30th June.​​​​​​​​
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As the first Make It in Brixton fabrication, artist Oumou Longley has been invited to create a bespoke installation in Brixton Village to celebrate the life and legacy of Olive Morris; Voices of the Archive invites you to share in the legacy of the Black British activist.​​​​​​​​
Born in Jamaica in 1952, Olive moved to London aged 9. She went on to make fierce contributions to British squatters’ movements and Black women’s groups throughout the 60’s and 70’s. Here her legacy is woven together from oral histories found in the Olive Morris Collection at Lambeth Archives, first recorded by the Remembering Olive Collective in 2009.​​​​​​​​
Playing out from Universal Roots’ historic soundsystem, memories of those who knew Olive present themselves tuning between radio static, original music and immersive sound design. The work is a testament to the vibrant community that speaks Olive back to life. Together their words generate a layered conversation that resists limiting representations of Blackness. In Voices of the Archive we remember that Black history is living, changing and shared. The exhibition will be live from Friday the 17th of June to Sunday the 26th of June in Unit 14E Brixton Village. ​​​​​​​​
Launched in 2021, Make It in Brixton is the manifestation of Lambeth’s Creative Enterprise Zone. We exist to create spaces to meet, network and collaborate, sparking exciting conversations and supporting our creative community to grow. The quarterly online magazine explores timely themes through continuous conversations with artists, designers, makers and thinkers. Find out more on https://inbrixton.org #MakeItInBrixton #Brixton #MakeIt #OliveMorris #makeitinbrixtonexhibition #exhibition #WeArehereWindrush #Windrush2022 #Windrush #WindrushDay #WindrushGeneration #WindrushEvents #WindrushStories #blackhistory #diaspora #brixtonhistory #BritishHistory #blackhistorymonth #blackbritain #blackbritish #blackbritishhistory #blackbritishculture #london #creativecommunity
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We all want to make it.
Make it in our chosen career. Maybe make it big.

Sometimes perhaps just make it to pay day.
But whatever our ambition, what unites us all is the desire to thrive, be recognised – and be supported.
And that’s what Lambeth’s Creative Enterprise Zone is all about. Supporting creative people to do amazing creative things without having to leave our amazingly creative corner of south London.
Because we all want to make it – of course – but more than that, we want to Make It in Brixton.

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