Gaby Harrison is a freelance illustrator, commission artist, and owner of a small, Brixton-based creative business, draw the line. In 2020, Gaby launched a project to celebrate the many local businesses which had been forced to close due to the first COVID-19 lockdown. By capturing these businesses on paper, and sharing the illustrations online, Gaby hoped to reconnect Brixton locals with the venues they had been forced to abandon, and...

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Gaby Harrison is a freelance illustrator, commission artist, and owner of a small, Brixton-based creative business, draw the line. In 2020, Gaby launched a project to celebrate the many local businesses which had been forced to close due to the first COVID-19 lockdown. By capturing these businesses on paper, and...

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Looking for a new way to tackle mass production and consumerism?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Harvest Workshop is about unpicking and re-evaluating this relationship to the world. Alice Holloway is a bespoke clothing designer and maker, who will guide you with stories and dialogue through the process of 'unmaking' mass production.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You will be taught to carefully and lovingly take apart garments that were never made for you, in order to create a raw material fertile with new possibilities.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The process of recycling could be a new frontier of consumerism, you put in something you don't want and mass production gives you back something, you still probably don't want. Or it could be the beginning of an entirely new relationship to making objects.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happening on Saturday 9 October at 3-5pm - visit inbrixton.org to register for free event tickets.
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Tomorrow @be.enriched's food bus will take people on a tour to different community gardens in Lambeth, with breaks at each location for people to get off the bus and ask questions or explore.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The bus will stop at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouse, Ruskin Park Community Garden and Myatt’s Field Community Greenhouse.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This allows people the opportunity to learn and be introduced to new places in Lambeth, encouraging urban growth and sustainability.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Lunch and light refreshments will be provided during the tour. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Very limited tickets available so book fast to avoid disappointment! The tour will be leaving from Lambeth Town Hall at 11:30am on Friday - booking essential.
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Set to prepare your minds for a session that will make you think and feel differently about what it really means to be ‘creative’.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Join SCA Dean, Marc Lewis as he walks you through the school’s definition of creativity that underpins the ideas, the methods and the creative process.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happening tomorrow from 12-1pm at @PopBrixton⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Book free tickets via bio link. #SpaceInbetween #MakeItinBrixton #Brixton #BrixtonCEZ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#CreativeEnterpriseZone #MayorOfLondon #LambethCouncil⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#Brixton #makeitnetwork #southlondon #lambeth #culture #localartists #creatives #artists #creativeopportunities #creativefutures #creativeindustries #creativenetwork
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“A society grows when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” (Greek Proverb)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every time you go through your door at the start or any time of day, you will encounter people from diverse backgrounds. Whether this is on the street, on the bus/train/tram, at work, church, supermarket, gym, etc. Whether you speak to them or not, can you be mindful and intentional about what vibe you want to give them?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In this workshop, as we come to the end of ‘Space In Between’ events we will come together as a community literally and symbolically to prepare the soil and plant our anti-racism seeds. We will take our seeds home to water, nurture and grow alongside the work we need to do to become more anti-racist. I visualise interaction with our seeds to encourage them to germinate and when they do, that we will look after them and that they will remind us to be aware, mindful and intentional about the vibe we want to give to those who are different to us every moment of every day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This promises to be a powerful community event that will bring us together to commit to being more anti-racist and to care for those at most risk of racism.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Book your space now on inbrixton.org [link in bio]
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Have you signed up to Pain to Purpose a conversation with Entrepreneur Abdul Bangura and Samuel Ade from @desc.io.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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After being released from prison in 2015, having served just over 5 years, Abdul turned his life around and began his first business venture, Fresco Box, a healthy meal prep delivery service.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@frescobox went from strength to strength, eventually opening 3 stores, delivering nationwide and winning the Essex Business Awards for New Company within 6 months of opening. This conversation will explore how Abdul was able to become a successful entrepreneur despite his turbulent past and provide useful insights into how others can succeed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Book now via link in bio.
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Key Changes Open Mic 4 Mental Health is an inspiring and energising showcase of performances from artists taking part in @keychangesmusic Music Industry Recovery Programme, plus special guests.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This is an Open Mic event so everyone is welcome to join in and take the mic.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happening in @popbrixton's Pop Box on Friday 8 October from 2:30pm - 4:00pm.
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The thought-provoking powerful talk this evening. With Babel’s Artistic Director Joseph Lynch talking to White Allies Founder Josephine about why she started her initiative www.whiteallies.org and why she believes centering white people in anti-racism work is necessary if not essential. ...

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@brixtonpound was born in the aftermath of the financial crash of 2008. In the intervening 13 years bankers have become the least of our worries, yet the need for economic alternatives has become ever-greater.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Join us to be the first to hear about the next incarnation of the Brixton Pound – Open Source Society. In an evening of high-tech-meets-big-hearts they‘ll be exploring the blockchain, NFTs, and how Brixton is going to rewrite the rules around what is valuable in society.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There’ll be plenty of opportunity for group discussion, getting involved, and in time-honoured Brixton Pound style, a party!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Book your tickets now!
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The School of Communication Arts has nurtured and produced some of the creative industry’s biggest names for the past 10 years. But, what does it take to go from a creative soul to a creative star? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Join @sca2.0 Dean, Marc Lewis as he walks you through the school’s definition of creativity that underpins the ideas, the methods and the creative process that has earned SCA the title of ‘the world’s most awarded creative advertising school’.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Set to prepare your minds for a session that will make you think and feel differently about what it really means to be ‘creative’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We’ll reveal the secrets that will help you to unleash your own superhuman creativity and give you an insight into life at the world’s greatest hub for creative thinking.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With creativity set to become the most important skill for the future, this session is set to be the most important hour of your Friday for any keen creatives in the making! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Book now via link in bio.
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Are you 15-18 years old, creative and know Brixton?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We want to hear from you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What does Brixton need to attract and support young creatives from diverse backgrounds like you so that you can thrive in your future creative career here on our doorstep ?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Come and spend a couple of hours with a group of local like minded creative young people and several hand selected friendly Architects who want to amplify diverse voices in the built environment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You will explore what places, spaces, facilities and support would make the difference so that we can create our ‘Brixton My Creative Future’ visual manifesto.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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@werisebrixton will provide refreshments, pizza and lots of support.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This is a great networking opportunity for you and you will gain career insights plus added value for your personal statement.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Spaces limited so sign up quickly.
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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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