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...
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...
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...
A BIG thank you to guest facilitator & artist @blu.smth & to everyone who attended this month’s Wom+n’s Creative Network x WOCI Reading Group. The session was truly inspirational, uplifting, & enriched by valuable discussion!
Special thanks to @wocireadinggroup & @loungebrixton for hosting us 🖤
🔗 For more info & to get involved in next month’s WOCI reading group - sign up to our Wom+ns Creative Network newsletter (link in bio) ...
Join us for this month’s Women of Colour Index Reading Group with @blu.smth, facilitated by Samia Malik 🖤
Blu Smith is a London-based multi-disciplinary artist & PhD student exploring Black identity and collective consciousness through ancestral memory. Originally from the US, their work now thrives in the UK, connecting with the Black diaspora through mediums like film, audio, and collage.
Reading Group sessions aim to improve the visibility of women of colour artists whilst using material in the archive to generate discussions, thoughts around practices of: anti-racism, anti-colonisation and political justice. All people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, religions and race are welcome.
We asked the lovely people @ The Night Gallery’s ValUE how we can value black women more.
Thank you to @valerie_ebuwa & everyone who joined us, contributed to the conversations & made last week’s event at @brixton.village a success. Let’s carry the spirit of #ValUE forward as we continue to uplift & celebrate the diverse voices and experiences of Black women 🖤✨ ...
💜🏁 A BIG thank you to @brixtonimmortalsdomino, @bareradicals & the talented local queer artists who contributed their creativity & passion to The Queer Dominoes Project Takeover in last month’s iteration of The Night Gallery! The event presented a wonderful opportunity to round off #Pride celebrations in an intergenerational space for queer Caribbeans & the local community to master the power of dominoes!
Next Up: The Night Gallery Presents ValUE by @valerie_ebuwa ✨
🗓 Thursday 3 August 6PM - late 📍89, Granville Arcade, Brixton ￼
Another inspiring and uplifting Wom+n’s Creative Network x WOCI Reading Group with the artist Karimah Bint Dawoud @the.islamic.nutritionist.
WOCI [Women of Colour Index] Reading Group is currently organised and facilitated by co-founder, director: Samia Malik and guest facilitators. WOCI is a collection of slides and papers collated by artist Rita Keegan Indexing Women of Colour artists during the 1980s and 1990s. Reading Group sessions aim to improve the visibility of women of colour artists whilst using material in the archive to generate discussions, thoughts around practices of: anti-racism, anti-colonisation and political justice. All people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, religions and race are welcome.
With thanks to @the.islamic.nutritionist @wocireadinggroup + @loungebrixton for hosting us 🖤 ...
The Night Gallery presents ✨ValUE✨, a multi-layered project by @valerie_ebuwa, a freelance dance artist, activist, writer and model from London.
Through illustrations, paintings, photographs and film, ValUE examines the loaded history and current complex attitudes towards Black female bodies, with a desire to restore a greater sense of value to them.
Join us for a FREE evening of creative workshops that promote and insight a space of care, elevation and celebration of black women.💫
🗓 Thursday 3 August 6PM - late 📍89, Granville Arcade, Brixton Village, SW9 8PS
🔗 Ticket link in bio
We’ll see you there 👀✨
The Night Gallery is an ongoing creative collaboration between @sbrixtonproject @brixtonvillage @brixtonbrewery
FIRST THURSDAYS/The Night Gallery presents "QUEER" a #Pride Celebration The Brixton Project will be taking over a space at Market Row, Brixton Village as part of the First Thursdays Late night market experience on the 1st Thursday of every month. Rounding up Pride celebrations, this month`s First Thursdays will be spotlighting the work of local #queer artists.
As part of the exhibition, The Queer Dominoes Project will host an evening of board games.
The Queer Dominoes Project is a collaboration between Brixton Immortals and Bare Radicals Productions that seeks to create intergenerational spaces for queer Caribbeans to master the power of Dominoes. This iteration of The Night Gallery & The Queer Dominoes Project is a space that welcomes all who respect the intention to centre the experiences of Brixton’s Queer communities.
See you on 6 July for art, music and games !!
🗓 Thursday 6 July @ 6PM 📍Market Row, Brixton Village
Join us in Market Row on Thursday 1st June to celebrate the first day of London Festival of Architecture in Brixton! We will be taking over parts of Market Row, to launch a new collaboration between @brixtonproject x @brixton.village x @brixtonbrewery.
Showcasing spoken word artists, Lateshia Howell, Ehireme ‘Native’ Omoaka, Binta Yade, Remmel, and Maia Ardalla performing specially commissioned pieces that respond to the theme in common for the first time.
Dancer Valerie Ebuwa will perform a new work Market VaLUE, that moves through the avenue, in conversation with the historic architecture.
The Night Gallery will be taking place on the first Thursday of every month through 2023, showcases the powerful creativity that exists at the heart of the Brixton community. ...
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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