WHAT’S ON: The weekend ahead in Brixton

UP ON THE ROOF: Grandmaster Flash plays Brixton Clubhouse on Sunday

Well it’s only been a four day work week, but here at Brixton Blog HQ we’re more than ready for a break. Thankfully, then, Brixton hasn’t let us down with its weekend offerings.

Friday 11 May

Tonight, the Dub Pistols and their chums are heading to Brixton Electric tonight, and will be supported by friends like Bestival mastermind Rob da Bank and High Rankin throughout the night. The all-nighter marks the official release of their new album Worshipping the Dollar. Wicked. It all kicks off at the Electric, Brixton Hill at 9pm and goes through till 4am. Get tickets (£15) here.

Saturday 12 May

Brixton meet Barrie, your tour guide. He  worked in Brixton for over twenty five years so he’s perfectly suited to lead you by the hand and share his memories. On the walk you’ll hear all about Brixton’s rich history – from it’s time as London’s premier suburban shopping centre, to its transformation to one of London’s great Caribbean and ethnic centres – and onto its current resurgence as a cool place to live, work and spend an evening. Barrie is leading a walk on Saturday afternoon, for more information visit his website. The two hour tour will cost you a tenner.

Sunday 13 May 

The brilliant Bread and Roses film festival reaches its climax on Sunday with a performance by The Cabinet of Living Cinema of a live score to Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal work, Strike (1925).

According to Studio Strike: “Few words can prepare the uninitiated for Eisenstein’s cinema. Scenes of exhilarating editing, cinematic innovation and surreal vaudeville depict the epic struggle between proletariat and capitalist.” Strike will be shown alongside Srđan Keča’s award-winning film, the somewhat calmer Mirage (2011). Find out more here. It starts on Sunday at 8pm.

Up On The Roof have begun their summer parties on the rooftop terrace at Brixton Clubhouse, slap bang in the middle of town. They have a bit of a coup on Sunday when they host the father of Hip Hop Grandmaster Flash, who’s now in the Grammy Hal of Fame.  The twelve hour party runs for 12 hours from 2pm until 2am, and tickets, priced at £12, are available here.