BRIX PICKS: May 13th – 19th

    Monday Get fit and have fun with Swingland’s swing dance classes at Electric Social. Beginners at 7.30pm and improvers at 8.45pm. No booking required, just pay on the door! £6 per class.

    Tuesday Lambeth Council run an informal weekly drop-in session for anyone considering becoming a parent through adoption. No booking necessary, just an interest in changing a child’s life for the better. The sessions are at Lambeth Town Hall from 2 – 4pm every Tuesday. When you arrive, enter the main door (just below the clock tower) and go to the Town Hall Reception.  They will be able to provide you with directions to the room booked for the drop-in session.

    spirited-away-large-pictureWednesday American band Nothington, fresh from their international tour, bring their uniquely Southern country and bluesy brand of punk to The Windmill. Starts 7:30pm  £6 in advance, £7 on the door.

    Thursday There’s fun in store for folk fans if they head down to the Hand in Hand pub. Local musicians The No Frills Band are playing a 2 hour set of toe-tapping folk tunes from around the world. 8 – 11:30pm

    Friday Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated film The Great Gatsby is released today at the Ritzy. If you’re as excited as we are you’ll want to book your tickets in advance.

    Saturday The culmination of the Herne Hill Film festival, Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away will be screened outdoors in Brockwell Park. Come for a great evening with stalls providing food and drink from 6pm before the start of the performance at around 8.30pm.

    jimmy_carr_gagging_order_twitter_avatarCritic’s Choice Jimmy Carr strolls out of your TV and into the Brixton Academy. ‘Gagging Order’ promises to be a hilarious night out packed with one-liners, stories and jokes. The promotional bumf urges you to ‘leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home’. That’s us warned then! Over-16s only. Starts 8pm, finishes 11pm. Advanced booking a must and seats cost £28.

    Sunday Foodies will find delicious locally grown produce at the regular Sunday farmers’ market on Brixton Station Road from 10am to 2pm.