BRIX PICKS: July 1st – 7th

    eastwoodMonday OK it’s a little off peak, but the Ritzy are screening Western classic and Clint Eastwood cult film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as part of their MGM season. Worth taking a day off work? We’re tempted. Starts 12pm. Warning: you will be singing the theme song for weeks.

    Tuesday Elizabeth Blanchet’s intriguing exhibition, ‘Prefabs: Palaces for the People’, is open throughout July at the Photofusion gallery. Blanchett’s work is an examination of the era of the prefab – temporary post-war constructions used to house the bombed out and homeless. A great way to delve into social history.

    Wednesday Budding writers now have their own group, based in Loughborough Junction’s SIA Community Cafe. All are warmly welcome, from the amateur and first-time writer to published authors. Runs 6:30-8:30pm every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Free, but please support the cafe by purchasing refreshments.

    josie.longThursday Exuberant comedian Josie Long graces Brixton with her presence at Dog Star’s Stand Up Tragedy, an alternative take on the traditional comedy night. Starts 7:30pm, tickets OTD. You might want to hot-foot it down there early to grab a seat.

    Friday The Ritzy offers another of its excellent director Q&As alongside a film screening. This month it’s eerie new thriller A Field In England with director Ben Wheatly. This is your chance to meet the creative mind behind the film. Starts 6:30pm, and remember to book early for this one.

    Saturday The fabulous annual Leander Road street party rolls around again. This year features eight live bands (including brilliant locals Poeticat), a cake competition, tug of war and bouncy castle. 12-8pm. Best of all, it’s free to all! You know where to go.

    Sunday  Get down to Papa’s Cafe on Pulross Road for a good old-fashioned outdooor puppet theatre. Times not confirmed when we went to press.