It’s the beginning of a new month , and there is no shortage of affordable events happening in Brixton town this weekend, with a loose theme seeming to be good food and drawing. Here Blog trainee Jack Burt brings us his highlights of the next few days…
Friday 4th October: The Brixton Food Festival has already begun, with special deals around town every day around given themes. The climax of the week-long event comes tomorrow (Saturday) when Brixton-based food traders and restaurants descend on Station Road to showcase their international wares. It’s already been mentioned on the Guardian website, Time Out and the Londonist, so expect a sea of expectant foodies, and the obligatory appearance from Levi Roots, from 10am.
Art and music lovers will be happy to know that Draw Brixton is around once more this weekend at Brixton East. It encourages anyone and everyone to come in, listen to music, draw all day and or just hang out in the bar. After a successful kick-starter campaign, all drawing sessions are free of charge along with the music sessions. Check out this intriguing gathering from 11am – 11pm at the Coldharbour Lane venue. It continues until Sunday night.
Saturday 5th October: The Lambeth Open arts event is coming to Brixton this weekend, with various local artists coming together to open their studios and homes all across Lambeth to the members of public. Admission is free, and all you have to do is be at the location of your chosen artists to admire their wonderful work. Check out the website for the tailor-made art trails that criss-cross both SW9 and SW2.
Sunday 6th October: Kaff Bar’s deliciously named Cake Club cabaret offers entertainment with regular burlesque performances, outrageous comedy, song, dance, circus and plenty of cake. Bring your own cake with the chance to be crowned the king or queen of cakes. Starting at Atlantic road from 8pm till late and is free to enter. Rule number one of Cake Club? You must eat cake.