What’s on in Brixton this weekend

    m-c-final-1FRI 16 @ SIMULACRA STUDIOS
    Make and Create is a two day community arts event at Simulacra Studios. There will be nine creative workshops with 10 places are available on each. There will also be free food and an exhibition of Artwork. The purpose of the event is to bring the local community together to learn free creative skills and network with other artists. Free. Email makeandcreate@gmail.com for more info. Also Sat 17.

    Join a free but ticketed tour of Brixton Fire Station on Gresham Road as part of London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Free. 6pm.

    SAT 17 @ 198 GALLERY
    The Resilience, Ethnicity and Adolescent Mental Health Study Team at Kings College London are holding a community event about demystifying mental health for young people. They hope it will have a big impact locally in raising awareness about current issues surrounding adolescent mental health. The event will comprise of short talks, interactive activities and art projects. Attendees will also have the chance to join a conversation about mental health and the team is particularly keen to encourage young people within the community to come along and get involved. 12pm to 3pm at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery, Herne Hill.

    SAT 17 @ POW
    The Prince of Wales hosts a Deep into Soul Summer Closing Party. £12 Early Bird, £15 members and then £17.50. 5pm – 5am.

    Design Unboxed is in partnership with the London Design Festival & Brixton Design Trail. In a week long special event Pop will be debating and showcasing the role design plays in this ‘community within a community’, with a series of interactive events bringing together fashion, architecture, food, music and more. Free. Head to Pop Brixton for daily timings. Until 25 September.

    SAT 17 @ O2 ACADEMY
    Headlining their biggest show to date, punk rockers Fat White Family play O2 Academy Brixton as they support their sophomore album, Songs For Our Mothers. From £18. From 7pm.

    SUN 18 @ SLBI
    The South London Botanical Institute is hosting an Open House event. Come and visit the house and garden and learn more about its founder and the institute while enjoying tea and cake. The library and herbarium collections will be on display as well as activities for children. Free. 1pm to 5pm.

    SUN 18 @ POP
    Fashion Unboxed is Pop’s take on the catwalk experience, this pop-up runway show will feature models in designs from Make Do and Mend, Afro Retro, Mayamade and Strip Clothing, in an unconventional, high-energy runway show taking over Pop’s central square. 6pm.