Brixton Design Trail “Love is power”

In a message to visitors and local people, the organisers of the Brixton Design Trail explain their mission and method …

Brixton Design Trail returns for its second year as a London Design Festival District with a positive message of Love is Power. The week run from 16 – 24 September.

We have a mission to put design into the everyday wherever we can, to open minds and offer a different perspective.

Brixton Design Trail logoBrixton Design Trail offers a free platform  for local creatives to showcase their talent. 

With over 45 events all over town and 15 headline projects, visitors can expect to find installations in key locations in the public realm from Brixton Station passageway to leading cultural organisations like the Black Cultural Archives.

In a strong collaboration with the business community, designers take up residence in shops, bars, restaurants for a series of pop-up exhibitions throughout the indoor markets and in neighbouring streets.  Alongside we offer the more traditional opportunities to indulge in affordable work at Design Circus and Solo Crafts.

Jewellery, furniture, textiles, print and fashion and much more are all on offer.

Our late night on Friday 22 September features a mash up with Ovalhouse Theatre’s Brixton City Festival plus other outdoor surprises.

Throughout the week Salon, Smoke & Salt, The Black Cultural Archives café and Brixton Pound will have special offers to take the strain out of your tour of the trail. 

To plan your route on the trail, visit for details of all events throughout the week.

Brixton Design Trail partners are the Business Improvement District (BID) and Lambeth council.

BID director Michael Smith says: “After a resounding success in 2016 with the Brixton Design Trail, our aim for this year’s Design Trail is to be bigger and better. More razzle, more dazzle. 

“We will showcase our world class creatives, such as Edible Bus Stop and Bharat & Jean with more high-level, quality projects in the works and the idea of enhancing Brixton as a destination for all.

“We want to encourage visitors and residents, new and old, to walk in Brixton and explore what we have to offer.”



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