Creative arts

Radical Beauty – the new exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery

The first major UK exhibition of woodcuts by the leading Abstract Expressionist, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) is now open in Dulwich Picture Gallery. Abstract expressionism...

Young, Gifted & Black 2021 at Theatre Peckham

From 30 September to 6 November, Theatre Peckham presents its third season celebrating the voices and work of young Black artists in London.   The line-up...

On These Streets – an audio history of the Brixton Uprising

On 10 April 1981, the streets of Brixton became the heart of an Uprising. Much has been said and written by the commentariat, politicians...

‘Life and its most trivial particulars’ – the new exhibition in...

It’s a little known fact about the celebrated 19th century Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh, that for a short while he lived in 87...

Local Heroes on show at the Tate Library Brixton

The ‘Local Heroes’ banner is the very definition of community art. Made collaboratively by members of the community, it commemorates and celebrates the life...

Artists at work in Brixton

Two artists are captivated by our Brixton streets and paint what they see. Simone Richardson was drawn in to find out why Frank Gregory moved from Jamaica...

Botanical map of Brixton complements Tube art

Transport for London (TfL) has published a botanical map Brixton, showing local green spaces. The map also addresses the legacies of the British empire and...

Bronze oaks in Dulwich Picture Gallery

‘Bronze Oak Grove’ is the new installation by artists Rob and Nick Carter in the gardens of Dulwich Picture Gallery.  It is a circle of...

Symphony Zero at San Mei Gallery

Symphony Zero at Brixton’s San Mei Gallery is a solo exhibition by Lisa Chang Lee. Lisa Chang Lee’s work reflects a profound interest in nature...

New production in Theatre Peckham

…cake Described as “a psychological drama which unapologetically queers the existing complexities of family, roots and belonging; where power and duty dance in equal measure”,...

Success for newcomers at Brixton Blog and Bugle art show

Cherise Hewett and her picture Ayaba were awarded the winners’ prize at last night’s (19 July) ceremony marking the end of the 2021 Brixton Blog and...

black midi to play EFG London Jazz Festival

black midi will play the Southbank Centre this autumn as part of a collaboration between the EFG London Jazz Festival and Pitchfork Music Festival. The...

CBE for Brixton House chair David Bryan

David Bryan, chair of the board of Brixton House theatre, and also chair of Battersea Arts Centre, has been awarded a CBE – Commander...

New Show at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery’s “Unearthed: Photography’s Roots” is a fascinating journey from science to art and back to technology. It brings together over 100 works...

Brixton bridge designer wins health commission

Brixton-based Farouk Agoro, designer of the Brixton Road bridge, is one of a collective that will create an artwork at the Tessa Jowell Health...

Urban Art’s virtual feast of creativity – 3 and 4 July

Brixton’s annual street art fair will again go virtual this year because of the impracticality of holding a socially distanced event. “But don’t worry we...

MUSIC

World premiere at Brixton’s San Mei gallery

The wonderful San Mei Gallery on Loughborough Road will host an exciting sound event on Friday 22 October. It is presented by Tangram – a movement...

CULTURE