Creative arts

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...

What’s Going On – a new mural of Marvin for Brixton

The stunning street murals of London artist Dreph have been enjoyed by the people of Brixton for some time. It is his 20-foot-high portrait of...

Breaking bass: Simonon smash is frozen in a steel sculpture

The image of Clash bassist Paul Simonon, a sometime Brixton resident, about to shatter his guitar has been turned into sculpture by a Swedish...

The Herbarium’s Shadow – a new show at the San Mei...

This exhibition by Matthew Beach, in Brixton’s San Mei Gallery, is rooted in the time he spent among the tropical plants in the Amazonian...

Brixton Blog & Bugle summer art show 2021

The third Brixton Blog & Bugle summer art show will be a physical event, taking place in the Brixton Tate Library on Windrush Square...

Cressingham art auction to fund new legal bid to stop demolition

Photographic artist Mark Aitken is auctioning prints of his acclaimed images of residents of the Cressingham Gardens estate to help fund court action to...

Council plans big investments in Brixton creative space

Two Brixton enterprises are set to receive large loans or grants from Lambeth council to create workspaces as part of its creative and digital...

New mural in Valentia Place

A striking new mural by @icreatenotdestroy has appeared in Valentia Place. It reads "I Come From Brixton Baby" – a reference to the tune Brixton Baby by...

Brixton Life Drawing launch ‘enormous’ new project

Brixton Life Drawing, started by local textile designers Anya and Bex in 2019, has launched a new "Draw & Tour" project. Regular classes have entertained...

The Mending Room: Seeking passionate Brixtonites for paid work – and...

April1981: Police form a barricade across Railton Road outside the Atlantic, now the Dogstar. PICTURE: "1981 Brixton Riots" by Kim Aldis. Licensed under CC. A community-led...

Brixton Village hosts female street artists

As part of local celebrations for this year's International Women’s Day on Monday (8 March) the WOM Collective is taking over Brixton Village Courtyard...

Mayor’s DIY chain is now in museum

The Museum of London has acquired a ceremonial chain created by Councillor Philip Normal, Mayor of Lambeth, as part of its Collecting COVID initiative. Normal,...

Brixton’s Creative Enterprise Zone launches

In 2018, Brixton was named as one of six designated creative enterprise zones (CEZ) by the Mayor of London. Creative enterprise zones were awarded to...

Brixton street to host stories of 2020

Brixton’s Dalberg Road will soon be home to an art installation celebrating the ordinary and extraordinary stories of local people. It is part of a...

MUSIC

Brixton – from Tufty Club to the Fridge

Musician and DJ Alberto Umbridge discusses a bygone Brixton with Simone Richardson, along with the allure of Congolese music, and how lockdown prompted him...

CULTURE