First Brixton Performs Festival to host top comics

The first Brixton Performs Festival on 28 July will see venues all over Brixton host live South London comedy and music. The Brixton Business Improvement...

New release from Brixton band Slovo

Brixton-based band Slovo have release the single The Only Way, taken from their latest album Bread & Butterflies. The video was filmed at the Old Police Station...

Brixton’s Pegasus Opera Company at the Royal Opera House

Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company will launch its live performance season this year with a two-night concert at London’s Royal Opera House in its Linbury...

‘This is what I’ve dreamed of’ says Brixton Voices winner

Local rapper DeeCien has been chosen as the overall winner of Brixton Voices competition. Jessica Whitham spoke with him on his mixed feelings about...

Small Axe soundtrack release for Record Store Day

Dave Randall previews the release – on Record Store Day – of the soundtrack to the Small Axe TV series One of the most important...

Magical! Hoots Speakeasy sees return of indoor live music

Hootananny Brixton welcomed guests back inside last Saturday with a comeback featuring a powerful all-female line-up, Medya Gungor reports As last week marked a significant...

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...

Finalists announced for Brixton Voices competition

The Brixton Voices competition has announced the performers who will take part in its live-streamed final tomorrow (Thursday 20 May). The project was created to celebrate the...

Brixton opera company’s two strong new voices to promote diversity

Pegasus, the Brixton-based diverse opera company, today (18 May) welcomed two celebrated artists as new patrons. It said actor and singer Sharon D Clarke MBE...

Brixton launch for Bowie tribute album

A new tribute album to Brixton-born icon David Bowie is being launched with a night of music at Brixton Village. On Friday 28 May the...

Brixton duo’s single marks Mental Health Awareness Week

Dave Randall talks to drummer/composer Pharoah Russell about his life, music and most recent and personal release Rift, recorded with singer Ruby Barker. https://youtu.be/c3GlWSS0_GI Dave Randall:...

Join the next generation of musicians with Grit School in Brixton

How do you get from a cell in Brixton police station to backstage at the Royal Albert Hall? Answer: the Grit School. Now in its sixth...

From lockdown to Mocktales

The Mocktales played outside The Ritzy throughout the lockdown, helping Brixton meet its need for live music. Simone Richardson listened and asked how they...

Sounds of the Brixton Uprising

As the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising approaches, Dave Randall listens to the soundtrack of the struggle Chaos, violence and destruction are the words...

Immortalised in Brixton: the place where Black music became the norm

Trinity Gardens in Brixton got a new blue heritage plaque yesterday (1 April) to mark the origin of Choice FM, the only Black radio...

Railton Road taster for free orchestra gigs

https://youtu.be/ys0ZQbpbDso The joyful noise of the Brixton Chamber Orchestra greeted residents and commuters on Railton Road this morning (1 April) as members paraded from Herne...

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