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...

Competition to win free recording time launches new Brixton studio

A competition offering local musicians the chance to win 50 free hours of professional studio recording time launches today (1 April).  The competition, Brixton Voices,...

Westival will welcome Brixton to Wales this summer

As festivals all over the UK sell out on hopes of a Covid-free summer and many yearn to travel, Medya Gungor hears from the...

Agile Rabbit hosts online jazz

Brixton Village pizza favourite and Herne Hill restaurant Agile Rabbit are organising a jazz concert on Wednesday (3 February) at 8 pm. The set...

Busking from Barcelona to Brixton

Simone Richardson meets Brixton resident and busker Francisco Javier Perez Francisco Javier Perez – Javi to his friends and fans – has busked all over...

Lockdown songs from a Brixton flat

Singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer wrote and recorded an EP while locked down in his Brixton flat. Released tomorrow (29 January), This Town pays tribute to heroes the pandemic,...

‘My goal is to inspire people’

Brixton feels like home to musician Wayne Trevieno Thomas – and not just because it's where, before lockdown, he sold his work. He explained why to...

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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...

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