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Cinema and DVD release for Brixton film Honeytrap

Honeytrap, directed by Brixton based writer and filmmaker Rebecca Johnson, is to be shown in cinemas and made available on DVD this May, with distribution coordinated by Anchor Bay Entertainment.  Here at Brixton Blog we have been keenly following developments on the making of Honeytrap since the initial planning, fundraising...

REVIEW: Goldilocks and the Three Endings

Fancy an evening of family-friendly al fresco fun in Brockwell Park? Then head along to the latest show from Sixteenfeet Productions, Goldilocks and the Three Endings. Arts contributor Sarah Solomon attended and found it perfect summer evening entertainment. Sitting on a hill top on picnic blankets in Brockwell Park with the...

PREVIEW: Goldilocks and the Three Endings

The MADD for Brockwell Park 2014 series of music, arts, drama and dance events continues to fill the Brixton social calendar with a diverse range of performances and activities. Arts contributor Sarah Solomon previews the next exciting performance. The latest offering from the MADD programme comes in the form of...

‘Catch me a Song’ cabaret thrills Brockwell Park audience

By Sarah Solomon Seated amongst the outdoor performance space in the beautiful surrounds of Brockwell Hall on a hot Saturday evening, the scene was set for an entertaining night ahead.  Atop the slopes of Brockwell Park, Brixton based theatre collective, Sixteenfeet Production’s musical cabaret show Catch me a Song, was...

Singin’ in the Park

Now in its fifth year, Brixton’s annual arts festival MADD for Brockwell Park has begun, with events as diverse as a history walk beginning at the park’s historic clocktower, swing dance performances and community scratch opera. Arts contributor Sarah Solomon looks ahead at what next weekend holds. Fans of musical...

REVIEW: Tessa Bunney’s Open Water Swimming at Photofusion

Arts contributor Sarah Solomon went along to local photography gallery Photofusion to review the current exhibition Open Water Swimming by documentary photographer Tessa Bunney. Supported by Arts Council England, the showcase incorporates two studies of human interaction with the environment, Jarvenjaa/Lakeice and On the Board, giving a powerful glimpse...

Fun in the sun at Brixton’s Urban Art Fair

By Sarah Solomon You couldn’t have asked for better weather to kick-start the twelfth edition of Brixton’s free two day outdoor Urban Art Fair.  Over one hundred and seventy artists took to Josephine Avenue and surrounding Appach Road, Helix Road and Leander Road where the mercury rose to a sweltering...

Brixton hosts the best of UK beatbox

The UK beatboxing community descended on Brixton Jamm at the weekend for the highly anticipated 2013 UK Beatbox Championships. Arts Contributor Sarah Solomon reports. Presented by international beatboxing online community forum humanbeatbox.com, over fifty beatboxers from across the country (both first-timers and regulars on the circuit, including last year’s defending...

Brixton film Honeytrap’s training programme open for applications

This August, local writer and film director Rebecca Johnson will be shooting her new feature film Honeytrap in Brixton, and is encouraging young people in the community to get involved in the project. Arts Contributor Sarah Solomon finds out more. Rebecca Johnson has been creating films centred on aspects of...

Brixton Soup Kitchen: ‘We don’t just do food here’

  Brixton Soup Kitchen is extending its help to local people in need by offering confidence-boosting counselling. Kitchen founder Solomon Smith has teamed up with life coach Sarah Jones to run regular "motivation" sessions at the Coldharbour Lane base, helping to give visitors the confidence to get into work. On Friday (1...

Stories of transformation at TEDxBrixton 2013

The Evelyn Grace Academy recently played host to Brixton's own TEDx - a collection of inspirational talks from a diverse range of speakers. Arts contributor Chris Berry reports. On Saturday the 13th July, TEDxBrixton 2013 landed in Evelyn Grace Academy on Shakespeare road. It was also the warmest day so far...