A platform for discourse and discovery, there is always something happening in Brixton Village.
From DJs and live music performances to art, supper clubs, skate jams and day parties, panels, exhibitions and fashion shows… yep, the list goes on!
Steeped in social history and popular culture, Brixton Village is dedicated to hosting an inclusive cultural programme that amplifies the experiences it’s known for: food, drink, music, craft goods and events that reflect Brixton’s attitude. Often led by or in collaboration with the community themselves, Brixtonians know best how to keep pushing the area’s cultural influence. It’s not by chance the likes of Bob Marley, David Bowie, Van Gogh and Charlie Chaplin all chose to live in Brixton back in the day.
A cradle of Afro-Caribbean culture
Infused by the experiences and history of its Black population, the Village continues to serve as a creative hub that engages with different traditions and supports emerging talent. The Brixton Village team works hard to offer a rich program for everyone that fosters new ideas and conversations, and builds memorable shared experiences through educational and engaging events, whilst reflecting the vibrancy and history of the community and the neighbourhood.
Music is a fundamental part of Brixton’s identity and in the Village you will experience weekly performers stationed around the market while you eat, shop, drink, dance or simply enjoy the tunes. The music programme which pays respect to Brixton’s deep-rooted music heritage is curated by Brixton Village Lates, a husband and wife duo who also DJ together as the Handson Family, and have been promoting Black music for more than two decades. Most events are free and the line-up is always multicultural and multi-genre, from funk and disco to hip hop, rare groove to afrobeat.
During summer months there are regular all day takeovers in the Village Courtyard, creating a space to gather, listen, dance and enjoy music from morning to night.
artistS ARE welcomed into the Village family
Brixton Village also regularly welcomes and partners with up and coming artists for their ‘Artist in Residence’ program. This program sees an artist welcomed into the Village family for a 6-18 month residency as they develop their creative offer, and host events and exhibitions along the way. Recent residents include Farouk Agoro, who’s street art can be seen adorning the pavements and bridges of Brixton and Layla Andrews, who counts Barack Obama as a fan of her work. In 2022 Layla curated the exhibition ‘A Fish Without a Bicycle’, which brought together the work of seven female artists. Our inaugural artist, Bianca Saunders, used the space to hone her creative talents and work on her menswear collection.
Nestled above Market Row, BRXTN Village Studios was established in 2020 as a studio and creative hub for artists to discover and express their unique genius with state-of-the-art recording facilities and a dedicated art lounge.
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