Yesterday, Brixtonians basked in the sun as Windrush Square got up to a sweltering 16 degrees celsius, and outside the window here at Blog HQ a plucky brace of daffodils have just burst open. A sign, perhaps, that spring has sprung early again this year.
But, looking at the forecast, the weather looks rather changeable over the next few days so we’ve come up with some (mostly indoors) suggestions for your perfect Brixton weekend.
Tonight, Friday 24 February
We will be starting the weekend at the Ritzy for a hard hitting documentary. ROBERT MUGABE… WHAT HAPPENED? charts the Shakespearean rise and fall of the man who led a very successful African country before ruining it. Producer Michael Auret will hold a Q and A after the showing this evening.
Ritzy Cinema, Windrush Square, 6.20pm, £10.50.
If you haven’t got tickets to Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Academy you can still head to their suitably latinate afterparty at the Jamm, Brixton Road, featuring Molotov Jukebox and Mano de Dios among others.
The Jamm, Brixton Road, 8.30pm until 6am, £8.
Saturday 25 February
Brixton Library is screening three short films for children and adults tomorrow morning, all around the theme of the environment and waste. The green trio is made up One Planet Food, Be Zero Waste and the Story of Stuff.
Brixton Library, Windrush Square, 11am to 1pm, free.
Slightly more adult fun comes from the intriguing true story of ambition, treachery and lies in the big city at the latest offering from Goodmeeting Production. Once Upon a Time: Rock n Roll Fantasie is the brainchild of comedians/musicians/dramatists Andrew Clarke & Tim McLeish, and this first preview of the show promises to be at least mildly entertaining.
Once Upon A Time, Dogstar, Coldharbour Lane, 8pm, £6.
Sunday 26 February
The weekly farmers market, in Station Road, is the place to go to pick up all manner of organic goodness, from Giggly Pig sausages to Mad Ass chillies and apples from Perry Court Farm.
Brixton Farmers Market, 10am to 2pm, Station Road, free.
Later on we know some people who need your help. The Brixton Blog’s favourite basketball team, the Brixton Topcat’s have not had a good run of late. The team has lost the last four games it has played, and are now languishing at ninth in the league. So they could do with your support down at Brixton Rec as they take on the Medway Park Crusaders in a must-win match.
Brixton Topcats Vs Medway Park Crusaders, Brixton Recreation Centre, Station Road, tip off 4pm.