What’s On in Brixton: 23 – 29 November

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The Fox Got You

The Fox Got You

Monday 23 November: Looking for a home? Try the speedflatmate dating at the Grand Union on Acre Lane from 18.30 to 20.30.

Tuesday 24 November: Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby at Electric Brixton. His 2013 single Resolution won Australian Recording Industry Association Song of the Year. £16.50.

Wednesday 25 November: Venture past Brockwell Park along the Norwood Road to see The Fox Got You at the South London Botanical Institute. The photographic installation celebrates six common plants which are at the origin of five major medicinal drugs. Until November 28. Free.

Thursday 26 November: There’s a roots rock reggae special at the Hootananny with Solo Banton and Upper Cutt Band, plus residents JahRevelationMuzik. £3. 8pm to 2am.

At the Prince of Wales Leroy Burgess and Los Charly’s Orchestra will give a live full-band experience with support from DJ Marcia Carr. £15. Doors 19.00.

Francisco Varone’s Road to La Paz will open London’s  fourth Argentine Film Festival at the Ritzy and also the Hackney Picturehouse, 26–29 November.

Friday 27 November: German deep house maestro Move D is the latest big name for an all-nighter at Phonox. 6pm – 4am. Free before 9. £5 Adv, £10 OTD.

Inspired by the immersive “happenings” that prefigured psychedelia, Carnival of Colours kicks off – a month of events for London’s first electronic music festival at Brixton Bloc. Acts include Acid House pioneer Danny Rampling, electronic band White Noise (who released the UK’s first “proper” electronic LP in 1969), Hacienda Acid house DJ Justin  Robertson, Horse Meat Disco DJs Severino and  Jim Stanton, Balearic darlings and Glastonbury headliners, The Woodentops, Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne, Czech wizard Boris Karloff (CZ) , The Deben Collective, Your Mum visuals and more. Friday 27 November: Severino, Ben Osborne, Deben Collective

Saturday 28 November: At the Jamm: Wormfood & Turf (the team behind the Terrace Party series at the POW) present Laid Blak (live), Dirty Dubsters (live), Dub Smugglers and more. 10pm – 5am, 
£6–£10.

Loughborough Junction’s Whirled Cinema continues its Fantastic Tales season with a new film, The Big Knights, by the makers of The Secret of Kells, one of last year’s successes at Kids’ Whirled. Starts 11am. £3.50.

Marcus Harris will spin new wave, house and disco at Effra Social’s Entitled To Dance. 9pm – 1am. Free entry.

Sunday 29 November: Pop down to Pop Brixton in the afternoon for Beatpop Brixton – a new event. Just turn up between 1 and 6pm for a Beatboxpark style event for those people who know (it says here).

At the Hootannany, there’s Nogabe Randriaharimalala, who was was born in Madagascar, but left in 1977 for Beijing where he became the drummer of the first rock band in China – the Peking All Stars. After a stint in Hong Kong, he moved to London in 1997. 8pm-12am. Free.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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