Your guide to what’s happening in Brixton this week
Tuesday 9 @ Pop Brixton
Throughout August & September, Pop Fields is showing sporting hits on South London’s biggest outdoor screen: this week it’s the hugely-loved comedy hit Cool Runnings, inspired by the true story of Jamaica’s first Olympic bobsled team. You can sit back and enjoy the surround sound PA, LED screen, with craft beer, cocktails and Brixton’s street food and a sporting classic. £2, Doors will open at 5pm for games, grass lazing & music before the film starts at 7pm.
Wednesday 10 @ DPG
Every Wednesday in August the Dulwich Picture Gallery is hosting Art in the Garden: drop-in art sessions for all ages in its garden. A teaching artist will be on hand to “help and inspire” as attendees engage with a wide range of material. All material are provided and you can take home your creations. Free with gallery ticket. 2pm to 4pm.
Looking for an exhibition to see? Declared a genius for her award-winning, apocalyptic work, The Deluge, Winifred Knights (1899-1947) was one of the most original British artists of the first half of the 20th century and completed masterpieces have come together for the first time at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Thursday 11 @ Across Brixton
Brixton City Festival is a new four day festival across Brixton, organised by Ovalhouse Theatre, which will feature unique theatrical experiences in everyday locations. It intended to be a celebration of Brixton with new artist commissions showcasing exciting performers: Portraits drawn on banknotes by artist Harald Smykla; Circus – sitcom PUB by Molly Orange Street Theatre; Live music theatre by Brixton icon Lara Lee; New site – specific play Manifesto, written by Courttia Newland and directed by Tarek Iskander; A dazzling hula hoop display by Marawa’s Majorettes; and three unique tours of Brixton. Thurs 11 to Sun 14 August.
Saturday 13 @ Electric Brixton
After the enormous success of last year’s show in the capital, Brazilian reggae band O Rappa are coming back to London for a show at Electric Brixton. The band, who were voted ‘Best Brazilian Show of 2015’ by the public, will return to play more songs from their latest album ‘Nunca Tem Fim’ (It Never Ends). The show will also feature classic hits that have defined their 20 years as a band, including ‘Me Deixa’, ‘Pescador de Ilusões’, ‘Mar de Gente’, ‘Boa Noite Xangô’, and others. In addition, the band will play 4 unreleased tracks from the group’s last DVD, filmed live in 2015 in Recife, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The band is famous for mixing samba with dub, drum & bass with funk, and using their lyrics to speak out about social issues: raising awareness about racism and protesting against police violence. 7pm to midnight. £25.
Saturday 13 @ Rush Common
‘Bringing our Community Together in Diversity’ presents a series of events in music, film activism, photography, natural therapeutic body healing, literature and gastronomy from Lambeth’s communities. A fabulous list of musicians, artist and performers and children workshops from the local community will be there. 12pm to 7pm.