Your guide to what’s happening in Brixton this week
Thursday 17: The Cut-A-Rug: Unrugged folk nights will be ending the year with a sparkling, Christmas evening. The Portico Gallery hosts Christmas Unrugged for a night of acoustic and unplugged acts from the local area, supporting artists with and without disabilities. Acts for both nights include guitarists, Motown singers, opera soloists, jazz pianists, comedians and DJs. £5 on the door. 7-11pm.
Friday 18: Fancy some festive cocktails? Then head down to South Pole Saloon, Valentia Place. This Christmas pop-up also has immersive performances, DJs, a range of local street food stalls to try from, as well as a range of winter cocktails. Entrance £3 after 7 pm. Open until 23 December (and also New Year’s Eve).
Saturday 19: Pop Brixton is hosting its Christmas party all day. There will be DiscoPop parent and kids disco parties, followed by dance performances from Brixton Dance School and In Tensity. In the afternoon IDMC London Gospel choir will be singing live in the main square and in the evening there will be a Brazilian Christmas carnival with samba, favela funk and Latin jazz providing an alternative sound to the usual carols and sleigh-bells. Free entry. 11 am to midnight.
Saturday: Father Christmas will making his annual visit to Brixton Windmill. Refreshments and mince pies will be available. Children will have a chance to meet Father Christmas, make Christmas cards and tree decorations, have their faces painted and the Brixton City Farm will be bringing along festive farm animals. Entry to Santa’s Windmill Grotto costs £2 per child all proceeds for the day is donated to the Brixton Windmill. 1 pm to 4pm.