Your guide to what’s happening in Brixton this week
Tuesday 20 October: To celebrate the launch of the Women’s Equality Party’s policies the Lambeth and Peckham branches are hosting a joint party to celebrate the next step towards gender equality. There’ll be a presentation about WE, the branches and the policies at around 7.30 pm, as well as opportunities to discuss policy, take part in some guerilla film making and just enjoy a chat with others. There will be basic snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provide, but attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages and food – you can keep them to yourself or share them with others. At Asylum, Asylum Road, Peckham, SE15 2SQ on 20 October, 7pm – 9.30pm.
Tuesday: Scratch That Brixton will be on every third Thursday of the month at the Ritzy. It offers a platform to musicians, spoken word artists, playwrights, performers, filmmakers, comedians and more. The night consists of 7 – 8 acts trying out new work in development to an open and friendly audience who can offer anonymous written feedback. Want to get involved?? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. 7.30 – 11pm, free entry.
Thursday 22 October: Italy Heart Africa is an evening of dance, drama, performances and more at Portico Gallery, West Norwood, to fundraise for a charity that helps rescue migrants in the Mediterranean. Featuring rising beat box/rap stars Maverick & Malachi, urban funk style dancers, an art auction and more. 7 pm to 10 pm. Entry £10, £5 for under 16s.
Thursday: The Free University of London (FUL) is opening its doors for the first time in Angell Town Estate, Brixton, with its first lecture series, which will be on every Thursday (except for noted exceptions) from 6 pm to 7.30 pm in the Angell Delight Community Program Unit 2.
Saturday 24: six piece trip-hop act Bombs perform at Hootananny. They are supported by Tell Tale Tusk, Simpson and Desert Island Disco DJs. 9 pm to 3 am. Free entry before 10 pm, £4 after.
Saturday: Its Your Local Market at the Angell Town estate. It hosts and promotes locally sourced materials, renewable energy and sustainable food for those living and visiting Lambeth. 11 am to 4 pm.
Sunday 25: The South London Botanical Institute in Tulse Hill is hosting the Big Botanical Draw. Explore plants through leaf prints, plant based inks, botanical drawing, giant chalks, artist’s crayons, and charcoal burning. From 11 am to 3 pm, free.