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Looking for a way to spice up your February? It’s a short month, so get moving to squeeze in these fun things.
Celebrate Mardi Gras
Where: Blues Kitchen, SW2 5SP
When: 11th Feb
Are you in New Orleans or SW2? Starting with music from 8-piece brass band ‘No Limit Street Band’ and ending with ‘The Beekays’, the Blues Kitchen is where you want to be. Bangers will be played all night, we’re talking Jamiroquai, the Eurythmics, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Get there before 9pm and entry is free!
Have a (gong) bath
Where: Effra Space, SW2 1PX
When: 6th Feb, 5.30pm or 7pm
Unwind from your week with a Sunday Sound bath in Effra space. All you need to do is lie back and let the sounds (made from skilled gong playing) wash over you, which will leave you feeling light and rejuvenated for the week to come. Feeling zen just thinking about it? Us too.
Go to a carnival
Where: Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ
When: 12th Feb
If you’re never NOT excited about Nottinghill Carni, then this is the event for you. Electric are putting on an evening in collaboration with BBC 1xtra’s Rampage Sound and Shabba Party to celebrate the best of carnival sounds. Dancers, decoration and loads of rum. Summer? Is that you?
Pick up a bargain
Where: Lambeth Town Hall, SW2 1RW
When: 19th Feb
‘This old thing? Oh, it’s vintage’. We all know that person who manages to accidentally stumble across designer pieces in charity shops. Well here is your chance to be that person. On the 19th head to the town hall and scoop up piles of garms at a kilo sale hosted by We Are. Book a ticket for an hour slot, roll up your sleeves, and dive in.
Get your Greek on
Where: Your home
When: Whenever you want!
If you’ve been to Pop Brixton then you’ve probably smelt some of the magic that the Greek geniuses at Souvlaki Street create. They’ve just launched the UK’s FIRST home DIY Souvlaki kit so you can make your own in the comfort of your own home. Cause sometimes you don’t want to go out. Maybe you’ve got Covid and you’re isolating. Or you just want to get creative in the kitchen! Choose between chicken or pork and get ready to get your Greek on.
P.S February is also LGBTQ+ History month. Join in and see what’s going on HERE.