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What to do in Brixton this MAY

May already! With the warming weather comes a load of events to keep you busy this month. Check out a few of our Brixton-based favourites.

Enjoy ‘First Thursdays’

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When: 4th May

Where: Brixton Village, SW9 8PS

Launching this May, Brixton Village are putting on ‘First Thursdays’, a series of events that will happen on the, you guessed, first Thursday of every month. They are all about community; you’ll be able to feast on local Brixton food, there will be a DJ serenading you, Black Culture Market will have a pop up… it’ll be a fantastic time all the way into the evening.


Learn about Black Ink at this exhibition

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When: 5th May- 4th June

Where: Black Cultural Archives, SW2 1EF

‘When Trouble Come, Ink Haffi Run’ is an exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives all about the legacy of Black Ink. The group, founded in 1978, championed the publishing of black writing and art. This exhibition is a collection of their published works, including books, pamphlets and artwork- seen for the first time in 45 years.


Go to a properly British May Fete

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When: 8th May

Where: Brockwell Community Greenhouses, SE24

The community Greenhouses in Brockwell Park are hosting a day of Great British fun; drinks, maypole dancing, splat the rat, music from the Brixton Tatterjacks… and pizzas for just a fiver! Loads of fun and games to enjoy in the sunshine, all whilst raising money for the greenhouses too.


See a show (or two) at the theatre

When: Throughout May

Where: Brixton House Theatre, SW9 8GL

As always, Brixton House Theatre has a cracking line up of shows to see this May. Catch ‘We Need New Names‘, which is running until the 6th, ‘One of Them Ones‘ on the 13th and 14th May or hear live music at the ‘Close Encounter Club‘ on the 18th. Whichever you choose, it’s bound to be good.


Go to a proper shindig

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When: 19th May

Where: Hootananny, SW2 1DF

This club night at Hootananny is dedicated to ‘femme identifying, non binary and trans artists in electronic music’. The line up is impressive too; Saint Ludo, Mia Lily, DJ Soyboi B2B, FKA Hardborse, Chinese Daughter, Lu.Re… all hosted by Sheba Q. Get ready to rave.


Eat seasonally

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When: 20th May

Where: Goodness! Cafe, SE24 0EZ

We love a supper club! Especially when it is a seasonal celebration hosted by friend duo Sorcha and Lizzie and no-waste cooking by Cordon Bleu trained chef Julia Quirk. At this 4 course dinner, you’ll get a rhubarb spritz to welcome, then sourdough with hummus, whipped butter and pickled spring vegetables, a brothy dumpling starter, a delicious vegetarian or lamb risotto and you’ll finish up with poached rhubarb and set cream or a cheese plate. Yum.


Hear some OG acid house music

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When: 20th May

Where: Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ

The Orb is an acid house band that has been going for 35 years and who are still going strong and making music. In their 35th anniversary shows they’ll be playing some of their most impressive music; from the OG good stuff to the brand new tunes.


Hear a bestselling author speak about his new book

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When: 24th May

Where: Brixton Library, SW2 1JQ

Open Water was Caleb Azumah Nelson’s first book, and his next (Small Worlds) is bound to be just as popular. Hear the author in conversation with his mum, Eugenia Ashie, as the duo discuss his new book and the relationships within it.


Party in the park

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When: 26th-31st May

Where: Brockwell Park

Brockwell live is back and it is ready to show you a good time. Project 6, Wide Awake, City Splash and Brockwell Bounce are the incoming day parties ready to kick start your festival season.


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