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Brixton City Festival 2018

Brixton City Festival 2018, 3 days of radical entertainment filling the streets in a celebration of Brixton! All events free. #BCF2018

  • Friday 14 - Sunday 16 September

Venue: Elsewhere

Brixton City Festival 2018: 14-16 September 

“Our love for Brixton is real! We are excited to again be celebrating Brixton with radical agendas, serious fun, things to get you moving and shaking – wrapped up in a weekend of free activities. This is no ordinary festival, but then again Brixton is no ordinary place!”

- Stella Kanu, Executive Producer, Ovalhouse

Where Revolution Meets Popular Entertainment... Radical Exciting Voices... Right up your Street!


A Rhyming Guide To Grenfell Britain - Potent Whisper
Saturday 5pm @Black Cultural Archives + 7pm, Windrush Square

A Rhyming Guide To Grenfell Britain with spoken word activist Potent Whisper offers radical solutions to the most pressing issues of our time. Come and hear the 9 pieces that have been delivered at demonstrations, in council chambers, on television news channels and at political occupations. ”The more I see the more it seems we need a revolution” PW


Wonders of Brixton / Odyssey - Lara Lee
Saturday 8pm, Windrush Square

Mixing soulful tunes, spoken word and a world of mythology, join Flo as she walks through song among the streets, Gods and Goddesses of SW9.


Oi Barman! - Joshua Idehen
Friday 7/8/9pm @ Dog Star, Coldharbour Lane

Join spoken word artist and performer Joshua Idehen as he shares secrets and anecdotes of the bar trade.


A Brixton Adventure - the digital guided adventure from Coney. A one-player gamen through the streets of Brixton, bring headphones and play on your smartphone!
Arrive any time during the session to start on the hour or half hour: Friday 4 - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm. Starting point: Windrush Square, playing length - approx 1hr.

Love Letters to Brixton - Shed 3, Windrush Square

Who do you love? What do you love? Where do you love? 

How do you put into words your innermost feelings? 

Step into our purpose-built, pop-up poetry shed for a one-to-one love letter creating session with a poet, song-writer, author or playwright who will help you to put your feelings on to the page. Whether you choose to post the letter is up to you…

Friday 3 - 5:30pm with Indigo Williams 4-6pm

Saturday 11am - 5:30pm with Storytelling MC Mr Ekow 12-2pm, Playwright Nick Makoha 2-4pm, Poet/Performer Jemima Foxtrot 4-6pm

Sunday 11am - 3pm with Singer-Songwriter Koko Brown 11am – 1pm



The Virtual Theatre - Shed 2, Windrush Square

Sit and watch a play as if you're sitting in Ovalhouse theatre through our Virtual Reality Experience. Catch Koko Brown’s WHITE; Pecho Mama’s Medea Electronica; Little Soldier’s Derailed and Bella Heesom’s My World Has Exploded A Little Bit

Friday 3 - 5:30pm
Saturday 11am - 5:30pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

FEAT: Bella Heesom - My World Has Exploded A Little Bit 

Pecho Mama - Medea Electronica

Koko Brown - WHITE

Little Soldier - Derailed


Brixton Outloud - Shed 1, Windrush SquareJoin us on the grassy grounds of Windrush Square as we broadcast this one-off magazine style radio station, filling Windrush Square with chat, music and special interviews with some Brixton Icons all weekend. Tunes by DJ Genesis, featuring young people’s tracks from Ovalhouse Palava Music Project.

Friday 4 - 6pm

BCA Youth share their experiences interviewing and working with the archive. A chance to hear stories and real voices from the Women of the Windrush Generation.

Saturday 11am - 5:30pm
Music and Interviews with upcoming young talent with OH Young Associates and Jamaican Brixtonite Jackie Guy MBE talking alongisde dance educator and fellow Brixtonite Judith Palmer about his 50-year history in dance. Look out for our roaming reporter and tell us what you think  about our plans for a new theatre in Brixton in 2020.

Sunday 11am - 3pm

Listen live from the seating area in Windrush Square

  • Fri 14 Sep, 3:00pm
  • Sat 15 Sep, 11:00am
  • Sun 16 Sep, 11:00am

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