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Here is the upcoming Brixton Live activities, and a selection of some of the activites that we have developed as a group of partners.

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Past Activities
Great Women of Brixton
Great Women of Brixton 06 March 2016 , 12 noon - 4pm , All Day


Great Women of Brixton: Women who have changed our lives and shaped our community.

Brixtonlive partners – Kettle Partnership, Photofusion and 198, are celebrating ‘Great Women of Brixton’ as part of  International Women’s Day Celebrations 2016.

We are asking people to come to the HustleBucks shop in Brixton Village, Brixton market on Sunday 6th March between 12-4pm, to nominate their ‘Great Woman of Brixton’

The nomination can be for a friend, work colleague, family member or someone that you know about from Brixton’s history (Claudia Jones, Olive Morris, Annie McCall et..) The criteria to nominate is that you feel the person has changed your life, or shaped your community – or both.

Professional photographers from Photofusion will take your portrait and you’ll be able to pick up a printed copy the following week.  The images from the day will be released on International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8th march in an an online gallery at Brixton live along with a short film of the event.

The Whole Picture of Participation
The Whole Picture of Participation 26 June 2015

How to turn initial engagement into participation and employment, using Dance as a medium for change 

The Seminar was organised by independance and took place at Studio B on Friday 26th June 2015.

The idea for the seminar was to create an opportunity for an informal discussion on developing strategies for participation in physical activity and to present independence’s achievements in engaging young women in dance and supporting their interest through qualifications and employment opportunities.

The seminar focused on 3 areas where independence has demonstrated a clear impact in using dance as a method of engagement with young people, learning & skills and Health & wellbeing.

Seminar report.

The Root of the Taboo: A discussion on female sexuality
The Root of the Taboo: A discussion on female sexuality 08 March 2014 , 12pm - 9pm

Took place a part of the Brixton Live International Women’s Day events 2014

Workshop descriptor: A discussion on female sexuality and the language that we use.

independance brought together a collective of young female artists and associates to engage in a guided discussion and debate around the subject matter.
The conversation was led by performance artist and poet Dorother Smartt to pose questions,

  • Why do we struggle with language, when it comes to discussing sexuality?
  • How do we break the taboo around language and the discussion about sexuality?

How should we articulate these discussions?

Independance, Producers of b.supreme and Dare2Dance programme is a leading arts organisation in the development of female focused arts activity; this discussion forum will be the first stage of research and development into creating a dance/ multi-disciplinary arts performance, to take into schools and deliver workshops. The aim is to encourage an open and comfortable environment for young females to approach the subject of female sexuality.

Dorothea Smartt is a stunning performance artist and poet. She has taught in the United Kingdom, and Bahrain, South Africa, Barbados and the U.S, after beginning her writing life in the Black/feminist co-operatives of the Eighties, and publishing her first work in anthologies. She plunges into a complex and diverse world which embraces Banjul, Barbados and her London base, Brixton”.

INDEPENDANCE is the producer of the b.supreme Festival, the Dare2Dance project and Studio b. It is one of London’s most successful independent dance agencies, providing an uninterrupted pathway for young dancers and performers who want to extend and develop their professional skill’s.

From the studio base in Brixton, South London, independance, is an arts development resource that creates opportunities for young women to engage in the arts through its unique and innovative programme of Urban Arts and Culture, specifically by building progression pathways for young people through the medium of Hip Hop.

Photofusion Pop Up Studio
Photofusion Pop Up Studio 08 March 2014 , 12pm - 5pm

Took place in March 2014 in Brixton Market

Photofusion photographers and community programme tutors, Scarlett Crawford and Jemella Binns, ran a pop-up studio in Brixton Market, where women of all ages were able to have their photograph taken as part of Brixton Live & Photofusion’s celebration of women and photography.

Sitters were able to get a print of their shoot to take away with them and all the portraits were put up on Photofusion’s Facebook gallery

Our parteners
  • Hustlebucks

    Young people at 198 CAL developed their Youth Enterprise ‘HustleBucks’ in 2010. Their idea was to create a social enterprise which provides opportunities and enables them to voice the issues that affect their lives and futures communicated through a youth fashion brand.

  • Minet Library

    Minet Library is in Knatchbull Road and close to Myatt’s Fields park, the Library is in the same building as another Brixton Live Partner – Lambeth Archives, the borough’s record office and local history library.

  • Raw Material

    Raw Material is a specialised education, training and creative production house, in between Stockwell and Brixton.

  • Sixteenfeet Productions

    Sixteenfeet collaborates with writers, musicians and actors to produce new work and tell classic stories in a contemporary and inventive way. We specialise in site-specific theatre, which we perform in unexpected places.

  • Photofusion

    Photofusion has metamorphosed from a small collective of documentary photographers to becoming London’s largest independent photography resource centre, based in Brixton since 1991.

  • Ovalhouse

    In 1963 Ovalhouse marked the beginning of its amazing journey to become “one of the most important centres for pioneer fringe theatre groups” by staging its first drama piece in what had formerly been a philanthropic boys’ club set up by graduates of Christ Church College, Oxford.

  • Brixton Library

    Brixton Library is in the centre of Brixton, next to the Ritzy Cinema. It provides books, music and films for loan, a reference and information service, free use of Wi-Fi, computers for Internet, email and word-processing, and a computer training centre.

  • B3 Media

    B3 makes connections: between Britain’s multicultural communities and its creative industries. We do so by uniting the power of digital media with the creative potential of emerging digital artists, filmmakers, visual artists and sound artists.

  • Independance

    Independance is one of London’s most successful dance centres, specialising in the development of Hip Hop dance.  The priority for Independance is to inspire young women, profiling and promoting their achievements.

  • Kettle Partnership

    Kettle Partnership helps arts and cultural organisations by providing research, strategy and new thinking, applying knowledge and evidence, and developing international links.

  • Lambeth Arts

    Lambeth’s Arts Development service works to support a number of schemes that aim to provide information and advice through networking opportunities and partnerships.

  • Lambeth Archives

    Lambeth Archives is the borough’s record office and local history library.  The Archives Collections cover all aspects of local and family history and there is extensive historical information about Lambeth available.

  • 198 Gallery

    198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is a visual arts space which has helped to nurture the careers of emerging artists, particularly those from culturally diverse backgrounds. We advocate for diversity within the visual arts and provide opportunities for those wishing to develop careers in the creative and cultural industries.

    This had been the motivation for founding 198 in 1988, by initially focusing on the need to provide a platform for Afro-Caribbean artists as part of the Black Arts Movement and, more recently, on projects by artists whose work investigates emerging cultural identities.