Here is the upcoming Brixton Live activities, and a selection of some of the activites that we have developed as a group of partners.
Great Women of Brixton: Women who have changed our lives and shaped our community.
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.
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.
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.
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 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152246062221306.1073741832.106049046305&type=3