As well as our own individual activity, Brixton Live partners come together to work on collective events through out the year.

One of the areas that we have been successfully working on – are international awareness days/months, focused on important cultural, health, social and political issues. To date we have worked on: World Mental Health Day, International Women’s Day and LGBT History Month.

These awareness days help to create a platform for us, as arts organisations to work with other voluntary sector organisations, enabling us to better reach out to ‘non arts’ organisations. Additionally by profiling arts and creativity and its impact on health and social issues, we are able to better promote our work in Brixton and reach out to new audiences.

  • Great Women of Brixton

    Working with our Brixtonlive partners – Photofusion Uk and 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, we are created an event ‘Great Women of Brixton’ as part of our International Women’s Day Celebrations 2016.

    We invited people to come to the HustleBucks shop in Brixton Village / Brixton Market on Sunday 6 March between 12-4pm to nominate their ‘Great Woman of Brixton’.

    The nomination could be for a friend, work colleague, family member or someone from Brixton’s history (Claudia Jones, Olive Morris, Annie McCall etc..).

    The criteria to nominate was that the person has either changed your life or shaped your community – or both. Professional Photographers from Photofusion filmed the event and took portraits of all that participated.

    We are now looking at developing this project into a larger heritage programme, in partnership with Lambeth Archives.

  • World Mental Health Day

    One example is our work on World Mental Health Day, where we

    Partnered with the Maudsley to

    • deliver a twitter chat about postnatal depression #PND with nurses from the Mother & Baby Unit. During the hour we highlighted the role of creativity as a way to support wellbeing – see link on the site for more info: http://tinyurl.com/m35jq3c. The twitter chat was a real success with 34,000 twitter followers for the hour – an audience that we could not have reached without the partnership with Maudsely and South London Mental Health Trust.
    • Put on a public discussion with Photofusion: Exploring Mental Illness through Photography and Film with Photographers Antonia Attwood and Gina Glover chaired by Dr David O’Flynn, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair of the Adamson Collections Trust. Again, through our partnership with the Maudsely we were able to attract a larger audience to the talk than we would have without this collaboration.

If you are interested in getting involved in Brixton Live’s work, in particular to co-operate on one of these awareness days – please contact us directly.