The aim of the ‘love carnival’ group within the Brixton Design Trail is to celebrate the music, craft and creativity of carnival, the people who make it happen and the love and laughter it brings. We also aim to showcase and celebrate the African and Caribbean experience and our contribution to Brixton and the wider community. … More Brixton Design Trail – What’s that?!
What many visitors to Brixton don’t know is that slightly off the beaten track, in a more residential part of town there is a new gift shop and cultural hub that encapsulates all that Brixton has to offer and more. This shop is well known by local residents and those lucky enough to be in the know. The name of this shop is Gida, which means ‘Home’ in the Hausa language of Africa. … More Home sweet home
At first glance I thought Flo’s artwork was a print or a painting, which would be beautiful enough, but on closer inspection I realised that the vibrant mosaics consisted of intricately interwoven fabrics that are cut with unusual swirls and flourishes. … More Cut from a different cloth
How do you survive Mothers Day if you have lost your mother, if you are not a mother or if you have lost a child. … More Mothers Day blues
Can you imagine emigrating to a country that you have never visited before? A country that you have only heard and read about. There is no internet and limited television to do any research on this country. There are only limited history books or novels about it. This country is mainly just a concept, forged in your imagination. This country is Britain. … More 1948 – A one way ticket to Britain
The producers of a vibrant and eclectic range of clothes and accessories made with African fabrics are husband and wife team, Sharon and King Solomon (yes this is his real name). I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon who has a warm, friendly and bubbly personality and asked her to give me the background on who … More The King and I
Happy new year! You made it to 2017. Here are 20 tips to help you have an awesome 2017, all 12 months of it. … More 20 tips to get you through 2017 – let’s go!