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?!
Coming from a Nigerian and Jamaican household Perry grew up with hand made crafts in the home and had a natural affinity for them. However, he found that culturally there was not much appreciation or significance given to them. This made him want to source handcrafted artifacts that would be talking points or become heirlooms. … More Perry’s Palace
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
So it’s that time of year again. As soon as the Christmas stock was sold the Valentine stock came out. Just a little bit a first, just enough to permeate our consciousness, then as January progressed the stock increased and more and more shops and businesses came on board. … More Valentine’s day – Is love all you need?