I’ve only ever been to Brixton a handful of times so I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a place I know too much about. Tonight I spent my evening discovering the history and culture behind what used to be Angell Town estate. This derelict space is currently housing Brixton Bloc, a pop-up ran by creative community space master mind Wesley Evans. Located next to Stockwell Skatepark and behind Brixton Cycles, Brixton Bloc is a place for local residents, artists and musicians to celebrate the culture of Brixton.
It’s a relatively new initiative that not enough people know about. I couldn’t help imagining what I’d do with the space if it were mine to play with. Essentially I decided on all day parties, never ending food stalls and trippy after parties in the phycadelic neon cave, created by a lovely lady called Nikki who was actually mid glow in the dark painting when we arrived.
They’ve got a big warm tent, life drawing classes, theatre productions, art, mulled cider and REALLY delicious barbecued meat provided by Smokin’ Lotus. We sampled slow smoked beef brisket sliders and succulent smoked pork ribs – both were cooked to perfection and wonderfully yummy. The menu is only small at the moment but they’re expanding soon and I’ll be going back to sample the rest later this month.
If you’re local it’s definitely worth checking out and if you’re not local but you’re looking for somewhere out of the ordinary to hang out this winter then this may just be your cup of tea.
They’re about to launch a Weekend Winter Market with a selection of great stalls and delicious food. Expect children’s stalls, face painting, ink marbling, a bakery, wine stall, craft sessions and much, much more.
You can find Brixton Bloc at 143 Stockwell Road, just 3 minutes walk from Stockwell tube station. Check their website and social for information on upcoming events @brixtonbloc