New Cultural Programme Set To Launch in Brixton Village


London’s most diverse and vibrant market, Brixton Village, has announced an exciting cultural programme of events which celebrate both local and national creative talent, ranging from film screenings to live music and DJ sessions throughout the month of October. Everyone is invited to attend the month-long programme while supporting the independent stores and restaurants in the marketplace.

Throughout the course of October, Brixton Village will play host to weekly film screenings Tuesday in the new Contemporary Arts Space in BrXtn Studios. The CROSSOVER series of feature length films and shorts will showcase themes surrounding the African diaspora and include work by independent filmmakers including Peckham-born Jenn Nkiru, artist and director of Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl video; South London based T A P E Collective; visual culture curator THINK Cinematic and Minute Shorts, a new-streaming platform for filmmakers and film fans to showcase and celebrate the artform of the film short. The globalisation of everyday streaming habits has altered what many people consume daily, so to Cyndi Anafo- the curator of CROSSOVER the concept of certain art having to consider having ‘crossover appeal’ feels increasingly outmoded.

Anafo says: “Given the global impact of contemporary Black arts and culture over the past 100 years, it strikes me as more than odd that we are still attempting to discuss a need for Black artists and creatives to appeal to the masses.  I think that boat sailed long ago. We appeal, period. A person not impacted and influenced by Black art is the only kind of marginalisation to speak of today.”

Live jazz in the market will run every Wednesday at the much-loved jazz pizzeria, Agile Rabbit, where some of London’s finest musicians – guitarists, saxophonists, free- flowing vocalists and more will come together for a night of unplanned and unexpected performance. As part of the ongoing series, drummer and curator Jack Robson of Groove Science will be handpicking musicians to bring an eclectic night of jazz and genre-defying music to Brixton.

Continuing the celebratory return of music to the marketplace, Market Row will be showcasing DJ talent playing Black music in the form of Market Rowtations each Thursday evening. Kicking off on the 1st October and coinciding with Nigerian Independence Day, broadcaster, fashionista and NTS radio regular Zezi Ifore will be spinning the decks at recently opened Nigerian restaurant Chishuru who will be serving up delicious authentic dishes with a contemporary twist.


CROSSOVER Listing Information

Crossover will screen every Tuesday from Tuesday 6 October to Tuesday 27 October.


Tuesday 6 October


Tuesday 13 September


Tuesday 20 September


Tales From The Hood (1995)

Director:  Rusty Cundieff

18  (1hr 38 mins)

A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Tuesday 27 October

JENN NKIRU PRESENTS (featuring a Q&A with Jenn Nkiru)


Hub Tones (2018) for Kamasi Washington

(9 mins 8 secs)

A single-shot captivating mesmerising zoom out of Pan African symbology.

Black to Techno (2019)

(20 mins 25 secs)

Tapping into the rhythm of the Motor City, Black To Techno is a stunning snapshot of the Detroit techno scene that reclaims the black origins of the genre’s innovative spirit and soul

Brown Skin Girl (2020) for Beyoncé

(6 mins 11 secs)

Nkiru celebrates the feminine energy in her interpretive piece for the Beyonce hit.