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Events programme 15-23 Sept

What’s happening…

Brixton Design Trail ups the ante again, with an expansive and immersive programme of installations, shows and events unlike anything else during the London Design Festival.

People from all over the world have long been drawn to Brixton by its legendary openness: free spirits and pioneers finding a place to belong that is challenging, creative and expressive. For many it feels like the Centre of the Universe.

So as Britain wobbles with one foot in and one foot out of Europe, and America contemplates the great wall of Trump, Brixton Design Trail invites over 70 local artists, designers, makers and activists to respond to the theme We Belong.

We apply a local perspective to global challenges sharing our collective consciousness with the wider world.  A creative community takeover from 15th-23rd September will fill Brixton’s venues, public spaces and streets with installations and exhibitions that will definitely leave you thinking (and we hope bring a smile to your day) as you go about the business of life.

This year our theme is exploring what it means to live in the heart of Europe’s most diverse city, and celebrating togetherness.

What we do year round

Favourites from previous years

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2018 BDT Festival Sponsors

Tangle Teezer is a global hairbrush brand that has its roots in detangling. Having lived in Brixton for 30 years, Shaun P the inventor and founder originally built his hairbrush empire originally from his two bedroom flat in Brixton until moving into premises in Stockwell Road.

Brixton BID is committed to continuing its investment in Brixton’s rich creative community and celebrating our famous cultural diversity. It is delightful to see businesses in Brixton coming together to support Brixton Design Trail. Our work with Brixton Design Trail over the years has helped to establish Brixton as an even more distinctive destination for all. Brixton is like nowhere else.

Muse is one of the UK’s leading lights in mixed-use development and urban regeneration, working in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth on the Your New Town Hall project.

Connection Crew is an award-winning event crewing company and a leading social enterprise based in Brixton Hill. Its crew supports the event industry to set-up events smoothly, safely and successfully

SEE all our sponsors