Madness how many closed down shops there are on the high st due to the economic crisis – the sad demise of Woolworths being most notable. And the more you look, the more you see them. New art initiatives have sprung up all over the place to make use of these ‘redundant’ spaces:
And the same thing is happening to the labyrinth of Brixton Market. The clever people at Space Makers have set up camp there for a few months and taken over some of the shops to host temporary fashion shops, restaurants and art galleries. ‘Touch It 3’ will be running in one of the shops on Sat 16th Jan – that same day there will also be activities of the food and drink variety taking place in and around the space.
If you haven’t been to Brixton Market before, you should definitely venture down for it’s mix of madness:
Especially now that it’s threatened with demolition to make way for some kind of new development. It’s being opposed by quite a few groups:
So for goodness sakes, get down there on Sat 16th Jan for ‘Touch it 3’ but also, to show your support to the beauty of Brixton Market!