Brixton Splash is the largest free street community festival in Brixton celebrating the diversity & creativity of this multicultural epicentre.
Founded in 2005, Brixton Splash is a not-for-profit community organisation providing a free one day community carnival in the heart of Brixton. The carnival attracts over 20,000 people throughout the day. During the rest of the year the organisation delivers an outreach programme for those disadvantaged or excluded within the local community.
Brixton Splash is led by the community for the community.
We celebrate our community’s diversity, its progress through the years and the fusion of numerous ethnic groups that now call Brixton home, by creating a cultural explosion proudly specific to our location and history. We successfully balance welcoming those who are just discovering Brixton with those who have always believed in Brixton’s unique identity, throughout the years. We remain loyal to and proud of our Afro-Caribbean heritage which has defined our community since the Windrush generation of the late 1940’s and 1950’s.
The carnival is a celebration of community cohesion, vibrant inner city living and Brixton’s contribution to the wider world. Brixton is currently the go-to area in London to enjoy everything culinary and creative with big name businesses moving to the high street and entrepreneurs developing the markets.
Lambeth is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country, with over 130 languages spoken. Brixton sits in the heart of the borough and is a bustling hive of activity. There is a strong history of music and the creative arts and numerous cultural groups are based in the area.
Our Festival is free for everyone, operates between midday and 7pm on the first Sunday in August every year and has become a premier event in the London Events Calendar.
Each year we improve and enhance the content of our event to build on its success and broaden its appeal. Detailed below is the broad content of the Festival to which more elements are added each year.
The main stage for up and coming young artists local to Brixton to perform. Artists who have appeared ahead of widespread fame include Katy B.
We provide free arts workshops for children and teenagers.
We provide a subsidised Craft Market with space for over 30 entrepreneurs to sell their creations.
We provide stalls selling authentic Caribbean food and other world cuisines.
For young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) or are at risk of becoming NEET we provide a range of volunteer opportunities for up to 70 people on a our major outdoor event. The areas of training provided include stewarding, event delivery, site build and de-rig and media and PR relations.
Brixton, SW2 London, United Kingdom
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