Black creative and cultural industries expo, 11-20th July 2003
Destination Brixton is a ten-day International Trade Expo, set on 'transforming the highly distinctive London suburb of Brixton into a world stage, illuminating and celebrating international Black creative and cultural industries'.
As part of Destination Brixton, the Bettie Morton Gallery put on an excellent art expo in the Assembly Room in Lambeth Town Hall. This is the view of an illuminated sculpture by the entrance.
The exhibition was opened with a well attended launch party on Friday night (11th July). There was some excellent work by local artists and photographers on show - and the free rum punch wasn't bad either!
On a scorching Saturday afternoon, Windrush Gardens was turned into a small market and music venue featuring African drummers and salsa dancers.
Wisely electing to play under the shelter of a tree in the blistering heat, these fine drummers blasted out a thundering beat across Windrush Gardens.
Spotted walking enjoying the activities in Windrush Gardens was Lambeth's legendary Town Crier, Alfie Howard. He's been in the job for fifty years and has shaken hands with some of the world's finest.
As part of the Destination Brixton festival, food stores were set up all along Brixton Station Road, with several serving authentic Jerk Chicken from split oils cans.
Sunday afternoon in Windrush Gardens saw these three guys playing an interesting (and very laid back!) combination of bluegrass and country.
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