If you are planning a trip to Crafty Fox Market on Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th December, take some time to explore the other things taking place in Brixton. It seems to be a popular weekend filled with interesting things to do - below is a selection of just some of the events taking place:
The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9
11am - 5pm, free entry
Three floors of handmade heaven with Crafty Fox. Over 40 different designer makers on each day, DJ's, a tea room by the Tea's Knees and a variety of hands-on workshops by Oh Sew Brixton, Seaside Sisters and others. The first 50 through the door on both days will receive a free tote bag from Etsy UK and some foxy tunes from the Crafty Fox DJ's. Get your Christmas shopping all stitched up at Crafty Fox!
The New Vintage - 10th December
Living Bar - 443-445 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9
11am - 6pm, free entry
This new monthly market features designer makers selling beautiful vintage inspired goods. Also featuring a DJ from Club de Fromage in Islington, a retro sweet shop and a recession-beating book swap.
Brixton Makers Market - 10th December
Station Road, Brixton
10am - 4pm, free entry (outdoors)
The Makers Market is part of 'Make it Grow it Sell it' - a sustainble community market with has been running a whole programme of great markets in Brixton over the past few months. There is often live music and other activities taking place as well as lots of lovely handmade items to browse.
Photo: Makerhood stall at Brixton Maker's Market by Laura Ward
Brixton Village Art Trail - Group Exhibition - 10th December
Brixton Village, Atlantic Road /Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
2.30pm - 5.30pm
The trail starts at Lab-G where you will find amazing Italian gelato. From there you can wind your way through the Village checking out the art along the way. If you haven't yet been to Brixton Village, you should definately stop off on your tour of Brixton. There has been lots written about all the amazing independant businesses which have sprung up over the past couple of years. Our friends from United 80 in Brixton Village will be DJ-ing at Crafty Fox over the weekend.
Forever Loving Vintage presents The Vintage Shop - Sunday 11th December
Living Bar, 443-445 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9
12pm - 5pm, £1 entry
For all you vintage lovers, check out this Vintage fair taking place on the Sunday. There will be over 20 stalls of vintage clothes, jewellery, beauty products and gifts.
Although not in Brixton, it's also worth mentioning a couple of events being run by friends on Saturday 10th December in South London. First up is the We Make London Christmas Fair at the beautiful Battersea Arts Club - a fab venue to showcase over 80 talented designer makers. Also, over at Gigilum in Clapham, you will find The Edgy Crafty Christmas Sale run by Brixton local Mo Bacchus.