Here’s a guest blog post from Oliver Mernick-Levene, the founder of the Brixton Flavours festival, which will celebrate the food of Brixton and use B£s!
I’m extremely excited to tell you about a new, day-long food and drink festival, coming to Brixton on Sunday 26 October, called Brixton Flavours. The festival will celebrate the mouth-watering tastes and delicious restaurants which can be found on Atlantic Road, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, Market Row and Windrush Square.
We have all known for years that Brixton has, without a doubt, the best food in London. So, it’s now time to shout about it! Let’s bring together locals, Londoners and tourists alike to enjoy and revel in the warm atmosphere and diversity that is Brixton.
Though the focus of the festival is very much on the delicious food, it’s worth noting that Brixton Flavours is also a community project, aimed at supporting local businesses, restaurants and traders. Over 80 percent of the revenue goes to the participating venues and the festival will be run using paper Brixton Pounds as tokens.
It works like this: when you buy a ticket online for £15, it gets exchanged for B£15. This can then be spent in over 22 restaurants and pop-ups in Brixton centre on the day of the festival (Sun, 26th Oct). If that wasn’t good enough, ticket holders also get a special wristband giving them an ‘open pass’ to try yummy samples in over 22 Brixton venues as well. Who can say fairer than that?
Similar to the B£, Brixton Flavours is designed to support smaller shops and traders, promote jobs and community awareness, and finally help everyone enjoy all the wonderful tastes and flavours of Brixton. This is a great opportunity to see so many wonderful places to eat, in just one day and we certainly don’t want any lazy taste buds here. So, together let’s make Brixton Flavours a festival that everyone in Brixton is proud of.
To buy tickets go to www.BrixtonFlavours.com