Brixton Bloc is a new popup venue, based in the heart of Brixton itself in South London. The venue, situated a stones throw from the O2 academy, was until a few months ago, a hotspot for many ASP issues and problems such as prostitution and drug dealing. The new venue, situated behind the Brixton Skate Park is the inspiring brainchild of Wesley Evans who showed us around the outdoor space. The space, is situated in the middle of an uninhabited social housing block, and resembles an old Victorian amphitheatre.
Wesley Evans, a Long standing resident of the area, has taken the area on and created Brixton Bloc. He aims to transform the area from being a place of negativity to a place where many can draw positive experiences from and enhance the community feel.
The block is set to be demolished to make way for new housing thus the events space will probably only be there for six months. The space is an eclectic blend of crates, graffiti and pre-loved furniture together with a tipi-style marquee and bar and is a focal point to celebrate the culture of the diverse community.
Says Wesley Evans, Founder, ”We want to turn this place around for the good, and use it to build positive memories and a positive place for people within the community.”
Watch the full interview with Wesley here: https://www.facebook.com/Engage2015/videos/vb.230195750502360/411678782354055/?type=2&theater
Along with music events and cultural celebrations, all the Rugby World Cup games will be showing on the big screen at Brixton Bloc.