Photograph Courtesy Kenneth Palmer

Local school children from Hill Mead School have got involved with the Jamaica 50 celebrations and are helping support Brixton Splash to become more family friendly with its expanded Arts & Family Village this year.  The worked together with our Arts Coordinator, Jane Duncan Ribeiro, to create a wonderful banner to decorate the Peace Gardens at this year’s event.  There will also be artwork created by the Vida Walsh Centre.

The support of the Community Development Foundation & The Arts Council has this year meant that the Arts & Family village can also feature:

12.30, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 Spud and Yam Storytelling and Percussion Workshops (30 mins)

12.30 – 3.30 Cloth of Gold Printmaking workshops

3.30 – 6.30 198 Gallery Hustlebucks T-Shirt Design Workshops

Laurel Hird will be offering face painting and henna tattoos and we are very hopeful that the Jamaican flag and the Splash logo will be popular on the day.

The area should offer something for all the younger ones but there will also be performances on the mainstage featuring local young talent and special performances exploring and celebrating the history of and 50th anniversary of independence of Jamaica.