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Brixton Design Trail and Harvest Festival

Sun 18 Sep 16

On Sunday 18 September visitors to Brixton Windmill will have the opportunity to see some special events for Brixton Design Trail, coinciding with Harvest Festival as well as Open House weekend.

As part of the Design Trail local designers Eley Kishimoto will dress the sails on Brixton Windmill with their striking Flash design made to celebrate the Windmill’s 200th anniversary in 2016.

Local talented woodworkers Mike Groves of Skapa Woodstuffs and Ben Willis will be introduced to visitors as they join forces to explore new direction for the old ‘rural vernacular arts’. Mike and Ben will hold workshops and informal talks on their age-old craft throughout the afternoon.

Other activities include the Heart in the Art corn dolly workshop, and a gardening workshop with demonstrations on how to build a portable green house. Father Nature, a Lambeth based organisation that work with single dads introducing them to gardening, will be building hay stacks at the event too.

For the children there is face painting and a chance to get up close to the farm animals with Brixton City Farm. There will be music from the folk group No Frills Band. There’s a chance to see flour being ground at the windmill, and local bakery the Old Post Office will organising baking demonstrations alongside Brockwell Bake, who will be selling products made from Brixton Windmill flour. Refreshments will also be available as well as a chance to buy Brixton Windmill flour.

Brixton Windmill Harvest Festival is sponsored by The Peter Minet Trust. The event is free and short tours of the windmill can be booked on the day on a first come first served basis. 

Time notes:

Sunday 18 September, 2-5pm