Our history is the history of Brixton

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Icons on Railton Road art installation: launch event 31 October 2015

Created by local designer and artist, Jon Daniel, this dynamic installation in the windows of the Brixton Advice Centre pays tribute to the building’s cultural heritage and a special selection of local heroes who have had historical links with both the building and the road it proudly sits on. Launched to coincide with UK Black History Month 2015, it acknowledges the vital role of the Brixton Advice Centre and its place in the heart of the Brixton community

The installation was officially launched on Halloween 2015 at a small gathering at Brixton Advice Centre. It was a really inspirational evening, with great from-the-heart speeches, a little poetry (Jon – The Black Panthers) and even a ghost story (!) by Fred Taggart, Honorary Secretary

The Centre would like to extend a very special thank you to Jon for his amazing work, to David Stallard of Printing Ideas for producing the graphics and, to everyone else who made the event including Darcus Howe, Leila Hassan, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Adrian Boot, Lisa Daniel, Rowena Estwick, Dawn Hill (Black Cultural Archives), Michelle Agdomar (Councillor) and Doye Akinlade (The Brixton Society)

Here are two short clips – one of the installation being put into place and an inspirational clip of Leila Hassan speaking at the event about the history of the Brixton Advice Centre building itself: “Our history is the history of Brixton”. See links to press coverage below the videos



Do check out the articles and pictures below

READ: great feature on the event with lots of photographs in Brixton Buzz

READ: coverage and even more pictures via Martha Loves

READ: how art and design, form and function can work together on, Assisted Readymade

READ: Railton Road honours local heroes in Brixton Blog

READ: Angus Montgomery discussing the installation in Design Week (requires log in (free))

Pictures below kindly provided by Martha Loves – click for full-size