Brixton




Supported by the London Borough of Lambeth and Brixton BID

 

Community Partner: The Brixton Project




Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Leisure and Sports, said:

“We’re excited to be working with our local partners to take part in this year’s London Festival of Architecture for the first time, with Brixton as a key destination during the festival in June.

“Taking part in this festival will give our local residents as well as visitors to our borough a great opportunity to appreciate and learn more about the area’s fascinating architecture, soak up our local culture and attend interest events during the month. It will also be an opportunity for people to have their say about the future of the area with projects set to run that look at how we all use public spaces in the neighbourhood.

“Coupled with this years’ hugely significant Windrush 75 anniversary, which also take place in June, these celebrations will guarantee a fun, thought provoking and culturally packed June for Brixton.”

Brixton is like nowhere else. For many considered the home of Black Britain, it is a place of firsts: Electric Avenue, the very first street in London lit by electricity; Bon Marche, the first purpose-built Department Store in the country as well as the first Marks & Spencer, Franco Manca and Honest Burger to mention a few.

 

Home to the Windrush Generation, the Uprising in 1981, radical thinkers and activities which have shaped generations. Famous for its diverse music, food and street art scene, Brixton is filled with creativity.

Brixton is underpinned by values such as inclusivity, diversity, equality and justice that are embedded, shared and celebrated every day. A place where people belong and are reflected throughout our public realm. A place twinned with Harlem’s 125th Street BID (NYC) celebrating the common threads between these two radical communities.

Join us as we explore In Common throughout June.

 

Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Leisure and Sports, said:

“We’re excited to be working with our local partners to take part in this year’s London Festival of Architecture for the first time, with Brixton as a key destination during the festival in June.

“Taking part in this festival will give our local residents as well as visitors to our borough a great opportunity to appreciate and learn more about the area’s fascinating architecture, soak up our local culture and attend interest events during the month. It will also be an opportunity for people to have their say about the future of the area with projects set to run that look at how we all use public spaces in the neighbourhood.

“Coupled with this years’ hugely significant Windrush 75 anniversary, which also take place in June, these celebrations will guarantee a fun, thought provoking and culturally packed June for Brixton.”


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