01 June - 30 June

SONGSTREETS offers an interactive immersive audio walk through the streets and culture of Brixton. Led by the knowledge of Black Brixtonites, we journey into the heart and fire of what empowers this unique place: from the Windrush, through the Rising, to the Future.

Created in response to Indigenous Australian musician Jessie Lloyd’s residency in Brixton - exploring commonalities of experience between Indigenous Australians & Black Britons - Brixton-based sound artist Thor McIntyre-Burnie and public arts company Aswarm crafted this interactive journey. Commissioned by Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival, together with Brixton-born artist Tony Cealy, who narrates the journey, and a host of brilliant local voices, SONGSTREETS invites you to discover the people, sites and songs that spark pathways into the hidden stories & cultural memories embedded in our streets.

Supported by Arts Council England & the UK/Australia Season.

Accessed via the Aswarm XR mobile phone app designed for headphones ( iOS & Android).




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Image: Lucy Dunkerley & Thor McIntyre-Burnie


It is a location responsive mobile app designed to start outside Brixton Tube and walk through 2km of Brixton's streets ending up in Windrush Square

419 Brixton Rd, London SW9 8HE

SONGSTREETS is an interactive audio walk, run from an app downloaded onto your mobile phone, designed to be listened to via headphones.

Step 1: Download the mobile App called 'Aswarm XR' * from either :
- The Appstore (
- Google play ( .
- Note: to download & open the app may take 1-5mins depending on network & handset ( So ideally download on a fast broadband beforehand).

Step 2: Proceed to the 2 large trees just 30 yards to the right, on exiting Brixton Underground station and open SongStreets from within the AswarmXR app.

Step 3: The App will guide you on a walk from there and return you to nearby.

Duration: The entire piece is a gentle stroll taking 1 hr with seated breaks (2km), but it can be accessed in shorter sections (simply stop & restart the app from the next way-finding point shown on the apps' own live map).

( *Compatible with i-phone 9 or Android OS 10 and above.)

Nearest station: brixton


Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Mobility Impaired Walker
Assistance dogs welcome

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