Voices from the Front Line

Voices From The Front Line is a multimedia arts and heritage project engaging young people aged 13-25​ from diverse backgrounds from our local Borough of Lambeth providing them with opportunities to learn new skills, be creative and investigate the heritage of their local area through archive visits, workshops, and creative activities.

Voices from the Front Line explores an important aspect of Brixton’s heritage which is the political and social history of Railton road, known for being home to the Caribbean community in the post Windrush period and site of social uprisings in the 1980’s. Against a backdrop of increasing gentrification and social change the project aims to document the sites, personalities and events which have shaped the area. As part of the investigation into this once contested space, beyond, during and after the 1980s the project asks: ‘What characterises the spirit of Railton Road, and, what does the space now mean for people who visited and lived on the street?’

Voices from the Front Line
9 February – 23 March 2018
Private View: Friday 9 February 2018, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Exhibition: 12 February – 23 March 2018

198 Gallery
198 Railton Road
London SE24 0JT
For more information, visit 198 Gallery.

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