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?'
*Private View: Friday 9th February 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
*Exhibition: Monday 12th February - 23rd March 2018
*Film Screening and Roundtable Conversation
on housing and community activism through generations. LGBTQIA, squatting, black community action and resistance in Brixton: Thursday 22nd February 6:30pm - 9pm
The Homecoming: A Short Film About Ajamu (1996) - by Topher Campbell (@tophx)
Brixton Fairies: Made Possible By Squatting - by Taha Hassan
*Calligraffiti workshop with artist Linett Kamala: Saturday 24th February 2018 (12.00 – 2.00pm)
Have your say: a visual arts workshop learning calligraffiti ( a mixture of caligraphy and graffiti style writing) with artist and educator Linett Kamala. The workshop is held in response to the government’s current Green Paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’.
Free to attend and all materials provided
Suitable for 15 – 25 year olds
*Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable workshop: Saturday 3rd March 11am - 3pm
Archive readings and discussion lead by Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable
*Linett Kamala, Performance and artist talk on education and activism: Wednesday 7th March 6:30pm – 8.30pm
Taking inspiration from the work of Olive Morris, artist Linett Kamala and interdisciplinary artist Jacob V Joyce will explore characteristics of courage, resilience and determination through short performances followed by an artist talk.
*Hair, Food, Archive ‘n’ Chill: Sunday 18th March
To close the exhibition we will be opening the space for a day of afro hair, food, and music! We will have a barbers chair, braiding salon, music curated by local community members, and Jollof plates by Interstellar Catering. Come check out the art and the archive while enjoying activity all day. Bring yourself, a friend, and tips for the hair dressers!
*barbers/braiders to be announced
**veg food options available
***reserve hair spots with email@example.com