all credits: 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance
published: 29 January 2021
Sounds of Resistance is a sound artwork that will take shape over the year. Local artist Felix Taylor will bring together the thoughts, feelings and inspirations of local people, on the past present and future of Brixton, recorded by the public at locations across town. See details here >
Look out for the Sounds of Resistance posters in Somerleyton Passage, International House – behind the police station and Brixton Station Passage, designed by local graphic designer Samuel Alebioshu.
Partners: Arts Council England, Felix Taylor, Samuel Alebioshu, The Brixton Project, The Visual Unit
April 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the Brixton uprisings. On this date an ambitious cultural programme of events and activities kicked-off across Brixton. View the events listings here >
In 1981, Black communities in Brixton first rose up in a bloody confrontation with the Metropolitan Police against a backdrop of racism, severe economic recession and high unemployment. For the first time since the uprisings in 1981, we will tell the unheard stories of this exuberantly defiant act of rebellion that fundamentally changed Britain.