Do you have a special Brixton person who should be remembered as a local hero in the Brixton Tate library?
Friends of Tate Library Brixton and Friends of Windrush Square are inviting you to celebrate your own Brixton Local Heroes on Tuesday 10 January at the library from 6 to 8pm.
“David Bowie is an icon, Olive Morris will never be forgotten. Some of us still remember Alec Clunes who played Richard III; or even Clive Dunn of Dad’s Army,” say the organisers, who are also looking at the wider area of Lambeth.
“We owe much to Trevor Uprichard of West Norwood, supporter of Lambeth Parks in general and Brockwell Park in particular.
“We certainly should not forget the great Brian Bloice, a true Lambethan, founder member of Lambeth Local History Forum and long-term chair of the Streatham Society.
“Some of us did know Maurice Cockrill, RA, much-loved artist, well known and appreciated in Lambeth, even after he migrated his studio across the road to Southwark.”
The two friends groups have got together to offer everyone a chance to celebrate people they think were special for many worthwhile reasons and of great importance in their life and others.
They are talking about people like artist and campaigner Teri Bullen and Gillian George, Lambeth College lecturer and member of the Women’s Institute, and more who you would like others to know about.
The event will investigate a future ongoing display through a “Local Heroes” wall at the Brixton Tate Library. Plans for a future commemorative image by local artist Pam Williams (who creates Eric the Fish for the Brixton Bugle) are under way.
You can take this opportunity to ensure that your community learns about your own special person or people by completing a postcard, available at the library, with your suggestions for local heroes and returning it to: c/o Friends of Tate Library Brixton, Tate Library Brixton, Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JQ; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a free T-shirt painting; and badge-making workshops at the event (donations welcome to cover costs) which is organised in collaboration with Brixton Tate Library.