New mural in Valentia Place

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The new Ty mural in Valentia Place

A striking new mural by @icreatenotdestroy has appeared in Valentia Place.

It reads “I Come From Brixton Baby” – a reference to the tune Brixton Baby by Brixton rapper Ty, from his final album A Work Of Heart.

Details in the lettering refer to key Brixton faces, places and moments including the arrival of the Windrush, Trinidadian writer and activist CLR James, the Bon Marché centre, Electric Avenue, Olive Morris, Ty, Cherry Groce, the Uprisings of 1981 and 1985, the Ritzy, Brixton Academy and Bowie.

The mural is part of the 81 Acts art project to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising of 1981.

@icreatenotdestroy thanked and the @applesandsnakes @brixtonprojectfor inviting them to get involved and to @networkrail for permission to use the wall.

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