Tag: Brixtion Uprising 1981

On These Streets – an audio history of the Brixton Uprising

On 10 April 1981, the streets of Brixton became the heart of an Uprising. Much has been said and written by the commentariat, politicians...

A glimpse of Brixton in 1981

Tonight (23 July) BBC One airs the final episode of Uprising. It deals in detail with the immediate and long-term reasons for the Uprising in...

Uprising: Essential viewing that begins tonight

No one who loves or lives in Brixton should miss Uprising, the three-part documentary series by Oscar-winner Sir Steve McQueen, which begins at 9pm tonight...

Sir Steve McQueen fulfils ambition to direct BBC series on Brixton...

A new series on the Brixton Uprising and the events leading up to it is coming to the BBC this year, directed by Oscar-winner...

In Brixton, Unity is Still Strength

Defend Yourself, an online exhibition by Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, looks at the work of the Brixton Defence Campaign after the 1981 Brixton Uprising. Europe...

Honouring the giants

Alex Wheatle, the Brixton Bard, who was the subject of the Brixton Uprising episode of the Small Axe TV series, reflects on responses to...

81 Acts launches Brixton Uprising cultural programme

81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance, set up to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising of 1981 with a community-led cultural programme, today...

Then, suddenly, the balance of power shifted as petrol bombs began...

The Brixton uprising Tomorrow, 10 April, is the 40th anniversary of the start of the Brixton Uprising. Local resident Europe Singh was there … Embed...

Sounds of the Brixton Uprising

As the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising approaches, Dave Randall listens to the soundtrack of the struggle Chaos, violence and destruction are the words...

The Mending Room: Seeking passionate Brixtonites for paid work – and...

April1981: Police form a barricade across Railton Road outside the Atlantic, now the Dogstar. PICTURE: "1981 Brixton Riots" by Kim Aldis. Licensed under CC. A community-led...