Tag: heritage

Townscape Heritage Initiative – Shopping over the decades

In what is now Brixton’s Town Centre, shops were very limited in numbers and size before the railway station opened in 1862.  Numbers increased...

Van Gogh’s time in Brixton – Townscape Heritage Initiative

Maya Campbell speaks to the architects behind the renovation of Van Gogh House ‘At the Van Gogh House we are interested in challenging the narrative...

Forgotten Black Bookshops of Brixton – Townscape Heritage Initiative

Maya Campbell explores the history 121 Railton Road and the organisations that made it their home Through the years, 121 Railton Road has played host...

Townscape Heritage Initiative – Entertainment in Brixton

Alan Piper from The Brixton Society explores the history of entertainment in Brixton At the beginning of the 20th century, Brixton was a popular area...

A brief background to Brixton’s buildings – Townscape Heritage Initiative

Today Brixton is regarded as one of London’s most culturally interesting destinations, and that diverse social heritage exists within a built environment layered with...

Townscape Heritage Initiative – An abstraction of Brixton’s essential spirit

The Brixton Townscape Heritage Initiative is proud to present the Electric Patterns Project. This project will create London’s first patterned market street by activating...

Townscape Heritage Initiative – Championing bold, creative voices

Maya Campbell on how people from so many different ethnic backgrounds, languages and dialects have woven together over many years in such a beautiful...

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