Tag: townscape

Electric Patterns Series: Sarah Henderson

Wandered down Electric Avenue after hours recently? Noticed anything different?! After overcoming multitudinous obstacles, the Electric Patterns Project (produced by The Brixton Project, funded by...

Electric Patterns Series: Helen Murphy

Wandered down Electric Avenue after hours recently? Noticed anything different?! After overcoming multitudinous obstacles, the Electric Patterns Project (produced by The Brixton Project, funded by...

Townscape Heritage Initiative – Reliance Arcade Restoration

Reliance Arcade was built onto an existing Georgian house between 1923 and 1925, in the Art Deco style. The Electric Lane frontage is a...

Townscape Heritage Initiative – The Black Cultural Archives

The Black Cultural Archives – A home for Black British History, the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating the histories...

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...

Townscape Heritage Entertainment Series: The Empress

Following the interest in our recent article exploring the entertainment culture that has thrived in Brixton since the Victorian era, we decided to do...

Townscape Heritage Entertainment Series: The Palladium

Following the interest in our recent article exploring the entertainment culture that has thrived in Brixton since the Victorian era, we decided to do...

Townscape Heritage Entertainment Series: The Astoria

Following the interest in our recent article exploring the entertainment culture that has thrived in Brixton since the Victorian era, we decided to do...

Townscape Heritage Entertainment Series: The Ritzy Cinema

Following the interest in our recent article exploring the entertainment culture that has thrived in Brixton since the Victorian era, we decided to do...

Townscape Heritage Entertainment Series: The Brixton Theatre

Following the interest in our recent article exploring the entertainment culture that has thrived in Brixton since the Victorian era, we decided to do...

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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