Brixton based, arts activists Tony Cealy and Chloe Osborne are catalysing a cultural programme called 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance - a community-led programme of activity that will draw on the 40 year anniversary of the Brixton uprisings (2021) to:
a) provide a lens on our contemporary experience of equity in the area
b) catalyse collaboration between disparate, diverse grass roots organisations
c) engage the changing demographic in the area’s rich activist heritage
d) explore, discover and champion new modes of shared creative advocacy, enabling hidden voices to be heard and championed within the collective experience
e) create 81 radical acts of exuberant defiance and incite future radical responses
In the last 6 months we have held two idea labs to generate initial ideas and get a sense of the level of interest and were overwhelmed by the responses.
What do we need from you?
We are now putting the call out to anyone who would like to be part of the conversation. An invitation to be part of the steering/stakeholder group that makes it happen. If you’d like to chat to Tony or Chloe about it before committing then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The first meeting is Thursday November 1st 5-7pm @ Brixton Library
The Steering Group will be responsible for leading the programme, representing the wider communities interests and ensuring that it is relevant and resonant for contemporary Brixton residents. We are also building partnerships with local organisations who would like to be involved in the visioning, development and delivery of the programme in 2021.