SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS,
STORIES AND IDEAS 

After three years of visioning and planning, we have collectively and successfully launched a year-long cultural programme in April this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Brixton Uprising.

We’re extending 81 Acts of Exuberance Defiance and want you to help us to review what’s taken place and to shape what comes next.

You could be an artist, an audience member, a dreamer, a builder, an organisation, a Brixton resident who has observed the project, someone who has taken part in an act or you shared your lived experience of the uprising. Your input (long or short) is a valuable tool in helping to shape and secure the future.

Storytelling is a powerful mode of expression that helps us to make sense of the past and to create possible futures. Stories provide insights into processes, they show impact, demonstrate innovation, identify issues, support development and facilitate reflection.

Feed the process…

With open hearts and relentless optimism for what might be possible, we need you to continue to work with us to radically reclaim Black heritage in Brixton, radiate our messages across the city and to explore, experiment and empower all of us.

Story prompts…

Here are a few ideas to stimulate your thinking, but please express what you feel is important say:

 

  • What the Brixton uprising anniversary means to me…
  • I learnt something new about the Brixton uprising…
  • Showing initiative and taking risks
  • Difficult conversations…
  • I am a community activist because…
  • Going above and beyond what was expected…
  • The biggest challenge I had to manage…
  • I made new connections…
  • I felt empowered when… 
  • A major change and how I handled it…
  • A new idea worth exploring…

Your input can be any length – from 10 words to 10 paragraphs – experiences, stories, comments, views, testimonies, highlights, questions, observations or new ideas.

How to get involved

Please submit your words in writing or by video/sound via:

PLEASE NOTE

All the stories will be read by the team, some will be published as part of the review, documentation and mapping of the programme – so let us know if you would prefer to remain anonymous.

Please include your full name and email address with your submission (just so we can keep you up to date with 81 Acts. Also, If you haven’t joined our mailing list, you can do so here

The deadline is Midnight on Monday 11 October. We’re looking forward to reading  your thoughts.

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