by artist blot, 1986
Radical Lambeth is a project to record the experiences of people in the borough from 1978-1992.
Radical Lambeth was rejecting Rate-capping and setting illegal local budgets to meet people’s needs.
Radical Lambeth are the people who fought against Margaret Thatcher’s cuts and then Neil Kinnock as he sought to challenge the control of the left in the local Labour Party.
Radical Lambeth was the site of two riots in Brixton, where local people fought back against police violence and discrimination.
Radical Lambeth is the place which had a massive squatting community and an LGBTQ scene.
Radical Lambeth was the ‘Loony Left’, regularly scoffed at in the tabloid press.
But what do the people of Lambeth think about their own history?
The purpose of Radical Lambeth is to chronicle the experiences and history of local people through interviews and collecting archive research.
Radical Lambeth is local history project that will tell the tale of a local community, the politicians and the trade unions and how titanic struggle that wracked Britain in the 1980s played themselves out in an inner London borough.
If you were living in, working in or politically active in Lambeth between 1978-1992 then I would love to hear from you.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.