81 Acts

To mark the fortieth anniversary of the 81 Uprising we partnered with 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance as the first production partner of the programme.

Originally envisaged as a weekend of celebration, remembrance and participation, the programme was extended due to the coronavirus restrictions into a year long programme.

On the weekend we guided activation through the delivery of 40,000 postcard packs to households across Brixton and installed Black-owned Business Stickers in local business windows. John Daniel’s  Afro Supa Hero Trail was installed along the front line on Railton Road.

Atlantic Billboard

Dexter’s fence

We are working on three final part of this programme: Ghost Poetry Trail which will see specially commissioned poems installed on Railton Road, in partnership with Apples & Snakes; Holding the Flame, an interactive QR sculpture and the transformation of Somerleyton Passage to create People’s Corner, a space to celebrate and amplify the voices of our community.

Partners & Collaborators

81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance

81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance is a grassroots social change concept. In 2016, over 300 people were gathered together by a tiny collective of committed creatives. They determined to plant seeds of remembrance in hearts and minds in Brixton to inspire and reignite unity, social awareness, and community spirit.

Apples & Snakes

As England’s leading spoken word poetry organisation, we exist to support poets at all stages of their careers. Working with inspiring people and organisations, we run regular live events and artist development programmes across the country.


Aswarm transforms places, to enable the people that use them to play, contemplate and re-evaluate their agency within them. Our audiences are the active agents that bring the work to life.