Mural of the Month! Children at Play Mural

Many community murals painted in the 1980s never got to make it to twenty, let alone thirty years of age so we are always please to celebrate when a mural does survive to be thirty! So this month’s mural is the Children at Play painting on the back of the Brixton Academy.

On the 9th November 1982, the Mayor of Lambeth, Hugh Chambers, officially opened the mural. There is a plaque at the bottom of the piece which gives you all the details. The mural was painted by Stephen Pusey during 1982.

The mural often gets a mixed reaction – some love it, some hate it. Most people  say the children have funny faces – judge for yourself!

I like the way all the children interact with each other  –  it reminds me of school.

We are lucky that last year some repairs were carried out to the mural which greatly improved the top of the painting. The picture below shows the state of the earlier damage.

And this picture below shows the repair work:

So lets wish a happy birthday to the mural and if you are in the area, go take a look. More about the mural and details of location can be found here.

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Other Murals “of the month” local to this piece include:

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The London Mural Preservation Society aims to bring murals created over the last 40 years back into the attention of the people of London and out further afield into the rest of the UK and the world.
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