Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

A large crowd of around 60 folks turned up to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of Brixton’s most iconic murals, “Nuclear dawn,” a slowly fading 50ft high mural featuring a ‘skeletal figure of Death’ with cruise missiles against a sky filled with a nuclear explosion (archive pic: gramsci).

Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

Located at the corner of Coldharbour Lane and Atlantic Road, a ceremony and plaque unveiling was held outside the mural, with organiser Ruth giving a talk.

Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

A plaque celebrating the anniversary was unveiled by the original artists, Brian Barnes and Dale McCrea.

The ceremony went a little awry!

Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

Cakes and badges at  the Dogstar, where an interesting free talk and slideshow was held.

Brixton Nuclear Dawn mural turns 30, a party follows

I can vouch for the quality of the cakes!

Discuss the mural event here
[London Mural Preservation Society] – [Pics by Goldtop]

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