Ox: Everything is different, but the same... things are more moderner than before... bigger, and yet smaller... it's computers... San Dimas High School football rules!!
- Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
We found a remarkable photograph in the Brockley Society archives: a massive group portrait of the men, women and children who gathered on Hilly Fields, Brockley, in August 1918 after a procession commemorating the start of the First World War.
Inspired by this photograph we plan to take a new one, inviting anyone who lives in or feels any connection with Brockley. The community response has already been enthusiastic and we expect thousands to participate.
For this contemporary portrait of the people of Brockley we have commissioned the photographer and Graduate Affiliate, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, Simon Terrill, widely recognised for his work on 'Crowd Theory' and other large-scale community gatherings. Recent art projects include Bow Cross in East London and Balfron Project in Poplar. http://www.simonterrill.com/
A limited edition of large photos will be available afterwards, as well as affordable prints for the public to buy as a record of the day.
Please see brockleysociety.org.uk/thenandnow/ for more info.