This April marks the 15th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks when David Copeland set out to stir up fear and hatred by planting a series of nail bombs across London targeting the Black, Asian and Gay communities of Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.
Each year 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign organise the April Acts of Remembrance to mark the anniversaries of these horrific events and provide an opportunity for people to show their support to those affected by these attacks.
In Brixton (17th April) and Brick Lane (24th April) we tend to organise a small gathering at the site of the bomb attacks, lighting three candles which represent the three communities that were attacked, talking to passers-by about what happened, and taking a moment to reflect upon what happened and how we hope to stop it happening again.
In Soho (30th April) there is a short Act of Remembrance in St Anne’s Gardens. Friends and family gather at The Admiral Duncan from 5pm onwards before walking round to the gardens about 6.10pm for a service lead by Rev Simon Buckley from St Anne’s Church. We remember the three people killed during the Soho bombing; Nick Moore, John Light and Andrea Dykes. There are usually a few speeches, a moment of silence and a song sung by a local choir.
We are currently in the process of organising this year – if you would like to come along and join us please get in touch Mark@17-24-30.org (please mention which dates your available) or sign up to our Facebook events to follow what is taking place. We need volunteers to help us steward these events.
- 17th April 2014 – Brixton Remembers 17-24-30
- 24th April 2014 – Brick Lane Remembers 17-24-30
- 30th April 2014 – Soho Remembers 17-24-30
Everyone is welcome who wants to come along.