One of the primary aims of 17-24-30 is to organise the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR to mark the anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.
The attacks took place in April 1999 when David Copeland planted three nail bombs over the course of three weeks targeting the Black, Asian and Gay communities of London hoping to stir up fear and hatred.
Luckily his plan failed, but not before he had killed three people and injured and maimed many more.
Each year we gather, at 6 pm by the Iceland Store on the 17th April.
- For more information 17th April – Brixton Remembers 17-24-30
We gather at 6 pm by Spicy Wings Restaurant, 30 Brick Lane on the 24th April.
- For more information 24th April – Brick Lane Remembers 17-24-30
And on the 30th April we gather at The Admiral Duncan in Soho, before a procession along Old Compton Street round to St Anne’s Churchyard Gardens for a short service during which there are speeches by representatives from St Anne’s Church and 17-24-30, songs sung by the Diversity Choir and a poem read by the Moore family.
- For more information 30th April – Soho Remembers 17-24-30
We organise these acts of remembrance to remember those we have lost, and those who need on-going support. Providing an opportunity for communities to come together and people to share their stories.
Its important to educate about what happened in the hope that we can prevent it happening again.