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‘Mother and Children Playing’, Peter Laszlo Peri. South Lambeth estate, Lambeth
After the Second World War, Hungarian artist Peter Laszlo Peri approached the LCC with the idea of depicting scenes of family life to ‘brighten up’ the facades of new LCC housing in Lambeth. ‘Mother and Children Playing’ dates to between 1951 and ‘52 and was installed on the stairwell of Horton House on the South Lambeth estate.
Coldbath Fields Prison
Today the site of one of London’s most notorious prisons is occupied by the Mount Pleasant office. During the years Coldbath Fields Prison operated, it had a reputation for severity. This viewpoint will take a look at the history of Coldbath and explore the stories behind the reputation.