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‘The Neighbours’, Siegfried Charoux. Highbury Quadrant estate, Highbury

The sculpture, ‘The Neighbours’, by Siegfried Charoux, was installed on the Highbury Quadrant estate in Highbury in 1959 by the London County Council. This viewpoint looks at the choice of neighbours for this sculpture, and how the theme of neighbourliness was used by the LCC to establish the post-war Highbury Quadrant estate and its community.

‘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.

‘Boys Playing Football’, 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. ‘Boys Playing Football’, dates to between 1951 and 1952 and was installed on the South Lambeth estate.

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Free Nelson Mandela

This viewpoint explains why Nelson Mandela has a bust on the South Bank and the large-scale protests and festivals held in his name.