Rocking down at Electric Avenue
Written by Communications team
October 20, 2016
Categories: Brixton Central, Public spaces, Town Centre
Anyone lucky enough to be in Electric Avenue on Monday 17 October 2016 will know it was an evening to remember when music legend Eddy Grant switched on the new illuminated sign.
Hillmead School choir kicked off an afternoon of entertainment and celebration to mark the £1m refurbishment of Electric Avenue which has brought new paving and market stalls, better access for traders and pedestrians, authentic lighting and improved waste and cleansing. The money has come from the Mayor’s High Street Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Lambeth Council and TfL.
Electric Avenue is so called because it was the first street in Britain to be lit by electric light but it was Eddy Grant’s 1982 hit that really made it famous.
And Eddy certainly put it on the map on Monday night when, flanked by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Lambeth Council Leader, Lib Peck he started the countdown to the lights and led the crowd in a rousing rendition of Electric Avenue.