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Blue Plaque to pianist Winifred Atwell to be unveiled on Friday 18th December

Winifred Atwell, a Trinidadian who died in 1983, was Britain’s first Black pop star and will be honoured in Brixton tomorrow (18 December) when an official blue heritage plaque is unveiled on the site of the beauty salon she opened in 1956 at 82d Railton Road, London, SE24 0LD

It will be the culmination of a the Black Plaque Project a joint venture by the Brixton-based Nubian Jak Community Trust and the Havas London communications agency.

Anyone who wants to will be able to watch the ceremony online on Zoom from 1pm.

An evening reception and presentation starting at 6.30pm will also be broadcast on Zoom.

This will include words from Claudia Brown, Winifred Atwell’s grandniece.

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