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Kevin’s Interview @ Bonnington Square, SW8, London, April 2015. on Vimeo

Kevin has lived in Bonnington Square since the mid-seventies. I lived there between the mid-80s and the mid-90’s, for 11 years. During my time there the two adjacent squares of Vauxhall Grove and Bonnington Square where squatted, predominantly by artists: musicians, puppet theatre artists, sculptors, photographers, illustrators, dancers, installation artists, actors, writers…. , and painters like me.

Bonnington Square on Vimeo

Bonnington Square is right in the heart of London, just two minutes walk from the river and just ten minutes from the Houses of Parliament. In the early eighties the one hundred houses of the Square were all squatted, forming a bohemian community from all around the world.The squat had two community gardens, a cafe, a wholefood shop, a nightclub, a newsletter and even a milkbar. Although it is no longer squatted, there are still many low rent housing cooperatives, and the cafe and the gardens are still coll