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Virtual tour of 575 Wandsworth Road

575 Wandsworth Road is a small house on a busy London street with a magical secret.

Khadambi-Asalache at home. Credit Gered Mankowitz. Copyright Bowstir Ltd,

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Kenyan-born British civil servant and poet Khadambi Asalache (1935-2006) hand-carved almost every surface of the interior of his home using reclaimed wood – turning this house into a work of art over a period of twenty years. The property is now in the care of the National Trust conservation charity whose mission is to look after special places ‘For Everyone, Forever’.

Since lockdown the house has been closed to visitors, but the National Trust team have found new and creative ways to open up access and share the story of the house and its owner Mr Asalache as a celebration of Black British culture and the power of the human endeavour.

So grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for a virtual exploration of a key piece of modern heritage right on your doorstep.

The Zoom event starts at 6pm on Wednesday 21 October and lasts for around 1 hour. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

This event is part of Wandsworth Council’s Black History Month programme.

Please book in advance as tickets are limited, and don’t forget to cancel your ticket if you can’t make it so that someone else can enjoy the tour instead!

Credit: Robin Forster, copyright National Trust

Detailed: Asalache’s hand-carved home. Credit: Robin Forster, copyright National Trust


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Event date: 21/10/2020
Open from 18:00

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