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31st March 1990 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
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31st March 1967 Jimi Hendrix first burns a guitar on stage at the Rainbow in Finsbury Park.
31st March 1924 London public transport strike ends
Artist Nevinson lived here
The home of avant garde artist Richard Nevinson
Location: 4 Downside Crescent, Hampstead
Description: This is the former home of celebrated war correspondent Henry Nevinson and his artist son CRW Nevinson.
Henry was a renowned war correspondent, social justice campaigner and supporter of women's suffrage, always returning here to write. He wrote 27 of his 34 books and much of his journalism from this house. His guests here included India's future Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
His son Richard lived here for 16 years and was an avant-garde artist who promoted Futurism in the UK and depicted enduring images of First World War. His fellow Slade students often visited, indeed the Futurists Severini and Marinetti had frequently had supper here.