The Voice of The Hall is a fictional work based on the history of Hornsey Town Hall the first major U.K building built in the modernist style. The narrative will be a reflection from the buildings as it looks over its 80-year life. As the timeline of the story approaches the present there is an awareness of an end approaching with the developers closing in. The broader subject matter will invite readers to question what we lose or gain with the advance of progress and development. How much influence do the public have in shaping or preserving their communities and public spaces?
In 2016 I was awarded an Arts council grant for the arts. This was to work on my first graphic novel, The voice of the hall. Soarin Penguin-press published the finished book in 2018.
Architecture Culture: Architecture and Comics
Alex Fitch talks to Sean Azzopardi about his graphic novel The Voice of the Hallwhich depicts the history of Hornsey Town Hall, from its conception as a public building to the present day. Recorded at Waterstones, Crouch End
Thank you John Anderson and Soaring Penguin for making this project happen. Special thanks to The Arts Council for funding this project.