So I don’t know if you know but I’ve recently had the pleasure of working on the Wilton’s Music Hall re-branding. I’ve mentioned Wilton’s in another post but for those of you who don’t know it is the oldest surviving grand music hall in the world. Originally 5 terraced houses, John Wilton opened Wilton’s Music Hall in 1858.
It’s an amazing building that has pretty much had nothing done to it since the 1880’s when the music hall closed and was taken over by a Methodist Mission. During the first ever Docker’s strike of 1889 the Methodists served 2000 meals there a day, during the 1936 Battle of Cable Street Wilton’s was used as a safe house. During the war it provided shelter for those bombed out of their homes and, in the 1950s it became a sorting place for rags. In one way or another, Wilton’s has always been at the centre of its community and, thanks to the Wilton’s Music Hall Trust, it is once again.
It’s been one of my favourite places since my first visit, when I saw the Destroyers playing there (if you ever get the chance they are awesome!) and so I was thrilled to play a part in their re-branding. Here’s a sneak of what we’ve done with it:
I’m hoping there will be more of the branding to show you soon.