We have won! Our programme is built around young people, and reflects how Brent has been more culturally diverse – for longer – than any other London Borough. Delivered by a broad, genuine and lasting partnership. Local people will have the chance to shape what happens next.
The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture is a new award from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to celebrate the wealth of creativity across every corner of our city.
In 2019 and 2020 two boroughs will win the award and receive over £1m funding for creative activities which will really make a long lasting difference in their borough.
On Tuesday 28 February Brent won theLondon borough of culture 2020. The winning boroughs will illustrate their commitment to delivering an amazing and ambitious programme of events in the year, and show the transformation this will bring for their borough through the arts and heritage.
The main themes are:
- Thoroughfare – Will be a street party for everyone along a mile of the Kilburn High Road. It will bring together the best of Brent to create
a family friendly day to show the world Brent’s creative diversity and talent
- Anthem is an intergenerational project brining together schools and communities to commission an Anthem for Brent
- Museum of BrentLife – will see artist commissions in all of Brent’s libraries developed with and in response to Brent communities, stories
- No Bass Like Home-will explore and celebrate Brent’s reggae story through a year-long heritage and archive project. It will bring together
memories, stories and experiences of Brent residents and artists through a series of events, exhibitions, walks and talks
- BrentLives – working with young people across the borough through a partnership with VICE to explore what it means to be a young person growing
up in Brent in 2020.
- Seen and Heard – is a research project with Brent Youth Parliament which will explore young people’s relationship with private-public spaces
- Brent 2020 Culture Fund – will see £500,000 funding for locally-led arts and culture projects as part of Brent 2020
- Spacebook – new online resource collating affordable spaces for cultural activities in Brent#
- Schools Programme – will take the London Borough of Culture programme to the heart of Brent schools and work with teachers to respond to the
local history, heritage, roots and culture of our unique borough
- Volunteer Programme – will develop hundreds of brilliant opportunities to help deliver Brent 2020
- Young Ambassadors – will build a two-year cultural leadership programme to support young people to be at the centre of the London Borough
of Culture Programme.