Thursday November 2, 2017
You’ve probably heard by now that Brent is entering the competition run by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to become London Borough of Culture.
This is a great new competition, recognising how London’s diverse cultural scene is a huge part of all of our lives.
Here in Brent we’re bidding for the title in 2020, so we can build a year-long cultural programme to wrap around the sporting highlight of the year – the Euros – which will see Wembley Stadium play host to Europe’s top footballers.
Sadiq is right to recognise that culture isn’t just about the top international superstars London produces, or the iconic world-class venues our city has to offer – it’s every bit as much about the day to day experiences in our neighbourhoods and communities.
That’s why our bid in Brent not only celebrates the top artists and performers that the area produces, but also on the unbeatable blend of cultural influences unique to our part of this great city.
No other part of London has the depth of cultural heritage that draws together such a rich mix of cultures from Britain to Ireland, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and beyond.
Whatever your age, wherever you live in Brent, and whatever background you come from, we all taste Brent’s cultural diversity daily in our food, hear it in our music, and experience it in our range of dance, art, cinema, theatre and literature.
Our bid will be going in on December 1 and we know Brent’s got what it takes to win. But we need your support so do your bit by backing the bid at www.brentculture2020.co.uk