HRH The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates the Borough of Cultures during royal visit to Brent

21 February 2020

Local community groups and young people were invited by The Granville community centre in South Kilburn to meet HRH The Duchess of Cornwall yesterday, where they had the opportunity to highlight their involvement in Brent’s London Borough of Culture (LBOC) 2020 programme.

During her visit at The Granville, the Duchess had the opportunity to speak with groups of local people who have been involved in shaping Brent’s LBOC 2020 programme, as well as growing businesses and organisations based at the centre.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall with two of the Lead Dancers in the Brent 2020 opening event, RISE

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall with two of the Lead Dancers in the Brent 2020 opening event, RISE

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall posing for a photo with a local business owner based in The Granville enterprise space

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall posing for a photo with a local business owner based in The Granville enterprise space

The visit included performances from local Irish and Albanian dance groups and Just-Ori, a local poet who grew up on the South Kilburn state, who recited a poem about his home borough Brent.

Dance performance by a local Albanian dance group

Dance performance by a local Albanian dance group

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall enjoying the performances

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall enjoying the performances

Following this, she visited Kiln Theatre, an internationally renowned, proudly local, theatre in the heart of Kilburn.

Here, HRH learned about the important work the theatre delivers with young people through Kiln Youth Theatre and The Agency social change project, and was also introduced to the cast of Kiln Theatre’s latest production Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu.

The Mayor of Brent, Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi, says: “The local community are the building blocks of Brent’s LBOC 2020 programme and have been involved since the very start of the process.

“It was fantastic to see so many young and local people who have worked so hard, with such passion, to bring the LBOC 2020 programme to life, sharing their stories and experiences with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall yesterday.”

Check out www.brent2020.co.uk to see what’s on this year and how you can get involved!