Brent residents are being encouraged to contribute their ideas for London Borough of Culture 2020 at a series of drop-in events at libraries across Brent.
Brent was awarded the title of London Borough of Culture 2020 by the Mayor of London earlier this year and will receive £1.35m of funding to stage a year long programme of cultural events and activities, putting culture at the heart of the borough's future.
The drop in sessions throughout April and May are an open invitation for people to come and find out more about London Borough of Culture and help shape Brent's year in the spotlight. Council officers will be on hand to give further information about the award and discuss how residents can have their say in shaping the programme for 2020.
The sessions will be held at the following dates:
- Harlesden Library - Thursday 12 April 1-3pm
- Wembley Library - Wednesday 25 April 3.30-5.30pm
- The Library at Willesden Green - Saturday 12 May 1-3pm
Carolyn Downs, Brent Council's Chief Executive, said:
"We're so excited to be London Borough of Culture and would like to see as many Brent residents as possible involved in shaping the vision for 2020. We'd love to hear ideas and suggestions of what people want to see happening, how they can help us make it a fantastic year of creativity in the borough and how we can create a lasting legacy beyond 2020. We're also keen to find out about any hidden cultural gems within the borough that we might not be aware of.
"We'll be sharing more details about what went into the bid and what we want to deliver through the programme, and we'll be discussing some of the ways that people can be involved.
"Everyone is welcome and we want to hear from as many people as possible."
Find out more about London Borough of Culture 2020: www.brentculture2020.co.uk