Brent 2020

Welcome to London – and welcome to Brent, the London Borough of Culture.

Brent 2020 is a year-long celebration of London’s most diverse and exciting borough.

We’re here to tell the tales, trace the stories and raise the voices of all those who are proud to call our borough home – radicals and rebels, strivers and thrivers, from those born here to those who’ve chosen to make their homes among us.

This is Brent, the Borough of Cultures. This is our city, our borough and these are our stories. We’d love to tell them to you.

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Brent Biennial

The first Brent Biennial - art presented in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent

The first Brent Biennial presents over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent.

From sculptures to sound art, large-scale murals to intimate installations, Brent Biennial tells the stories of Brent then, now and tomorrow – and of the people who have been made and shaped by the borough.

The Biennial takes art out of the galleries and museums and into public spaces right across Brent - to be sought out or encountered by chance – on buildings and billboards, in laundrettes and across 10 community and council libraries.

Featuring international and Brent-based artists, every work has been specially commissioned by and created for Brent 2020 – and all of them can be seen for free.

Download the Brent Biennial leaflet and map to plan your visit and have all the projects in your pocket.

London Borough of Culture

The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award is a major new initiative launched by the Mayor of London in June 2017 and inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture programmes.

The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together. It puts culture at the heart of local communities, where it belongs, illuminating the character and diversity of London’s boroughs and showing culture is for everyone. Now more than ever, the Mayor wants Londoners to get to know each other and feel part of our great city. Thanks to this new award, all Londoners will now have the chance to be part of something extraordinary.

London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative, supported by the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust.