Brent will be London’s Borough of Culture in 2020. Our programme will explore the stories, art and emotions that hold life in Brent together, uncovering and celebrating the borough's untold tales and unheard voices.
We are the home of Zadie Smith, reggae, English football and its captains. We have London’s oldest road, the biggest Hindu Temple in Europe, the Kiln Theatre and Mahogany Carnival Design. We are where city becomes Metroland; where roads, waterways and railways cross; where outsiders fight for their place. We are Jayaben Desai, George Michael, Cyrille Regis, Keith Moon, Rachel Yankey, Janet Kay, Twiggy, Bob Marley, Michael Meaney and Trojan Records. It is from this alchemy that our year of culture comes.
Brent is more than a borough of culture: This is the Borough of Cultures.
We live in a country that isn’t sure where it’s going. But Brent has never been a place that follows trends: it sets them. As Europe’s eyes turn to Wembley next year for the semi-finals and final of UEFA Euro 2020 we will show them a place that is new, genuine and hopeful.
London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative, supported by the City of London Corporation’s Charity, City Bridge Trust and Airbnb.
For more information and to get involved visit www.brent2020.co.uk