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  • VENT PODCASTS
    LISTEN DAILY THIS WEEK

    VENT, a collaboration between VICE and the young people of Brent, is an audio project designed to explore the multitude of issues affecting youth today. Across a number of podcast series, our team of young Brent locals will document their perspective across topics like politics and identity, love and dating, crime, culture, the environment and beyond.


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  • Brent Locked In
    Ian Duhig

    Named ‘the most original poet of his generation' by Carol Ann Duffy and having won the National Poetry Competition twice, Ian gives advice to Blueprint Collective member Savannah Mullings-Johnson for emerging poets.


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  • VENT DOCUMENTARIES
    SERIES 2: EXPLORING LOVE, SEX & RELATIONSHIPS

    Young people from Brent tell you the stories they care about. In the first episode of the new series, we hear from Khalil (20) who tells the sometimes hilarious, sometimes graphic and sometimes painful story of what it’s like to come into your queerness on the internet. VENT is produced by VICE and each episode is co-created with a young person from Brent. Listen via Spotify, Apple or Acast


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  • Brent Locked In
    Guy Gunaratne

    In this Locked In episode, Guy speaks to Blueprint Collective member Savannah Mullings-Johnson about his complicated relationship with Neasden, gaining the confidence to not explain or contextualise his writing and how art becomes richer when it’s infused with an amalgamation of cultures, languages and senses.


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  • NO BASS LIKE HOME
    BLUEPRINT COLLECTIVE PLAYLIST

    Listen the the No Bass Like Home playlist, curated by the Blueprint Collective.


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  • NO BASS LIKE HOME
    Oral Histories

    Listen to the oral histories, part of the No Bass Like Home project.


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  • VENT WEEKLY PODCAST
    #36 ‘Everything is Too Much Right Now’ Part 1

    Especially for black people. We need a minute just to process what’s going on.


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  • Brent Locked in
    General Levy

    How have Brent’s legends been coping during lockdown? Blueprint Collective member Tyrique Tagoe Wyse interviews ragga deejay, artist and Brent legend General Levy.


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  • NO BASS LIKE HOME
    SABRINA WASHINGTON

    British singer-songwriter Sabrina Washington speaks about how music played a big part in her childhood. Part of the No Bass Like Home Oral Histories project.


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  • 13 July 2020

    DOCUMENTING BLACK BRITISH HISTORY

    Re-watch the discussion on the importance of documenting Black British cultural heritage, and the approach the No Bass Like Home project has taken to build a digital reggae archive with the community.

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Metroland Cultures Fund

The Metroland Cultures Fund was established to help artists to stay creative through these challenging times, offering up to £1000 funding to reflect, plan or develop their practice. The 25 artists and creatives have been selected. The Fund is the first initiative by Metroland Cultures - the charity set up to deliver Brent 2020 and ensure its legacy for local people beyond 2020.

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Brent 2020 UNLOCKED

Brent 2020 announces UNLOCKED, a programme responding to the new challenges faced by artists and the wider creative sector. We take the Brent Artist Network online, VICE and young people from Brent debunk fake news around Covid-19 in a weekly podcast, and a new video interviews series showcases the legendary musicians, artists, athletes and activists who have shaped and been shaped by Brent.

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Brent Stories

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    Get Involved

    Find out how you can get involved with Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture in 2020.