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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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  • VENT WEEKLY PODCAST
    #21 Covid-19 Fact Checkers #1 5G?

    Covid-19 is changing so much of our lives so quickly...it’s hard to know what to believe.


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  • NO BASS LIKE HOME
    MC Bushkin (Heartless Crew)

    MC Buskin from British UK garage crew Heartless Crew shares his journey into garage through reggae.


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  • Brent Locked In
    Bilal Harry Khan

    Blueprint Collective Member Kamiah Chae speaks to life-long youth worker and Cambridge graduate Bilal Harry Khan - a leading voice on issues of race, masculinities and social justice.


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  • NO BASS LIKE HOME
    General Levy

    Hear from reggae and jungle pioneer General Levy on his journey into reggae and reggae in Brent.


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  • Brent Locked In
    Marilyn Okoro

    From sneaking out for runs to representing GB at the 2008 Olympics - Marilyn discusses growing up in Stonebridge, coping as an athlete in lockdown and being a positive black female role model.


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  • NO BASS LIKE HOME
    Brent 2020 Carroll Thompson & Shy One Interview at Bass Rewind 2020

    This recording was part of the Bass Rewind Session on the 12th February which took place at the Jamaican High Commission to coincide with Reggae Month. Hear from lovers rock legend Carroll Thompson and DJ / Producer Shy One, share their connection to reggae.


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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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  • VENT WEEKLY PODCAST
    #37 ‘Everything is Too Much Right Now’ Part 2

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


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  • VENT WEEKLY PODCAST
    #24 Covid-19 Fact Checkers #2 The Virus Does Discriminate

    People from Black and Asian ethnic minority backgrounds are being hit the hardest by Covid-19. Why?



  • 1 July 2020

    NO BASS LIKE HOME

    The story of how Harlesden, Reggae and Trojan Records changed Britain forever. No Bass Like Home will tell the story of Brent’s contribution to music in Britain.

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  • 19 June 2020

    Metroland Cultures Fund Artists Announced

    New charity Metroland Cultures announces the 25 artists to be supported by the Metroland Cultures Fund. The Fund will offer tangible financial support to the borough’s cultural and creative sector during the Covid-19 crisis.

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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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    Get Involved

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