Jan 2020 — Dec 2020
Exploring the stories, art and emotions that hold life in Brent together.
In partnership with
What is London Borough of Culture?
The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together. A year-long celebration of culture in one of London’s boroughs, we bid for it in 2018, beating 22 others. The prize is money, time and support to put on a year of amazing art, performances and events in Brent, throughout 2020.Find out about the award
Because of the people who live here, who’ve grown here, who’ve come here from all across the world. Because of the amazing culture that those people make and do – the music, the poetry, the dancing, the food, the sounds and the sound clashes. Because people in the rest of London, and the country, don’t know it, yet. Don’t feel it, yet. But they will.Find out about the award
2020 Open Meeting dates announced!
04 July 2019
On Saturday 18 January, thousands of people gathered on Olympic Way in Wembley Park to celebrate the launch of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture 2020 at RISE - a spectacular, free outdoor show hosted by principal partner, Wembley Park.
21 January 2020 / Wembley Park
A competition for Brent-based music acts to win a chance to perform at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
06 February 2020 / Wembley Park
Rose Rouse is a journalist, poet and the author of ‘A London Safari, Walking Adventures in NW10’, one of the only non-fiction, recently-written books about life in Brent today. With support from Brent 2020 Culture Fund, Rose will be collaborating with eight poets from the borough to explore and reveal the less-well-known life of Willesden Junction Station.
07 February 2020 / Willesden Green
On Wednesday 12 February, Bass Rewind showcased the newly created Brent 2020 Reggae Archive at the Jamaican High Commission in Kensington. In collaboration with the Jamaican High Commission and JAMPRO Trade and Investment, attendees also heard from both lovers rock legend Carroll Thompson and DJ / Producer Shy One, who spoke about their connection to reggae.
13 February 2020