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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.

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Why Brent?

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.

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    Be part of it


    Culture Capital Competition gives Brent-based music acts the chance to compete for a slot opening the Culture Capital concert on Saturday 5 September at The SSE Arena, Wembley, as part of a massive showcase of the hottest UK sounds. The winner will also receive mentoring by Metropolis Music to support them to be performance-ready for the concert. Competition closes Fri 6 March, 23:59, so be quick!

    Get Involved

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