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Jan 2020 — Dec 2020

Exploring the stories, art and emotions that hold life in Brent together.

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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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Brent Stories

  • Bass Rewind Event Announced! February 2020

    Join us on 12 February as we take Bass Rewind on the road to the Jamaican High Commission!

    04 October 2019

  • 2020 Culture Fund Launches Round Three

    The third and final round of the 2020 Culture Fund is now open! Application deadline: Tuesday 4 February 2020

    01 December 2019

  • Interview With Roy Mehta, 2020 Culture Fund Artist

    Roy Mehta is a photographer who grew up in Kenton. With support from the Brent 2020 Culture Fund, he is revisiting his project, documenting life in Harlesden, with students from the College of North West London.

    20 December 2019

  • VENT Weekly Episode 1

    VENT - The first of the must-hear podcast series for 2020 is LIVE. VICE journalist Ruby Lott-Lavigna and Brent 2020 Seen and Heard Ambassador Yusriya Abdullatif discuss young people's access to public space. From 'No Ball Games' signs to music festivals, the episode explores who public space is really for, and who is excluded.

    08 January 2020

  • Join our team! New Brent 2020 vacancies

    Exciting new opportunities announced in the Brent 2020 team

    16 January 2020

  • RISE: Brent 2020 Opening Event

    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

    Be part of it

    Put on your own event with the 2020 Culture Fund

    The fund will support arts and cultural activities including events, performances, workshops, exhibitions, talks, walks, installations, festivals, carnivals, screenings and participatory projects of all shapes and sizes and across all art forms.

    Get Involved

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