Event programmes

Some of our events are organised into groups

  • 22 April 2020

    Brent 2020 Unlocked


    Our response to the new challenges faced by artists and the wider creative sector.

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  • 22 April 2020

    Brent Locked In

    A new video series exploring how Brent has shaped its icons

    A new series of video interviews with legendary musicians, artists, athletes and activists who have shaped and been shaped by Brent.

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    An audio project from VICE and young people across the borough

    Working with the VICE media platform, creative young people from across the borough will develop 100 new podcasts addressing themes of justice, youth culture, current affairs and politics in Brent.

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  • 16 April 2020 - 31 December 2020

    Metroland Cultures Fund

    Supporting Brent artists during COVID-19

    New charity Metroland Cultures – set up to deliver Brent's year as London Borough of Culture and its legacy beyond 2020, has established a Fund offering tangible financial support to the borough’s cultural and creative sector during the pandemic.

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  • No Bass Like Home

    The story of how Harlesden, reggae and Trojan Records changed Britain forever

    During the 1970s reggae exploded in Brent. This is the story of how Harlesden, reggae and Trojan Records changed Britain forever.

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  • Museum of All Brent Life

    Launching in September 2020, Museum of All Brent Life forms part of the Brent 2020 visual art programme. Further details about the projects and programme will be announced in July.

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  • Seen and Heard

    A campaign led by the Blueprint Collective amplifying young voices in Design for public spaces

    Seen and Heard is a research project developed in partnership with LSE Cities to explore the relationship between Brent’s young people and urban development in the area, developing a new approach to youth-centred design.

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  • Reggae Map

    Capturing iconic people and places which have shaped the borough's reggae history.

    Looking at themes of pioneering artists, fandom, women in reggae and sound system culture, the digital archive brings this to life through people’s memories and personal thoughts about Brent's contribution to reggae, its impact and legacy.

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  • The Kilburn High

    A mile-long street party celebrating the Kilburn High Road

    Due to Covid-19, the date of this event is TBC. Keep an eye on our website and socials for an update. We’re holding a mile-long street party on the Kilburn High Road celebrating the music, migration and movements that made the Music Mile famous. For an entire day this ancient road will be closed between the two Kilburn stations. Please find alternative routes. Kilburn will be dancing in the street.

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  • 10 September 2020 - 31 October 2020

    Zadie Smith

    Internationally-acclaimed author Zadie Smith will write a new work as a gift to her home borough.

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  • Culture Capital

    Due to Covid-19, the date of this event is TBC. Keep an eye on our website and socials for an update. A massive concert at The SSE Arena, Wembley, curated by the Blueprint Collective and Metropolis Music

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  • 18 January 2020



    RISE: a spectacular family-friendly outdoor show, with a local community cast of hundreds, telling the story of Brent through dance, theatre and projections, set to an incredible soundtrack, against the backdrop of Wembley Stadium.

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    Brent Music Service (BMS) is creating a Brent Anthem in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, award-winning composer and music leader James Redwood, the poet Momtaza Mehri, over 8,000 Brent school children and young members of BMS orchestras.

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