OUR JOURNEYS

‘Our Journeys’ is a live cinema performance by digital artists Addictive TV, collaborating with blind Sri Lankan percussionist Ghow Ratnarajah and Brent charity the Asian People’s Disability Alliance. Featuring residents sharing their stories of how they came to live in the borough, the performance will take place at Kiln Theatre in November 2020.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: CRICKLEWOOD LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: EALING ROAD LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: HARLESDEN LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: KENSAL RISE LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: KILBURN LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

FOOTHOLDS: NW STORIES

Part of Listen Local and presented together, three kaleidoscopic stories re-investigate the different neighbourhoods of our local area and celebrate the important local events and people that went on to change the world.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: KINGSBURY LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: PRESTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: THE LIBRARY AT WILLESDEN GREEN

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

18 January 2020 - 18 January 2020

RISE

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.

Free

20 January 2020 - 08 December 2020

WORD UP LONDON: LIVE EVENTS

Word Up is back for 2020 with a program of workshops open to anyone who wants to develop their writing or spoken word artistry. Alongside this we will put on six stellar evening events at the Royal Oak with Musical Headliners and Featured Poets alongside our open mic.

01 February 2020 - 01 June 2020

BRENT'S BARISTAS UNDER BREXIT

The October Anthropologist will conduct research into the lives of southern and eastern European immigrants from Brent who work as baristas in London cafés. The research findings will be analysed and interpreted by local artists and exhibited in Willesden Green.

Free

02 February 2020 - 03 November 2020

WORD UP LONDON: WORKSHOPS

Word Up is back for 2020 with a program of workshops open to anyone who wants to develop their writing or spoken word artistry. Alongside this we will put on six stellar evening events at the Royal Oak with Musical Headliners and Featured Poets alongside our open mic.

Free

21 March 2020 - 13 June 2020

CULTURE MOVE (Sampled History): Workshops

Spanning art, music and performance, Culture Move (Sampled History) is a dynamic exhibition tracing the diverse cultural heritage of Brent and exploring the history of sampled music in the borough since the advent of Hip-Hop in the 1980s - celebrating a cultural movement initiated and led by young people as a positive creative outlet that continues to resonate across the generations.

23 April 2020 - 28 June 2020

CULTURE MOVE (Sampled History): Exhibition

Spanning art, music and performance, Culture Move (Sampled History) is a dynamic exhibition tracing the diverse cultural heritage of Brent and exploring the history of sampled music in the borough since the advent of Hip-Hop in the 1980s - celebrating a cultural movement initiated and led by young people as a positive creative outlet that continues to resonate across the generations.

Free

15 May 2020 - 16 May 2020

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: WEMBLEY LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

Free

16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020

THE MUSEUM OF ALL BRENT LIFE: BARHAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Local memories, stories and myths curated in each of the ten Brent libraries, uncovering, exploring and celebrating our borough.

23 May 2020 - 23 May 2020

BRENT UK UNSIGNED MINI-FESTIVAL

The Brent UK UNSIGNED Mini-festival will enable local communities, art forms and music genres to be represented in performance & exhibition. This will give them the opportunity to tell the stories of their Brent origins. We will represent Brent's diverse unsigned performers across different cultural and contemporary art forms and performances.

27 June 2020 - 28 June 2020

QUEEN'S PARK BOOK FESTIVAL

Queen's Park Book Festival is a celebration of the literary arts and in 2020 the themes of recent festivals - immigrant identities, childhood memories and local history - will be explored even further.

Free

11 July 2020 - 11 July 2020

THE KILBURN HIGH

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.

11 July 2020 - 11 July 2020

THE CULTURE CLASH COLLECTIVE

An exciting and original collaboration between dancers of different styles and cultural backgrounds, which will culminate in a performance for the audience of The Kilburn High street party. Think of a unique fusion of Irish, Bollywood, Afro dancers and more!

Free

01 August 2020 - 01 August 2020

THE BLUEPRINT ALL-DAYER

The Blueprint All-Dayer will be curated by the Blueprint Collective, gathering local spoken word artists, comedians and MCs at Boxpark in Wembley. 

05 September 2020 - 05 September 2020

ARENA TAKEOVER

On 5 September 2020, Wembley Park will host a massive showcase of new London sounds by leading artists who will perform as part of an affordable mega gig at the SSE Arena, Wembley, curated by the Blueprint Collective with Metropolis Music.

03 October 2020 - 04 October 2020

HARLESDEN BASS WEEKENDER

A weekend-long take-over of Harlesden’s high street, bars, community centres and churches showcasing performances from some of Brent’s finest reggae and bass pioneers.

12 November 2020 - 12 November 2020

MOBO AWARDS

Brent is to host 25th anniversary of the MOBO awards.