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Waltham Forest and Brent crowned first ever London Boroughs of Culture

Each winning borough will be awarded £1.35m of funding to deliver a programme of ambitious cultural activities
27/02/2018

Pictured: Brent,London

The first two winners of the London Borough of Culture
competition have been announced. Waltham Forest will be the first borough to be
awarded the title, in 2019, followed by Brent in 2020.

 The London Borough of Culture award is a new initiative launched by mayor of London Sadiq Khan, inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture programmes.


 Each winning borough will be awarded £1.35million of funding to deliver a programme of ambitious cultural activities, placing culture at the heart of communities and celebrating the unique character of local people and places. In total, 22 boroughs submitted bids to be London Borough of Culture. Recently, Khan committed £1 million of extra funding to London Borough of Culture, to inspire young Londoners to become the next generation of creative talent.


  Khan said: “London Borough of Culture is a game-changer for the capital. It will give all Londoners, regardless of background, the opportunity to enjoy the capital’s fantastic cultural riches, discover places they never knew existed and will increase the level of participation in the arts across the city – especially in outer London boroughs.”


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