Brent and Harrow
5 May 2016 Vote for
Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
Navin Shah GLA Brent & Harrow
Labour Party Londonwide


2020 London Borough of Culture

Brent has been named the 2020 London Borough of Culture

I am thrilled Brent has been picked as the 2020 London Borough of Culture. This opens up so many exciting opportunities for local people, and I can’t wait to see the £1 million award go towards unlocking the huge talent and creativity in our community.


Brent Council’s bid includes a huge summertime street party for 200,000 people with 16 pop-up visual arts, dance, theatre and music commissions. It also includes a large-scale not for profit media pilot project called Brent Lives and there are plans to turn Brent into an open-air museum for 2020 for local people, Londoners and tourists from further afield. This a true recognition of Brent’s rich diversity and the excellent record it has as a leading borough when it comes to culture, arts and innovation.

I would like to thank all of the local businesses, schools and residents that got behind the bid so enthusiastically- this is a testament to all of their hard work and the great things that can happen when the whole community comes together.


  • Back the Bid Brent London Borough of Culture 2020 can be read via this link
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27th February 2018