Support Southwark to become London Borough of Culture

Support Southwark to become London Borough of Culture

Southwark Council are calling on you, the people of Southwark, to show your support for the borough's bid to become London Borough of Culture. 

In February next year two London councils will be awarded the title of London Borough of Culture; one for 2019 and the other for 2020. Each winning borough will receive more than £1million from the Mayor of London and will run a huge and exciting programme of cultural events, that will feature the talents of both global superstars and local people, within its year.

Everybody knows about established, international centres like the Tate Modern, White Cube, Shakespeare’s Globe and Old Vic. But fresh new talent from up-and-coming artists can also be found at the Hannah Barry Gallery, Southwark Play House, Seen15, CGP London and other vibrant, burgeoning hubs of art and creativity across Southwark.

To gain the title of London Borough of Culture, the bid needs the backing of all the amazing talent showcased across the borough. But more than that Southwark will need to uncover the hidden work of unknown artists and inspire people to explore their untapped creativity.

Back Southwark's bid!

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