London is Open European languages

We Are All Londoners: Celebrating our European Culture and Communities

11:00am to 3:30pm
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA, United Kingdom
Free to attend

It’s more important than ever to celebrate the diversity of our city and show that we will always be open.

You are invited to City Hall to share stories, language, sport and music. All in honour of celebrating and supporting European Londoners.

Please join us for a celebration filled day. We’ll be highlighting exceptional European Londoners in London’s first EU Settlement Ceremony at City Hall, offering free immigration advice on the EU Settlement scheme and discussing the impacts of Brexit. We’ll also have European food, film screenings, and the chance to practice a language (or learn a new one) and an eclectic range of European music performances.

The event is free to attend - Register for your tickets here

Here is a taster of the day’s activities:

Settlement Ceremony, 12-1pm (registration required)

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, will open this celebratory ceremony to personally thank and recognise a group of exceptional European Londoners who are applying for Settled Status. 

Register to attend the Ceremony here. 

Panel Discussion: Focused on Brexit, 2-3pm (registration required)

An expert panel will look at key questions including London’s ties with Europe, and Brexit’s impact on the lives of European Londoners. 

Broadcaster Leona O Neill will chair the discussion with a Q&A open to the audience.

Register for the Panel Discussion here.

All Day Drop-In Activities, 11am-3.30pm (General Admission registration required)

A Mile in My Shoes 

Visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to stories of EU citizens who’ve made London their home. From Fee, an 81-year-old German woman who moved to London in 1962, to Danish student Emilie, who arrived just a few years ago.

Badge Making 

Create your own badges and stickers sharing personal stories of family and community. Suitable for families.

Language Café 

The EU has 23 official languages, and we’d like to hear from all of them. Meet others who share your language - and some new ones at this informal language café.

Community Support Space

Get free legal advice on applying for Settled or Pre-Settled Status by independent immigration advisers. Find out more about volunteering and funding opportunities, with support and advice available to everyone.

Storytelling Room

Storytellers Crick Crack Club will be delving into the shared heritage and storytelling culture across Europe in this entertaining drop-in session.

Special 1000 Londoners ‘Goodbye Europe’ Screening

An anthology of short films about the London lives of people from each of the EU’s 28 nations.

Celebrations will be continuing throughout the day with an eclectic range of European music performances to enjoy including from The European Cabaret, Balkan Brass, One Day One Choir and The London Scandi Session

Register for General Admission here.

Important Information

The event is free to attend - Register for you tickets here

Get in touch: [email protected] 

Only purchase one ticket per person.

There will be a coffee shop and hot food served from 12pm - 3pm serving European food

Please note, only food purchased on the premises can be consumed within the building

Filming, photography and live stream will be taking place throughout the day

You can plan your journey here

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