Participation at Lumiere

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3212
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can I congratulate the Mayor on his announcement about the next London Lumiere event, due to take place in January 2018. This wonderful night-time festival encourages people to see the city, literally, in a new light. Can the Mayor assure me that he will encourage participation in this extraordinary cultural event amongst all BAME communities across the capital; and that the GLA cultural team will work to secure this?

Answer

Answer for Participation at Lumiere

Answer for Participation at Lumiere

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Culture and Creative Industries, and Events, Teams are working closely with Artichoke, the arts charity producing Lumiere London to encourage participation amongst all Londoners, including BAME communities.

Artichoke will target key audiences through a mix of educational outreach, participation and volunteering schemes. For example, the education and participation programme will include traineeships for young producers. Artichoke are working with partners in outer boroughs including Barking and Dagenham, Croydon and Waltham Forest to identify young people, including in BAME communities, to take part in creating artworks. Team London is also working with Lumiere to provide volunteering opportunities.