London Borough of Culture winners 2021 and 2023

On 11 February 2020, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that Lewisham has been awarded the title of London Borough of Culture for 2021 with Croydon winning the accolade for 2023.
Both boroughs will be awarded £1.35m funding to deliver a year-long programme of activities that will place culture at the heart of their communities and celebrate the unique character of local people and places. 

LBOC winner lewisham

Lewisham's bid, Cultural Activism, sets out plans to inspire local people to take action on climate change. The borough will celebrate its diversity and build inclusivity with hundreds of activities throughout the year. This includes an artist-led tribute to the Rock Against Racism movement, a large-scale dance performance, and a climate change carnival.

LBOC croydon

Croydon's bid, This is Croydon, has sustainability at its heart. Tens of thousands of residents will enjoy a series of inspirational activities on the themes of progress, nature, inclusion and growth. It includes art commissions with local communities, a music festival, A ‘reuse and recycle’ fashion show and the creation of employment opportunities for young people.


Cultural Impact Awards

Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey and Sutton will all receive up to £200,000 each to deliver individual cultural projects after being chosen for a Cultural Impact Award. Find out more about their award-winning projects. 

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