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Our home borough of Lewisham is the London Borough of Culture for 2022

An ambitious year-long programme of events will create a lasting legacy.

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We’re proud to be working alongside Lewisham council, cultural partner organisations and local communities to bring you London Borough of Culture 2022.

From venues to parks and street corners, hundreds of thousands of people will participate across the year, celebrating Lewisham’s rich history of cultural activism through music, dance, public art and more.

With a call to action on the climate emergency and a celebration of our diverse communities, We Are Lewisham will put critical issues at its heart, amplifying trailblazing voices past and present and inspiring positive change by bringing together our neighbourhoods, communities and stories.

Look out for exciting activities across the year.


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Hope for Justice

A rousing call to climate action, Hope For Justice (13-18 June) is an ambitious project co-created by composer Eska Mtungwazi, Young Person’s poet laureate Cecilia Knapp, choreographer Sarah Golding and hundreds of Young People from across Lewisham. Commissioned by Trinity Laban, the cross artform collaboration layers choral and instrumental music, dance, spoken word and protest to bring critical environmental issues to the fore.

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London Borough of Culture

Introduced in 2017, the London Borough of Culture forms part of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plans to support the arts in the Capital. The competition sees all 32 London boroughs bid for over £1m of funding to stage cultural events and initiatives, bringing Londoners together to shine a light on the character and diversity of our city.

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More Ways to Take Part

Our extensive public programme offers many different ways for our local community to engage in creativity, whatever your age, background or ability.

Activities include special programmes for participants with disabilities, older people, children and families as well as professional development and training opportunities for music and dance practitioners.

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