Brent 2020

In 2020, Brent was the Mayor's London Borough of Culture. Metroland Cultures was formed to deliver the year, and to continue the work post-2020.

Here you can explore the programme of events, opportunities and stories that came out of the year.

MANIFESTO & ABOUT

Find out more about Brent - The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture for 2020.

EVALUATION

Download a copy of the evaluation of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.

FUNDERS AND PARTNERS

BLUEPRINT

The young people who shaped the Brent 2020 programme.

THE BRENT ARTIST NETWORK

A network for Brent’s creative community.

BRENT BIENNIAL

The first Brent Biennial took place in 2020, presenting art in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent.

NO BASS LIKE HOME

Shining a spotlight on the reggae revolution that emerged from Brent to sweep the UK

SEEN AND HEARD

A project demanding better public spaces for young people in and around London.

2020 CULTURE FUND

Three rounds of funding for local cultural activities.

METROLAND CULTURES FUND

Supporting Brent artists during the COVID-19 pandemic

BRENT 2020 UNLOCKED

BRENT 2020 UNLOCKED was our response to the new challenges faced by artists and the wider creative sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BRENT LOCKED IN

A series of video interviews with legendary musicians, artists, athletes and activists who have shaped and been shaped by Brent.

VENT PODCASTS

A collaborative audio project designed to explore the multitude of issues affecting youth today

THE BRENT ANTHEM

A new anthem celebrating and representing the united, diverse community we have in Brent and across London.

RISE

Launching Brent's year as London Borough of Culture