Stay up to date with the latest Metroland Cultures news

New opportunity - Programme Assistant (Kickstart)

We're seeking a  Programme Assistant (Kickstart) to closely with Metroland Culture’s programme team to support the development and community of the Brent Biennial and Metroland University

21 October 2021

Brent 2020 Story

Watch Fashioning our History - The Documentary

Watch Brent 2020 Culture Fund project, Fashioning Our History Documentary free & online

13 October 2021

Brent 2020 Story

Booking now! The World Premiere of Zadie Smith’s debut play The Wife of Willesden

A play that celebrates the human knack for telling elaborate tales, especially about our own lives. Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, best-selling author Zadie Smith makes her playwriting debut

11 October 2021

Join our next monthly Conversation on Visibility this October

As part of our Making Myself Visible programme, we're thrilled to announce the next online Conversations on Visibility will be on Tuesday 26 October at 6:30pm-7:45pm

8 October 2021

Making Myself Visible – our inaugural programme launches

Metroland Cultures announces that Making Myself Visible, the inaugural programme for the charity giving a voice to people across the borough of Brent, will begin in mid September 2021

7 September 2021

Brent 2020 Story

No Bass Like Home September Season

The Lexi Cinema will host a special film season in September paying tribute to the story of reggae in the borough of Brent.

25 August 2021

New opportunities - work with us!

We’re seeking a Marketing & Communications Manager to work with us to raise the profile of Metroland Cultures for the 2022 Brent Biennial and a Programme Technician to help with the day-to-day management of Metroland Studio

24 August 2021

Adam Farah at Camden Art Centre

Adam Farah, one of our Metroland Studio artists is opening his new solo exhibition ‘WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM YOU AND MYSELF (PEAK MOMENTATIONS / INSIDE MY VELVET ROPE MIX)’ at Camden Art Centre, on Friday 10 September.

23 August 2021

Metroland Studio Resident Smriti Mehra in new exhibition

Metroland Studio artist Smriti Mehra is currently in the exhibition 'Re:store, Re:new, Re:imagine' at Willesden Gallery.

9 August 2021

Brent 2020 Story

No Bass Like Home: The Story of Lover’s Rock

A special screening pays tribute to local hero, iconic filmmaker and friend of the Lexi Cinema, Menelik Shabazz

6 August 2021

White Pube's August web artist in residence

Zeinab Saleh is the August web artist-in-residence over at The White Pube, with a selection of drawings and more.

3 August 2021

Adam Farah and Zeinab Saleh at Camden Art Centre

We're thrilled to announce two upcoming exhibitions at Camden Art Centre featuring our Metroland Studio artists: Adam Farah and Zeinab Saleh.

21 July 2021

Brent 2020 Story

Vent wins Podcast of the Year

VENT - a collaboration between VICE and the young people of Brent - has recently won a number of podcast awards.

20 July 2021

Introducing our new Board of Trustees

Our new board includes young creatives, artists, youth workers, curators and more.

9 July 2021

Adam Farah wins Studio Voltaire Award

Congratulations to Metroland Studios Resident artist Adam Farah on receiving the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award award.

8 July 2021

Join the team

We have a number of professional opportunities currently at Metroland Cultures

25 June 2021

National Windrush Day 2021

Join a live broadcast from Metroland Studios to celebrate Windrush Day, a day that honours the British Caribbean community.

22 June 2021

Grown Up in Brent

A new exhibition by the Museum of Youth Culture - featuring Metroland Cultures Resident Linnet Kamala - delves into the everyday memories of being young in Brent.

18 June 2021

Library as Memorial, Brent Biennial 2020, Photo: Hydar Dewachi
Brent 2020 Story


We're giving away a limited number of Ruth Beale's zine 'On Grief, Loss and Ritual.'

19 May 2021

Brent 2020 Story


Young people from Sport at the Heart present a film exploring their own lives, their youth club community, and the key moments that they felt represented this unprecedented time.

21 April 2021

Metroland Cultures: Delivering Brent 2020's Legacy

Kickstarting Brent's cultural development and a legacy of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.

27 January 2021

Metroland Studios Artist Residents Announced

Metroland Cultures announces the artists who are part of a new residency scheme at Metroland Studio in Kilburn.

27 January 2021

Brent 2020 Story


Brent's year as London Borough of Culture has been a celebration of the spirit and creativity of the borough. Relive some of the incredible memorable moments here and let us know what your favourites were.

23 December 2020


Metroland Cultures to offer a new residency scheme for visual artists, including free studio space, at Metroland Studio in Kilburn.

15 October 2020

Brent 2020 Story


Brent 2020 reveals the Brent Biennial pubic programme, a series of special online talks, workshops and performances.

9 October 2020

Metroland Cultures Fund Artists Announced

Metroland Cultures announces the artists to be supported by the Metroland Cultures Fund.

3 June 2020

Brent 2020 #BlackLivesMatter Statement

Brent 2020's statement on Black Lives Matter.

3 June 2020


Today Metroland Cultures announces a brand new £25,000 fund to provide financial support to Brent artists and creatives during the COVID-19 crisis.

15 April 2020

Brent 2020 Story

Interview With Helen Delany of Electronic Sheep, 2020 Culture Fund Designer

Electronic Sheep are designers Helen Delany and Brenda Aherne – they specialise in graphic knitwear and illustration. Helen spoke to us about their Culture Fund supported tapestry, which will tell a new story about the influence of Irish people living on and around Kilburn.

9 March 2020

Brent 2020 Story

Interview With Tamsin Nathan of To The T, 2020 Culture Fund Designer

To The T is a design company with a social conscience, founded by Tamsin Nathan. Using a variety of creative mediums with a focus on costumes, styling and art direction To The T brings real issues to life using film theatre and photography to present the work. To the T’s latest project, a short-film called T.O.Y. (The Other Youth), is supported by the Brent 2020 Culture Fund and looks at the circumstances that turn children to violence.

12 February 2020

Brent 2020 Story

Interview With Rose Rouse, 2020 Culture Fund Poet

Rose Rouse is a journalist, poet and the author of ‘A London Safari, Walking Adventures in NW10’, one of the only non-fiction, recently-written books about life in Brent today. With support from Brent 2020 Culture Fund, Rose will be collaborating with eight poets from the borough to explore and reveal the less-well-known life of Willesden Junction Station.

7 February 2020

Brent 2020 Story

RISE: Brent 2020 Opening Event

On Saturday 18 January, thousands of people gathered on Olympic Way in Wembley Park to celebrate the launch of Brent's year as London Borough of Culture 2020 at RISE - a spectacular, free outdoor show hosted by principal partner...

9 January 2020

Brent 2020 Story

Interview With Jude Wacks, 2020 Culture Fund Artist

Jude Wacks is a photographer from Willesden Green. This year she was awarded funding from the Brent 2020 Culture Fund to document shops in the borough that have been passed from one generation to another. In a borough which is always changing, these shops are one of the few things that doesn’t.

4 January 2020

Brent 2020 Story

Interview With Roy Mehta, 2020 Culture Fund Artist

Roy Mehta is a photographer who grew up in Kenton. With support from the Brent 2020 Culture Fund, he is revisiting his project, documenting life in Harlesden, with students from the College of North West London.

20 December 2019

Brent 2020 Story

2020 Culture Fund: Round Three Announcement

The third round of projects to be supported by the 2020 Culture Fund have been announced.

1 December 2019

Brent 2020 Story

2020 Culture Fund: Round Two Announcement

The second round of successful 2020 Culture Fund projects have been announced!

25 November 2019

Brent 2020 Story

2020 Culture Fund: Round One Announcement

The Brent 2020 team have announced the first projects to be supported by the 2020 Culture Fund

20 August 2019