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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

ON GRIEF, LOSS AND RITUAL: EXPLORING DEATH FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

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

19 May 2021


Brent 2020 Story

SPORT AT THE HEART RELEASE 'BRENT. BOROUGH OF US.'

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 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


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

Brent 2020 Story

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF BRENT 2020

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 STUDIO: RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS

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 BIENNIAL: PUBLIC PROGRAMME REVEALED

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


METROLAND CULTURES LAUNCHES NEW FUND TO SUPPORT BRENT ARTISTS

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