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Lewisham Borough of Culture bid

Huge support for bid submitted on 1 December

With Tom from Sydenham Garden, Alona from the Friends of Mayow Park and Rachel from Sydenham Arts

London Borough of Culture is a new initiative devised by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan as part of his plans to support the arts in London. The competition will see the capital’s 32 boroughs bid for more than £1m of funding to stage a programme of cultural events and initiatives.

I am delighted that on the 1 December Lewisham submitted a bid backed by a host of residents. Renowned cultural and creative organisations and community groups, from the wondrous Horniman Museum to the transformative Albany, internationally acclaimed Heart n Soul and stereotype-smashing Entelechy Arts, extraordinary Yellow Earth Theatre and vibrant IRIE! Dance Theatre are all backing Lewisham’s bid.