In February next year two London councils will be awarded the title of London Borough of Culture; one for 2019 and the other for 2020.
Each winning borough will receive more than £1 million from the Mayor of London and will run a huge and exciting programme of cultural events, that will feature the talents of both global superstars and local people within its year.
Organisations and individuals such as Sir Mark Rylance, Jenny Éclair, Frances Morris, Copeland Park, Central School of Ballet, London Bubble, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Unicorn Theatre, and much more are all putting their name to the bid, developing ideas with us and asking others to pledge their support.
Our bid will build unexpected allegiances to create radical ideas that connect people no matter who you are or what your experience is. We hope you will be part of this amazing opportunity to shine a spotlight on the talent and flair of our residents.
We are calling on you, the people of Southwark, to join us as pioneers in our bid to become London Borough of Culture.