Lambeth Amongst Most Likely to be Named ‘London Borough Of Culture’


Lambeth has been named as one of the boroughs most likely to be named the ‘London Borough of Culture’ for 2019 and 2020.

According to article in the Evening Standard , which lists the 6 boroughs that bookies believe are at the front of the race to win the prestigious title and the significant funding that goes along with it, Lambeth are in second place as favourites to win, just behind neighbouring Southwark. Also in the top six are proposals from Waltham Forest, Greenwich, Croydon and Camden.

22 boroughs submitted applications for the title, which will see 1.1 million funding being given to the areas named London borough of Culture for 2019 and 2020 . They  must also secure at minimum of 30 per cent match funding, and six other boroughs will get between £50,000 and £200,000 for an individual “exemplary” project.

According to the article,  Lambeth applied with a number of unique creative initiatives, including the “Radical Hearts, Open Minds” programme, which is “aimed at tackling inequalities in the creative workforce and taking culture to the streets” and a “re-imagined careers fair will give an opportunity to 2,000 young Londoners, 55 per cent of them black or minority ethnic, to exhibit their talents.”

Other projects include Women of the World Girls Clubs and partnerships with health and homelessness charities.

The results will be announced at the end of February