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Croydon: The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2023

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Croydon Clocktower in Croydon. Image courtesy of visitlondon.com.
Croydon's year as the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture puts this south London area at the centre of culture in the capital during 2023. Read More

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Uncover the unique character of Croydon when it becomes The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2023.

Enjoy a 12-month programme of events and activities that places culture at the heart of the community in Croydon.

As the London Borough of Culture 2023, the south London neighbourhood plans to explore the theme of sustainability. Just some of the events lined up include a fashion show focusing on reusing and recycling, a music festival and art commissions by local communities.

What is The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture?

Introduced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in 2017, the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award offers more than £1m of funding for two boroughs to host a range of cultural events, activities and initiatives over a whole year.

 

Waltham Forest in north-east London was named The Mayor's London Borough of Culture for 2019, and Brent won the award for 2020.

 

In spring 2019, the mayor announced a second round of the competition with Lewisham winning the award for 2021 and Croydon for 2023. The two winning boroughs were selected from a competition that was open to all London boroughs.

 

The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together, putting culture at the heart of local communities, shining a light on the character and diversity of London’s boroughs.

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