Our bid to be the next London Borough of Culture is unveiled today, as Hammersmith & Fulham trumpets its claim to be king of the capital’s arts world in 2019 or 2020.
For rich cultural diversity, vibrant theatre, musical variety and stimulating youth projects, H&F is already ahead of the field, channelling the energy of a thousand different arts groups into a buzzy scene which inspires others to get involved.
Culture in Hammersmith & Fulham is extraordinary: but we want it to be bigger, better and louder. If H&F wins the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture competition for either 2019 or 2020, it will:
- build a Cultural Capital for West London in H&F
- produce the best art and enablethe best artistic talent to grow
- ensure everyone has their lives enriched by the arts.
Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said he believed the borough had the foundations in place to make the most of a London Borough of Culture bid. “We are working to make H&F one of the best places to work, live and socialise in Europe, and our heritage and arts venues give us an edge,” he said.
“Winning the bid for 2019 or 2020 would allow us to build on the arts scene generated by our existing facilities and inspire other Londoners – and people from the UK, Europe and further afield – to share what we are able to offer.”