Back Lewisham's bid to become London Borough of Culture!

Lewisham is preparing a bid to become London Borough of Culture in either 2021 or 2023.  The competition is run by the Mayor of London and if we win it will bring us over £1m to stage an ambitious programme of cultural events across the year. 

Lewisham Council are seeking your help to galvanise as much support as possible for the bid!  

  • Back the bid at it only takes a minute.  We have 1,000 pledges already but Waltham Forest had 13,000 when they won so get your friends and family to back us too and spread the word to your contacts and partners.
  • Help us create a buzz about what’s fantastic about our borough.  We know that our neighbours Greenwich and Croydon are preparing bids (along with many other boroughs) and we want the GLA and London to hear why Lewisham is the best. 

    Please link your social media to #loveitlewisham and #mylocalculture.  

  • Let us know about any established artists, old alumni, high profile figures that your organisation has links with that would be prepared to back the bid.  Ask them to post on twitter and/or instagram with our hashtags or if you think they might be prepared to do more than that, perhaps make a short video of why Lewisham is important to them or be involved creatively in the year then please get in touch. 

 Get in touch about the bid via email: