London Borough of Culture 2022

Lewisham is the London Borough of Culture for 2022, delivering a year-long programme of activities that place culture at the heart of their communities.

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Lewisham was awarded £1.35m of funding to deliver the programme celebrating the unique character of local people and places. 

Submitted under the theme ‘Cultural Activism’, the succesful bid focused on inspiring local people to act on the climate crisis, while also recognising the borough’s youth, diversity, and the need to tackle inequality.

Goldsmiths was a key partner in the successful bid and proposed a series of contributions reflecting our central role in the boroughs cultural life for over 100 years.

As heritage partner for the Borough of Culture, we are partnering on the delivery of ‘In Living Memory’, which will celebrate Lewisham’s diversity and heritage and tell a new people’s history of the borough.

Local people will collaborate with our researchers and creative practitioners to tell a striking new story of Lewisham’s recent past, in their own words.

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