Streamed on Sun 15 November
NO BASS LIKE HOME ONLINE FESTIVAL
HARLESDEN – JAMAICA – FLORIDA
Brent 2020’s reggae heritage series reached a spectacular conclusion with the No Bass Like Home Online Festival – a seven-hour online celebration of reggae culture curated by Seani B and reimagined for a locked-down London, featuring Julian Marley, The Cimarons, Marla Brown, Christopher Ellis, Tony Matterhorn and many more. Click the button below to rewatch the full stream!
SEEN AND HEARD
A NEW CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE THE FACE OF PUBLIC SPACE – FOR AND BY YOUNG PEOPLE
19 young people from Brent have teamed up with urban design researchers at the London School of Economics to create the Blueprint Charter, a new manifesto for public spaces, and the Seen and Heard petition. If you believe young people deserve better public spaces, please sign it – and help to make a positive change in our borough and our city.
19 September - 13 December 2020
Art presented in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent.
The first Brent Biennial presents over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent. From sculptures to sound art, large-scale murals to intimate installations, Brent Biennial tells the stories of Brent then, now and tomorrow – and of the people who have been made and shaped by the borough.
What’s Happening Now
Watch, Read & Listen Online
Brent 2020 have devised a quiz that will put your Brent knowledge to the test. Four parts that will separate the Brent Boffs from the Brent Beginners. The second round is LIVE, featuring questions about the Reggae in the borough, from the vinyl shops and recording studios to the Reggae pioneers and legends. Give it a whizz.PLAY
Kes' dad, Arthur Eccleston, edited The Black Voice: a Brent-based black activist newspaper in the 70s and 80s. Kes has all of his dad’s old newspapers, and there’s something in this archive of activist history that feels important. Kes speaks to activists, journalists and artists about how we document and archive our social justice movements, and why it matters that we do.Listen
Two permanent public artworks by artist Pio Abad take the form of two murals on Kilburn High Road. Inspired by vanitas still life paintings, the objects presented reveal an unexpected history of the area by bringing together ornaments of personal significance from local residents.WATCH
Highlights from the Brent 2020 programme
Check out what's coming up this month
Thu 26 Nov, 19:00Find out more
The latest stories from Brent 2020
Seen and Heard Petition Launched
Members of the Blueprint Collective announce a campaign asking for better public spaces for young people in London, and for young people to have an active role in their design.
BRAIN OF BRENT: PART 2 (REGGAE)
Challenge your knowledge of Reggae and it's association with Brent with our Brain of Brent quiz.
BRENT BIENNIAL: COVID-19 UPDATE
In line with the latest government guidance, indoor installations and exhibitions as part of Brent Biennial will close to the public temporarily from Thursday 5 November. This includes all artworks sited in Brent council and community libraries.
THE AGENCY HELPS MAKE YOUNG PEOPLE OF BRENT’S IDEAS A REALITY
Inspiring young entrepreneurs have been awarded £2000 each to develop their ideas for social change through Kiln Theatre’s The Agency initiative, part of Brent 2020.