COVID-19: A Message from Brent 2020 Artistic Director Lois Stonock

19 March 2020

Today we are announcing some changes to the timetable of the programme for Brent 2020 in the light of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

We can confirm that we intend to deliver our full programme. However, we will need to change the timetable in view of all of our concerns to protect the health and wellbeing of our audiences, artists and the team delivering the year. Certain events will need to be rescheduled to the autumn. The Kilburn High, a mile-long street party on the Kilburn High Road planned to coincide with the Euro 2020 competition, will now take place in Summer 2021. The Museum of All Brent Life, planned to take place in May, will now happen in Autumn 2020. Many of the projects delivered by our 2020 Culture Fund partners are being assessed on an individual basis. The Culture Capital Competition, due to take place at Boxpark, Wembley has now been postponed.

We remain as committed as ever to the values that underpin Brent 2020 and all the people, artists and organisations who are involved in the programme. Art and music, in all their forms, have always been a part of this borough in good times and bad. We are determined to ensure that we continue to tell the story of the many cultures of Brent in the coming months.

Click here to read the Mayor of London's statement regarding London Borough of Culture.

Last updated: Tue 24 March, 2020