Enfield launches culture bid

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 14 November 2017, 5:10 pm

Enfield Council announced its bid to become the first London Borough of Culture at an art exhibition on 7 November.

Enfield Council launches its London Borough of Culture bid

The launch took place at the Dugdale Centre, where acclaimed artist Patrick Samuel was displaying his work.

Enfield Council's cabinet member for community, arts and culture, Yasemin Brett, spoke confidently about the bid: "Enfield is blessed with a vast array of theatre, music venues and cultural assets which are much loved and popular, both within the borough and further afield.

"The borough itself is a vibrant melting pot of different cultures, races and religions which give Enfield a vibrant, colourful and generous spirit of togetherness and community."

London mayor Sadiq Khan announced the London Borough of Culture competition in June, as part of his plans to support the arts in the city. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture awards, two winners will be chosen for 2019 and 2020, respectively at a glittering ceremony in February 2018.