Partners and Supporters

We are proud to stand with so many inspirational and creative individuals, community groups and organisations in our bid to become London Borough of Culture.

The Art Academy  /  Ballet Central  /  Better Bankside  /  Blue Elephant Theatre  /  Camberwell Arts  /  Camberwell Fair  /  Canada Water Theatre  /  Carnival del Pueblo  /  Central School of Ballet  /  Cervantes Theatre  /  CGP London  /  Cirque Bijou  /  Community Southwark  /  Cooltan Arts  /  Copeland Park and Bussey Building  /  Creation Trust  /  The Dragon Cafe  /  Drawing Room  /  Dulwich Festival  /  Dulwich Picture Gallery  /  Electric Pedals  /  Exchange Theatre  /  Extraordinary Bodies  /  GUAP Magazine  /  Hotel Elephant  / iRock Seminars  /  Izzy Parker  /  Jenny Eclair  /  Joanna McCormick  /  Kitmapper  /  Lewisham Southwark College  /  London Bubble  /  London South Bank University  /  LPESSN  /  Mark Rylance  /  Mark Pearson  /  Morley College  /  Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts  /  Naveed Nasir /  Paintings In Hospitals  /  Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival  /  Peckham Festival  /  Peckham Platform  /  Pempeople  /  Plaza Latina  /  Resonance FM  /  Rina Mushonga  /  Rooftop Film Club  /  Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Community Choir  /  Sands Films  /  Science Gallery London  /  Shakespeare’s Globe  /  Siobhan Davies Dance  /  SoundCamp  /  South London Gallery  /  South Social Films Festival  /  Southwark Carers  /  Southwark Giving  /  Southwark Playhouse  /  Southwark Studios  / The Shard  /  Spanish Theatre Company  /  Team London Bridge  /  Theatre Peckham  /  Theatre Troupe This Side Up Festival  /  Uncle Aug  /  Unicorn Theatre  /  University of the Arts London  /  Urban Space Solutions  /  Wormfood  /  Yipao Street Food  /  Young Advisors Southwark

Mark Rylance quote"Southwark is the perfect place to see how cultural institutions of every size can make a real difference to local communities. I'm delighted to support it in its bid to become London Borough of Culture." Frances Morris. Director, Tate Modern


Our bid is being developed to include a wide range of voices and ideas from across our diverse community. We held a series of Creative Conversations with small groups of individuals and organisations to discuss themes and concepts which are important to them.

Creative Partners

A Southwark London Borough of Culture bid advisory group has been created that includes cultural leaders, representatives from community, voluntary, business, education, health and well-being and regeneration sectors:

Jumoke Fashola (Co-chair)
Broadcaster, journalist, vocalist and live literature curator

Nick Starr (Co-chair)
Executive Director, The Bridge

Harriet Harman
MP for Camberwell and Peckham and Mother of the House of Commons

Natalie Brent
Pro Vice-Chancellor & Head Of College, London College of Communications

Frances Morris
Director, Tate Modern

Brenda Bates
ExCo Director, U&I

Jide Adetunji
Entrepreneur and founder of GUAP magazine

Nuala Morales
Director, Plaza Latina and Carnaval del Pueblo

Kevin Fenton
Director of Public Health, Southwark Council

Helen Atwood
Head of Southwark Giving

Cllr Octavia Lamb
Councillor, picture editor and poet

Cllr Johnson Situ
Cabinet member for Business, Culture and Social Regeneration

Join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #southwarkpioneers and show your support for the London Borough of Culture bid.


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