We would like to thank everyone who supported us in our bid to become London Borough of Culture and offer our congratulations to the winning boroughs. We look forward to seeing what you create over the next two years.
During the bidding process we made some really valuable connections with organisations, and creative individuals in Southwark and learnt a great deal about how important culture is to this borough.
We’re going to be hard at work creating cultural opportunities in the coming year. Last week we launched a pilot Arts Bursary programme that aims to help students from less affluent backgrounds access the arts at university. On 1 March we will launch the Southwark Presents Card, giving all residents access to cultural events, activities and offers across the borough. To find out more about what we have planned read our cultural strategy and follow #SouthwarkPioneers for the latest news.