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Metroland Cultures invites visual artists with a connection to Brent to apply to produce a commission for high-street billboards, responding to the BB22 theme, In the House of my Love.
7 April 2022
Metroland Cultures today announces further details of the second edition of the Brent Biennial, titled In the House of my Love, which takes place from 8 July - 11 September 2022.
7 April 2022
We’re seeking a Lead Programmer for our inaugural Brent Music Biennial taking place in summer 2023.
24 March 2022
Metroland Cultures is looking for buildings, units, shops, churches, community centres, houses, rooms, and unique spaces to house outworks during Brent Biennial 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with a borough-wide cultural project.
23 March 2022
As we gear up to launch more details of the Brent Biennial, Eliel Jones, Curator of Brent Biennial 2022, has written an opinion piece for ArtReview Magazine reflecting on working on the project with a local and long-term focus in mind.
17 March 2022
We're thrilled to announce today two new paid opportunities for artists and creatives based in Brent to develop their skills and practice.
21 February 2022
We're delighted to announce that the dates for the second Brent Biennial are 8 July – 11 September 2022
22 November 2021
Join our team! We're seeking an Assistant Curator to play a supportive curatorial role for the delivery of the Brent Biennial 2022
3 November 2021
This week Metroland Studio's artist-in-residence, Pesolife Art Collective, present Peso Bodega Installation++, a temporary exhibition featuring photography and music
1 November 2021
We're seeking a Programme Assistant (Kickstart) to closely with Metroland Culture’s programme team to support the development and community of the Brent Biennial and Metroland University
21 October 2021
Watch Brent 2020 Culture Fund project, Fashioning Our History Documentary free & online
13 October 2021
A play that celebrates the human knack for telling elaborate tales, especially about our own lives. Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, best-selling author Zadie Smith makes her playwriting debut
11 October 2021
As part of our Making Myself Visible programme, we're thrilled to announce the next online Conversations on Visibility will be on Tuesday 26 October at 6:30pm-7:45pm
8 October 2021
Metroland Cultures announces that Making Myself Visible, the inaugural programme for the charity giving a voice to people across the borough of Brent, will begin in mid September 2021
7 September 2021
The Lexi Cinema will host a special film season in September paying tribute to the story of reggae in the borough of Brent.
25 August 2021
We’re seeking a Marketing & Communications Manager to work with us to raise the profile of Metroland Cultures for the 2022 Brent Biennial and a Programme Technician to help with the day-to-day management of Metroland Studio
24 August 2021
Adam Farah, one of our Metroland Studio artists is opening his new solo exhibition ‘WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM YOU AND MYSELF (PEAK MOMENTATIONS / INSIDE MY VELVET ROPE MIX)’ at Camden Art Centre, on Friday 10 September.
23 August 2021
Metroland Studio artist Smriti Mehra is currently in the exhibition 'Re:store, Re:new, Re:imagine' at Willesden Gallery.
9 August 2021
A special screening pays tribute to local hero, iconic filmmaker and friend of the Lexi Cinema, Menelik Shabazz
6 August 2021
Zeinab Saleh is the August web artist-in-residence over at The White Pube, with a selection of drawings and more.
3 August 2021
We're thrilled to announce two upcoming exhibitions at Camden Art Centre featuring our Metroland Studio artists: Adam Farah and Zeinab Saleh.
21 July 2021
VENT - a collaboration between VICE and the young people of Brent - has recently won a number of podcast awards.
20 July 2021
Our new board includes young creatives, artists, youth workers, curators and more.
9 July 2021
Congratulations to Metroland Studios Resident artist Adam Farah on receiving the LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award award.
8 July 2021
We have a number of professional opportunities currently at Metroland Cultures
25 June 2021
Join a live broadcast from Metroland Studios to celebrate Windrush Day, a day that honours the British Caribbean community.
22 June 2021
A new exhibition by the Museum of Youth Culture - featuring Metroland Cultures Resident Linnet Kamala - delves into the everyday memories of being young in Brent.
18 June 2021
We're giving away a limited number of Ruth Beale's zine 'On Grief, Loss and Ritual.'
19 May 2021
Young people from Sport at the Heart present a film exploring their own lives, their youth club community, and the key moments that they felt represented this unprecedented time.
21 April 2021
Kickstarting Brent's cultural development and a legacy of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.
27 January 2021
Metroland Cultures announces the artists who are part of a new residency scheme at Metroland Studio in Kilburn.
27 January 2021
Brent's year as London Borough of Culture has been a celebration of the spirit and creativity of the borough. Relive some of the incredible memorable moments here and let us know what your favourites were.
23 December 2020
Metroland Cultures to offer a new residency scheme for visual artists, including free studio space, at Metroland Studio in Kilburn.
15 October 2020
Brent 2020 reveals the Brent Biennial pubic programme, a series of special online talks, workshops and performances.
9 October 2020
Metroland Cultures announces the artists to be supported by the Metroland Cultures Fund.
3 June 2020
Brent 2020's statement on Black Lives Matter.
3 June 2020
Today Metroland Cultures announces a brand new £25,000 fund to provide financial support to Brent artists and creatives during the COVID-19 crisis.
15 April 2020
Electronic Sheep are designers Helen Delany and Brenda Aherne – they specialise in graphic knitwear and illustration. Helen spoke to us about their Culture Fund supported tapestry, which will tell a new story about the influence of Irish people living on and around Kilburn.
9 March 2020
To The T is a design company with a social conscience, founded by Tamsin Nathan. Using a variety of creative mediums with a focus on costumes, styling and art direction To The T brings real issues to life using film theatre and photography to present the work. To the T’s latest project, a short-film called T.O.Y. (The Other Youth), is supported by the Brent 2020 Culture Fund and looks at the circumstances that turn children to violence.
12 February 2020
Rose Rouse is a journalist, poet and the author of ‘A London Safari, Walking Adventures in NW10’, one of the only non-fiction, recently-written books about life in Brent today. With support from Brent 2020 Culture Fund, Rose will be collaborating with eight poets from the borough to explore and reveal the less-well-known life of Willesden Junction Station.
7 February 2020
On Saturday 18 January, thousands of people gathered on Olympic Way in Wembley Park to celebrate the launch of Brent's year as London Borough of Culture 2020 at RISE - a spectacular, free outdoor show hosted by principal partner...
9 January 2020
Jude Wacks is a photographer from Willesden Green. This year she was awarded funding from the Brent 2020 Culture Fund to document shops in the borough that have been passed from one generation to another. In a borough which is always changing, these shops are one of the few things that doesn’t.
4 January 2020
Roy Mehta is a photographer who grew up in Kenton. With support from the Brent 2020 Culture Fund, he is revisiting his project, documenting life in Harlesden, with students from the College of North West London.
20 December 2019
The third round of projects to be supported by the 2020 Culture Fund have been announced.
1 December 2019
The second round of successful 2020 Culture Fund projects have been announced!
25 November 2019
The Brent 2020 team have announced the first projects to be supported by the 2020 Culture Fund
20 August 2019