RISE – BRENT : LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE
AN OUTDOOR SPECTACLE TELLING THE STORY OF BRENT
RISE is the opening event of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture. A large-scale outdoor display with a local community cast of hundreds, telling the story of Brent through dance, projection, film, and an incredible soundtrack. RISE will take place on Saturday 18 January 2020.
Brent is the home of Rachel Yankey, Riz Ahmed, Zadie Smith; the home of the Grunwick strikers, of reggae and rebellion, great roads, legendary family businesses, famous Irish pubs, trailblazing young poets, Metroland architects and the builders of the biggest here Hindu Temple in Europe. Like Brent they did, and do, things in their own way.
RISE will tell the story of how this little-known corner of the capital – in its activism, writing and athleticism – travelled from the margins to change British culture. Brent is rising – a fragile but precious union of people who make a life in common. It has shown for generations that people from different countries, faiths and backgrounds can live, learn, grow and make a home together. Everyone is welcome!
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