Croydon has won the race to be London’s Borough of Culture in 2023.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan awarded Croydon the title and £1.3m funding for the borough’s bid, This is Croydon.
Croydon 2023 will celebrate the borough’s creativity, diversity and inclusivity, as a town that is strong, resilient and always looks to the future, ensuring no community is left behind.
With 10 flagship cultural events and hundreds of community projects, the ambitious programme will involve 20,000 participants, every school, 300 volunteers, audiences of over 250,000 and over 1,500 artists.
Croydon 2023 will show the rest of London and the world how the arts can empower communities to write their own futures and tell their own stories.
Find out more about our plans for Croydon 2023 from three of our young poets below:
- Our Story by Natalie Twum-Barima.
- The Change We Want To Make by Shaniqua Benjamin
- This is Croydon by Daisy Nash.