At City Hall this week, Haringey was given a Cultural Impact Award by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Haringey’s team was at the headquarters of the Greater London Authority to learn which borough would be named London Borough of Culture for 2023.
Although the honour ultimately went to Croydon, the Haringey team was still successful in being given a Cultural Impact Award, which comes with £200,000 in funding to deliver cultural projects and events in the borough.
Haringey’s bid highlighted the borough’s rich cultural history and some of the world-famous artists who have the called the area home, including Adele, Skepta and The Kinks. It also focused on the many top-class entertainment and artistic venues in the borough, such as Alexandra Palace, Jacksons Lane in Highgate, Tottenham’s Bernie Grant Arts Centre and the world-famous Downstairs at the Kings Head comedy club in Crouch End. There’s a wealth of performance arts, culture and music in Haringey. What a great place to live!