Croydon will be London Borough of Culture in 2023, with plans underway for a celebration of the borough’s unique identity, diverse communities and rich heritage, culture and creativity.

The programme for This is Croydon will showcase Croydon to the world. It will include major events with international headliners performing alongside emerging home-grown talent, plus hundreds of cultural activities from our communities.

Visit the official This is Croydon website

London Borough of Culture

Launched in 2017 by the Mayor of London, the London Borough of Culture award aims to shine a light on the character and diversity of London’s boroughs and bring culture to everyone. 

Find out more about the London Borough of Culture.

This is Croydon steering group

The steering group act as a critical friend from the cultural sector and will ensure that the council are delivering an exciting, representative programme of events throughout the year.  

They will also be responsible for setting the criteria for the Ignite Fund scheme and evaluating the bids. This will help to ensure that artists and organisations of all sizes are supported to participate in This is Croydon. 

The group have elected Dan Winder, from Stanley Arts, as the Independent Chair. 

Carolyn Forsyth from Talawa theatre company has been elected as the Vice Chair.