Camden is...
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Camden has some of the most iconic cultural venues in London, a long history of innovation, and our connection to the rest of Europe via Eurostar means that people come from all over to visit our borough. So, why are we bidding to be the London Borough of Culture?

Culture in Camden is so much more than simply attending the latest gallery or exhibition – it’s woven into the fabric of our borough, it is implicit in Camden’s people, visible on its streets and in its heritage. Culture means so many different things to different people yet it has the ability to bring communities together. Camden has a reputation for seeking innovative solutions for problems, and we truly believe culture can transform lives. Through our bid we want to support our existing cultural venues and bring culture out onto the streets so everyone in Camden can benefit. We want to create a year of culture that’s not only known for producing a fantastic programme of events for people to enjoy but that brings wider benefits for Camden residents and beyond.
What is Camden to you?
The quickest way is to let us know what you think Camden is, is by clicking here to take our short survey. Could you be a community ambassador? Send us an email! By signing up to volunteer in our year you will have access to a range of free events. Do you have an idea for a project? Let us know by emailing
Camden Is....People
Over the past month we have been speaking to people across the borough to find out what culture in Camden means to them. Our residents have many personal stories about how culture has touched their lives – how getting involved with a local arts therapy programme, for example, has helped them through tough times, or how joining an arts club has kept their child away from getting involved in crime. During our consultation sessions we met with organization representatives from our cultural institutions to talk about the what makes Camden stand out and how we can improve our cultural offer. Click here to read more and meet some of our people!
Camden Is...Places
We’re now asking for your stories about the places in Camden that mean the most to you. Click here for our Top 52 of the best Cultural Places in the borough or follow us on twitter as we tweet one for every week of the year, and suggest your own. Look out for our team from the start of next month, who will be out across Camden, capturing residents’ thoughts and ideas on film and in photos to create our own cultural snapshot of the borough.
Camden is...heritage
Next month we will be focusing on Camden’s heritage – looking back at the borough’s history of radical theatre and alternative culture, and looking to the future to see what can be drawn from our story to create our future if we win the bid. Keep an eye on this page!
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