Dawn Butler, Labour Candidate for Brent Central, has joined forces with Brent Council to encourage individuals, arts organisations and community groups to get involved in the launch of a brand new venue for North-West London -; The Library at Willesden Green. 


This great new multi-purpose facility is set to become a high quality cultural hub in the south of the borough.

As well as a library fit for the 21st century, with access to millions of books and council services, residents can look forward to a cultural centre that will include a museum, exhibition gallery, education room, café, computers, free wireless broadband and a study space.

The team behind The Library at Willesden Green are looking for content for both the ongoing programme that it will host, as well as one off contributions for the celebrations surrounding the grand opening of the venue, taking place on 12 September 2015.

A programme of high quality arts and culture is being developed that will animate The Library at Willesden Green and make it a welcoming place to visit. There will be plenty to do for people of all ages and interests. Suggestions for contributions include: dance, music, theatre, film, fashion and hands-on arts and craft workshops and community projects.

The aim of the programme is to deliver a range of activities that are innovative, educational and entertaining by developing enriching cultural opportunities for all local communities.

Speaking about the project, Dawn Butler said: “Culture and the arts are areas of huge importance. Unfortunately they haven’t received the attention and funding they deserve. Brent is the reggae capital of Europe and it’s fantastic to see that there will be a dedicated reggae section in the new building.”

She continued: This is the most culturally diverse borough in the country, and that’s something we should be proud of. There’s so much we can learn from each other – 130 different languages are spoken locally and all of our communities have different traditions and customs. The Library at Willesden Green will give us an accessible and engaging space in which to celebrate that.”

If you are interested in being part of either the ongoing cultural programme or the opening celebrations please contact arts@brent.gov.uk by 1 May 2015.

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