London Bridge has a wealth of cultural attractions and creative bodies and this week we had the pleasure of hosting them here at The Hive to share their expertise and knowledge. The London Bridge Culture Group has been formed to make sure this amazing resource of talent and connections is maximised to benefit the area and its community.
Organisations such as the GLA, Network Rail, Southwark Council, Potters Fields Park Management Trust, London Bridge City, King’s College London, Shad Thames Area Management Partnership and Better Bankside, joined curators, champions and directors from local museums, theatres, markets and venues this week to discuss Team London Bridge’s Culture Strategy for the area and how to realise its potential.
Sherry Dobbin presented the results of her 3-month consultation to the Group and got their feedback to the outline of the Draft Strategy, it’s Vision and focus. With a little bit of tailoring still to do, the London Bridge Culture Strategy is due to be launched 1st February 2018 and will start to permeate through all of Team London Bridge’s projects immediately. Culture Group partners, arts organisations, festival curators and, most importantly, the public audience will be invited to collaborate via a programme of existing and new activity across a mix of contrasting platforms in the area.
To drive this forward, Team London Bridge will be hiring a specialist Culture Curator in early 2018 to look at the area holistically and maintain the momentum that Sherry’s project has started.
Chris Earlie, Head of Tower Bridge, said, ‘Tower Bridge is symbolic of London and brings diverse influences together. This culture strategy for the London Bridge area will share these virtues and build a stage to showcase the very best of the capital here.’