Ealing Council say their bidding process for London Borough of Culture has uncovered new partnerships between many local organisations and provided a lot of exciting ideas to build on.
Waltham Forest and Brent will be the first two Boroughs of Culture, Ealing’s bid, like 19 others, was unsuccessful. However, it has provided some ideas which will hopefully progress in any case.
The organisations include Ealing Youth Orchestra & Ealing Music Service; Gunnersbury Museum & The Ealing Club; Ealing Library Service & Penguin Random House are keen to develop their proposals further and make these exciting events /activities happen.
The council will continue to raise awareness of the cultural offer in Ealing and through the Ealing Arts & Culture Forum engage with the arts sector and funding agencies.
In 2018, Gunnersbury Park will be home to the popular Lovebox and Citadel festivals which will maintain Ealing’s amazing track record for festivals and outdoor events.
Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery will open under new management and Gunnersbury Park Museum will re-open to the public. Both have undergone significant restoration and will be important cultural attractions for the enjoyment of visitors.
Ealing has diversity and rich culture which has allowed the borough to thrive over several years and this will continue to happen in the future. Residents can be assured the council will be putting a great deal of working into developing arts and culture through some amazing partnerships and funding possibilities.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council said: “Ealing should be very proud of its arts and culture and despite not being successful this doesn’t mean we won’t be able to continue to showcase our diversity and community spirit.
“Working alongside cultural and event organisations within the borough as part of the bid process has explored a host of ideas which will bring residents together to celebrate Ealing and what opportunities can be created.”