Merton is bidding to become London Borough of Culture 2019.

The bid will feature an authentic, ambitious and passionate programme to seize a unique moment in Merton’s long history, to make a lasting difference for our people and show the world what Merton can do.

The programme is based on these perceptions about Merton:

  • Creative and ambitious people
  • History and physicality are rooted in what we share
  • Build on Merton’s strengths together
  • Inequalities between different communities and parts of Merton are intolerable
  • Sharing power in artistic commissioning transforms both perception of place and experience of the arts

Read more here.