Ealing is bidding to be

London Borough of
Culture 2025

Ealing is bidding to be

London Borough of
Culture 2025


What is London
Borough of Culture?

The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award brings Londoners together. It puts culture at the heart of local communities, where it belongs, illuminating the character and diversity of London’s boroughs and showing culture is for everyone.


Why are we bidding to be London Borough of Culture?

Ealing’s art and culture is both historic and cutting edge, celebrating the talents and traditions of the diverse communities that make our borough such an amazing place to live.


From the home of British film to the roots of British Rock and Bhangra, we’re proud of our heritage.


Our Cultural Manifesto sets out how we want to use culture to bring communities together and make this an even better borough for all 367,100 of us. If successful with our bid, the funding and activity will help us achieve this and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.


We are going for 2025 but we will also be bidding to be London Borough of Culture 2027.

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People support the bid

Our ambitions for arts and culture

Listening to you when writing Ealing’s Cultural Manifesto we heard that Ealing needs:

Your ideas

An annual celebration of our diverse cultural heritage, that would showcase all the great aspects of Ealing residents.

Judy, Greenford

Have studio space to hire out to local artists who can work alongside other creatives that work with different mediums – jewellery, pottery, textiles, glass, art etc.

Bottlebee, Hanwell

A venue where people know that they can go out and have a good old sing-a-long in a safe, comfortable and community friendly environment.

Chris, West Ealing

Art galleries, nature activities and competitions (grave bike, running etc), photography fairs, graffiti artists, and murals.

Eddie, Hanwell

Build a recreational space for celebrations inside one of the green spaces of Ealing. 

Majid, Perivale

Indian drums and dancers would be really good.

Neelam, Southall

Food Art promoting healthy diet and art would be fantastic idea

Sebastian, Greenford

Access for all to creative activities, especially children, young people and also for the elderly. This is an age group that can be so easily forgotten about.

Nicole, Acton

Support artists to create a vibrant art scene, offering empty spaces as exhibition spaces! Use our wonderful parks to create annual festivals and events

Andrea, Northolt

I’d like to see initiatives that inspire young people to turn waste into art

Kai, Acton

It would be amazing to reflect Ealing’s rich history with the origins of Rock and Roll by having a permanent music venue attracting musical artists of all styles

Philip, Ealing

We have wonderful green space which was so important during the lockdowns. Maybe there could be a celebration of parks through different art forms?

Lesley, West Ealing

Thank you to everyone who has posted your comments and suggestions. We will update the selection of ideas here regularly, but all of your ideas and posts will be shared with our bid team. Keep them coming!


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Keep up to date with our bid for 2025 and our exciting plans for cultural events and activities.


You can also share your thoughts about Ealing becoming London Borough of Culture and ideas for things you would like to see happen.


We’ll publish some of the best ideas here.

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