Sutton is bidding to be the London Borough of Culture in 2023 and we’re calling on everyone in Sutton to help make this happen.
The Borough of Culture is a programme run by the Mayor of London to promote culture across the capital. Winning this would mean £1.35m worth of funding to devote to Sutton's culture, in 2023 and beyond.
With your support, this award will enable us to build on Sutton’s cultural strengths, including our local communities, community arts, and heritage. We want to bring culture to the heart of the borough and make culture matter for everyone of all ages and from all backgrounds.
You can show your support in a number of ways:
Simply sign our bid page with your name and email address.
Take part in our social media Culture Bid Competition - for the chance to win £150 in high street vouchers, share your view of culture in Sutton by posting your photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. All entries must be accompanied by the hashtag #mycultureoursutton in order to be considered. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 25 October. View the Terms and Conditions for more information.
Download official Back the Bid digital graphics in a range of colours and post them on your website or social pages.
- Back the Bid Sutton2023 (white graphic)
- We're Backing the Bid! (white graphic)
- We're Backing the Bid! (grey graphic)
- I'm Backing the Bid! (purple graphic)
- I'm Backing the Bid! (burgundy graphic)
- Back the Bid poster (pdf)
We need everyone's help to get to the next stage - having the backing of the people of Sutton, as well as businesses large and small, will make all the difference to show the Mayor of London we're ready to be London Borough of Culture in 2023.
Culture includes every aspect of our lives from how we eat, dress, communicate, celebrate and socialise. Culture is found in our streets and public spaces, in our restaurants and cafes, our libraries and community centres. It is central to understanding where we are now, where we have come from, and where we are going.
Sutton is a real contender for this prestigious award. It could bring in up to £1.35 million to invest in the cultural offer across the borough, to inspire our children and build a legacy for the future making culture matter more than ever in our borough.
Find out more about our ambition for Sutton to become London Borough of Culture 2023 in an open letter from the Leader of Sutton Council, Ruth Dombey.
The bid will be submitted to the Mayor of London on 28 October and the winning borough will be announced in January 2020.