Brent 2020 Unlocked – Voice Online

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CHECK OUT how Brent’s legends have been coping during the ongoing pandemic, and what might it mean for their work and practice in a new video series availble on brent2020.co.uk.

The series features guest hosts from the Blueprint Collective who catch up – in a socially distanced way, of course – with legendary musicians, artists, athletes and activists from across the borough and finding out how they’ve been affected and perhaps even inspired by the COVID-19 crisis.

Episode five, available today, features 2008 Olympic Bronze medallist Marilyn Okoro.

Previous episodes have seen the likes of Rapper, comedian, actor and milk chocolate lover Ben Smith aka Doc Brown who speaks on what influenced his music, his first experience of rapping and tips for getting into the music industry.

Another sporting icon features in episode three in the shape of England and Arsenal legend Rachel Yankey OBE. Recalling her struggles at school with dyslexia and her first memories of playing football on the pitches of Queens Park, Brent, this episode is a must watch.

LEGEND: Rachel Yankey

Check it out

Brent 2020 London Borough of Culture – June Event Listings

Monday 15 June, 20:00
Bring Your Own Bars – 2020 Culture Fund Project

Online on Facebook and YouTube: www.brent2020.co.uk/events/bring-your-own-bars-poetry 
A spoken word open mic dedicated to bringing the best artists from the London scene to North West London. Headlined by Riwa Saab.
FREE

Monday 29 June, 20:00
Bring Your Own Bars – 2020 Culture Fund Project

Online on Facebook and YouTube:www.brent2020.co.uk/events/bring-your-own-bars-poetry 
A spoken word open mic dedicated to bringing the best artists from the London scene to North West London. Headlined by AJ King.
FREE

Every Wednesday
VENT Weekly podcast

www.brent2020.co.uk/programmes/vice-x-brent 
VENT, a collaboration between VICE and the young people of Brent, is an audio project designed to explore the multitude of issues affecting youth today. Across a number of podcast series, our team of young Brent locals will document their perspective across topics like politics and identity, love and dating, crime, culture, the environment and beyond. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, VENT weekly released an episode every day – all about mental health. Chosen by Brent’s young people, our hosts delved into topics from anxiety and toxic relationships, to mental health in BAME communities and loneliness in youth.
FREE

Weekly
VENT Weekly: Covid-19 Fact Checkers (podcast)
www.brent2020.co.uk/programmes/vice-x-brent 
Brent’s young people team up with VICE to investigate and interrogate the latest coronavirus conspiracies on a new podcast series. Catch up with previous editions featuring why we might fall for conspiracy theories in times of crisis and why people from Black and Asian ethnic minority backgrounds are being hit the hardest by Covid-19.
FREE

Weekly
VENT Documentaries (podcast)

www.brent2020.co.uk/programmes/vice-x-brent 
Across four series, young people from Brent bring you documentaries about topics they care about. From politics, identity and love, to relationships, culture, crime and justice. Catch up with previous editions investigating how the whiteness of big institutions impacts the education and career paths of people of colour, learning about the history of the NHS and discussing how school can better prepare young people for the future.
FREE

Ongoing
A Lifetime’s Work – 2020 Culture Fund project

Online: www.instagram.com/a_lifetimes_work 
A photography project by Jude Wacks documenting local businesses around Brent, celebrating the history, entrepreneurship and community contribution of family firms across the borough. The project focuses on families serving the community within Brent and celebrates and recognises the diversity of independent family businesses. FREE

For more information, visit the website:
www.brent2020.co.uk



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