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#GoHounslow #HounslowCulture21 @MayorofLondon our bid to be London Borough of Culture 2021

Our bid to be London Borough of Culture 2021

With less than 3 weeks left before submission date, our London Borough of Culture bid is really gathering pace. You may have noticed the appearance of some large format posters across the borough generously supported by our local partners, JC Decaux who have their HQ in Brentford. We'd love to hear about any ideas you or the company can also get on board with our campaign.

From now until the bid submission deadline on the 28 October and then until the end of the year when the decision is made, we need to show the Mayor and his team how much culture matters to us in Hounslow.

We need to celebrate our heritage, our music, our art, our dance, our sport, our street scenes and open spaces, our food,our drink, our fashion and our faiths. We need to show we have the ambition, the ideas and the energy to make the most of it when we win.

The big idea behind our bid

We’re going to tell the Mayor that if we win London Borough of Culture 2021, we’ll make it a launch pad for the future. We’ll use this boost of cultural attention and investment to create an unstoppable movement of people, ideas and opportunity across our borough.

  • We’ll tell him we believe culture sets potential free
  • We’ll show him ideas we’re developing with our citizens
  • We’ll show him a culture superhighway of events, initiatives and projects that can bring our different parts together, spark ideas and unlock opportunity
  • And we’ll prove to him that, if he gives us his £1.35m, we’ll multiply its value and leave a lasting legacy

Here is how you can help:

Click to download our Resource Pack

Social media - like / share / comment

  • You can change your profile picture on your social media accounts or inset the campaign banner alongside your profile until the bid submission date of 28 October. Just save the images (Twitter and profile picture)  to your computer and update your profile by clicking ‘Edit Profile’
  • Please access our accounts on Facebook / Twitter and Instagram
  • Find any of our posts about our bid
  • Add a comment or statement supporting the borough’s bid e.g. I support Hounslow’s bid to be London Borough of Culture 2021
  • Include #GoHounslow and #HounslowCulture21 and @MayorofLondon
  • Tag us according to the social platform you are on: FB @HounslowCouncil Twitter: @LBofHounslow or Instagram @hounslowcouncil
  • Share on your social media platforms

Bespoke post

This would be even better!

  • If you are a business operating in the borough, please take a picture of a leading person in your organisation.
  • Provide a quote from that person endorsing our bid and giving a reason why or an opinion of what winning might mean for the borough
  • Include #GoHounslow and #HounslowCulture21 and @MayorofLondon
  • Tag us according to the social platform you are on: FB @HounslowCouncil Twitter: @LBofHounslow or Instagram @hounslowcouncil
  • Post on your social media accounts

Other:

  • Forward this email to partners and organisations that aren't subscribed - spread the word!
  • Download a pledge card from our resources pack, sign, scan and email it to us on GoHounslow@hounslow.gov.uk
  • We would love to hear from organisations who would like to  get involved during the year of culture programme – email GoHounslow@hounslow.gov.uk or call 020 8583 3729
  • Include our campaign logo on your company communications to demonstrate your support for our bid.