RISE, Wembley Park – Brent 2020 back to all events

RISE is the opening event of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture. A large-scale outdoor display with a local community cast of hundreds, telling the story of Brent through dance, projection, film, and an incredible soundtrack.

Brent is the home of Rachel Yankey, Riz Ahmed, Zadie Smith; the home of the Grunwick strikers, of reggae and rebellion, great roads, legendary family businesses, famous Irish pubs, trailblazing young poets, Metroland architects and the builders of the biggest Hindu Temple outside India. Like Brent they did, and do, things in their own way.

RISE will tell the story of how this little-known corner of the capital – in its activism, writing and athleticism – travelled from the margins to change British culture. Above all it will be a tale of how, for generations, people of different countries, faiths and backgrounds came here to grow and make a future together.

Everyone is welcome. All rise!

A Southpaw Dance Company Production commissioned by Metroland Culture.