The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates the 2020 London Borough of Culture
To celebrate the 2020 London Borough of Culture, the Duchess of Cornwall visited Brent to meet with community organizations and volunteers. The London Borough of Culture award is given to a different borough each year in order bring Londoners together and encourage young people to put culture in the centre of local communities.
Camilla first visited The Granville, a multipurpose inclusive space for local people and groups. The Duchess toured the facility and met with advisers and volunteers involved in the 2020 London Borough of Culture award. The Granville boasts several different spaces including a Cafe, affordable work spaces and studios for social enterprises. Camilla was treated to a performance by and Irish Dance group before departing for the newly renovated spaces at the Kiln Theatre.
The Duchess of Cornwall joined a workshop at the Theatre with the cast of their new production Pass Over. It is the first production they will present in the new space which includes a new layout. The Duchess also met agents from Brent's Social Change project. The Agency aims to allow young people from marginalized areas and backgrounds to create social enterprises, events and projects that will have a long lasting positive impact on the local community.
Later in the week, The Duchess of Cornwall joined her husband at Buckingham Palace to award the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. This years winners included professor Sir Jim McDonald, the University of Exeter and representatives from Manchester Metropolitan University.
The Queen Anniversary Prize is an annual event which includes several different competitions for people with of all ages with varying interests. The Mother Tongue, Other Tongue competition encourages multilingual children to celebrate their native languages by writing a poem in it. Representatives from Manchester Metropolitan University were on hand to accept the award. xx