On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall celebrated Brent’s status at the 2020 London Borough of Culture.
The Duchess started her visit by visiting The Granville Youth and Community Centre, located in the heart of South Kilburn. The community centre serves as an inclusive, accessible and affordable space for all people and groups.
The multi-use facility incorporates affordable workspace and studios for social enterprises and creative artists. On a tour of the facility, Camilla met with local businesses and groups who use the space. A performance was also put on for the Duchess by those who use the space. This included an Albanian dance performance as well as a group that performs Irish dancing.
Later on in the day, Camilla visited the Kiln Theatre. Internationally renowned as well as proudly local, the theatre produces a variety of work. Among their productions, they host the Creative Engagement programme which is responsible for making lasting differences to Brent’s community for those of all ages.
Lastly, before leaving, the Duchess met with Agents from the Brent 2020 social change project, The Agency. It’s a project that works to help young people in marginalised areas to create social enterprises, events, and projects that have a positive impact on their local communities.
The London Borough of Culture Award aims to put culture at the heart of local communities as well as inspire the potential of youth while bringing Londoners together.
This year, the borough of Brent was presented the award for their high profile cultural events and activities that take place throughout the year in which hundreds of residents take part.
The Duchess’ visit to Brent comes in a busy week of engagements. Camilla hosted a reception for “Venus Arthritis” at her London home, Clarence house on Tuesday.
The Duchess spoke with members of staff who work for the charity.
On previous occasions, the Duchess has put a spotlight on osteoporosis, a crippling bone condition – a condition that played a role in her late mother, Rosalind’s death.
Venus Arthritis is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to supporting those with arthritis.