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Grants Offered for London Festival of Architecture

April 19, 2023

Barnet Council has awarded £15,000 to individuals and community groups organising ‘learn and discover’ events for the London Festival of Architecture. The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is a month-long celebration of architecture taking place every June across London.

This year, Barnet Council will be the destination for the festival and has offered grants from £250 to £500 to community organisations and organisers. Recipients of the fund will be arranging exciting events for residents and visitors, including a variety of free walks, talks and exhibitions to explore Barnet’s public and hidden architectural gems.

The events will be open to everyone to celebrate Barnet’s heritage, architecture and cultural diversity. Highlights include a behind-the-scenes tour of the award-winning North Finchley artsdepot and a sculpture walk by local artist Becky Lyons working with the National Park City Foundation.

One of the awardees is the StoneGrove Community Trust, which has been running workshops for young people to lead on the design of a public space outside the OneStonegrove centre in Edgware.

Councillor Sara Conway, Chair of Barnet Council’s Community Leadership and Libraries Committee, said: “We’re delighted that Barnet will be a feature destination at the London Festival of Architecture, as part of a Borough of Fun, connecting and celebrating.

The festival will focus on a route that takes people from Edgware through Colindale to Brent Cross, to showcase local history, cultural infrastructure as well as sustainable and inclusive place-based projects that empower communities.

More details on events taking place across the borough, including at Brent Cross Town will be available here soon.