Lambeth! Can We Win Crown For Borough Of Culture 2019/2020 Award

“Radical Hearts. Open Minds – London Borough of Culture Bid”

Lambeth Borough has put forward their bid for the opportunity to claim the crown for the Mayors Culture borough prize in 2019/2020. With the amazing prize of £1.1 million, this would give Lambeth a great boost in enabling the borough to invest into its cultural growth by hosting and promoting a wider range of cultural events with support of over 200 grassroots cultural organisations.

Lambeth needs to win this award in order to:

  • “engage, inspire and grow our diverse community”
  • “address the problems of inequality and disadvantage we face”
  • “build social cohesion and wellbeing amongst our people”
  • “build on our many networks to share culture around the borough
  • “encourage and promote our inherent local culture and creative talent”
  • Enable our culture to reach from the street to the international stage”
  • “prove fresh ideas that can be relevant across the capital”
  • “embed culture at the centre of the borough’s plans for the future”

What most people who lives and visit the borough loves most is the dynamism, innovation. Brixton gives Lambeth the most cultural aspect of the borough with its vibrancy,  as it consist of the most alluring places for people around the world such as the listed Town Hall, Brixton Library, Ritzy, Brixton Academy, Windrush Square/ Black Cultural Archive and the new war memorial for black soldiers. Some famous names has reside here such a David Bowie, Sharon Asbourne, the activist Olive Morris.

Winning of the bid would help to enhance the other places of interest such as Vauxhall’s garden museum, gallery. Stockwell once home to painter Van Gogh and the most famous skate park. Clapham’s education links of Clapham College, Mary Seacole Library. Streatham has great diverse mix of people along its high street, Somali, Italian, African/Carribean, Indian, Lebanese, Spanish, Japanese and Vietnamese and the art and culture venue the Hideaway. West Norwood & Tulse Hill house the Portico gallery and theatre.

Supporting and nurturing children & young people to develop cultural infrastructure through rich and complex stories of the borough.

Training new cultural leaders and increasing our communities, confidence and pride of their borough by connecting less active parts of the borough with the more active ones, which would see a legacy embedded for the future of the borough continue past 2019/2020.

Winning the bid would see a delivery plan which would outline programmes of activities that will be authentic and embracing, inclusiveness equality with economic growth that would also push to the forefront education, social isolation, which would in term help area below 10% to increase enjoyment especially on deprived estates.

 

Cllr Sonia Winifred – Cabinet Member for Equalities & Culture

Should Lambeth wins £1 million prize for London Borough of

Culture award 2019/2020 offered by Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London,

and become one of the two winning boroughs and lift the crown.

This would be a great asset to ensure that the borough continues to be

recognised for it unique culture & creativity for its community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5 best footballers discovered in 2017

This 2017 has ended and football has delighted us with fantastic players who have stood out and nobody expected it.

Football is a sport that has us in exchange for sudden changes. Football players that nobody knows can become idols of their teams and great revelations.

In this way we have cases like those of Jamie Vardy, Aubameyang a few years ago.
This year AS Monaco FC was qualified to the Champions League with a relatively uncompetitive team and would not aspire too much in the competition.

However, football had another history for us. The team surprised us with a combined line up of promising young players and veteran players, to highlight Falcao in the lead accompanied by a young man named Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe did a fantastic season with his team which led to the semi-finals of the Champions League and winning the Ligue 1, for what he called the attention of the PSG which made a millionaire investment to get their services.

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If a TOP 5 of the best revelations of 2017 were made, it would undoubtedly be headed by said player. However, there have been other outstanding players.

Players like Harry Kane, which ended the year as top scorer in a year over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. On the other hand we have Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, who changed clubs looking for more opportunities and have stood out above the others in their respective clubs.

Finally, highlight the year of Philippe Coutinho who in previous years has gone from club to club looking for a chance of more minutes which he found in Liverpool becoming the star of the team and calling the attention of FC Barcelona who had just hired him turning in the second most expensive signing in the history of football with £142 million.

There is no doubt that this year this sport has given us great lessons of how from one day to the next you can go from anonymity to being the idol of thousands of people. Let’s see what will happen in this New Year.

Anthony Ducapo: the name of the moment

Anthony Ducapo who recently released his song “Bonnie and Clyde” is devastating, since in a short time his song exceeds 25 thousand visits.

But who is Anthony Ducapo?

Anthony Yépez Vera, 20 years old, from Quito, Ecuador, had great changes in his life. At the young age of 6 his parents made the decision to move to Spain hit by the crisis in his native country.

However, it was not there, when he was 13 years old he had to emigrate again, this time to London. He tells us with great nostalgia that it was very difficult since his level of English was very poor.

He got fame several years ago with his videos of no more than six seconds on the Vine platform. His videos were about and for the Ecuadorian people.

Soon had to open secondary accounts on Twitter and Facebook for the support of fans, as it reached more than 700 thousand followers.

  • Little by little, as Vine declined, so did he.

However, his fame did not stop because whenever he had the chance he showed his singing skills. He met Williams Rojas, who would help him jump into the world of music with ease.

So, they came to form, along with Michael Lara, the group “Los Mala Fama”

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Williams Rojas, Michael Lara, Anthony Yépez

He tells us that this group is already past, but he remembers that it was what motivated him to keep going since they got to give 4 concerts in Madrid and Murcia. In all they managed to fill the discotheques.

“I cannot forget the night of November 15 at the most important Latin club in Europe, Ozona VIP with a thousand-people singing with us” La voz rota” and five more songs from our own and only album.”

From February 2015 he came to compose and sing only. His first song is “I invite you to my world” with 33 thousand visits so far.

Anthony Ducapo surprises with his early age, since he has two albums and 50 songs. Of which they emphasize: “Can we speak?”, “Un perro más”, “El Maldito” with the latter came to have their old and new Vine fans back.

Anthony Ducapo the man of the million.

“Damn are all” rise just 5 months ago has already exceeded one and a half million visits.

Anthony Yepez emphasizes that his star theme is not for a woman, but divided into three parts and each part is for a woman.

At 3:33 min. Ducapo enters the room and sees a woman having sex. This part is based on his own experience, since he learned that his girlfriend was unfaithful when, at a party, he went to a room and found his girlfriend having sex with another boyfriend.

He ends up telling us a secret: “When I recorded the song in the studio, I did not like it. I thought it would be one more. ”