Mayor of London connects culture and health

The Mayor of London has published a draft culture strategy which has health and wellbeing as one of its core priority areas.

Launching the strategy Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “I have invested more in culture than any other Mayor because I believe in its transformative power. I will continue to support culture and the creative industries and today’s draft strategy sets out an ambitious plan to keep London at the top of its creative game.”

Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, Justine Simons OBE, said: “Our draft Culture Strategy recognises the central role culture plays in the capital’s success – as well as its economic contribution, it drives tourism, improves the quality of our lives and our health and it brings us together. Culture is London’s DNA and we plan to protect and grow this valuable asset today and for the future.”