Mayor of London

Borough of Culture

The Mayor of London has launched a new scheme designed to showcase culture and creativity in London. Inspired by the UK City and European Capital of Culture Programmes, London Borough of Culture is a £2.5m scheme which will award two winning London Boroughs (2019 and 2020) and will be announced in February 2018.

New cultural leadership board for London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced his new Cultural Leadership Board1. Inspirational leaders from London’s world-class creative organisations have been appointed as cultural ambassadors to guide Sadiq’s vision for culture in the capital.

London number three in world for cultural spending

The £1.6 billion spent on culture in the capital in 2014-15 is only exceeded by Paris and Moscow. Data from the World Cities Culture Finance Report (BOP consulting) also suggests that the London is unusual in receiving most of the country’s cultural spend.

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London Assembly seeks resolution of conflict between regeneration and culture

The Assembly's Regeneration Committee’s report, “Creative tensions: Optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration”, responds to the impact of gentrification on the arts and culture, making a number of recommendations to the London Mayor, from collecting better data on artists' workspaces to protection measures for grassroots venues. The committee chair,  Navin Shah, says in his introduction to the report that "Regeneration should be much more than economic development and physical improvements to infrastructure and the public realm".

Sadiq Khan calls on government to replace £600m EU funds

The Mayor of London is calling on the government to specify how more than £600m received from the European Union for delivering economic growth across the capital will be replaced in the aftermath of Brexit.

The Mayor chairs the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), which oversees the investment of £600m from the European Structural and Investment Funds into skills, employment and enterprise initiatives across the capital.

Mayor rallies the arts to demonstrate that London is open

Sadiq Khan has been promoting the LondonIsOpen diversity initiative through International Busking Day – which brought international musicians to events across the UK.

The new #LondonIsOpen campaign seeks 'to spread the message that, following the EU referendum, London remains united, full of creativity and open for business'. 

Better Health for London

An alliance of London health commissioners has published Better Health for London: One Year On analysing progress on linking health and social care in London.

The report shows progress against the ten ambitions for London’s health set out by the London Health Commission including improved outcomes in mental health and in children’s health.

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/BHFL_one-year-on_WEB_1.pdf

More dance in London schools

A collaboration between the Mayor of London and London dance companies should see more opportunities for children in London schools to take part in dance.

Friendly London

A new report by the Mayor of London highlights the key role that culture plays in supporting people and communities to live happier lives. ‘Friendly London’ looks at the factors that the World Health Organisation considers important in making cities healthy and happy places to live. 

It covers a range of subjects that will affect an individual both inside and outside the home. This includes how they travel and take part in culture and leisure; volunteering; employment; and Londoners' experiences of using health services. 

Mayor’s response to London Health Commission

The Mayor of London has published his response to the London Health Commission's report 'Better Health for London', including a £250,000 commitment for the London Healthy Workplace Charter.

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