"House of Life" News

Brent 2020 announces funding for House of Life Project at Willesden Jewish Cemetery
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Wednesday 21st August 2019

The Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture have announced the first 14 projects to be supported by the 2020 Culture Fund - a £500,000 grant programme for local people and organisations to lead their own cultural activities as part of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture. This includes our Willesden Jewish Cemetery 'House of Life' Project, which is funded by the Brent 2020 Culture Fund to commission artists to create new work responding to the many stories of people buried at Willesden since the time of Queen Victoria.

Hester Abrams and team are leading a project to open up Willesden’s Orthodox Jewish cemetery for many more people to come and explore an extraordinary place of national heritage. In 2020, the United Synagogue will open the House of Life there, a new visitor experience, with a visitor welcome centre, conserved buildings, new gardens and a host of activities and events.
Successful applicants in Brent were selected by a community panel. To find out more about the first 14 projects to receive funding, comprising three individuals and 11 organisations, click here: www.brent2020.co.uk/stories/2020-culture-fund-round-one-announcement/
The London Borough of Culture award is a major new initiative launched by the Mayor of London. For more information visit www.brent2020.co.uk.