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What are your favourite hidden gems in Redbridge?

PUBLISHED: 11:28 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:54 15 February 2018

Residents learning more about Redbridge's bid for the borough of culture at a drop-in workshop outside Redbridge Town Hall. Magiesha Maheswaran with Laura Saxton of 64 Million Artists. Photo: Ken Mears

Residents learning more about Redbridge's bid for the borough of culture at a drop-in workshop outside Redbridge Town Hall. Magiesha Maheswaran with Laura Saxton of 64 Million Artists. Photo: Ken Mears

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With of the winner of the Mayor of London’s borough of culture bid set to be announced this month, Redbridge residents are being called on to tweet out their hidden gems.

From Gants Hills tube station to Valentines Mansion, the team behind Redbridge’s bid are asking residents to tweet out their favourite parts on the borough on February 15.

Twenty-two boroughs have thrown their respective hats in to the ring to be crowned the borough of culture.

The award was launched by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in June.

On offer is £1million to stage a programme of world-class events and an opportunity to put arts, heritage and culture at the heart of Redbridge’s future.

In November, Redbridge Council leader Jas Athwal, said: “It’s been absolutely brilliant to see everyone across Redbridge come together in support of our bid to become London Borough of Culture.

“This is a huge opportunity for Redbridge, and if we are successful we will have the opportunity to demonstrate our wonderful, rich and diverse culture to not only the rest of the country but to the world.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has got involved so far and helped us to create our bid, and remind you that even after the bid has been submitted you can still show your support on social media using #ThisIsRedridge.”

To take part, follow @LDN_Culture on Twitter, like and retweet their post about Redbridge and make your own hidden gems suggestions using the hashtags #mylocalculture and #thisisredbridge.

Find out more at thisisredbridge.org


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