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"Rise" at Wembley Stadium: Brent Borough of Culture Kick-Off

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START DATE 18 January 2020
START TIME 07:00pm
LOCATION

Olympic Way, Wembley Park

END DATE 18 January 2020
END TIME 08:00pm

An outdoor spectacle telling the story of Brent

Rise will be a spectacular family-friendly outdoor show, with a local community cast of hundreds, telling the story of Brent through dance, theatre and projections, set to an incredible soundtrack, against the backdrop of Wembley Stadium.

Brent is the home of Rachel Yankey, Riz Ahmed, Zadie Smith; the home of the Grunwick strikers, of reggae and rebellion, great roads, legendary family businesses, famous Irish pubs, trailblazing young poets, Metroland architects and the builders of the biggest Hindu Temple outside India. Like Brent they did, and do, things in their own way.

Rise will tell the story of how this little-known corner of the capital - in its activism, writing and athleticism - travelled from the margins to change British culture. Above all it will be a tale of how, for generations, people of different countries, faiths and backgrounds came here to grow and make a future together.

Everyone is welcome. Come rain or shine, all rise!

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