Lewisham London Borough of Culture will celebrate local diversity and bring positive changes to the area, according to its coordinators.
We Are Lewisham said the year will include Breathe 2022, an air pollution-focused artwork beginning in April, and see The Albany transform into a beach for climate change artwork Sun & Sea in June.
Liberty Festival, a showcase by D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists, and Revolution Through Music, a celebration of Lewisham’s activist history, are both scheduled for July.
The borough won more than £1m to stage the third edition of the event, which was delayed from 2021 due to the pandemic.
The programme represents a much-needed call to action that is also joyful and celebratory, according to Creative Director Gavin Barlow.
"Lewisham has always been somewhere that stands up for what it believes in, and the year will showcase the power of the arts to inspire positive change and celebrate our borough’s contributions to music, visual art, dance and more."