From Edgware to Cricklewood, and Finchley to Hampstead Garden Suburb, Barnet is known for being one of London’s largest and greenest boroughs. Historically, Barnet has been a borough that has supported commerce with 30 town centres which play different roles in the wider community.
This year’s festival theme ‘In Common’ is particularly relevant to the story of Barnet, which has long been home to a hugely diverse population, including some of the largest Jewish and Japanese communities in the UK.
The borough continues to grow and thrive, showing that new development in existing contexts can be innovative, while maintaining Barnet’s unique and diverse character.
The festival will focus on a route that draws people from the residential heart of Edgware via Colindale to Brent Cross, showcasing local history, cultural infrastructure as well as sustainable and inclusive place-based projects that empower communities and give them a voice to help shape their town centres.
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