Hammersmith & Fulham

Video transcript: H&F's bid to become London Borough of Culture

[Video starts with H&F councillor, Sharon Holder, in Lyric Square, Hammersmith] Hello my name is Councillor Sharon Holder, and I am delighted to launch the Hammersmith & Fulham bid to become London Borough of Culture 2025.

[Drone shot over the Thames facing north showing Hammersmith Bridge and Riverside Studios - Cllr Holder voiceover] Hammersmith & Fulham is a place

[Cllr Holder to camera] with huge cultural potential.

[Montage of shots showing Fulham Broadway station then drone footage of a Tube train passing over new Kings Road in Fulham and then the Thames - Cllr Holder voiceover] A vibrant borough with a diverse population and a growing innovation economy.

[Montage of shots and images showing the Eventim Apollo, O2 Empire, Bush Hall and Television Centre, Riverside Studios, a Dalek on the riverbank by Hammersmith Bridge, David Bowie performing as Ziggy Stardust and Bob Marley - Cllr Holder voiceover] We have a unique cultural history in Hammersmith & Fulham. World famous music venues. Classic film and television have been made here. Incredible albums were recorded and performed in this borough.

[Cllr Holder to camera] And today we have a thriving community arts scene

[Montage of shots showing inside the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Bush Theatre, courtyard of Fulham Palace, the Bhavan and Irish Cultural Centre - Cllr Holder voiceover] with great venues like the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Bush Theatre, Fulham Palace and the Bhavan and the Irish Cultural Centre.

[Cuts to a dance class by Dance West] As well as groups like Dance West and HQI Music.

[Cllr Holder to camera transitioning to a shot of the William Morris Museum and shop sign] And visual arts partners like Kindred Studios and the William Morris Society.

[Cllr Holder to camera] There's a lot going on. But not everyone in Hammersmith & Fulham is connected to it, and many beyond it are unaware.

[Montage of shots showing Hammersmith Bridge from the river bed, overhead drone footage of the lower mall west of Hammersmith Bridge, followed by cars crossing Putney Bridge into Fulham - Cllr Holder voiceover] We could do so much more if we could join up the dots between people across the borough, between our talent and opportunities, and between Hammersmith & Fulham, the rest of London, and the world outside.

[Cllr Holder to camera] The partnership behind this bid brings a wide range of partners from culture, business, education and health together.

[Montage of shots showing drone footage right over Hammersmith Bridge, a busy Hammersmith Broadway - Cllr Holder voiceover] Being more than the sum of our parts is at the heart of our proposal, which is why the theme of our bid is 'Where Culture Connects'.

[Cllr Holder to camera] We will connect our communities.

[Shot of cyclists on the Riverside cycle pathway - Cllr Holder voiceover] We will connect our cultural sectors.

[Cllr Holder to camera] We will connect our talent to our opportunities. And we will connect London to Hammersmith & Fulham, and Hammersmith & Fulham to the wider world.

[Drone footage of riverside path west of Hammersmith Bridge and then cuts to a show at Bush Theatre - Cllr Holder voiceover] In making these connections, we will release the awesome power of culture as a force for transforming this place.

[Cllr Holder to camera]  That's why I'm backing Hammersmith & Fulham's bid to become the London Borough of Culture 2025.

[Mayor of H&F, Cllr Quigley sitting at her desk] I'm Patricia Quigley, Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham and I'm backing the bid to London Borough of Culture.

[Staff from Music House for Children - person speaking is holding up a sign that says H&F for London Borough of Culture!] We are Music House for Children

[Trustees, staff and volunteers from William Morris Society] The William Morris Society

[Emma Hutchinson, co-director, Bush Hall Music] Bush Hall Music Limited

[Staff from Action on Disability] Action on Disability

[Staff from Urban Partnership Group] UPG is backing

[Elijah Dixon-Bonner, QPR footballer] backing

[Andreas Pereira, Fulham FC footballer] backing

[Rachel O'Riordan, artistic director, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre] backing

[Staff from the Irish Cultural Centre] backing

[Emma Hutchinson, co-director, Bush Hall Music] the Hammersmith & Fulham bid

[Elijah Dixon-Bonner, QPR footballer] for London Borough of Culture.

[Andreas Pereira, Fulham FC footballer] London Borough of Culture.

[Traders from Shepherds Bush Market] We are backing Hammersmith & Fulham for London Borough of Culture.

[Staff from the Young Amici Dance Company] The Hammersmith & Fulham Borough of Culture.

[Rachel O'Riordan, artistic director, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre] London Borough of Culture.

[Andy Sinton, former England international footballer and QPR club ambassador] London Borough of Culture.

[Staff from Tutle Keys Art] London Borough of Culture.

[Students from Turtle Keys Art] The London Borough of Culture.

[Staff from Olympia London] The London Borough of Culture.

[Students from Normand Croft Community School] London Borough of Culture.

[Junior Voices from Tri-borough Music Hub] The London Borough of Culture...woooo!

[Applause and cheers from staff at the Urban Partnership Group, Music House for Children, Irish Cultural Centre and the Students from Normand Croft Community School]

[Cllr Holder in Lyric Square] We need everyone in Hammersmith & Fulham to back our bid. Please head to our website to show your support.

[End card] Shows the message: Hammersmith & Fulham, Where Culture Connects. Bidding for London Borough of Culture 2025 - Back the bid. Music by Arvow (locally-based artist)

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