The Culture2020 consultation on the future of our cultural services has now closed. We’d like to thank everyone who’s taken such an interest, responded and attended or organised events. There’s been a good response across the borough and over the next few weeks we will carefully consider the comments and suggestions we’ve received.  By the summer we expect to publish a report based on this consultation which will then be discussed at Cabinet where decisions will be made.


There’s so much to do in Lambeth – from aerobics to Zumba classes, the Southbank Centre, Brixton Academy and Ovalhouse theatre. There are new leisure centres in Streatham, West Norwood and Clapham, parks and open spaces with open air gyms. You can visit the library in Clapham, the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, as well as numerous markets and festivals and the fabulous Lambeth Country Show…

We all know that regular exercise and cultural activity makes us feel better so we want to make the most of what Lambeth has to offer to help local people live healthier, happier lives.

With a population increasing by 30,000 in the next 10 years and just over half the amount of money to spend as we had last year, this will be a challenge. But we’ve had thousands of conversations with local people and have lots of ideas we want to discuss, which you can read about in our Cultural Services by 2020 booklet.

By 2020 our aim is that:

  • no matter where you live in Lambeth you‘ll be within 20 minutes average walking time from affordable activities which will improve your health and wellbeing.
  • 85% of Lambeth’s population take part in regular cultural, sports and physical activities.
  • all residents have access to a range of affordable, excellent facilities where they can engage in cultural, sports and physical activities.

To find out more