Mark Rylance backs Southwark’s London Borough of Culture bid

16 November 2017

Southwark Council’s bid to become London Borough of Culture is gathering pace, with Mark Rylance, the greatest stage actor of his generation and the first artistic director at Shakespeare’s Globe, the latest to add his name to the list of supporters.

Mark said: “You could live in Southwark for four hundred years and still find friends gathered at a familiar play. For food, dancing, art, theatre, music, Southwark stands beside the Thames beckoning you to put down your oars and come ashore.”

With thousands of people joining the council in it’s bid to win London Borough of Culture, Southwark could well be one of the two London councils awarded the title and associated £1 million from the Mayor of London, to spend on a huge range of exciting cultural events.

However, the council is still keen for even more local people to pledge their support and help showcase all the amazing untapped talent from across the borough.

Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Social Regeneration, said: “I am thrilled that theatrical giant, Mark Rylance, is supporting our bid to become London Borough of Culture and would invite everyone in Southwark to get on board and back our bid too.”

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