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A festival celebrating London's past, present and future
A foreword from the Mayor of London
Welcome to the Story of London Festival Ė a month long celebration of Londonís past, present and future. This pan-London jamboree showcases the cityís huge and glorious heritage, highlights many unique facets of its present day cultural offer and takes a sometimes fun, sometimes serious look at its future.
I hope the programme will contain something for everyone; whether youíre a visitor to London from abroad or the UK, a Londoner wanting to discover something new about your city, a family looking for interesting ideas for days in June or a student who wants to participate in one of many debates taking place during the month.
One of my hopes for the festival was that it should showcase some of the capitalís smaller heritage and history organisations. There is a myriad of heritage and history sites, objects and organisations across London waiting to be discovered Ė thatís why Iím particularly pleased that in its fifteenth year, the Heritage Lottery Fund is contributing so fully to this festival both in terms of sponsorship, exhibitions and events. Iím also very grateful to the London Museums Hub, Museums, Libraries and Archives London and English Heritage for their close collaboration.