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Sep 21

We Are All Londoners: Celebrating our European culture and communities

September 21, 2019


It’s more important than ever to celebrate the diversity of the city of London and show that we will always be open.

You are invited to City Hall for a day of sharing European language, food, art, and stories. All in honour of celebrating and supporting European Londoners. We’ll also be offering FREE immigration advice on the EU Settlement scheme and discussing the impacts of Brexit. The Scoop next to City Hall becomes a music stage, with performances from a range of European musicians. There’ll also be human sized table football for the whole family.



Here is a taster of the day’s activities:

All Day Drop-In Activities, 11am-3.30pm

Language Café

The EU has 23 official languages and we want to gather all of them in one place! Join us at this informal language café to chat, take part in language games and meet new people. Suitable for all levels, whether you want to practice your existing language skills or learn some new phrases.

Community Support Space

Get free legal advice on applying for Settled or Pre-Settled Status by independent immigration advisers. Find out more about support available to you and your family.

1.15pm- 2pm Presentation and Q&A: ‘Everything You Need to Know About the EU Settlement Scheme’ (free with General Admission ticket)

A Mile in My Shoes

Visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally – while listening to stories of EU citizens who’ve made London their home. From Fee, an 81-year-old German woman who moved to London in 1962, to Danish student Emilie, who arrived just a few years ago.

Badge Making

With the help of print studio Rabbits Road Press, design your own keepsake badges sharing personal stories of family and community. For all ages.

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Storytelling Room

Storytellers Crick Crack Club will be delving into the shared heritage and storytelling culture across Europe in this entertaining drop-in session.


‘Brexit Talks’

Museum of London curators took to the streets visiting markets, pubs, church halls and libraries across London to record Londoner’s responses to the most talked about issue of our time: Brexit. Come and see the responses.

Art Installation

Social activist artist Gil Mualem-Doron will be displaying new textile work based around European flags.

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Special 1000 Londoners ‘Goodbye Europe’ Screening

An anthology of short films about the London lives of people from each of the EU’s 28 nations, by Chocolate Films.

EU Settlement Ceremony, 12-1pm

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, will open this celebratory ceremony to personally thank and recognise a group of exceptional European Londoners who are committing to stay in our capital.
Some on the door tickets may be available on the day.

Panel Discussion: The impact of Brexit on EU Londoners 2-3pm

An expert panel will look at key questions including London’s ties with Europe, and Brexit’s impact on the lives of European Londoners.

Broadcaster Leona O Neill will chair the discussion with a Q&A open to the audience.
Some on the door tickets may be available on the day.


Outside City Hall, the Scoop will host an eclectic range of European music performances. There’ll also be human sized table football for the whole family.

No booking required

11am – 12pm European Cabaret
1pm – 2pm Balkan Brass
2pm – 3pm One Day One Choir
3pm – 4pm The London Scandi Session

Find out more

– Find out more about ‘We Are All Londoners: Celebrating our European culture and communities’

– Get in touch: community.engagement@london.gov.uk


There will be a coffee shop and hot food served from 12pm – 3pm serving European food

Please note, only food purchased on the premises can be consumed within the building

Filming, photography and live stream will be taking place throughout the day

You can plan your journey here https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/our-building-and-squares/how-find-city-hall

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