Actor Mark Rylance backs Southwark’s Borough of Culture bid

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An award-winning actor has shown his support for Southwark’s bid to become Borough of Culture. If successful, Southwark would become one of two boroughs selected as London Borough of Culture for 2019 and 2020 and given £1.1million worth of funding for a year of cultural celebrations. Mark Rylance, who has appeared in Dunkirk, The BFG, and ...

20156Actor Mark Rylance has backed Southwark's bid to become London Borough of Culture (Credit: Simon Annand)

An award-winning actor has shown his support for Southwark’s bid to become Borough of Culture.

If successful, Southwark would become one of two boroughs selected as London Borough of Culture for 2019 and 2020 and given £1.1million worth of funding for a year of cultural celebrations.

Mark Rylance, who has appeared in Dunkirk, The BFG, and The Other Boleyn Girl, has now added his name to the list of supporters.

“You could live in Southwark for 400 years and still find friends gathered at a familiar play,” he said.

“For food, dancing, art, theatre, music, Southwark stands beside the Thames beckoning you to put down your oars and come ashore.”

The council is still keen for more people to pledge their support and help showcase talent from across the borough.

Councillor 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.”

To back the bid, visit: www.southwark.gov.uk/backsouthwarksbid

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