Organisers of the 2020 London Borough of Culture events said they intend to complete the programme despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Lois Stock, artistic director for Brent 2020 said all scheduled events will go ahead though some will have to be postponed to a later date.

The mile-long street party that was set to take place this summer in Kilburn High Road has been moved to 2021.

The Museum of All Brent Life, that was scheduled for May, should now take place in autumn while the Culture Capital Competition, which was due to be held at Boxpark Wembley has been postponed for the time being.

Ms Stock explained that all events would be dealt with on an individual basis and decisions will be taken to “protect the health and wellbeing of our audiences”.

She said: “We remain as committed as ever to the values that underpin Brent 2020 and all the people, artists and organisations who are involved in the programme.

“Art and music, in all their forms, have always been a part of this borough in good times and bad.

“We are determined to ensure that we continue to tell the story of the many cultures of Brent in the coming months.”

Justine Simmons, the London deputy mayor for culture and creative industries, explained that Lewisham’s year as Borough of Culture will move to 2022, while Croydon will now have the honour in 2023.

She said: “It’s important that we all follow the Government’s instructions to stay at home unless it is essential to leave.

“But we do not want Londoners to miss out on the amazing creative programmes that Brent, Lewisham and Croydon have planned, so that is why we have re-scheduled our plans.

“We will work closely with artists, the boroughs and all those involved to ensure they are supported during these challenging times.”