City Bridge Trust has brought together three leading arts organisations to celebrate London’s diverse communities, creating a float which will combine music, dance and singing.

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder and London’s largest independent grant giver, City Bridge Trust makes grants totalling around £20 million per year towards charitable activity benefitting Greater London. Over the past 22 years, it has awarded more than 7,700 grants totalling over £370 million.

City Bridge Trust is the grantmaking arm of the Bridge House Estates, an ancient charity whose main purpose is the maintenance of five of the Thames Bridges: Tower, London, Southwark, Blackfriars and the Millennium Footbridge.

This is the sixth time the Trust has taken part in the Lord Mayor’s Show having entered most recently in 2015. This years’ float will feature: a diverse group of Core Arts musicians, many of whom are disabled people; dancers from Ballet Rambert’s programmes for older people; and singers from one of London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery youth choirs.

The float is being designed by Emergency Exit Arts, an organisation with over 30 years’ experience in creating community and cultural celebrations and interactive performances in public spaces.

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