About Sutton STEAMs Ahead

Sutton STEAMs Ahead is an exploration of science and art through local culture.

Art and science are often perceived as two separate areas. However, when studied together, the similarities between the two and the impact of each on the other, become clear: creativity is required to make scientific breakthroughs, and art is often informed by scientific knowledge. Ultimately, research scientists, tech developers, engineers, mathematicians and artists, all seek ways to make sense of and respond to the world around us.

Inspired by these similarities, Sutton STEAMs Ahead will see a year-long calendar of cultural activity with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) at its core. The programme will engage communities and visitors in an explosion of creativity across the borough, whilst inspiring and nurturing future scientists and artists alike.

Who We Worked With

Read the collaborator profiles, highlighting the excellent individuals that have worked in the programme and the work they do.

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Read the Latest News

Find out the newest developments in the Sutton STEAMs Ahead programme.


Sutton STEAMs Ahead was made possible with the support of these organisations.
Funded by a Cultural Impact Award as part of the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture programme. Cultural Impact Awards are part of the Mayor’s ambition to put culture at the heart of local communities. They are awarded to boroughs that bid to be London Borough of Culture, towards exemplary individual projects highlighted in their bids.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund are the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. Their funding of Sutton STEAMs Ahead will help facilitate various community driven activities around the borough.
The London Borough of Sutton will be hosting a year-long programme of activities exploring the worlds of science and art through local culture. The programme will engage communities and visitors in an explosion of creativity across the borough.

We would love to know what you think of the Sutton STEAMs Ahead programme.