A large scale light show will be just one of the ways Sutton Council plan to spend £200,000 after it won the Mayor’s Cultural Impact Award.

The funding was awarded as part of Sadiq Khan's cultural programme, and Sutton’s entry drew on the scientific discovery happening at the London Cancer Hub.

Sutton Council said that six events will be held surrounding the theme of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), including a drone-filmed artistic event involving hundreds of Sutton residents

Precision technology will be used to create a visual masterpiece, bringing the borough alight with a dramatic display, curated by professional light performance artists. Five other big events will be staged, involving people from all Sutton's communities.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said: “This funding will enable us to put on a show to remember.

"While we have time to develop the show fully, we know that it will draw on the incredible work that scientists, artists and our local community are doing locally - it will be an event created with the people of Sutton and for the people of Sutton.

"I look forward with great excitement to seeing the plans progress.

“Thank you to everyone that has been working with us on our bid, and to nurture and strengthen Sutton’s arts and culture scene.”