Bugsy Malone

HF ArtsFest announces biggest programme ever

The largest arts fest in the borough, sponsored by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, is hoping to become even bigger this year. Organisers are busy putting the programme together and a wide variety of events are now online.

Thousands of residents enjoyed the past two festivals and this year’s programme is now online at www.hf-artsfest.com.

The event, which runs from 6-12 June is sponsored by H&F Council and developer St George.

“It’s fantastic to see HF ArtsFest flourishing,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.

“It has become a much loved feature of our summer and we’re proud to support the organisers’ hard work.”

New events will be joining familiar favourites this year in a line-up sure to please all ages and tastes.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Tales from the V&A Archive in Blythe Road, Kensington Olympia, on 6 June
  • In Voice & Verse, Elizabeth to Elizabeth, a celebration of British history for the Queen's 90th birthday on 6 June at All Saints Church in Bishops Avenue, Fulham
  • A Stage and Design Exhibition at LAMDA in Talgarth Road, Barons Court, on 9 June
  • Free tickets to the opening night performance of Bugsy Malone on 11 June (terms and conditions apply, click here to find out more).
  • A Cacophony of Sound and Music at Westfield, White City, on 11 and 12 June
  • A showcase of songs from musical in development Mi Cubita Bella (My Beautiful Little Cuba) by Solid Rainbow at Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, on 10 June
  • Picnic in the Park, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday in Ravenscourt Park on 12 June, featuring performances, fun and games for all the family

It will include a celebration of British History from Elizabeth I to our modern monarch
Image caption: It will include a celebration of British History from Elizabeth I to our modern monarch

“It’s been a challenging but very rewarding time developing the model of this fantastic community festival,” said chair of HF ArtsFest Petrea Owens.

“With the backing of the HF ArtsFest board and team, together with the financial support of St George and Hammersmith & Fulham Council, we’ve been able to build on the incredible work of the founder and previous chair Cathy Robertson.

“Representation from each strand of the arts in the borough is growing and the standard of the events on offer for the general public is quite staggering.”