Colourful Bhavan Centre Indian dancers

One week of fun as HF ArtsFest begins

HF ArtsFest is here!  A packed programme of inspiring activities is taking place across the borough and everyone is invited.

Running until Sunday 12 June, it is now in its third year. This year the event, backed by H&F Council and developer St George, is the biggest ever with more than 130 events being held by about 400 artists.

“Each year the HF ArtsFest organisers and artists give us an event to be really proud of and this year they’ve outdone themselves,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.

“With such a packed programme, there really is something for everyone. Why not have a look and see for yourselves?”   

Bhavan dancers
Image caption: Bhavan dancers

Highlights include:

  • An eclectic art exhibition and sale by the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters at Fulham Library in Fulham Road each day from 10am to 8pm until Thursday, 10am to 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. Free.
  • Hear about different techniques and view different creations at The Art of Upcycling at Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham’s charity shop in West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush Green, 1pm to 4pm on Thursday 9 June. Free.
  • Authentic Cuban music and dancing in a showcase of upcoming musical Mi Cubita Bella (My Beautiful Little Cuba) by Solid Rainbow at the Austin Forum, Augustinian Centre, Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, 6,30pm on Friday 10 June. Free.
  • Artists fuse Indian classical arts and western pop hits at the Bhavan Centre in Castletown Road, West Kensington, 8pm on Saturday 11 June. £10/ £8 concessions. 
  • A picnic in Ravenscourt Park with dance, performances by Albert and Friends Instant Circus and other family fun to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on Sunday 12 June from 12pm to 4pm. Free but bring your own food.     
  • A cacophany of music and dance at Westfield featuring Albert and Friends Instant Circus, Scariofunk and the Bhavan Indian Dancers, 12pm to 6pm on Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June. Free.

You can browse through all the events during the festival by picking up a booklet with everything on offer or visiting the festival’s website at

Booklets with the full programme are available from Hammersmith Town Hall, libraries, The Masbro Centre, Westfield, The Austin Forum in St Augustine’s Church, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, as well as The V&A in South Kensington and other locations.

Albert and Friends will be among the performers at Ravenscourt Park
Image caption: Albert and Friends will be among the performers at Ravenscourt Park