A new website is up and running this week, bringing together the different strands of Hammersmith & Fulham’s lively summer arts festival.
The HF ArtsFest is staged from 3-11 June, with more than 200 events, from paintings and films to literature and theatre. The festival is supported by H&F Council as part of its effort to make the borough a leading centre for art and culture in London.
The festival encompasses workshops, concerts, animation, painting, opera, circus skills, singing, poetry, theatre, pottery, jazz and puppetry, with the emphasis on making the most of the great outdoors during the summer holidays.
Anyone visiting www.hf-artsfest.com will be able to find out the date, time and venue of each event as details are released, with most of the activities being free admission.
“The HF ArtsFest provides a great platform for artists of all disciplines to come together, showcase their work and exchange ideas,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
“Ultimately, we want the arts to help drive a dynamic local economy and lead to new local jobs and businesses. While making H&F a leading centre for art and culture in London.”
Registration for this year’s festival is now open, with event organisers invited to fill in a form online, and return it with two or three images which will then be loaded up on the website.
The aim is to reflect the rich diversity and wide range of cultural activities in the borough.
As registrations come through, the website will expand, keeping borough residents informed.
“As always, we appreciate the comments and suggestions which have helped us build this new website, and hope residents will keep them coming to continue improving it,” said ArtsFest’s Esther Calatayud, based at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Organisers of events can register them until the end of March and benefit from listing on the website and in other promotional and marketing material.