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SUMMER IN THE CITY: Enjoy our packed programme of summer fun

The borough’s biggest provider of youth activities is working with H&F Council to put on a massive range of events this summer.

Let Me Play has created a packed programme of more than 1,400 events for Summer in the City, our annual programme of free and low cost holiday fun. 

“It’s a chance to try something new as well as take part in your favourite activities,” said Jessie Keighley of Let Me Play.

“You’ll be able to meet new people and maybe find a new hobby – all on your own doorstep. It’s also a great way for children to build their confidence and find out about the work of different groups in H&F, including volunteering opportunities.”

More than 650 young people attended 1,310 activities in and around Hammersmith & Fulham last year.

One of them had her social life transformed by the new experiences and support from Let Me Play, said staff member Genevieve Helson.

“She didn’t have many friends and English is her second language,” said Genevieve.

“She wanted to explore some performing arts sessions to get her confidence up, not only with singing, dancing and acting, but also to interact with other young people.

“She was encouraged to just go for it and her confidence improved. She found it easier to talk to other young people and said how much she had enjoyed the programme.”

A performance arts course at Burlington Danes Academy

There are some fantastic new activities this year including indoor rock climbing, a five-day drama workshop at the Bush Theatre with the chance to perform in a play at the end, and the return of kayaking classes.

You need to book now for these as they will fill up fast but with most of the activities you can turn up on the day.

They include graffiti art workshops, circus skills, sports camps and arts and crafts.

Activities are open to all 11 to 19-year-olds in Hammersmith & Fulham and there are also activities for disabled people aged 0 to 25-years-old.

You can sign up to take part at the Summer in the City website.

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