Not sure where to take the kids this summer? Why not head down to Westfield Square for an exciting series of free events at the borough’s latest cultural attraction.
Westfield London raised the curtain on their new public entertainment space – called The Pavilion – last Friday (22 June) with a free concert. It featured performances from emerging young artists Joy Crookes, Rachel Foxx and Only Girl, as well as fire-cooked pizzas and a prosecco bar.
The new outdoor public square forms part of the recent £600m expansion of the shopping centre.
“The Pavilion is a great addition to our vibrant arts scene,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts. “We’re working towards creating more affordable performance spaces in the borough as we aim to become one of the country’s leading destinations for the arts.”
The structure, which pays homage to the 1908 Franco British Exhibition in White City, will host a huge line-up of free arts, culture, sports and family events throughout the summer.
“Westfield London is focused on developing and contributing to a thriving arts and culture scene in H&F,” said Duncan Bower, Director of Development at Westfield London. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to our series of free events for local residents and shoppers to experience different performances and activities – ranging from music, art sport and tech.”
Free live music, performances, kids boot camps, workshops and talks will take please from now until the end of September at Westfield.
The Pavilion, which is just a short walk from Wood Lane tube station, forms part of the London Festival of Architecture celebration.
Its inspiration stems back 110 years ago when more than eight million people visited the 120 exhibition buildings and 20 pavilions at the Franco British Exhibition in White City.
The Pavilion, designed by IF_DO architects, pays respect to the Flip-Flap structure that was present at the exhibition, and which was said to be so high you could see as far as Windsor Castle.
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