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ArtsFest is back! Local artists take over H&F with nine-day festival

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The ever-popular Hammersmith & Fulham ArtsFest is less than two weeks away.

The annual festival, supported by H&F Council, will celebrate the fantastic work of local artists from 1 to 9 June with a borough-wide series of events – most of which are free.

It will include exhibitions, drama, live music, film screenings, walking tours and more at various venues across H&F.

“We’re working with ArtsFest to make H&F one of the leading arts destinations in the country,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts.

This year’s festival sees the return of JOY with a bigger and better line-up of theatre, music and dance shows celebrating local disabled people.

It will showcase the works of already established artists and reach out across the community to emerging disabled artists and those who have not previously been involved in the arts.

Check out the JOY programme schedule produced by Turtle Key Arts with support from the Lyric Hammersmith. 

"HF ArtsFest is excited about its most ambitious festival to date with new artists and partners on board as well as old favourites returning to the festival,” added HF ArtsFest Producer Flora Herberich.

“This year a lot of our events highlight inclusion, diversity and sustainability by celebrating artists and partnering with organisations that share our passions. HF ArtsFest is grateful for support from H&F Council, Arts Council England and local charities who value its contribution to the borough’s arts scene.”

Arts Strategy

ArtsFest is another jewel in the crown of H&F’s cultural scene and is part of the council’s Arts Strategy (pdf 627KB) that aims to give local residents from a wide range of backgrounds more opportunities to experience and participate in the arts.

Highlights at this year’s ArtsFest include:

  • The Unity Choir on Lyric Square.
  • Photojournalism exhibition ‘Marginal’ at the Re:Centre.
  • Reggae exhibition at Peckings Studio One in Askew Road.
  • Explore what you can do to help make our planet more sustainable with Open Cell and friends at Old Laundry Yard in Shepherds Bush.
  • Walking tour of the TV programmes produced in the borough.
  • ‘Hedgehogs Don’t Live in the City!’ show.
  • Happy 150th year Periodic Table banner project in White City.

Visit the HF ArtsFest website for full list of events and times.

For more details go to the HF ArtsFest website.

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