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SouthWestFest – South Westminster’s Award Winning Cultural and Community Festival Returns for 2019 with the Most Exciting Festival to Date! From the 28th June to the 21st July, hosting over 60 events in 20 local venues.
Festival Director Joanna Hedges said “We are pleased to announce the return of SouthWestFest a community led festival for all of South Westminster. The festival would not be possible without the passion of local residents and volunteers, plus our new Gold Festival Weekend Sponsor – Westminster Adult Education Service, who we are very pleased to have on board as a partner for this year’s festival.”
The Pimlico Proms launches this year’s festival on the 28th of June. Sip Pimms in the sunshine and enjoy al-fresco music from the Colla Voce Singers and Kew Wind Orchestra, end the evening in style with exciting sparks and fireworks. The Pimlico Proms is a free event so register now for your free ticket at www.southwestfest.org.uk
Then join thousands of local residents in celebrating SouthWestFest at the free Festival Day from 12pm – 6pm on the 29th of June at St.Georges Square. You can expect live performances on the Shooting Stars Stage, circus shows, fairground rides, a city farm, Health Zone, Workshop Zone, art installations, crafts, market stalls, food and fun!
Following the launch weekend, SouthWestFest offers you a 3 week festival with a ‘Space’ themed programme of free and low-cost events promoting the best of South Westminster.
From Space Station installations, to Intergalactic outdoor theatre performances and Pop Up Planetariums, there is something for everyone. Highlights include our workshops for young people and adults with Graphic Design Taster Sessions, Documentary Filmmaking and Photography. Plus an exclusive showing of the Tin Pan Alley documentary at our Pop Up Cinema in Lillington Gardens and the opening of Embrace your Space Art Exhibition at the Cave.
This year our Children and Families programme is sponsored by Leyf Nurseries and is brimming with fun free events including our Galactic Gathering – Fun Family picnic at Millbank Gardens, an Intergalactic Game Show by theatre company 6 Foot Stories, The Shambush Space Station Art Installation which will be touring neighbourhoods across SW1, and our finale event the Out of this World Fun Afternoon hosted by The Pimlico Million, at Churchill Square on the 20th of July.
Plus there are plenty more free and low cost events, activities and workshops as part of this year’s festival. For more information go to www.southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on
We’re happy to announce that SouthWestFest is confirmed to return from the 28th of June through to the 20th of July 2019! The festival is open access and we encourage local community groups, organisations, artists, creatives and individuals to host their own events as part of this cultural community celebration.
Join us for our launch weekend of outdoor events which include the Pimlico Proms and the Community Festival Day on the 28th and 29th of June, plus our 3 week programme of festival events, workshops and activities in the weeks after.
You can register your event within the festival programme and it will be advertised in our brochure which is distributed to over 10,000 homes and people, and on our website, visited by thousands during June and July. Register your event or activity here.
Supporters of SouthWestFest not only support a very exciting and important local initiative, but they also get to reach an audience of thousands of people who live and work in SouthWestFest. There are a range of opportunities from small adverts through to gold festival sponsorship packages. Just get in touch and we’ll arrange a bespoke package to suit your needs.
Do you love taking part in SouthWestFest? Would you like to help us come up with great event ideas, plan creative and fun community activities and celebrate the people culture of South Westminster? We’re always looking for new volunteers and charity trustees, get in touch with us to find out more!