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SouthWestFest 2022 – how to get involved

Add your event to our programme, apply to have a stall at our Festival Day and opportunities to volunteer with us Event registration – if you are planning an event in South Westminster during the 2022 festival (24th June to 15th July, inclusive), you are invited to apply to have it added to our Open […]

New Team Members Announced

Following the Board of Trustees recent appointment of Dodie Finamore as Festival Director, we have two new members of the SouthWestFest team to share with you!             Edward Quigley is a self-taught artist and photographer/ working from his studio in north London. He brings a combination of experience and energy […]

We’re Recruiting

SouthWestFest is looking for two new part-time members of staff! Festival Producer & Marketing Assistant Please see below for Job Descriptions and how to apply   Festival Producer – Job Description (click here) Contract value – £6138 Contract period – January-December 2022, renewed annually Time commitment – Average 1 day a week, but worked flexibly […]

New Director Announced

Today we announce that after recruiting and interviews, the Board of Trustees have appointed Dodie Finamore as Festival Director   “I am so excited to continue my work with SouthWestFest, our partners and communities. Heading into my fourth year with the festival, the time feels right to step up into this new role. After two […]


Work with Us

SouthWestFest is looking for a new Festival Director: Since 2004, SouthWestFest has brought the SW1 community together in the first weeks of July to celebrate the cultural and community work taking place in this unique part of the capital.  Now the Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced freelance Festival Director to lead this dynamic […]


Jo Goodey steps down as Festival Director

Dear Friends of the Festival, After 6 fantastic and fun-filled years at the helm of SouthWestFest it is time for me to move on from my role of Festival Director. This decision was not made easily, as I have absolutely loved my time working for SouthWestFest, getting to know the incredible communities, groups, organisations and […]

Take Part In SouthWestFest

SouthWestFest Returns for Summer 2021 We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing SouthWestFest back for summer 2021. This year we are ‘Reimagining’ what our community festival looks like and plan to take SouthWestFest to the Streets of south Westminster with a 3 week programme including pop up performances, creative activations, Art Trails, […]

SouthWestFest 16 Years Strong – Legacy Report

2020 marked SouthWestFest’s 16th year working in south Westminster, and has provided us with an opportunity to reflect on our work, and reimagine the future of the festival.  It can often be hard to quantify the intangible ‘feel good’ benefits of community events and talk about why a cultural community festival such as SouthWestFest deserves […]

Save SouthWestFest! We need your pledge to help us reimagine the festival for 2021.

SouthWestFest has just launched its first ever crowdfund campaign, and is asking it’s supporters to help fund a reimagined safe and socially distanced festival for 2021. Check out the page here: https://www.spacehive.com/southwestfest-reimagined The crowdfund campaign hosted on Spacehive, is part of the #crowdfundwestminster initiative. This pairs large grant givers with crowdfund projects, however these funders […]

Digital Festival Ends!

Our Digital Festival took place between the 6th – 12th of July, with an amazing programme 70+ events and activities which took place online, over 7 days. We were overwhelmed by the incredible response from local organisations and groups, who we want to thank, for getting involved and adding their own exciting and inspiring events […]