We are an open access cultural community festival and we encourage you to come and take part. From hosting your own event to performing, or having a stall at our Festival Day, there are plenty of ways you can get involved in the Festival in 2019.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the team

SouthWestFest is a volunteer-led charity. Without you – our amazing volunteers, there would be no festival!

There are plenty of different ways you can volunteer with us;  as a Trustee or a lead volunteer who helps us with the planning and development of the festival.

As work experience, work placements to gain more practical experience in events and community arts and projects.

Or as an on the day volunteer helping us at our events and with our promotional activities. If you would like to volunteer click the button below fill out your details on our simple on-line form.

volunteer form

Produce your own event

Sign up and promote your own event as part of SouthWestFest! Register an event/workshop/activity as part of SouthWestFest. Our festival dates are between the 29th of June and the 21st of July. 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 community celebration.

Register your event 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.

However we do ask that events registered in the brochure are either free or very low cost and we retain the right to not promote events we feel are un-affordable activities.This is because the aim of the festival is to get local community members out into the area to try new activities and learn about groups, services and venues around where they live.

The festival team produces our main outdoor events the Pimlico Proms and the Community Festival Day on the 29th of June and the 21st of July and other events take place as part of the festival in the weeks after.

Please provide the information requested below in order for us to list your event in our festival brochure. Please ensure all spelling is correct as this information will be used for the print copy of our brochure and flyers.

Click below to register your event!

produce your own event


Have a Stall at the Festival Day

Each year SouthWestFest hosts around 40 stalls from local charities, community groups, businesses and artists.  If you would like to promote your work in the community, your latest business venture or your handmade crafts, SouthWestFest is the perfect opportunity to reach out to local residents.  Our annual Festival Day sees average footfall of around 8000 people and is well promoted in the local area.

If you would like to hire a stall at SouthWestFest Festival Day 2019 please fill out our application form.

apply for a stall