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SouthWestFest AGM

SouthWestFest – A Community Festival celebrating the creativity and culture of South Westminster

Join SouthWestFest for a summer celebration of SW1, starting with an amazing opening weekend featuring the Pimlico Proms on Friday the 29th June with the multi award winning Kew Wind Orchestra and also the award winning Northern California Children’s Choir and local cabaret legend Eve Ferrett.

Saturday the 30th June kicks-off with our Everyvoice Carnival Parade and Festival Day at St.Georges Square including live music, dance and performance, plus fairground rides, Fit Up Circus stage, Live Art with Tate Britain, a city farm, Healthzone, rock climbing wall,  family fun activities, graffiti art workshops, crafts, market stalls, food and more.

And the Festival doesn’t stop there, from The Giant Paper Caper colourful giant paper chain made of your people at Tate Britain with Shambush, and Vote 100 Walking Tours discovering the historical landmarks and stories from the Suffrage Movement through to Independence Day Concerts and workshops at St John Smith’s Square there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We also look forward to the return of Pimlico Pop Recordsville at The Cave a tribute to much missed local vinyl mecca Recordsville. Head down to rummage through old vinyl, photographs and haphazard memories of Pimlico’s rich Pop Culture past. Over the fortnight keep an eye out for spontaneous ‘happenings’ featuring local artists performing in the grooviest gallery space since Andy Warhol wound down The Factory. Turn up, hang out, and turn on!

Plus join Festival Poet in Residence Rachel Sambrooks for poetry writing workshops or  take the perfect shot in the Everyvoice Photography Masterclass or  why try your hand at Flamenco dancing? Whether you’re thinking about new skills or just a fun activity to try, we have something for you.

For more information on free events and tickets go to

SouthWestFest Festival Programme Online and in Print

Our Pimlico Proms MINI Competition!

SouthWestFest, South Westminster’s largest cultural community festival returns from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July 2018! With over 60 events, workshops and activities taking place in 26 local venues and community hubs across South Westminster.

This year’s festival will open on the 29th of June with the return of the Pimlico Proms, sponsored by BMW Park Lane and MINI Park Lane.  We are honoured to have two such prestigious automotive companies join us as Gold Sponsors of this year’s Festival.

This sponsorship has helped towards us being able to offer Pimlico Proms tickets for free to residents from the South Westminster area. You will be able to see some of the newest additions to the BMW and MINI range on display at the Pimlico Proms on the 29th of June and at our Festival day on the 30th of June where you will also be able to find out more about test drives from the Park Lane BMW and MINI Centres.

Competition Time! 

MINI Park Lane are offering you a chance to watch the Pimlico Proms from the comfort of a brand new MINI convertible, plus a very special picnic hamper, and bottle of bubbly to enjoy whilst you are there. To be in with the chance of winning this opportunity for two people to have the best seats at the Pimlico Proms, you just need to enter to win by clicking the button below.

By entering this competition, MINI Park Lane would also like to give you the opportunity to register your details to hear about their latest product launches, exclusive events and latest news.

Important competition information and conditions:

This competition is for people aged 18 years and over.The prize on offer is the opportunity to sit in and watch the proms from a MINI Convertible which will be on display at the Pimlico Proms. Winners will also receive a luxury picnic hamper and bottle of prosecco.

The competition closes on the 25th of June and the winning entry will be drawn on the same day. The winner will be contacted directly via email.

The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If they do not contact within that time frame the prize will be reallocated. Please note by entering this competition you will be asked to share your name and email address so we (SouthWestFest and MINI Park Lane) can contact you to let you know the outcome of the competition.

The entry form also gives you the option to join the SouthWestFest Mailing List and the MINI Park Lane Mailing List, on clicking this option, you will be sent a link to these mailing lists, where you can make a final decision to subscribe to the lists most relevant to your interest.

Register your event and be part of SouthWestFest’s incredible festival programme in 2018.

SouthWestFest Event Registration -Deadline 22nd of April 5pm. Register an event/workshop/activity as part of SouthWestFest 2018, our festival dates are between the 29th of June and the 15th of July 2018. Our festival theme is Every Voice  with the aim to give a voice to local residents, families and children, empowering them to come together, strengthen their community and make positive changes. The theme Every Voice has been chosen to celebrate Vote 100, but also to promote equality, diversity and togetherness across our community in 2018. 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. However, we do ask that events registered in the brochure are either free or very low cost. 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. By registering your event, you will be featured in our festival programme which will be in our printed brochure which gets sent to 10,000 homes in South Westminster as well as being featured on our website, visited by thousands of people in the run-up to and during the festival. We also encourage you to add your #MyWestminter Day events and activities to the programme if you plan for these to take place between the 29th of June and the 15th of July. The festival team produces our main outdoor events the Pimlico Proms and the Community Festival Day on the 29th of June and the 30th June and other events take place as part of the festival in the weeks after. *Do not fill out this form for activities taking place as part of the Festival Day on the 30th of June. Please email if you want to talk about including an activity at this event. Click here to register your event today!