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Two Week Registration Deadline!

Just 2 weeks to go to make it into our printed brochure
DEADLINE Thursday 25th April, 5pm.
Just a quick reminder to invite you to register an event, workshop, open day, taster session or other public activity in the SouthWestFest Festival Programme and Brochure for 2019, registration is entirely free, as long as your listing is for a free or low cost activity which is accessible to all. 
SouthWestFest is South Westminster’s award winning community and cultural festival, and our aim is to link local people with the incredible organisations and services available to them through out the area.
Our brochure gets distributed to over 10,000 people in the South Westminster, we also promote all events in our programme both online and through our social media channels.The festival programme takes place between the 29th of June and the 20th of July so your event/activity must take place between these dates. We can’t list events before or after these dates. You can register any kind of activity for all age ranges, from arts and entertainment, health, well-being, education, walks, tours, classes, exhibitions or workshops! You name it and we’ll help you let people know about what is going on.
Important Registration Info
– Your event/activity needs to take place between the dates of the 29th of June and the 20th of July
– Your event / activity needs to take place in a venue or space within South Westminster – If you have an idea for an activity but are not sure about where to hold it, get-in touch! We can help you find a local venue or space
– Your event/activity needs to be free or low cost ( ideally under £5.00) this is to reduce any barriers to access
– You need to jointly promote your event/activity with and as part of SouthWestFest
– You need to register your event/activity by 5pm the 25th of April, in order for us to get your listing in time to include it in the printed brochure
How to Register
Fill out this simple programme registration form here – MAKE SURE YOU FILL IN THIS FORM BY 5PM ON THE 25TH OF APRIL, TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

SouthWestFest 28th June – 20th July 2019 – Get Involved!

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.

Festival Weekend

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.

Festival Day Stalls and Activities 

Want to take part in the festival day? You can register for a stall here,  or if you want to produce an activity, area or performance at the festival, contact us here.

Produce and Promote your Event in the Festival Programme

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.

Sponsors, Partners and Advertisers

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.

Join the Team

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!

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 a take the perfect shot in the Everyvoice Photography Masterclass or why not try your hand at Flamenco dancing? Whether you are 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