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, Health Trails and more.
SouthWestFest is a community led event, and there are plenty of ways for local organisations, groups and members of the community to take part.
Open Access Event Programme
Host your own event, workshops or activity as part of our part of our 3 week celebratory cultural community festival programme which is SouthWestFest. This year the festival will be running from the 2nd to the 23rd July 2021.
The festival is open access and we encourage local community groups, organisations, artists, creatives and individuals to host their own events and activities as part of this community celebration.
Events registered should be either free or very low cost. The aim of the festival is to get local community members out into the area to try new activities and learn about local groups, services and venues in an accessible manner.
This year you can register both online and physical/live events (ensuring they are Covid secure)
This year we are theming our programme…
2nd – 9th July : Health & Wellbeing
10th – 16th July: Arts & Culture
17th – 23rd July: Celebrate Community
It is FREE to register your events in our festival programme! By registering your event or activity as part of our Open Access Programme, you will be included in our printed brochure and on our website in the run up to and during the festival. In return, we ask you to co-promote your event along with the festival, and on registering we will send you our Partner’s Pack which includes a guide on how to co-promote your event as part of the festival.
Take part in our Online & On Foot Art Trail
Building on our inaugural Art Trail last Summer, we are aiming to create south Westminster’s biggest community Art Trail to date!
Are you a local artist that lives or works in south Westminster? Then we want you to get involved! The aim of our art trail is to feature artwork that is created by local artists; bringing art into the community by the community.
The Art Trail will run from Saturday 10th to Friday 16th July 2021:
Online Trail: hosted on our website so that those that are not able to walk around the local area easily can still easily access the art
On Foot Trail: taking place in local venues/residential windows or gardens/public facing spaces so that those who can, can walk around the local area, discover your work, new spaces and be out in the community
the Art Trail Launch Day on Saturday 10th July, will include extra special celebratory pop-up performances and guided tours of sections of the trail.
Other Ways to Get Involved
There are plenty of other ways to get involved in year’s festival, just head over to our Take Part page to find out more…