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With around 600 artists, 1000 participants, and an estimated 10,000 audience over 9 days HF ArtsFest proved yet again a cultural highlight of the borough's calendar.

NEXT UP - Join us for this year's CommUNITY Day on Sunday 21st July  from 12 noon onwards in

Ravenscourt Park
Live music with the fabulous Trembling Wilburys, the Zaine Band & John Mclean & Taxi Pata Pata! Listen to the Unity Choir, The Glory singers and join in some fun workshops like Capoeira, Circus Skills. Lots of fun for the kids too with face painting, storytelling and watch the fabulous Irish, Polish and Indian Dancers. March along with the SDA Marching Band! Climb aboard the Big Red Bus! A fabulous Family Day out celebrating the wonderful talent and togetherness of our community.

The HF ArtsFest 2019 got some great press and featured some of the below highlights:

Our flagship celebration of disabled artists JOY was back with a season in the Lyric Theatre Studio and open air performances on Lyric Square. We saw exciting work by local disabled artists and enjoyed this year's special Unity Choir commission!

We helped to make our planet more sustainable with Open Cell and friends at Old Laundry Yard in Shepherd’s Bush, Story of Books and the H&F Recycling Team.

There was an array of visual arts and photography exhibitions in new venues like Elephant West, huddle and the amazing Re:Centre, in artist studios and community arts centres and cafes.

We celebrated the pioneers of reggae in Shepherd’s Bush in Pecking’s Record Shop, and beyond with the Bass Culture film followed by DJ's at Pocket Watch.

The Big Red Bus visited schools, parks and green spaces across the borough.  

The H&F Recycling Team have written some guidelines for Arts Partners to make their events more sustainable which can be downloaded

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FREE Art Workshops for Women in White City

Supported by The Mayor of London's Culture Seeds, The WoWC is a free, weekly, artistic expression project for women who are residents of White City Estate. In the six painting workshops, participants can discover their creativity, build friendships, and share their stories through art in a fun and relaxed environment. No art experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided.

The WoWC project is the brainchild of The RENA Initiative (Recognise, Empower & Nurture Artists). The mission of this social enterprise is to create a world where art galleries and museums reflect the diversity of the local population, and where self-expression through visual arts is available for all. The WoWC project is part of The RENA Initiative's commitment to establish art programs in disadvantaged communities, creating the opportunity for empowerment, inspiration and improved mental health and well-being.

The WoWC workshops commence on Thursday 1st August 2019 at 10:30am - 12:30pm at White City Community Center.

Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book email thewomenofwhitecity@gmail.com or call 07762 532219

Priority will be given to residents of White City Estate who are either isolated, unemployed or elderly. Please see the flyer for more details.

HF ArtsFest X huddle exhibition features 18 local and London artists

Local co-working brand Huddle has teamed up with HF ArtsFest to showcase 18 local and Londonbased artists in their new space at 3 Shortlands. Huddle is a beautifullydesigned floor which offers flexible workspace ranging from hot desks to privateoffices for local businesses at competitive rates (www.huddle.london).

The artworksare on display across the 4th floor in 3 Shortlands, a landmark office building which has been extensively refurbished by Romulus, a local property company who have a long history in the borough and who own and operate Huddle. Romulus have a long history of commissioning public art and supporting local artists across Hammersmith and Fulham. The opportunity to partner with HF ArtsFest was a perfect fit at extending this ambition into Huddle and well as offering local and London based artists an opportunity to showcase their work.

Alex Woolf – Founder of Huddle:

“We are delighted to be partnering with HF ArtsFest to support local artists and showcase their works in our spaces at Huddle. We want to create a space that feels both vibrant and locally relevant to our members and visitors.”

Flora Herberich - ArtsFest Producer:

"For HF ArtsFest finding space forartists to exhibit in the borough is becoming increasingly challenging. We’revery grateful for Huddle and Romulus to be hosting 18 artists with a range ofwork and we’re delighted this exhibition will be accessible to wider audiencesduring our festival from the 1st – 9th June 2019."

Featured artists include: J.A. Nicholls, Darren Azgard, Dennis Dracup, Chloe Fremantle,Eve Pettitt, Celia Toler, Snezana Price, Martin Lau, Vivien Reinert, VesnaBraith, Aneta Ten, Mihail Mihaylov, Margaret Owen, Suchi Chidambaram and AshaChandragiri as well as a mural by Living Wall Murals.

post image credit J.A. Nicholls 'Come from far'

Arts Partners Meeting 2nd April 2019

Feel free to join us for our next Arts Partners meeting on 2nd April at Westworks to find out about plans for HF ArtsFest in 2019.

We have lots of exciting things in store - a festival Opening Event, the Big Red Bus going on tour, exhibitions, shows and talks...

Whether you are a committed or potential Arts Partner, an individual, a group, a venue or just want to find out more about the fetisval, feel free to join the ArtsFest team to learn about our plans for 2019, get handy marketing tips and network with other artists and producers in the borough.

We look forward to meeting you!

Event is free - but places are limited - reserve your ticket here: https://hfartspartnersapril19.eventbrite.co.uk

Culture Seeds Roadshow

HF ArtsFest hosted an info session on 'Culture Seeds' Funding by Mayor of London
Culture Seeds is the Mayor of London’s brand new £1million small grants programme to help London’s local communities grow grassroots arts, culture and heritage projects across the capital.
Thanks to QPR Community Trust we welcomed 40 people who found out about the funding stream and met with old friends as well as new ones. The fund is still live and applications can be received on an ongoing basis.

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