We are crowd funding for HF ArtsFest 2020
We are delighted that our Spacehive campaign to take the Big Red Bus round the borough again this summer has now reached its first target of 30 backers!
But we need more help to keep the Festival going. We are aiming to reach 15% of our funding target over Christmas to unlock further major donations. The minimum pledge is £2.
For the price of one cup of coffee you can make a huge difference!
So please pledge and forward on to all your friends who might be interested in supporting local artists and the community.
HF ArtsFest x Huddle Autumn Exhibition
After the success of our very first exhibition in partnership with Huddle, we are back showcasing work by some of London's finest talent until March 2020! This time around, the art is being displayed across Huddle's 3rd and 4th floors, which have breathtaking views across W6.
The exhibition is completely free to attend. If you'd like to visit, simply email the Huddle team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date and time of when you'd like to access the exhibition.
If you like what you see, there is also the possibility of buying the art - check out the catalogue for details on artwork and prices!
Goodbye 'Trea, hello Helen, welcome Julian
After 4 years as the Chair of the HF ArtsFest Board, 'Trea Owens stepped down in November 2019.
It’s been an incredible journey and I have been honoured and delighted to be involved in developing this wonderful annual event. My heartfelt thanks to you all, you have been a joy and a pleasure to work with.' Trea Owens
We wish 'Trea all the best in this new chapter of her life. In the meantime, Helen Rowe will be taking over as Interim Chair.
We also welcome Julian Hillman as our new Trustee. Julian is a well known figure across the Hammersmith voluntary sector; he was the driving force behind setting up JOY and we are delighted to be benefiting from his wisdom, and commitment to arts for everyone.
Unity Choir Performance for 'Creating Opportunities' Tuesday 29th October
A fabulous performance in the presence of Cllr. Stephen Cowan, Leader of the H&F Council at the Capital West London Summit hosted by the Lyric. This annual Summit aims to encourage investment in to the sub-region and is a programme jointly commissioned by the councils of the West London Alliance. Attended by 300 hundred delegates from the regeneration/ property sector and major employers, the Unity Choir gave a toe tapping rendition of two original songs including the very topical and popular 'Hammersmith Bridge'.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH
HF ARTSFEST IN 2020?
Got an idea? Are you just curious? Get in touch with us and fill out an Expression of Interest
We look forward to hearing from you!
IMPORTANT INFO FOR ARTS PARTNERS
The H&F Recycling Team have written some guidelines for future Arts Partners to make their events more sustainable which can be downloaded here
Our brand new Autumn exhibition kicked off with a celebratory Private View on 28.11.2019.
Come and see work by some of London's most talented artists, for free, across the 3rd and 4th floors in Huddle, 3 Shortlands. If you like what you see, you will be able purchase the art - make sure you check out our catalogue for details on artwork and prices.
To attend, simply email the Huddle team at email@example.com with your name and date and time you would like to view the work.
The ArtWest 'Works on Paper' series
Post image credits: Sarah Butterfield 'Ocean Lights and Palms XVI' , Chloe Fremantle 'Contemplations 81, grey and pale rust 5', Dillon Tomlin 'Two Tone Sea', Brian Deighton 'Pupa', Arvind Ghanesh 'Misty Lake', Martin Lau 'Mandelius Mandus' , Stephen Carter 'St Stephen's Road North 1' , Mellezia Natasha 'Empress Lolly', Arabella Harcourt-Couze 'July from Chiswick to Barnes' , Greg Mee 'Panamanian Masks'
We have a new Research & Development Project Manager for the next few months (funded by ACE GFA) to help us shape the annual ArtsFest over the next few years. Mel will be contacting many of you to hear about your ideas and aspirations for future.
HF ArtsFest are absolutely delighted to be the chosen WINNERS of the 2018 Hammersmith and Fulham Business Awards in the category of Best Arts or Cultural Business. We're honoured to be chosen alongside a fantastic selection of local businesses and we share this award with all the artists, venues, producers and participants who have contributed to the exceptional growth and success of the festival so far.
For more info on the award please see https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice/hf-brilliant-business-awards
With 160+ artists participating in 'JOY', 85 artists exhibiting at the Riverside Building and 4000 enjoying the most successful Unity Day to-date, we are proud to celebrate the diversity of art forms, artists and the community of H&F. Our thanks to you ALL -See you next year!