Saturday 8th June

Elephant x BBC Creative: Portraits

Check out this fantastic free photography exhibition, courtesy of Elephant and BBC Creative.
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Saturday 1 June - Sunday 9 June, 12pm-6pm (not open Monday 3 June)
Elephant West
Free

The Fire Side

Mysterious, talking objects have been appearing all week long, claiming to have travelled from another dimension called The Fire Side...
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Saturday 1 - Saturday 8 June, special event Saturday 8 June 2pm
Old Laundry Yard in Shepherds Bush Market
Free

The Emporium of Marvellous Things

The emporium will be an immersive experience of the market itself, remixed into a fantastical world of stories and insights. A way to experience the market through the cornucopia of unique items it offers, the joy in the clashing together of disparate cultures and stories of the past and the present.
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Friday 7 June 10am - 6pm, Saturday 8 June 10am - 6pm
Old Laundry Yard
FREE

MISHMASH

From cabaret and stand-up to adaptations of Greek mythology, LAMDA graduates have been taking over the industry with their creativity!
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Saturday 8 June, 7.30pm
The Carne Theatre, LAMDA
£7

Buzz from the Bush and Frestonia Art Exhibition

From 7-8 June, 2019, Buzz from the Bush and the Frestonian Gallery will come together in an exciting collaboration of prints venerating Frestonia and its surrounding artistic history. Come and see come see photography, prints and poetry inspired by the Shepherd's Bush squatters who in 1977 declared themselves an independent state - right where it happened!
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Friday 7 June - Launch Party at 7pm, and Saturday 8 June, 12pm - 6pm
Frestonian Gallery
Free

Recovery Fest - Outside Edge Theatre Company at HF ArtsFest

Outside Edge Theatre Company is celebrating H&F’s recovery community with theatre performances and an open house. If you like storytelling, tales of transformation or sober activities, come along!
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Saturday 8 June, 4pm onwards
Starts at Fulham Library, then moves on to Munster Road
Free

Sisters of Reggae Meet Peckings

Saturday night fun and dancing with reggae DJs at Pocket Watch
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Saturday 8 June, 8.30pm onwards
The Pocket Watch

Bass Culture Film Showing

A documentary featuring the voices of four generations of African-Caribbean and black British cultural producers - musicians, songwriters, DJs, sound system crews, and industry professionals.
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Saturday 8 June, 7pm
The Pocket Watch
FREE

The JOY of Dance

Come and experience an evening of JOY where we explore dance. Take the opportunity to see some dance groups present their work from Kdyoga & Dance, YoungAmici, Amici Dance Theatre Company and Dance West.
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Saturday 8 June, 7pm - 9pm
Lyric Studio, Lyric Hammersmith
£8

SingWest Fundraiser for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Join SingWest in learning Simple Mind's Don't You Forget About Me to raise money for Duchenne UK! No singing talent required and tonnes of fun guaranteed!
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Saturday 8 June, 6pm-7.30pm
St Peter's Church
£15/free for children

HF ArtsFest X Huddle exhibition

Come and view local artists' work at Hammersmith's newest co-working brand Huddle! Open throughout the Festival.
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Saturday 1 and 8 June & Sunday 2 and 9 June: 12 - 4pm; Mon - Fri 12 - 3pm
Huddle
Free

JOY Celebration - The Unity Choir on Lyric Square

Come and watch the Unity Choir perform songs they have composed in 2 free spectacular outdoor performances!
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Saturday 8 June, 12pm and 3pm
Lyric Square
Free

You and I exhibition by Katya Kan

An exhibition of drawings based on the collaborative virtual relationship between artists Katya Kan and Ed Fornieles.
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Saturday 1 June - Saturday 8 June
Hammersmith Library
Free

The Periodic Table Banner Project

Happy 150th Birthday, Periodic Table! Emma Davis of Riverside Artists Group and local families celebrate the Periodic Table on street banners outside White City station. Unmissable!
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Throughout the festival
White City underground station
Free

Capture Hammersmith Competition 2019

Hashtag your photograph of W6 using #capturehammersmith for a chance to win £500!
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Throughout the Festival
Hammersmith

Buzz from the Bush Interactive Exhibition

Experience the stories of Shepherd's Bush like never before! All you need is your phone to get buzzing!
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Ongoing throughout the festival; launch events on Saturday 1 June at 3pm and 4pm
Bush Theatre
Free

100th Year Anniversary of Ustad Alla Rakha - Day 1

The Alla Rakha Foundation Presents Two Days of 100th year Birth Anniversary of Ustad Alla Rakha Khan - the Tabla Legend.On this first evening of this spectacular celebration, his musical legacy will be celebrated by his son Fazal Qureshi paying homage with artists from India and UK! ‍
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Saturday 8 June, 7pm - 9pm
The Bhavan
Free, but registration is required

River to River, Coast to Coast

Guest speakers and artists discuss and display works that focus on issues affecting our waterways and the environment, and particularly inspired by the Devonshire coast, the Strait of Malacca and the River Thames. Organised by Story of Books and Re:Centre.
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Saturday 8 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Re:Centre
£3

Celtic Caribbean Crossings: A Night of Irish-Afro Caribbean Music Fusion

The internationally acclaimed Caribbean, Jazz and Guyanese musician, Keith Waithe, will take to the stage with the innovative and gifted Irish musician Jacqueline Hynes. his night promises to be one of the best Foot Stomping extravaganzas in London town!
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Saturday 8 June, 8pm - 10.30pm
Irish Cultural Centre
£12/£10 concession

Midnight at Moonstone: Paper Doll Making and Show & Tell

Illustration is brought to life through this interactive family-friendly drop-in event!
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Saturday 8 June, 11am - 1pm or 2pm - 4pm
Macbeth Centre

PHOTO POP-UP: Get your pics holiday and festival ready!

Bring a camera and get your photos ready for holiday and festival season! Learn how to get the best from your pics and be camera-confident. This interactive workshop covers all the tools for better pictures; includes settings, photo composition examples, and participants will be outside for part of the session.
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Saturday 8 June, 10am - 12.30pm or 1pm - 3.30pm
Macbeth Centre
Free

Color Motet - In No Other Is My Hope

Austin Forum is delighted to exhibit Color Motet, inspired by the musical composition - or motet - Spem in Alium (“In No Other Is My Hope”). The video installation is a work by Mark Dean, artist and Anglican priest. Projected onto Julian Stair’s monumental altar at St Augustine’s Catholic Church in Hammersmith, the work continues the artist’s exploration in recent years of the liturgical potential of his work.
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Saturday 1 June - Sunday 9 June. Opening times: Monday - Friday: 9am to 11.45pm / 2pm to 7pm, Saturday: 10.30am to 11.45pm / 2pm to 5.30pm, Sunday: 2pm to 6pm
St Augustine's Church
Free

Riverside Artists Group exhibition: Dividing Line

Riverside Artists Group presents an intriguing exhibition with a diversity of approaches. Expect a voyage of discussion and discovery.
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Exhibition: Thursday to Sunday, 6 to 16 June, 1pm-6pm. Artists Talk: Saturday 8 June, 4pm-6pm
Central Space Gallery
Free

MARGINAL - photography exhibition

History unfolds with stories being told, some of these remain at the margins. MARGINAL is a photography exhibition that draws attention and brings people to focus on the stories of social, political and human relevance happening in parallel, alongside and/or hidden from mainstream narratives. Curated by Cinzia D'Ambrosi, photojournalist.
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Friday 7 June: Exhibition Opening 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 8 June: 10am - 6pm, Sunday 9 June: 10am - 4pm
Re:Centre
Free, ticket required

Sheeko! Sheeko!

Join storytellers Richard Neville and Khadra Ali Hared and learn about the rich tradition of Somali storytelling - a fun, interactive session for all ages!
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Saturday 8 June, 12pm
Shepherd's Bush Library
Free

Of Seance and Starfish - The Church Weekend

A must-see weekend bonanza for all The Church fans!
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Saturday 8 June - Doors open at 8pm for the first evening live music set. Sunday 9 June - Doors open at 1pm for the daytime programme until 6.30pm. Doors reopen at 7.30pm for the evening live music set.
Bush Hall
Various

Hedgehogs Don't Live in the City!

Join Cat & Hutch for an interactive storytelling show of Lucy Reynolds' book, Hedgehogs Don't Live in the City, and go on an educational adventure where you'll learn all about our little spiky friends that we find in our city and how to care for them.
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Saturday 8 June, 10am, 11.45am and 1pm
The Script Library, Bush Theatre
£7.50 adult/£5 child/£20 for a family ticket

Masbro Elders Art Group Exhibition

A multimedia exhibition of work by the Masbro Elders Art Group.
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Open throughout the festival, 1 - 9 June, 9am - 6pm
The Masbro Centre
Free

Artists' Open Studios

Painters, sculptors, photographers and ceramicists working in an old vicarage in Shepherd's Bush open their studios to the general public.
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Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, 12pm - 5pm
Hetley Road Studios
Free

Pop Up Photo Studio

Take part in our free community photo booth in Lyric Square!
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Saturday 8 June, 12pm - 4pm
Lyric Square
Free

Hammersmith United Charities - Artists in Residence

This year Hammersmith United Charities partners up with Pekoe Mellow Tea House in beautiful Brackenbury Village for an art exhibition! Join them for a cup of tea and enjoy the colourful world of local artists.
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Open throughout the festival, 9am - 5pm
Pekoe Mellow Tea House
Free