WELCOME TO HF ARTSFESt

HF ArtsFest is ready to light up all corners of the borough from 1-9 June 2019 with a fantastic arts programme that reflects its diverse communities:

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

Explore what you can do to help 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.

Enjoy visual arts and photography exhibitions in new venues like Elephant West, huddle and the amazing Re:Centre or walk through the open doors of artist studios and community arts centres and cafes.

Celebrate the pioneers of reggae in Shepherd’s Bush and bring your own favourite record along to play in Pecking’s Record Shop, watch the unique Bass Culture film followed by DJ's at Pocket Watch.

Spot the Big Red Bus as it visits parks and green spaces from Old Oak to Bishop’s Park.  

Get creative... join one of the many workshops and festival events that offer you the chance to unleash your creative juices by drawing, storytelling, plate making, mask making, singing, walking and talking. 

Take a look at our What’s On pages or browse the Programme by date by clicking on the menu on the left hand side….we look forward to seeing you!

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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.

huddle Arts Show Call Out

HF ArtsFest are partnering with the borough latest co-working space huddle in 3 Shortlands to co-curate an exhibition of visual and graphic arts. The exhibition will run from February until end of June 2019. Private viewings and openings will be arranged in partnership with huddle and the exhibition will be open to the public during HF ArtsFest 1-9th June 2019

We received a large amount of applications for the exhibition and have included 18 artists. More info regarding the opening about to be released so watch this space.

huddle are offering a special £5 day rate to use their fantastic co-working space for start up businesses and other initatives, apply here

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