Events & Workshops

The Catholic Church and Modern and Contemporary Art

Austin Forum aims to reestablish a strong and creative relationship between the Catholic Church and the Arts, especially within contemporary visual art. In the twentieth century, the Catholic Church invited its members to “read the signs of the times”. In response to that, Austin Forum is working with artists whose artistic expressions say something about the world and the human condition today. With Exsultet!, Austin Forum is delighted to announce the beginning of a Sacred Art programme in the church building at St Augustine’s, Hammersmith. We celebrate the creativity and practice of emerging and established artists and invite them to engage and respond to our sacred space. We invite them to enhance our worship and contemplation in this church. Austin Forum is a project established by the Order of St Augustine.
Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 June 8am - 6pm
Austin Forum

Uthink PDP Pop up arts centre

Uthink PDP believe in making art and creativity accessible for all and using it as an effective tool to support community development. We are delighted to be involved in our first HF Arts Festival. is a charity whose aim is to engage people with the arts. We have a pop up space on Hammersmith Embankment where we run courses, workshops, exhibitions.
Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 June 2018 10 am - 8 pm
Riverside Building

Inspired by Morris: Ceramic painting drop in workshop & demonstration of printing press

Join our drop in workshop and be inspired by William Morris's work to paint your own design onto a ceramic plate. Then watch a demonstration of Morris's own Albion printing press in action!
Satuday 2 June 2-4 pm
The William Morris Society

Digital Storytelling and Mobile Phone Filmmaking Workshops

Learn to develop, write, film and edit your own mini blockbusters using apps, tools and tips from the Showpatrol TV and Video Team based at Uthink PDP on the Hammersmith Embankment. Booking for these workshops is advisable in advance via website as we only have two course tutors each day. Participants Book either Tuesday -Wednesday or Thursday to Friday.
Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th June 10am - 5pm
Riverside Buildings
Pop Up/ Tasters £35; 2 Days £140 (£120 Concs)

Hazel Soan: Book Launch & Exhibition

Book Launch of Hazel Soan’s latest title in the popular “Learn Quickly ” series, published by Batsford, plus an accompanying exhibition which continues until Saturday 9th June.
Tuesday 5th June 6pm - 8.30pm Wednesday 6th - Saturday 9th June 12 noon - 6pm
Soan Studio

Adult Dance Classes

Every Tuesday. Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Opportunities to perform and socialise. Check website for more info and pricing.
Tuesdays 6.10pm onwards
Bishop Creighton House
Check website

Riverside Artists Group at Central Space

First of two exhibitions with talks featuring work from RAG. Formed in 1988, a diverse mix of established and emerging artists based in West London. It exhibits regularly in London and abroad. Being shown are paintings, sculptures, installations and films, making it a vibrant and fascinating mix of contemporary visual art. content:
Wednesday 6 - Saturday 30 June 12 pm - 6 pm
Central Space

Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea - Youth Theatre ( age 11-17 years) workshop

Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea currently runs inclusive theatre workshops for a range of ages. As part of HF ARTSFEST 2018 you have the opportunity to ‘drop in‘ and try out our Youth Theatre ( age 11-17 years) workshop, taught by our highly skilled practitioners exploring drama, dance and music. This is a free event, but places are limited and should be reserved. Click on the link below to reserve a place or call the Box Office on 020 8292 9222.
Wednesday 6th June 6.30-8pm
The Wharf Rooms
Free but reservation required

Fulham Palace Restored

2018 is a transformational year for Fulham Palace, as our eagerly anticipated restoration project is now underway. Learn more about what is happening onsite through a talk and Q&A from our specialist heritage Site Manager. Discover how the Palace is changing and about any architectural features uncovered along the way. These talks may occasionally provide the opportunity to view interior spaces where construction is taking place. Please wear appropriate clothing and suitable footwear if you wish to participate.
Thursday 6 June 3 PM - 4 PM
Fulham Palace

Saturday Storymakers - Minions Play-in-a-Day

Join the Saturday Storymakers for another creative ‘Play-in-a-Day’ drama workshop with a Minions theme! Create your own character, make masks and costumes and then perform to family and friends! Suitable for all children aged 7-11, including children with social difficulties such as autism, aspergers or ADHD.
Saturday 9 June 10.30am - 12.30pm
Edward Woods Community Centre

Arts Science Mash Up

Arts Science Mash Up - Details TBC
Saturday 9 June 11am - 3pm

For the Curiously Minded...

Our hosts are Anjan Saha and Nina Joshi Ramsey, exploring inventive ideas with a stellar array of guests, including scientists and artists to address modern challenges. Intersperse these dynamic exchanges with live music, poetry and beats, and we have a winning Festival Finale for you. Expect, at times, irreverent, humorous and philosophical searches for deeper truths and solutions to modern day challenges. Art and Science demand different thought disciplines that could cross paths. Can a mashup enquiry of an H&F borough challenge, as well as something more universal, lead to innovative solutions? This event launches a series of hothouse thinking to create better community environments by bringing together a wide spread of society towards a common goal. Join us at the reception where you can put your hand to science, input into the discussion topics and meet people from across the HF Arts Festival.
Saturday 9 June 6.30 - 10.30pm
Bush Theatre
£5 Adult (£3 Conc.)

Mary Mendy Carer's Award

Adeplayhouse remembers Mary Mendy who died in the grenfel tower on 14th June 2017. She worked with Mihomecare of Hammersmith and Fulham/kessington and Chelsea Borough, she was in the office for medication training on Wednesday morning, in Hammersmith same night she was gone. In the same flat was her daughter Khadija Saye a photographic artist. With the Mary Mendy award We will recognise people in the health care industry and honor them with an award. This is our honor to a lady who looked after people who needed help in our community, she should be remembered. Adeyinka Akinwande Adeplayhouse&dcomrades
Sunday 10 June 11 am - 12pm

Thread and Word

Thread and Word uses walking and textiles to bring together people to take part in collaborative events highlighting social issues and sharing stories. More info: This event highlights the 2018 walk by Refugee Tales, campaigning to end the unlimited detention of asylum seekers in the Uk
Sunday 10th June 12 - 4pm
Ravenscourt Park (Unity Day)

Unity Day

We are delighted to announce that HF ArtsFest will be programming the 3rd Unity Day Celebration this year in Ravenscourt Park on Sunday 10th June from 12pm-6.30pm with a mix of music, dance, circus and interactive events for all the family. Local community groups can also promote their work by booking one of the Free stalls so, please email Sam if you are interested
Sunday 10 June 12 - 6.30pm
Ravenscourt Park