Performing Arts

The Big Red Comes to Town!

Watch out for the Big Red as it tours the Borough on Saturday 2nd to kick start the 5th HF ArtsFest! Hosting a programme of exhibitions, children's shows and entertainment from Sunday 3rd to Wed 6th on Shepherd's Bush Green, Thu 7th to Sat 9th in Bishop's Park and on Sun 10th in Ravenscourt Park for the Unity Day Celebration.
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2nd-10th June 2018
Hammersmith & Fulham
Free

Cos Chapman

Uthinkpdp is a charity providing affordable studio space, workshops and exhibitions for artists. They have a pop up at Riverside on the embankment and have curated an exhibition for the Arts Fest. My contribution is part of that.
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Friday 8 June 6.30 - 10.30pm
Riverside Building
Free

Cat & Hutch - The Remarkable Rocket

Cat & Hutch is a storytelling company dedicated to bringing children's stories to life! Whether that be through our theatre shows, workshops or storytelling events, our aim is to inspire children to get excited about books and reading.
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Saturday 2nd June 11am & 2pm
Bush Theatre
Adult £10; Kids £7; Family (4) £25

Ravi Shankar Memorial Music Festival

Pandit Ravi Shankar, KBE was one of the best-known proponents of sitar in the 20th century and influenced many musicians throughout the world. Honouring his memory with a two-day celebration of hindustani music, we would have Pandit Partha Bose (Sitar), Hemang Mehta (Hindustani Vocal) and Rajkumar Mishra (Tabla) in performance.
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Saturday 2 June 6 PM - 8 PM Sunday 3 June 6 PM - 8 PM
The Bhavan
£10; £7.50

Shadow Cast By Mountains

Shadow Cast By Mountains is a collection of poetry that grew out of the Iraq War, which Patrick Howse covered for the BBC between 2003 and 2009: it tells the story of the world he was born into; his war and how it changed him; and the world that emerged from the wreckage.
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Saturday 2 June 6.30-7.30pm
Riverside Building
Free

Leave Taking

“That girl heading for big trouble. I try to warn her but she won’t take telling. She think she know everything. Think she a woman.” A single mother travelled to England determined to make a good life for her family. Now Enid and her two daughters search for a way to feel rooted in a land where they’re invisible. With one daughter prepping for university happy to lead “a quiet life” and the other doing anything but, what’s a mother to do except call upon the local ‘obeah’ woman for some traditional Caribbean soul healing. Family secrets are soon revealed and tragedy rekindles Enid’s longing for home. Leave Taking is a beautifully observed, moving account of a second generation immigrant family navigating the familial conflicts between generations and cultures. The play was first produced at the Liverpool Playhouse in 1987. Madani Younis (The Royale) directs the contemporary revival of this classic, award-winning play.
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24th May - 30th June 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Bush Theatre
£10

LAMDA Summer Season 2018

LAMDA's Summer Season of shows featuring our 2018 graduating actors with all technical elements of the Season managed by our Production & Technical Arts students. Go to website for further details and to book tickets.
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Wednesday 30 May - Thursday 7 June 7.30 - 10.30pm
The Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA
£14 / £7 (H&F Resident)

Arts & Entertainment Afternoon

Following last year's success, this very popular community event celebrates local artists with a programme of music, dance, circus, fun and games for young and old at the Hammersmith Town Hall from 2-5pm on Sunday 3rd June. As we are keen to invite more community groups to enjoy this FREE event (afternoon tea included), please contact clck on line below or Email Sam info@hf-artsfest.com to arrange tickets.
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Sunday 3 June 2 - 5pm
Hammersmith Town Hall
Free

Scariofunk at Town Hall

PART OF ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT AFTERNOON. Founded in 2004 Scariofunk Collective has offers a variation of dance workshops and performance opportunities across London and the UK, helping young people of all ages to develop and achieve their individual goals, giving them the opportunity to perform and showcase their talents. Hammersmith Town Hall from 2-5pm on Sunday 3rd June. As we are keen to invite more community groups to enjoy this FREE event (afternoon tea included), please contact clck on line below or Email Sam info@hf-artsfest.com to arrange tickets.
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Sudnay 3 June 2-4pm
Hammersmith Town Hall
Free (booking required)

Sage Dance Company

PART OF THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT AFTERNOON AT TOWN HALL. Sage Dance Company was founded in Spring 2010 by choreographer and former First Soloist with the Royal Ballet Company, Simon Rice. A unique, community, classical ballet-based dance company for those aged 55 and above. We have 16 members, both men and women, with a wide and varied experience of ballet and other forms of dance. Our aims: to nurture health and well-being by keeping our minds and bodies active through dance, to keep learning and improving our knowledge, creativity and technique, to strive to choreograph and create new work that we are proud to perform to a wide audience, to inspire older people to take up, return to, or keep dancing as late in life as possible.
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Sunday 3 June 2 - 5pm
Hammersmith Town Hall
Free

Cat & Hutch - My Father's Dragon

Have you ever met a talking cat? Well, neither had Elmer Elevator - until one snowy day, when chance would have it that he would stumble across one in an alley way. This talking cat told Elmer all about a baby dragon, being held captive on Wild Island. Join Elmer and Cat on their journey to Wild Island and encounter many Wild Animals along the way, including a messy-maned lion, an itchy gorilla and a sweet-toothed crocodile, as Cat & Hutch bring Ruth Stiles Gannett's adventure story to life!
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Monday 4 June 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Big Red Festival Bus
Free

Adult Dance Classes

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

Leilani Barratt, Mezzo-Soprano Classical Singer

PART OF THE RAVENSCOURT ART FESTIVAL (PROUD PARTNER OF HF ARTSFEST). Leilani Barratt, Mezzo-Soprano Classical Singer. To book tickets Call: 07952818235 or Email: leilanib94@gmail.com or on the door.
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Tuesday 5 June 7.30pm
Ravenscourt Art
£10 / Students £5

Adult Education's Showcase of Performing Arts

"Showcasing the talent from many of our performing arts classes. There will be an opportunity for the audience to join in (no pressure!). We will have music, dance and a short production."
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Wednesday 6 June 6pm - 8pm
Macbeth Centre
FREE

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.
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Wednesday 6th June 6.30-8pm
The Wharf Rooms
Free but reservation required

Me Action on Disability & Lyric Hammersmith

PART OF THE JOY OF PERFORMING EVENING Me is a new piece of theatre from our integrated company, Journeys. The company will explore monologues and spoken word poetry as they have never done before. Join this exciting company and be part of this performance which explores what it is to be ME. Directed by Kat Francois and created with the company. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for All Ages www.actionondisability.org.uk
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Wednesday 6th June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

AMICI Open Workshop AMICI Dance Theatre Company

PART OF THE JOY OF PERFORMING EVENING A unique opportunity to take part in an Amici Dance Theatre Company workshop run by Wolfgang Stange and Amici members. Everyone welcome, come and experience their unique creative methods and discover the Amici Magic… ‘Amici affirms life, creativity and the power of compassion’ £8 ticket whole evening, Suitable for All Ages www.amicidance.org
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Wednesday 6th June 7PM
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

Twice as Nice Comedy: Edinburgh Previews

Two Edinburgh festival comedy previews from 2 fantastic award winning comedians: Archie Maddox and Dave Green Archie Maddox: Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrogates his personal connection to Grenfell Tower. Fresh from a stint in the BBC Writersroom, having previously toured South Africa and Europe, this “super cool, super smart storyteller" (Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke and Evening Standard) hilariously explores life, love and loss with a candid authenticity, marking him out as a "real highlight" (BBC) Dave Green: Award-winning stand-up Dave Green does his highly anticipated debut hour. Join him as he worries his way through all the big topics of the day in a paranoid stream of consciousness that will make your mind melt. Dave TV’s top ten jokes of the fringe. Comedy Knight’s fresh comedian of the year. BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist. Leicester Mercury nominated. Winner of the Max Turner prize. MC Sam Deards
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Wednesday 6th June 19:30-22:00
The Duchess of Cambridge Pub
Free - Booking Advisable

Comedy Night at Princess Victoria

Weekly Comedy Night every Wednesday at Princess Victoria Pub on Uxbridge Road. Top Comedians every week!
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Wednesday 6 June 7.30pm
Princess Victoria Pub
£5

Key Club Spoken Poetry

PART OF THE JOY OF THEATRE EVENING Key Club is a monthly arts and social club run by Turtle Key Arts at the Lyric Hammersmith for 16 to 30 year olds with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. This year, Key Club have been creating their own spoken poetry with the help of professional poets. A few of the members have volunteered to perform selected poems. £8 ticket whole evening | Suitable for 15+ www.turtlekeyarts.org.uk/key-club
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Thursday 7th June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

Bottled Up Space Productions

PART OF THE JOY OF THEATRE EVENING Mikey is 21. He finally gets to leave home. The excitement soon turns into monotonous boredom and now he’s stuck. When he meets Dean, he has an opportunity to start again. He can finally make things right. Unless of course he gets it all wrong...Mikey has Cerebral Palsy and has spent his life in a wheelchair. A bittersweet drama about love, friendship and addiction, this play takes a brutally honest look at the life of one man who wants to be independent. Bottled Up is inspired by the life of David Grindley, who plays Mikey. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for 15+
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Thursday 7th June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

Jonny the Fox Comedy Club

Jonny the Fox comedy club is a regular weekly comedy night that runs above the Rutland Arms in Hammersmith. Both professional performers and amateurs, all for FREE! Edinburgh Preview from Henry Paker- Henry started stand-up January 2006, and in 2008, he won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year title and came second in the Laughing Horse new act competition. Henry’s TV appearances include Russell Howard’s Good News, Seann Walsh World and Edinburgh and Beyond. Henry also co writes and stars in Radio 4 sketch show Small Scenes, and has also appeared on Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour, Act your Age and Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash. Henry is one of the most sought after writers in the industry. He has written for shows including Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Stand Up for the Week, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Comic Relief and Seann Walsh World, as well as for Small Scenes and Newsjack. Other acts TBC
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Thursday 7 June 8.15 PM Start (Doors 7.30 PM)
Rutland Arms
FREE

Cat & Hutch - My Father's Dragon

Have you ever met a talking cat? Well, neither had Elmer Elevator - until one snowy day, when chance would have it that he would stumble across one in an alley way. This talking cat told Elmer all about a baby dragon, being held captive on Wild Island. Join Elmer and Cat on their journey to Wild Island and encounter many Wild Animals along the way, including a messy-maned lion, an itchy gorilla and a sweet-toothed crocodile, as Cat & Hutch bring Ruth Stiles Gannett's adventure story to life!
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Friday 8 June 4.30 - 5.30pm
Big Read Festival Bus
Free

Experience Indian Arts At The Bhavan

We invite the local community of Hammersmith and Fulham to try the Open Classes for various Indian classical dance and music forms and languages at The Bhavan on Saturday, scheduled for different hours of the day. It's on us. To make it even more special, we will also have a 45 min taster performance event in the morning from 11 - 11.45 am. Let's celebrate diverse arts and our communities. Free Admission. Prior registration is necessary. Please write to info@bhavan.net.
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Saturday 9 June 9.30am - 2.30pm
The Bhavan
Free

Music And Movement

Bring your babies along to our drop-in sessions in Shepherd's Bush. Musical play, songs and dance activities delightfully engage babies and their loved adults. Enjoy live instruments, colourful resources and skilfully woven activities. 9:45am for 1 - 2 years old; 10:30am for 2 - 3 years old; 11:30am for 6 weeks to 1 years.
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Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th June 9.45am - 12.05pm
The Music House For Children
£8

Westfield London

Once again HF ArtsFest is taking over the Westfield Presents stage to showcase an exciting mix of local music and dance acts.
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Saturday 9 June 12 - 6pm
Westfield London
Free

Arts Science Mash Up

Arts Science Mash Up - On Saturday 9th June, The Invention Rooms will be hosting an arts vs science mash-up family fun day! Join us as we explore cutting-edge research with creative games, demos and workshops as part of the Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Festival.
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Saturday 9 June 12 - 3pm
The Invention Rooms,
Free

Tales of Joy Choreographed by Wolfgang Stanger

Tales of Joy brings the whole community, disabled and non-disabled, together in an integrated outdoor performance in the Lyric Square. A look at the myriad nationalities of those who live within the borough and how they unit together as one. Suitable for All Ages
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Saturday 9th June 2pm & 5pm
Lyric Square
Free

Scariofunk at Westfield

PART OF WESTFIELD PRESENTS. Founded in 2004 Scariofunk Collective has offered a variation of dance workshops and performance opportunities across London and the UK, helping young people of all ages to develop and achieve their individual goals, giving them the opportunity to perform and showcase their talents. Once again HF ArtsFest is taking over the Westfield Presents stage to showcase an exciting mix of local music and dance acts.
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Saturday 9 June 4 - 4.15pm
Westfield London
Free

Young Amici

PART OF THE JOY OF DANCE EVENING Young Amici, a spin-off of Amici Dance Theatre Company have created a short performance of improvisation dance. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for All Ages
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Saturday 9th June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whiole evening

Step Change Studios - Highlights from Fusion

PART OF THE JOY OF DANCE EVENING Following their sell-out premier of the UK's first Latin-Ballroom inspired inclusive showcase, Step Change Studios present Highlights from Fusion. Dance pieces from Fusion have been specially selected for Joy, and bring together talented artists from different backgrounds to push the boundaries of ballroom with beautiful, powerful, performances that redefine the genre. Step Change Studios was established by Rashmi Becker with a simple vision: to enable disabled and non-disabled people to dance. From grassroots to professional level, Step Change Studios is committed to supporting people to discover dance, and promoting talent and leadership that will contribute to a diverse dance sector. In less than a year, almost 1,000 children and adults have participated in dance with Step Change Studios. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for All Ages www.stepchangestudios.com @Step_Change
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Saturday 9th June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

Move it Mondays ‘Dance Off’ DanceWest & Action on Disability

PART OF THE JOY OF DANCE EVENING A free and inclusive dance group no matter of ability. We deliver Move-it Mondays at two venues Lyric Hammersmith and Caxton Youth Centre in Westminster. Monday's are boring let’s dance! The group will present a short piece before leading to their infamous ‘Dance Off’ – all are invited to have a dance!. £8 ticket whole evening. Suitable for All Ages www.dancewest.co.uk/move-it-monday/
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Saturday 9th June 7pm
Studio Lyric Hammersmith
£8 whole evening

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 info@hf-artsfest.com
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Sunday 10 June 12 - 6.30pm
Ravenscourt Park
Free

Ella the Great

Watch out for Ella the Great, H&F's favourite clown, performing on the Big Red Bus during 4-9th and at Unity Day on Sunday 10th June between 12.00-5.00 p.m. Lots of fun for the little ones!
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Sunday 10 June between 12 - 5 p.m.
Ravenscourt Park
Free

Albert and Friends Instant Circus

PART OF UNITY DAY IN RAVENSCOURT PARK. Albert & Friends Instant Circus presents highlights of their new 2018 show “This is where we’re at.” Pack full of exciting and beautiful circus skills, ranging from unicycle salsa to silent movie slapstick. The young people of A&FIC have been devising the show alongside up and coming circus professionals and long-standing performing members of the A&FIC troupe.
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Sunday 10 June 12 - 5pm
Ravenscourt Park
Free

Scariofunk at Unity Day

PART OF UNITY DAY IN RAVENSCOURT PARK. Founded in 2004 Scariofunk Collective has offered a variation of dance workshops and performance opportunities across London and the UK, helping young people of all ages to develop and achieve their individual goals, giving them the opportunity to perform and showcase their talents.
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Sunday 10 June 2 - 4pm
Ravenscourt Park
Free