Bloomsbury Festival

Bloomsbury Festival

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Geographical remit: 
National - England


A world-class festival from a local community

Bloomsbury Festival is five-day celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity.

Presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection, each October the Festival shines a light on the radical imaginations, institutions, and 11,000 residents that shape contemporary Bloomsbury. This year’s Festival brings together global and local ideas of independence. Happening across Bloomsbury, from major institutions like Pushkin House and University College London to quirky spaces and family favourites like Coram’s Fields.


The Festival works with many large and small partners to create and deliver its annual programme.  More than simply a showcase for the area, instead Bloomsbury Festival acts as a catalyst bringing together artists and academics, scientists and dancers, musicians, publishers and school pupils to make new projects and to inspire and learn from each other.

Outside the Festival period, Bloomsbury Festival delivers community engagement and arts projects across the year.  These include its pioneering project, Festival in a Box, which takes artists into the homes of people living with dementia to provide life enhancing and joyful cultural experiences for people who are often lonely and isolated.

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