Bloomsbury Festival 2020 is a range of digital, outdoor and gallery events.  Where possible we have kept some events live, but many are now available online either via our website or by a ticketed online link.  Many of our events are free and you can book on each event page.

We have tried to be imaginative about how we present our work, keeping the essence of the creative activity but allowing access online or on the street where possible.  We are delighted also to have some gallery spaces who are able to host live exhibitions and also to have a partner radio station Bloomsbury Radio – you can listen locally on 87.9FM from Friday 16Oct  at 3pm through the festival, or online at  We are delivering 2000 Festival in a Box packages to the local community who cannot come to the festival.

We work with partners from across Bloomsbury’s diverse academic, professional and resident community. The Bloomsbury Festival 2020: Vision theme will act as a catalyst to a wide spectrum of events from the arts and science of the visual world, to perception and futurology.  Alongside a host of visual creative projects and amazing scientific discoveries, the 2020 programme will turn Bloomsbury inside out, making visible the parts and people rarely seen.

Festival events will meet audiences’ new expectations and government guidelines relating to live events and will be delivered with the safety and enjoyment of artists, participants, audiences and our local community at their heart. Our events will be presented by a range of means – digitally, live and socially distanced. Please check individual events for specific details.  We are sorry if we are subject to last minute changes for festival events but we have to keep up to date with the daily changing guidelines.

We hope you enjoy the festival events and we are so pleased to present the creativity and quality of work from artists, performers and academics in Bloomsbury.

View our 2020 Brochure Flip Book below (click on the icon in the centre to view full screen):


> View all Festival Events here, or use the search tools below. For events that have already taken place, see the brochure flip book above.