Established in 2006, Bloomsbury Festival is a creative explosion of arts, culture and science. For five days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter play host up to 130 events which attract a significant audience from across London and beyond.
With a unique blend of academic institutions, businesses, cultural organisations and diverse communities, Bloomsbury has been a catalyst for ideas that have had impact across the world for hundreds of years. Bloomsbury Festival celebrates contemporary Bloomsbury; a hotbed of creativity and pioneering development which has one of the youngest and most diverse populations in the country.
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 it’s 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.
Above all, Bloomsbury Festival aims to be enlivening, engaging, entertaining, and fun!
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What people are saying
Bloomsbury Festival captures the diversity of bright minds connected to these few streets of London, from the past to the present day.
A world-class cultural line up with a distinct local twist.
The artistic idea is extremely strong, Bloomsbury Festival has a highly experience artistic team, clear activity plan, strong local partners. Arts Council, England
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