Bloomsbury Festival starts THIS WEEK!

The Bloomsbury Festival opens tomorrow! Don’t forget that all events are free and drop in so there’s no excuse to not getting involved with the fun! View the programme online and read on for details of some of the extraordinary community collaborations happening at the festival. A whole weekend of curious activities for kids and adults alike will be happening at Russell Square on the 19 & 20 October. Come and discover a playground for the mind bursting with over 40 projects, art installations, performances and events over the festival weekend. Get dancing with The Ministry of Movement, hosted by

Geraniums at the Bloomsbury Festival

On 8th July 1863, Russell Square opened its gates to host the Bloomsbury Show, a flower festival showcasing plants grown by local working class people living in nearby slums. 150 years later, the Bloomsbury Festival continues this tradition of an annual festival free to all and curated and led by local people. To celebrate this historic link, the Bloomsbury Festival 2013 is proud to be featuring a bespoke range of skincare products made from locally grown geranium plants. Organic skincare company, Ndulge, has produced this limited edition Bloomsbury geranium range which will be on sale in the Festival Crafts Market

Volunteers wanted!

The Bloomsbury Festival is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the festival team for a minimum of two 5hr shifts between 15 – 20 October. The festival celebrates cultural organisations, community groups, creative individuals and iconic institutions of this little-known corner of central London. We need volunteers to act as our ambassadors at the festival, helping audiences to navigate the eclectic range of performances and events. Also being friendly faces for the public to approach, and helping to ensure that the festival is accessible to all. If you’re friendly, enthusiastic and reliable – we’d love to hear from you! If you’d like to

Deadline Extended! Festival Marketing Coordinator Wanted

Marketing Coordinator for Bloomsbury Festival Join our team! Bloomsbury Festival is looking for a marketing and communications professional to help us share with the world all the exciting events we have planned this year. This role is involved in a variety of marketing disciplines including social media, website CMS, design, print production and co-ordinating intern support. Candidates need to have a proven track record in delivering multi disciplinary arts events marketing. Full job description available here: JD Marketing Coordinator Apply by Friday 5 July 2013.