Our festival programme is now live. Take a look at our online brochure and event listings.

The festival has a programme of over one hundred events, exhibitions, workshops and activities. Each one is the result of the personal passions and interests of the people and organisations taking part, and it is truly astounding to see the commitment, knowledge, research and preparation behind the scenes. Congratulations to all who are participating in, and supporting, the 2024 festival.

The festival is organising a showcase Big Night Out takeover of Conway Hall on our opening night to give you a flavour of performers across the 10 festival days.

The 2024 theme Human.Kind has sparked a wide range of interpretations. Can AI be kind? Should we link these two words in such times of global strife? Is humankind as a word dangerous, or just descriptive? Is it a reflection of our humanity or the state of our everyday human existence? The exploration of these questions is presented through our extensive programme of music, theatre, films, artworks, talks and walks, and the festival offers the opportunity to visit numerous venues and unusual spaces across our urban landscape and create your own new experiences.

We welcome new venues, new trainees and new participants to the 2024 festival, too numerous to list here. We would particularly like to welcome our new Festival Patron, the President and Provost of UCL, Dr. Michael Spence.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival.  Look out for further details on some events in September. The festival newsletter is a great way to keep in touch – sign up if you are not already receiving it for regular updates and information.

Rosemary Richards, Festival Director
and the Bloomsbury Festival team

Local, Global, Inspiring

Bloomsbury Festival is an annual celebration of the area’s creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of culture, arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and debate. The programme includes an exciting mix of contemporary arts, music, performance, theatre, science displays, talks, walks and community events.

“Bloomsbury Festival captures the diversity of bright minds connected to these few streets of London, from the past to the present day”
The Guardian

Bloomsbury Festival is a Registered charity No. 1149001
Limited Company registered in England & Wales No. 0797 7987
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