Local, Global, Inspiring
“Bloomsbury Festival captures the diversity of bright minds connected to these few streets of London, from the past to the present day”
Bloomsbury Festival is an annual celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.
Bloomsbury Festival 2020 took place from Friday 16 October until Sunday 25 October. The theme for 2020 was VISION. For 2020 we had to do things a little differently. Our events were presented by a range of means – digitally, live and socially distanced. In 2020 we worked with Bloomsbury Radio to cover the festival for an online and local audience, and we had a new version of Festival in a Box, an outreach project bringing the joy of the festival to people in the local area who are unable to come to us. Read the 2020 Festival report.
Bloomsbury Festival 2021 will take place from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 October with the theme ‘Shining Light’.
Local, Global, Inspiring – our artistic choices are informed by our focus on providing enriching opportunities for artists, enticing creative engagement for residents, and our aim to promote contemporary Bloomsbury.
For ten days each October, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter play host to up to 130 events developed with partners alongside Bloomsbury Festival Productions and Commissions.