Local, Global, Inspiring

Bloomsbury Festival is a contemporary and inclusive annual celebration of the area’s creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of culture, arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and debate.

Bloomsbury Festival 2021 – watch our video round up and explore the programme here.


The 2022 festival theme is Breathe. Under this theme the festival events will respond to our sense of wellbeing, environment and air quality, and cover the subjects of freedom of speech and self-expression.

The programme will feature all types of cultural events including performance, music, outdoor installations, theatre, exhibitions, tours and talks, and a Discovery Hub for schools and families.

The Call Out to partners who would like to participate in the 2022 festival is now open. To become a 2022 partner please email director@bloomsburyfestival.org.uk.

Our festival programme is enriched by creative engagement for residents and local professionals, opportunities for emerging artists, and our aim to reflect and promote the young and diverse Bloomsbury of 2022.

For ten days from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 October 2022, the streets, parks, museums, galleries, science buildings and institutions of this vibrant cultural quarter play host to around 100 events developed with partners alongside Bloomsbury Festivals own outdoor productions.

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

The SHM Foundation Camden Arts Council England University of London UCL Central Districy Alliance UCL