“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 annual celebration of the area’s pioneering creativity, presenting an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, performance, discussion and reflection.

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s lunar landing, our 2019 Festival theme Small steps and giant leaps will act as a springboard for a host of creative and engaging Festival events and projects for 2019.  Celebrating endeavour, progress, and pioneering achievements Small steps and giant leaps will embrace the small vital contributions alongside the famous moments, shining a light on the radical imaginations, institutions and residents of contemporary Bloomsbury.

In a further development for 2019, Bloomsbury Festival will be extended from five to ten days. Bloomsbury Festival 2019 will take place from Friday 11 October to Sunday 20 October.


The 2018 Festival ran from 17-21 October 2018, and the Festival theme was Activists and Architects of Change.

> Find out more about the 2018 Festival by viewing the brochure here


Help raise £5,000 to bring joy to elderly and isolated people with Bloomsbury Festival in a Box

Music, art, dancing and crafts – we all love to watch and to join in. But many elderly and house bound people can no longer experience the joy of their own creativity or delight in that of others. Bloomsbury Festival runs a year round outreach project, Festival in a Box, that  brings the joy of arts and crafts back into the lives of local residents living with Dementia or other socially isolating health conditions. We work with Camden Age UK and a group of specially trained ‘Festival in a Box’ artists to create bespoke arts experiences tailored to the tastes and interests of the elderly participants. The artists, together with be-frienders from Age UK take arts into participant’s own homes.

Any amount you can give will help us reach our goal and bring this life-affirming project to people in need.
> Visit our SUPPORT page to find out more and donate now. Thank you.