Bloomsbury Festival 2022 took place from Friday 14 October until Sunday 23 October.

Our official 2022 Festival video is a journey through the Bloomsbury streets, venues, performances and exhibitions. We hope you enjoy the selection of partners and events featured, which give a flavour of the huge range of events in our busy 10-day programme.

Our 2022 festival was inspired by the theme of Breathe, and included over 100 events across 10 days, ranging from hard-hitting creative reflections on the environment to quiet moments of mindfulness. Many were presented by emerging artists, writers and academics, others by established professionals, and some by the local community. We are delighted to receive support for our ‘Platform’ for emerging talent by Arts Council England, and this year offered the start of what we hope will be an ongoing focus on Writers of Colour, which has developed from conversations with young residents of Bloomsbury.

View our 2022 Festival Brochure online here:


Read our 2022 Festival Review here.

Members from award-winning writers’ group 26 attended festival events daily to write creatively, engagingly and objectively about everything they saw going on around them. Read their responses here.