We are delighted to announce the full 2019 Bloomsbury Festival programme.

On 20 July 1969 a lone figure made a muffled pronouncement “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, but behind the lunar landing were more than 400,000 NASA engineers and scientists.  Whilst the Kennedy Space Center, is a long way from Bloomsbury, this concept feels very close to home. A hotbed of creative development, Bloomsbury is filled with pioneers of all types.  The 2019 Festival shines a light on some of their amazing developments, alongside Bloomsbury’s own unique homage to the moon.

You can find details of all events announced here.
Festival highlights include;

  • Two arty street parties – Moonlight on Store Street, a night-time street party with a twist and Cromer Street welcomes the Moon, a creative family street party
  • Museum of the Moon – Luke Jerram’s stunning internally lit sculpture which after appearing on Moonlight on Store Street will be installed in Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street where a whole host of events and activities will take place beneath this impressive lunar installation throughout the festival.
  • New Wave: Supporting New Talent – Bloomsbury Festival supports the development of bright new talent emerging from world-famous local universities, including RADA and Slade School of Art. Look out for our New Wave lunchtime series, bold new theatre and inspiring exhibitions.
  • Festival Finale: Hello Moon! 1969 Tea Dance – Travel back through space and time to 1969 and join us for an afternoon of 60s glamour and dance in the sumptuous ballroom of the Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s Festival which we hope you’ll find enlightening, engaging and most of all fun!

Full 2019 Programme Announced