The popular week-long festival celebrating the best of the arts in Hammersmith and Fulham is returning for a third year.
The programme will include things for ages and tastes, with 400 participants from the various arts disciplines represented.
It will feature comedy, music, literature, performing arts, films, circus and the visual arts. There will be street performances to bring the arts directly to the community, sessions to encourage participation and exceptional venues hosting amazing acts, and the majority of events are free of charge.
In partnership with Westfield London W12, the event will include a Cacophony of Sound & Music on June 11 and 12. It will celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a mix of young musicians, street dance, circus and Indian dance.
A spokesperson said: “We invite everyone, whether they live in the borough or not, to come and join us for this week-long celebration of the cultural diversity that exists in every corner of this great city.”
Check out the highlights of last year's HF ArtsFest
The festival is returning for a third year running, with highlights including:
A production of Alan Parker’s world famous musical Bugsy Malone at The Lyric on June 11
International specialist auctioneers offering a free evaluation day at an Antiques (Blythe) Roadshow at the auction house on Blythe Road on June 8
A Twice As Nice Comedy night at The Duchess of Cambridge pub in Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith on June 8
Musiko Musika - A celebration of Chilean culture in the UK at The Lyric on June 10
An exhibitions and arts & crafts sessions for all ages across the HF ArtsFest at the Masbro Centre in Masbro Road, Shepherd’s Bush, running from June 6-12
Close Up: Ethereal- A collaboration of four artists (Gallery 106, June 8-12), exhibiting works by Ale Dini, Angelika Spranger, Rose Long and Sarah Ollerenshaw
Under The Sea workshop and games running at Shepherd’s Bush, Askew Road and Fulham Libraries from June 6-12 where youngsters can dress as their favourite undersea animal or creature
And it will end with a Picnic in the Park at Ravenscourt Park on June 12 to celebrate Her Majesty’s landmark birthday. The day will feature Albert & Friends Instant Circus, AMICI Dance Theatre Company and Children’s Theatre Cat & Hutch.
Emma Hindes, general manager at the shopping centre said: “Westfield London is thrilled to be supporting ArtsFest for the third year and this year, as part of our Queen’s birthday celebrations. The Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is home to a wealth of cultural and arts organisations and talents and we look forward to entertaining our shoppers as ArtsFest takes over with a weekend of dance, performances, and music.”