Hounslow's inaugural BBC Get Creative Weekend will be headlined by an open-mic night at Watermans.
And Sunday night's Watermans finale will wrap up the festival, with a wide range of performers lined up to participate.
Watermans' Creative People and Places Hounslow programme manager, Keiko Higashi, believes the community-directed programme will be a huge success.
She said: “By acting as the voice of the people, it will encourage people and give them what they want.
“The open-mic night, for example, is something which has not been done for a very long time, if ever.
“So far we have had people booking to play the ukulele, to do an interpretive dance to Queen as well as singing.
“We have had quite a few phone calls from people who have never done it before. It is the first time for them, from poets to singers.”
First ever event
The weekend, organised by Watermans, seeks to celebrate and encourage arts, culture and creativity in the area.
There are more than 20 Creative People and Places consortia run by the Arts Council throughout the UK.
But this is the first time such an event has been held, and it will consist of all-inclusive events throughout the Hounslow area, in conjunction with the BBC.
With three of the venues filling up an entire Saturday schedule with events, it will be a community fun-filled weekend for all the family, and includes face-painting and henna tattoo stalls.
And Erica Weston, Watermans' marketing director, believes the unique approach of the festival will encourage widespread involvement.
She said: “Creative Places and People consists of real grass-roots engagement, the people are saying what they want to have, and it engages people in the area.
“The idea is that rather than us flying in, local people actually have their local advisory group who tell us what they want.
“Anybody with a talent is welcome to come and perform at Watermans, as a singer, a poet or a comedian, with a really friendly audience and welcome atmosphere.
“We are giving them an opportunity to perform in an established venue from a range of different talents.”
The weekend will finish with the open-mic event as well as brass band performances from the Hounslow Youth Orchestra and Thames Youth Orchestra.
Event entry is free, but anyone interested in playing should contact Keiko at firstname.lastname@example.org as performance spaces are filling up.