JOIN THE CELEBRATION AT LONDON FESTIVALS
The saying goes that there’s something in London for everyone, and these festivals prove just how true that is.
Nour Festival of Arts
This most popular London festival takes place in October-November every year, and focuses on Middle Eastern and North African art and culture. Events are held at various venues over London, and include activities such as food tasting, film screenings, exhibitions, craft workshops and music and dance performances by various artists. Many of the events are free, so anyone can enjoy them.
Winter Pride UK
An LGBT-themed event, the Winter Pride festival provides a platform for celebrating creativity and innovation in its various forms, particularly performing and visual art forms. The event brings together not only people from the masses, but also celebrities and performers from among the thriving LGBT community in the UK. The Winter Pride Awards given during the event also help fund several notable charities.
Framed Film Festival
This unique international film festival caters primarily to the younger members of society. With screening curated specifically for an audience of four to eleven year-olds, young cinema lovers are sure to have a good time. Themes that are showcased through film include friendship, adventure, fun and wanting to grow up. The festival is held at the Barbican Centre.
Despite the name, this another popular London festival runs for the months of October and November, and is a celebration of photography. The event includes exhibitions, workshops and talks and aims to demonstrate the diverse range of contemporary photography and reach out to the widest possible audience. The festival showcases quality work from both UK-based and international photographers and is committed to the creative development of the field.
Wimbledon International Music Festival
Wimbledon International Music Festival is the rare festival that is dedicated entirely to classical and opera music. Events take place at various venues in the Wimbledon district, the festival features performances by an impressive array of classical performers, including The Philharmonia Orchestra and The Borodin Quartet. The festival has an artist in residence program, and works in collaboration with prominent musical foundations like the Merton Music Foundation.
There you have it, festivals in London that cater to all kinds of interests. Besides these, are many one-time festival events and concerts in the city that you can find out about and attend.