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Over 100 events taking place in South Westminster

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We would like to say an enormous thank-you to all our sponsors, supporters, and community partners. Without you we would simply not be able to make SouthWestFest happen and continue to support, entertain and inspire the SW1 community and beyond.

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Welcome to SouthWestFest Join SouthWestFest for a reimagined cultural community festival which offers creative, inspiring and fun events and activities for all ages, taking place across south Westminster between the 2nd and 23rd of July.

All festival events and activities will be produced in a flexible manner to respond to any Covid related restrictions and social distancing needs of our festival audiences and participants.

This year’s festival theme is ‘Reimagine’ to inspire us to explore and reimagine how we interact with community events and activities, indoor and outdoor spaces, and neighbourhoods for summer 2021.

If you want to register to take part in our events, workshops and activities, or just want to stay up to date with our most recent news and announcements, then head over to our website www.southwestfest.org.uk and join our newsletter to be the first to hear about all our festival updates.

This year’s festival will kick off with our Health Trail from the 2nd of July, which will lead you to some fantastic free or low cost health, sports and wellbeing activities across the area. Organised in collaboration with The Abbey Centre and the Community Health Champions plus other local health and sports providers, the Health Trail programme will be jam packed with great inclusive events for all ages. On the 10th of July, don’t miss our SouthWestFest in the Streets pop up performances in and across Belgravia, Victoria and Pimlico bringing some carnival, fiesta and circus celebration back into the area. We will also be launching our Online & On Foot Art Trail, featuring the work of local artists from across the south of the borough as well as guided tours, special art installations and live art performances.

Contents The Organisers Festival Diary Health Trail Health & Wellbeing Week Art Trail Arts & Culture Week SouthWestFest in the Streets Community & Heritage Week

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Festival Venues

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This is your Festival

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From the 17th of July onwards our focus will be on community and heritage, with special events including (Re)Discover Audio Walking Tour, Young Mayfair in Grosvenor Square, and Day of Play at Churchill Gardens Square. The fun doesn’t stop there as our 3 week programme is chock-a-block with great events, workshops, classes, and activities taking place every day and produced in partnership with local organisations and venues from across the south Westminster area.

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The Organisers We have an amazing and dedicated team, who work all year round to make this fantastic Festival possible Festival Director Joanna Goodey Festival Producer Dodie Finamore Festival Assistant David Shopland Festival Chair Catherine Drake Wilkes Trustees Patricia Alert, Laura Buttigieg, Sara Wheeler MBE, Aaron Paterson and Sarah Rennix Festival President Jane Buttigieg

SouthWestFest c/o Pimlico Resource Centre Walston House Aylesford St London SW1V 3RL Charity reg. 1124849 Find us on social media: Facebook: @SouthWestFest #SouthWestFest2021 Twitter: @SWFest #SWFestReimagine Instagram: @swfest You can also sign up to our mailing list via the website: www.southwestfest.org.uk Information contained in this programme is correct at the date of printing. Some event details may change, and more events will be added online, please check the website for amendments. Please note there will be an official photographer at some of our events and that crowd scenes will be used for future publicity. If you do not wish to be photographed please let our photographer know.

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Festival Diary

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July

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SouthWestFest Health Trail

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2 - 23

Quirky Quarantine Quibbles

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2 - 23

I Smile (Music Video)

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2 - 23

Wander Art

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2 - 23

Everyday Kings & Queens

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2 - 23

Early Years and Family Self-Led Gallery Activities

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2 - 15

Wimbledon in Eccleston Yards

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Wimbledon Screening

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Freestyle Dance Fitness Workout

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Free Gym Pass

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Free Trial Swim

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Swimming Home - Digital Theatre Show

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Pilates

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Adjusting to Life After Lockdown

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Weight Loss Tips for Life

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Outdoor Yoga

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Cycle Roadshow & the Climate Emergency

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Denbigh Pop-Up Health Trail Day

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Facts and Myths of Smoking and Quitting Cigarettes

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Maxicise with Maxine Jones - Free Taster Class

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Introduction to Mindfulness

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Conversational Café

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Healthy Eating Made Simple

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Reimagine Westminster - Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

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Online Exercise Class with Brian Richmond PT

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Yoga In The Park with Harmony Thyme

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Healthy Baking for Families and Kids Part One

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Learn to Hula Hoop (Adult Beginners Taster Session)

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Weekend Wonder

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The Art of Wellbeing

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Tanabata Star Festival - Paper Art Workshop

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Healthy History Walk

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Mindfulness

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Taster Sessions at St. Andrew’s Gym Club

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Facts and Myths of Smoking and Quitting Cigarettes

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4, 11 & 18

Eccleston Yards Weekend Market

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Online Seated Exercise Class with Brian Richmond PT

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Healthy History Walk

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Healthy Baking for Families and Kids Part Two

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Open Age Walk

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Look and Cook Live

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Open Age Mindfulness & Relaxation

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Reimagine Westminster - Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

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City Lions Creative Industries Week

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Swimming Home - Digital Theatre Show

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Aboriginal Art

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SouthWestFest Family Art Trail Workshop and Art Packs with Pimlico Toy Library

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Playwriting, Poetry & Prose Workshop for Young People

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Peace Walk in the Park with Harmony Thyme

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Sizzling Salsa Masterclass

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Pimlico Million Meet and Greet

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Movement & Exercise

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Tanabata Star Festival - Online Origami Workshop

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AthleFit

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Mindful Walk

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SouthWestFest Walking Football Tournament

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Craft and Wellbeing for 16-25 Year Olds

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SouthWestFest Online & On Foot Art Trail

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Shakespeare, Hamlet & The World of Theatre

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Tanabata: Story of Two Stars - Art Installation by Coco Sato

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Creative UpCycling Collage Workshop

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Ebury Edge Art Market

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SouthWestFest in the Streets

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Singalong with Pimlico Musical Foundation

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Pret a Portrait!

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Creative Carers

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How To Age Joyfully

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Open Space Talks: The Fan Museum - Fans of the World

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Victor Braojos Piano Recital

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Guitar Mania - Free Guitar Lessons with Musicus

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Taster Sessions of St Andrew’s Club Graffiti Art

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Get Started on Your First Novel!

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Sung Compline

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An Experience with The Bush Theatre and Open Age

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Out and About

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The Art of Self-Love Portrait Drawing Workshop

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Taster Print Making with Harmony Thyme

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Dance Westminster Finals: Film Screening

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Evolution of Music Through the Decades, an Open Age Exploration

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Motown Night

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(Re)Discover - Audio Walking Tour

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Young Mayfair

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Mini Weave - Family Workshop

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Summer Show and Teddy Bears Picnic

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St. Andrew’s Club Community Walk

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A Philosophical Exploration

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Day of Play

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17 & 18

Lillington Gardens Community Centre Exhibition

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17 & 18

Discovering Pimlico, its History and its Future

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Art and Music Open Day

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The Stories of Your Streets - Guided Walk

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ArtTrail Creative Upcycling Workshop

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Introduction to Creative Upcycling at Tate Britain

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Pimlico Picasso’s Nature Trail

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Animal Welfare Event - Free Microchipping, Advice, and Support

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The Transformative Power of Books

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Open Space Talks: Art in the Streets

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Sketch Appeal’s Summer Sketchtacular!

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Happy Together Tea Party

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Health Trail This year’s festival will be kicking off with the launch of our first ever Health Trail, produced in collaboration with the Community Champions and The Abbey Centre. Join us for three full days brimming with free and low cost health and wellbeing activities and events taking place all over south Westminster and online! From yoga sessions to cooking classes to a pop-up information day, there’s something for all ages and abilities.

Events & Venues:

JULY 2-4

Gym Club Session St. Andrew’s Club, SW1P 2DG Cycle Roadshow & the Climate Emergency The Abbey Centre, SW1P 3BU

After a long time at home, the Health Trail is here to help you engage your minds and bodies in safe, active and exciting ways. Discover local service providers and the range of activities they offer, as well as one-off specially commissioned events!

Maxicise with Maxine Jones

Those that attend three or more of our physical or online Health Trail events will win a Healthy & Wholesome Digital Goody Bag, with loads of great discounts, giveaways and offers from our Health Trail partners!

Free Gym Pass Queen Mother Sports Centre, SW1V 1EL

With thanks to our Health Trail sponsor Dolphin Square Fitness Club, and to the generous funding from St James and Vincent Square Ward Councillors for making this fantastic Health Trail weekend possible.

Queen Mother Sports Centre, SW1V 1EL

Online Events Introduction to Mindfulness Adjusting to Life After Lockdown Exercise Class with Brian Richmond PT Facts and Myths of Smoking Healthy Baking for Families and Kids Part One Healthy Baking for Families and Kids Part Two

The Abbey Centre, SW1P 3BU

Free Swim Session

Denbigh Pop-Up Health Trail Day Denbigh Triangle, SW1V 2DS Healthy History Walks Pimlico Library, SW1V 3AT Conversational Cafe Pimlico Library, SW1V 3AT

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Healthy Eating Made Simple Mindfulness Pilates Seated Online Exercise Class with Brian Richmond PT Swimming Home (Theatre Show)

Yoga in the Park with Harmony Thyme St. Georges Square, SW1V 3QW Outdoor Yoga

Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

Chippendale House Football Pitch, SW1V 3BU

Sponsor:

Learn to Hula Hoop

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Pimlico Gardens, SW1V 3QP

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QUIRKY QUARANTINE QUIBBLES *

EVERYDAY KINGS & QUEENS •

Pimlico Picassos’ Annual Book Competition Quirky Quarantine Quibbles - Short stories open to all age groups. Tell us about any quirky events that happened to you during lockdown. The stories can be about family, pets, park visits or extraordinary things that happened to you during lockdown.

This summer, the Victoria, Victoria Westminster, Whitehall and Northbank Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are showcasing their ‘Everyday Kings & Queens’ to celebrate local heroes who went above and beyond during the pandemic through their acts of kindness.

There will be 3 prizes for best story and best illustration. The top twelve stories will be published in book form. Competition entries must be submitted by no later than 20th July. Winners will be announced on Saturday 23rd July.

Visitors can read the incredible heroes’ stories through QR codes and get involved in the #everydaykingsandqueens competition on social media. Also keep an eye out for the BIDs ‘Hidden Gems’ where businesses will be offering special discounts and offers.

Pimlico Picassos & SouthWestFest 2nd - 23rd of July Online

Send entries to: hayley@pimlicopicassos.com or drop off at: ‘Cave’, 81 Tachbrook Street, London, SW1V 2QP Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

I SMILE (MUSIC VIDEO) *

Westminster Community Gospel Choir 2nd - 23rd July Online This is Westminster Community Gospel Choir’s version of Kirk Franklin’s I Smile, made during our virtual singing course and dedicated to loved ones we’ve lost recently, especially to Covid-19. We hope it brings you as much joy as it’s brought us! Music Video: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=XtLYXZItQ7c Free | westminster.cgc@gmail.com

WANDER ART •

Grosvenor 2nd - 23rd July | All Day Venue 11 | Eccleston Yards

Victoria BID 2nd - 23rd July | 9am - 4pm South Westminster

Free | www.victoriabid.co.uk

EARLY YEARS AND FAMILY SELF-LED GALLERY ACTIVITIES • Tate Britain 2nd - 23rd July | 10am - 6pm Venue 28 | Tate Britain

Pick up a Buggy Walk or Sketchbook activity and visit the current free Tate Collection displays at Tate Britain with your family! Choose from British Art 1540-1930, British Art 1930-now or Rothko and Turner. Free | www.tate.org.uk

WIMBLEDON IN ECCLESTON YARDS •

Grosvenor 2nd - 15th July | 12pm - 9pm Venue 11 | Eccleston Yards Grab a deckchair and get a front row seat for this year’s championship. Watch Wimbledon without the crowds on the big screen at Eccleston Yards. Free | www.mayfairandbelgravia.com

Explore Mayfair and Belgravia to discover Wander Art; an outdoor gallery across two of London’s most historic neighbourhoods. See work created by world renowned artists; from colourful murals and interactive installations to perspective-bending creations. Free | www.mayfairandbelgravia.com

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WIMBLEDON SCREENING • Grosvenor 2nd - 11th July | 11am - 8pm Venue 4 | Brown Hart Gardens

Wimbledon 2021 screening on a large screen. Free | www.mayfairandbelgravia.com

FREESTYLE DANCE FITNESS WORKOUT • Finn Fitness 2nd, 3rd, 4th July | 1pm - 2pm Venue 24 | St. James’s Park

SWIMMING HOME - DIGITAL THEATRE SHOW * Silvia Mercuriali & SouthWestFest

Freestyle Dance Fitness Workout. Exercise to music in a fun and effective way!

2nd - 4th July 10.30am/3pm/6.30pm/8.30pm

Email to express interest and request exact location.

Online

Maryt • FINNFITNESS LTD Nordic Approach ™️ Free | finnfitnessmaryt@gmail.com

FREE GYM PASS •

Everyone Active 2nd - 4th July | 6.30am - 10pm Venue 20 | Queen Mother Sports Centre This state-of-the-art gym has a large cardio and weights area and two functional areas. It’s ideal for the fitness enthusiast or those who are new to the gym. We can help you achieve your fitness goals. Free via prior arrangement, 16+. Free | www.everyoneactive.com/centre/ queen-mother-sports-centre

FREE TRIAL SWIM •

Everyone Active 2nd - 4th July | 6.30am - 10pm Venue 20 | Queen Mother Sports Centre

Are you ready to dive in? Swimming Home is a 35 minute immersive experience for 1 person, taking you on a journey from private to public, intimate to communal, which unfurls like a floating newspaper, becoming an actor in your own bathroom. The audience are led through a journey of rediscovery of their relationship with water as they prepare to enter their bath (or shower). You’ll need headphones, internet, smart phone, swimming costume, goggles and a towel!

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The Stage SouthWestFest has sponsored free tickets for this special online theatre show between the 2nd and 4th of July, sign up here for your free ticket: www.tickettailor.com/events/ swimminghome/497180 Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

Our brilliant 25m pool is ideal for all swimmers. Whether you’re here to do some serious lane swimming, just want a casual dip, or want to take advantage of our awardwinning swimming lessons, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for. Free prior arrangement only, limited spaces. Free | www.everyoneactive.com/centre/ queen-mother-sports-centre

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PILATES *

The Abbey Centre 2nd July | 9.30am - 10.30am Online Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with a focus on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Join us to improve your posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension. This class is suitable for all abilities. Participants wear loose comfortable clothes and are barefoot. Free | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

ADJUSTING TO LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN *

Westminster Talking Therapies 2nd July | 11am - 12pm Online We know that during COVID, we might have felt overwhelmed and anxious and as restrictions lift, we may find ourselves worrying about returning to work, using public transport and engaging in social activities. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this one-hour workshop will discuss practical tools and techniques to help support you to manage your worries and adapt to changing guidelines. To confirm your attendance please contact Nanda Poleon nanda.poleon@nhs.net Free | www.talkingtherapies.cnwl.nhs.uk/ westminster

WEIGHT LOSS TIPS FOR LIFE * OneYou 2nd July | 11am Online

OUTDOOR YOGA •

Community Champions & The Abbey Centre 2nd July | 11.15am - 12.15pm Venue 7 | Chippendale House Football Pitch A FREE beginner Hatha Yoga session run by Sahara. A great way to improve strength, balance, flexibility, and reduce stress. Just bring your mat and don’t forget to book as we have limited spaces available. Email ian.corpuz@theabbeycentre.org.uk or call 020 7227 0646 to book your place. Free | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

CYCLE ROADSHOW & THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY • Westminster City Council 2nd July | 11.30am - 1.30pm Venue 1 | The Abbey Centre

Get on your bike for SouthWestFest to improve your health and wellbeing and reduce carbon emissions. Cycle to the Abbey Centre to visit Dr Bike who will offer cycling and bike maintenance advice, free basic repairs and to find out about free cycle training for everyone who lives and works in Westminster. Plus share your views on how we can improve health and wellbeing through taking action on climate change. Share your ideas and priorities with the council’s Climate Emergency team and help to shape a climate change action plan for the city. Free | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

Come and join ONE YOU expert Health Practitioner, who will give you useful and practical information to improve your habits, maintain a healthy weight in the long term and make it part of your lifestyle. If you cannot attend, you can register and we will send you the webinar recording. Free | www.oneyou.westminster.gov.uk

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DENBIGH POP-UP HEALTH TRAIL • Community Champions, The Abbey Centre & SouthWestFest 2nd July | 1.30 - 4.30pm Venue 9 | Denbigh Triangle A fun afternoon for local residents with free activities and information from a wide range of local organisations. Come and meet the Community Champions who will be providing some healthy refreshments, free face painting for the kids, and a free massage for the adults. Dr. Bike will be there to fix your bike and many more. Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

FACTS AND MYTHS OF SMOKING AND QUITTING CIGARETTES * OneYou 2nd July | 2pm Online For smokers and non-smokers, come and join ONE YOU expert Health Practitioner, who will give you useful and practical information to improve your habits, maintain a healthy weight in the long term and make it part of your lifestyle. If you cannot attend, you can register and we will send you the webinar recording. Free | www.oneyou.westminster.gov.uk

MAXICISE WITH MAXINE JONES FREE TASTER CLASS • SouthWestFest 2nd July | 2pm - 3pm Venue 1 | The Abbey Centre

Maxine Jones has taken the nation by storm with her unique brand of dance aerobics, as featured on ITV’s Lorraine breakfast show. Now is your opportunity to join Maxine for a FREE Maxicise Trail Class at The Abbey Centre, where you can dance yourself fit, happy and healthy. This is a one-off special free taster class for the SouthWestFest Health Trail, but if you enjoy yourself you can return to enjoy weekly classes at the same location. Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

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INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS *

Westminster Talking Therapies 2nd July | 2pm - 3pm Online Mindfulness is the act of paying more attention to yourself, including your thoughts and feelings and to the world around you, all of which can help to improve your wellbeing. In this interactive session, you will be introduced to mindfulness and learn techniques for relaxing the body and calming the mind that you can use in your everyday life. To confirm your attendance please contact Nanda Poleon nanda.poleon@nhs.net Free | www.talkingtherapies.cnwl.nhs.uk/ westminster

CONVERSATIONAL CAFÉ •

Westminster Libraries & Archives 2nd July | 3pm - 5pm Venue 18 | Pimlico Library Conversational Café is an informal event at Pimlico Library where people come along for tea, coffee and a chat. Get to know other people in your community, make new friends or catch up with old friends and neighbours. Come along and enjoy. Free (for Adults and Older People) | www.westminster.gov.uk/leisure-librariesand-community/libraries

HEALTHY EATING MADE SIMPLE * Change4Life 2nd July | 4pm Online

Interactive workshop highlighting the key messages of healthy eating, while providing a range of resources to help strengthen understanding. Free (for Parents and Carers of Primary Aged Children) | sam.bodmer@ healtheducationpartnership.com

REIMAGINE WESTMINSTER DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP • Chocolate Films & SouthWestFest 2nd, 9th, 16th July | 4pm - 6pm Venue 3 | Bessborough Family Hub Join Chocolate Films, for a series of three documentary filmmaking workshops to learn how to script, shoot and edit a short film. Professional filmmakers will take you through the process of crafting a narrative around your experience of living in the SW1 area. These workshops are for young people living in Westminster between the ages of 14 & 18. Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

ONLINE EXERCISE CLASS WITH BRIAN RICHMOND PT * SouthWestFest 2nd July | 5.30pm - 6.15pm Online

Join our favourite local personal fitness trainer Brian Richmond PT for this inclusive online exercise class for all ages and abilities! This will be a fun packed 45 minutes, helping you start your weekend both happy and healthy. Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

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LEARN TO HULA HOOP (ADULT BEGINNERS TASTER SESSION) • Hoop and Glory 3rd July | 11am, 2pm, 5pm Venue 17 | Pimlico Gardens

YOGA IN THE PARK WITH HARMONY THYME •

Harmony Thyme & SouthWestFest 3rd July | 10.30am Venue 26 | St. George’s Square Yoga in the park with Harmony will be a grounding and elevating experience. Although Yoga is an inwards experience, the benefits are intensified when practiced as a group. We will do breath work, move, meditate and chant together with beautiful music. Find out more at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.harmonythyme.weebly.com & www.southwestfest.org.uk

HEALTHY BAKING FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS PART ONE • Community Champions, The Abbey Centre & SouthWestFest 3rd July | 11am - 12pm Online

Come and join our online healthy baking workshop, register at The Abbey Centre and pick up your ingredients pack at The Abbey Centre or Pimlico Library. Watch the video on the SouthWestFest website and start baking those healthy treats. Complete all the recipes within the week and the online quiz and you will be entered into a prize draw. Don’t forget to post your pictures online and tag @SWfest and @theabbeycentre and one lucky winner will receive a lucky prize. For more information see Abbey Centre website. Free | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk & www.southwestfest.org.uk

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Learn to hula hoop - regardless of your rhythm / coordination abilities - in this fun, FREE beginners session aimed at adults. Using larger, slightly weightier hula hoops than those you may recognise, and with a focus on working with your own unique body movements, you will learn the specific techniques needed to get you successfully spinning and moving with the hoop in no time! Free | www.hoopandglory.co.uk

WEEKEND WONDER •

Westminster Abbey 3rd, 10th, 17th July | 11.30am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 2pm Venue 29 | Westminster Abbey Each Saturday we will discover different stories in relation to SouthWestFest themes on guided tours of the Abbey. Join us to make star paper art inspired by the installation of an artwork by Coco Sato to celebrate the Tanabata Star Festival and explore every corner of the Abbey using our family trail. Free for Westminster City Save cardholders (one cardholder and one child get in free); Family ticket (1 adult, 1 child) £18, additional children £7 | www.tickets.westminsterabbey.org

THE ART OF WELLBEING •

Westminster Talking Therapies 3rd July | 12pm - 2pm Venue 9 | Denbigh Triangle Join us, have some fun and get creative in a session that can help support your wellbeing and connect with others. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn some self-care tips and find out more about Westminster Talking Therapies. Free | www.talkingtherapies.cnwl.nhs.uk/ westminster

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HEALTHY HISTORY WALK •

Westminster Guides & SouthWestFest 3rd July | 11.30am Venue 18 | Meeting Point - Pimlico Library Invigorate your mind and body with a stimulating urban walk through the history of your streets. Let a knowledgeable Westminster Guide tell you stories about the people, buildings and beginnings of your neighbourhood and surroundings. Learn new ways to look at familiar streets while benefiting from fresh air and exercise. Join this guided walk of approx 90 minutes, starting from Pimlico Library. Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

TANABATA STAR FESTIVAL - PAPER ART WORKSHOP • SouthWestFest & Westminster Abbey 3rd July | 11am - 12pm Venue 29 | Cloisters, Westminster Abbey Join internationally renowned origami and paper artist Coco Sato for this fun paper art workshop for all levels and ages! Learn about Japanese Star Festival traditions, and contribute your own paper art piece to Coco’s art installation which will be presented at Westminster Abbey from the 10th of July, as a featured artwork within the SouthWestFest Online & On Foot Art Trail. This workshop is free to take part in, but you must register in advance for your place. Families are welcome to attend, but children must always be accompanied by an adult. *Participation in the workshop does not include entry to Westminster Abbey. Westminster City Save card holders can visit Westminster Abbey for free (free tickets are limited to the cardholder and one child). Register for your place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Join Westminster City Save for free here: https://citysave.westminster.gov.uk Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

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MINDFULNESS • OneYou 3rd July | 2pm Online

Join our webinar led by one of our expert Healthy Lifestyle Practitioners to understand more about mindfulness, its benefits to our physical and mental wellbeing and to learn simple ways to practice mindfulness in your daily life. If you cannot attend, you can register and we will send you the webinar recording. Free | www.oneyou.westminster.gov.uk

TASTER SESSIONS AT ST. ANDREW’S GYM CLUB •

St. Andrew’s Club 4th July | 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm Venue 21 | St. Andrew’s Club As part of SouthWestFest’s Health & Wellbeing week, take part in a Taster Session at St. Andrew’s Club Gym with Personal Trainer, Iman. Free | www.standrewsclub.com


FACTS AND MYTHS OF SMOKING AND QUITTING CIGARETTES • OneYou 4th July | 11am Online

For smokers and non-smokers, come and join ONE YOU expert Health Practitioner, who will give you useful and practical information to improve your habits, maintain a healthy weight in the long term and make it part of your lifestyle. Free | www.oneyou.westminster.gov.uk

ECCLESTON YARDS WEEKEND MARKET • Grosvenor 4th, 11th, 18th July | 11am - 5pm Venue 11 | Eccleston Yards

Every Sunday, head to Eccleston Yards for an artisan market selling gifts, homeware, plants, food and accessories, with live music. Free | www.mayfairandbelgravia.com

ONLINE SEATED EXERCISE CLASS WITH BRIAN RICHMOND PT * SouthWestFest 4th July | 2pm - 3pm Online

Join our favourite local personal fitness trainer Brian Richmond PT for this inclusive online seated exercise class for all ages and abilities! This will be a fun packed 45 minutes, helping you start your weekend both happy and healthy.

HEALTHY HISTORY WALK •

Westminster Guides & SouthWestFest 4th July | 2.20pm Venue 18 | Meeting Point - Pimlico Library Invigorate your mind and body with a stimulating urban walk through the history of your streets. Let a knowledgeable Westminster Guide tell you stories about the people, buildings and beginnings of your neighbourhood and surroundings. Learn new ways to look at familiar streets while benefiting from fresh air and exercise. Join this guided walk of approx 90 minutes, starting from Pimlico Library. Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

HEALTHY BAKING FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS PART TWO *

Community Champions, The Abbey Centre & SouthWestFest 4th July | 3pm - 4pm Venue 18 | Meeting Point - Pimlico Library Come and join part 2 of our online healthy baking workshop, register at The Abbey Centre and pick up your ingredients pack at The Abbey Centre or Pimlico Library. Watch the video on the SouthWestFest website and start baking those healthy treats. Complete all the recipes within the week, plus the online quiz, and you will be entered into a prize draw. Don’t forget to post your pictures online and tag @SWFest and @ theabbeycentre and one lucky winner will receive a prize.

Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on

Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk & www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

OPEN AGE WALK •

Open Age 5th July | 10am Venue 23 | Meeting Point - St. Margaret’s Centre Come and join Open Age for a gentle walk along the River Thames. All details will be provided upon booking request. Free (Ages 50+) | www.openage.org.uk

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LOOK AND COOK LIVE * Open Age 5th July | 12.15pm - 1.15pm Online

Open Age’s and TV chef Manju will be cooking healthy dishes from around the world for anyone on a budget. Join in and watch live, we’ll also invite your questions too! A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free | bookings@openage.org.uk (CODE: Cook)

OPEN AGE MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION * Open Age 5th July | 3.30pm - 5pm Online

Open Age invites you to join a 90-minute session of Mindfulness & Relaxation online via Zoom. A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free (for ages 50+) | bookings@openage.org. uk (Code: OAMR)

CITY LIONS CREATIVE INDUSTRIES WEEK • Westminster Council City Lions 5th - 9th July Various Times & Locations

REIMAGINE WESTMINSTER - STOPMOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP • SouthWestFest & Chocolate Films 5th, 12th, 19th July | 4pm - 6pm Venue 3 | Bessborough Family Hub Join Chocolate Films for a series of three animation workshops to learn how to create a dynamic stop-motion film. Professional filmmakers will take you through the process of storyboarding, designing, and animating a short film using a range of hands-on materials and state-of-the-art software. The final film will reflect your experience of living in the SW1 area in an original and exciting way. Register for your place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free (for 10 -13 year olds living in Westminster) | www.southwestfest.org.uk

City Lions are here to help you explore all things creative career related with our 2021 Creative Industries Week! In a series of workshops covering a range of industries, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn from creative professionals. If you’ve ever wondered what it really takes to be an architect, museum curator, product designer, performer or musician, this is your opportunity! Free (for 13 - 18 year olds living in Westminster) | www.citylions.org/whats-onin-westminster

SWIMMING HOME - DIGITAL THEATRE SHOW *

Silvia Mercuriali & SouthWestFest 5th - 9th July 10.30am/3pm/6.30pm/8.30pm Online Are you ready to dive in? Swimming Home is a 35 minute immersive experience for 1 person, taking you on a journey from private to public, intimate to communal, which unfurls like a floating newspaper, becoming an actor in your own bathroom. The audience are led through a journey of rediscovery of their relationship with water as they prepare to enter their bath (or shower). You’ll need headphones, internet, smart phone, swimming costume, goggles and a towel! TICKETS: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ swimminghome/518204#

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ABORIGINAL ART *

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) 5th July | 6.30pm - 8pm Online Explore how Indigenous Australian Art preserved and conveyed the culture of the Aboriginal people for thousands of years, and how this tradition has persevered through to the present day. Free | www.waes.ac.uk

PLAYWRITING, POETRY & PROSE WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE • City Lions, Iris Theatre & SouthWestFest 6th July | 4.30 - 6.30pm Location TBC

Join Actor and Spoken Word artist, Yan Toby-Amisi for a relaxed workshop designed to encourage creativity through rap, poetry and prose. Exploring the work of Shakespeare and contemporary rappers that are influential amongst the culture of hiphop, participants will channel their thoughts, feelings and opinions through their words and unleash their inherent creativity, lurking within. For young people aged 13 - 16. Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

SOUTHWESTFEST FAMILY ART TRAIL WORKSHOP AND ART PACKS WITH PIMLICO TOY LIBRARY * Pimlico Toy Library 6th July | 10.30am Online

We are inviting families to take part in SouthWestFest Online and On Foot Art Trail by creating a SouthWestFest kite to display in your window at home, and have featured in our Art Trail online. Join the Pimlico Toy Library who will be providing Family Art Packs, plus a special online workshop helping you with great ideas on how to decorate your SouthWestFest kite pictures. To get your free family art pack, plus a place on the online workshop, please become a member at Pimlico Toy Library by emailing ptlcharity@gmail.com Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

PEACE WALK IN THE PARK WITH HARMONY THYME • Harmony Thyme 7th July | 10.30am - 12pm Venue 2 | Meeting Point - Entrance to Battersea Park on Chelsea Bridge

Life can be a walk in the park... We will stroll ‘off-piste’ together towards a secret garden. Once there, we will measure the approx age of a tree, take some pictures and have light refreshments. There may be a sing-a-long. Bring a small snack. This is a PHONES OFF event until we get to the Secret Garden where we can turn on phones for photos. For enquiries Email: harmonythyme1@gmail.com Free | www.harmonythyme.weebly.com

SIZZLING SALSA MASTERCLASS * Open Age 7th July | 11am Online

Join us for a 45 minute exciting Sizzling Salsa Masterclass. The class aims to teach you basic salsa moves to get you moving, dancing and have you feeling happy and energised by the end of the session! A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free (aged 50+) | bookings@openage.org.uk (Code: Sizzling Salsa)

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MOVEMENT & EXERCISE * The Abbey Centre 7th July | 12.30pm - 1.30pm Online

Improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing with a friendly and supportive group at this gentle exercise class, designed for older people. Register at: https://www.theabbeycentre.org. uk/movement-exercise-online Free | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

PIMLICO MILLION MEET AND GREET • The Pimlico Million 7th, 14th, 21st July | 11am - 3pm Venue 19 | Pimlico Million Studio 1

This is an ideal opportunity to learn a little more about what we do and how we do it, and find out how you can share your ideas for funding to be spent in the local area. Whether you are a young person who has a passion for advocating on behalf of others, a local resident who is keen to see more activities for children and families, or an older resident who has a great vision… we want to hear from you. Free | www.thepimlicomillion.org.uk

ATHLEFIT •

TANABATA STAR FESTIVAL ONLINE ORIGAMI WORKSHOP * SouthWestFest 7th July | 6pm - 7pm Online Join internationally renowned paper and origami artist Coco Sato, for a free Origami Star workshop. Learn the ancient Japanese art of Origami and add your final origami star to Coco’s digital ‘Story of Two Stars’ exhibition as part of the SouthWestFest Online and On Foot Art Trail. This is a free workshop, best suited for ages 14+. Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

The Abbey Centre 8th July (and every Thursday) | 10am - 11am Venue 1 | The Abbey Centre Get fit and have fun with our AthleFit programme for women! Exercise at your own pace – whether you’re looking for a fresh way to get fit or you’re pulling your trainers on for the first time in years. Just £1 per session. Please bring your own exercise mats. Register at: https://www.theabbeycentre.org. uk/movement-exercise-online £1 (Women only) | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

MINDFUL WALK •

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) 8th July | 2pm - 5pm Venue 18 | Meet Point - Pimlico Library Led by popular teacher Jessica Clements, this is an introductory course focusing on how to stay free from depression, stress, anxiety and pain. You will learn how to breathe and move toward a mindful body and mind. We will be keeping sign-up numbers low and following government guidelines on social distancing and hygiene. Free | www.waes.ac.uk

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SOUTHWESTFEST WALKING FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT • SouthWestFest & Abbey Community Association 8th July | 6pm - 8pm Venue 7 | Chippendale House Football Pitch

Come and join us for the annual SouthWestFest walking football tournament, celebrating this great low-intensity version of the beautiful game, and offering a trophy to the winning team! Teams will be chosen before the day so no need to worry about organising a team. Just register beforehand by emailing:,ian.corpuz@theabbeycentre.org.uk Free | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk & www.southwestfest.org.uk

CRAFT AND WELLBEING FOR 16-25 YEAR OLDS • Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) 9th July | 10.30am - 11.30am Venue 19 | WAES Pimlico Centre

This is a safe and creative space for young people to develop their crafting skills using traditional techniques. Free | www.waes.ac.uk

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Art Trail We’re brightening the streets of South Westminster with fantastic artwork created by our very own local artists, showcasing the variety and breadth of artistic creativity in our community. Leading on from our inaugural 2020 Art Trail, for this year’s Online & On Foot Art Trail we will be spreading our wings further afield, discovering and showcasing artwork from over 30 individual artists and collectives, so join us in getting out there and getting inspired! The Art Trail will be launched on Saturday 10th July, with pop-up performances and guided tours of the On Foot Art Trail led by artist Harmony Thyme. To register for your free place on one of our Art Trail Guided Tours, go to: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Plus don’t miss out on our Online Art Trail Exhibition, which can be viewed via our website: https://southwestfest.org.uk/ portfolio-item/art-trail-online-and-on-foot More artists and locations to be added, check website for most up to date information.

35 St Martin’s Street, WC2H 7HQ Coco Sato Chapter House, Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA Sophie O’Leary St. Andrews Club, 12 Old Pye Street, SW1P 2DG Saatchi Gallery King’s Road, SW3 4RY Ben Poultney Occasions, Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W 8QX Ninebob St. Leonards Hotel, 21 Longmoore Street, SW1V 1JQ

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Pimlico Fresh Cafe, Wilton Road, SW1V 1DN Cave 81 Tachbrook Street, SW1V 2QP OpenAge Exhibition St. Margaret’s Centre, 1 Carey Place, SW1V 2RT Wilfried Rimensberger Millbank Gardens, 49 Erasmus Street, SW1P 4DZ Richard Mittens Moreland House, Marsham Street, SW1P 4JH Julie Bloom Studio 1, Ebury Edge, SW1W 8DX Ann M-D 4 Cumberland Street, SW1V 4LT Polysara

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WAES Exhibition Westminster Adult Education Service, Pimlico Centre, Lupus Street, SW1V 3AT Hayley Stuart 42 Stourhead House, 79 Tachbrook Street, SW1V 2QP

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Collective Exhibition The Rent Office Gallery, Chelsea Garden and Wellington Estate, Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W 8SA ETAT Exhibition Thamesbank Centre, Turpentine Lane, SW1V 4BD Vivienne Gibbons Thamesbank Centre, Turpentine Lane, SW1V 4BD

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SHAKESPEARE, HAMLET & THE WORLD OF THEATRE *

CREATIVE UPCYCLING COLLAGE WORKSHOP •

Spanning a wild history from Ancient Greece to the 1700s, we will look at the lesser known period of plays that preceded Elizabethan theatre and how they evolved and grew to create the environment that Shakespeare thrived in.

The workshops provide some free material and tools. It is a pop-in policy. You can attend a short period or all 3 days. The main theme is portrait collage or portrait sculpture and/or creating a tag reflecting your local community vision or wish to go on the Frankie Stein #PunkTree on show. The best creations are selected for an exhibition event at Westminster City Hall Gallery. Book tickets to secure a place.

Westminster Libraries & Archives 10th - 16th July Online

Free | www.westminster.gov.uk/libraries

TANABATA: STORY OF TWO STARS - ART INSTALLATION BY COCO SATO •

Westminster Abbey & SouthWestFest 10th - 16th July | 9.30am - 3.30pm Weekdays, 9am - 3pm Saturdays Venue 29 | Chapter House, Westminster Abbey Don’t miss out on visiting the Tanabata: Story of Two Stars installation in the Chapter House at Westminster Abbey, an site specific art installation created by Coco Sato featuring art work made by the local community at SouthWestFest workshops. Discover more about the story of two stars and share your hopes and dreams on the star festival Tanabata Tree. *Westminster City Save card holders can visit Westminster Abbey for free (free tickets are limited to the cardholder and one child). Join Westminster City Save for free here: https://citysave.westminster.gov.uk

Millbank Creative Works 10th, 11th, 17th July | 11am - 5pm Venue 28 | Tate Britain

Free | www.tate.org

EBURY EDGE ART MARKET • Citizens Art Market 10th July | 12pm - 6pm Venue 10 | Ebury Edge

Citizens Art Market will bring fantastic visual artists and makers to Ebury Edge on Saturday 10th July, as part of their programme of arts markets and events throughout the summer of 2021, and as part of this year’s SouthWestFest Online & On Foot Art Trail. As well as artwork on show and available to buy, visitors will also be able to take part in participatory arts activity. Free | www.eburyedge.com

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SOUTHWESTFEST IN THE STREETS • SouthWestFest 10th July | 1pm - 4pm Venues 13, 30 and 27 Grosvenor Gardens, Westminster Cathedral Piazza and Tachbrook Market Come join the fiesta as the streets of south Westminster spring to life like never before! First indulge in the carnival atmosphere of UDM Samba as they bring a little bit of Brazil to Grosvenor Gardens with their vibrant combination of percussion, song and dance. Then wind your way along to Westminster Cathedral Piazza where you’ll be greeted by the wonderful talents of Dance Westminster and Bolder Not Older showing us all how it’s done on the dancefloor! Join us for the finale at Tachbrook Market, for carnival drum beats with UDM Samba followed by a phenomenal performance from Westminster Performing Arts and a fiery Mediterranean finale from Flamenco con Gusto! Keep your eyes peeled along the way, as you may come face to face with some weird and wonderful circus street performance courtesy of the amazing Shambush Cirque De Hooray!

12.00pm: UDM Samba (Grosvenor Gardens) 1.15pm: Dance Westminster (Westminster Cathedral Piazza) 1.55pm: Bolder Not Older (Westminster Cathedral Piazza) 3.00pm: UDM Samba (Tachbrook Market) 3.15pm: Westminster Performing Arts (Tachbrook Market) 3.30pm: Flamenco con Gusto (Tachbrook Market) Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

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SINGALONG WITH PIMLICO MUSICAL FOUNDATION • Pimlico Musical Foundation & SouthWestFest 11th July 11.30am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 2pm Venue 3 | Bessborough Family Hub Join the Pimlico Musical Foundation for a fun singing session for all ages and abilities! Led by one of our resident teachers, Fiona Fraser, we’ll learn some new songs as well as work on a selection of favourites including You’ve Got a Friend in Me, Umbrella/Singing in the Rain, I’m Yours (Jason Mraz), and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. No experience or preparation is needed - just bring your best singing voice and get ready to make some music together. To book a free place please email: cdrakewilkes@westminster.gov.uk Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk & www.pimlicomusicalfoundation.org.uk

PRET A PORTRAIT! *

SouthWestFest & Sketch Appeal 11th July | 6pm - 7pm Online Boost your mood and ignite your creativity at this playful online portrait workshop with Sketch Appeal! After a brief introduction and warm-up challenge, you’ll get a chance to experiment with some fun and easy ways to draw unique and joyful portraits - of yourself and of each other! Expect to draw with your eyes closed, with your non-dominant hand, Picasso-style. No experience or drawing skills required! Just paper and some pens/pencils - ideally colourful! Ages 18+ Register Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

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CREATIVE CARERS *

The Abbey Centre 12th July | 12.30pm - 2.30pm Venue 1 | The Abbey Centre Creative Carers is a free, practical course for carers and parents, in partnership with Learning Unlimited. Try out creative activities with other carers, enjoy the therapeutic benefits of creativity, explore different ways of improving your well-being and have fun learning and creating together! Free | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

HOW TO AGE JOYFULLY * Open Age 12th July | 2.30pm Online

Author and Open Age Vice-Chair Maggy Pigott shares some of her fantastic book ‘How to Age Joyfully’ and reveals the winner of our accompanying Open Age competition. We’ll also hear about the Open Age outdoor display of entries exhibited as part of the Art Trail. A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free (30 places available) bookings@openage.org.uk (Code: JOY)

OPEN SPACE TALKS: THE FAN MUSEUM - FANS OF THE WORLD * Open Age 13th July | 10am - 11am Online

This talk from the Fan Museum will look at some of the many varieties of fans found in different parts of the world. From simple objects made from palm leaves to wonderfully crafted mechanisms, the interesting stories behind these fans will be revealed. A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free | bookings@openage.org.uk (Code: Fans)


GET STARTED ON YOUR FIRST NOVEL! * Susan Furber Books 13th July | 6.30pm - 8pm Online

VICTOR BRAOJOS PIANO RECITAL • St. Saviour’s Church 13th July | 1.15pm Venue 25 | St. Saviour’s Church

Distinguished pianist Victor Braojos gives a recital of Beethoven piano works in the beautiful surroundings of St Saviour’s, Pimlico. Free (donations welcomed) | www.stsp.org.uk

GUITAR MANIA - FREE GUITAR LESSONS WITH MUSICUS * Citizens Art Market 13th July | 4pm - 5pm Online

We love the guitar, do you? This is a great opportunity to meet a professional musician and find out about learning the guitar. Meet our CEO and guitarist, Tom. He will answer all your questions about playing the guitar and provide some musical inspiration. You will also be invited to sign up for Musicus, free guitar lessons in your area (open to all ages). Free | http://www.musicusuk.com

TASTER SESSIONS OF ST ANDREW’S CLUB GRAFFITI ART • St. Andrew’s Club 13th, 15th July | 4.30pm - 5.30pm Venue 21 | St. Andrew’s Club

Join St Andrew’s Youth Club for our special SouthWestFest Taster Sessions of Graffiti Art at St Andrew’s Club with Adrian and Karl. Come and try out being the next Banksy! To register for our place and more information go to: https://www.standrewsclub.com/index.php/ being-club-member/whats-today Free | www.standrewsclub.com

Have you ever thought about writing a novel? Have you tried to start but lost your way? Join debut author and editor Susan Furber as she provides tips and tricks for getting started on your first book! Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-started-onyour-first-novel-tickets-152711547349? Free | www.susanfurberbooks.com

SUNG COMPLINE •

St. Saviour’s Church 13th July | 9pm Venue 25 | St. Saviour’s Church The ancient service of Compline (Night Prayer) will be sung in St Saviour’s Church. A peaceful, prayerful way to draw the day to a close. Free (donations encouraged) www.stsp.org.uk

AN EXPERIENCE WITH THE BUSH THEATRE AND OPEN AGE * The Bush Theatre and Open Age 14th July | All Day Online

Open Age and The Bush Theatre, Hammersmith & Fulham, joined together to offer a series of writing and performance workshops for Open Age members. Participating members recorded their original scripts and we invite you to view the resulting composite video of their performances. A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free | bookings@openage.org.uk (Code: OANT)

OUT AND ABOUT *

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) 14th July | 10am - 11am Online A chance to discover many free opportunities and enjoyable excursions for you and your family in your neighbourhood as well exploring further afield visiting parks, museums and galleries in London. Free | www.waes.ac.uk

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DANCE WESTMINSTER FINALS: FILM SCREENING * Active Westminster 15th July | 2pm Online

THE ART OF SELF-LOVE PORTRAIT DRAWING WORKSHOP • SouthWestFest & Sketch Appeal 15th July | 6pm - 7pm Venue 6 | Cave Join Dulcie Ball, Artist and Author of The Art of Self-Love, for a fun and uplifting workshop exploring self-portraiture and the powerful impact it can have on our selfconfidence and wellbeing. Dulcie will share her experience of drawing her way to mental health, before inviting you to experiment with some of the challenges and activities in her book. No experience or drawing skills required! Register for your free place at: https://southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free (for ages 18+) www.southwestfest.org.uk

TASTER PRINT MAKING WITH HARMONY THYME * Harmony Thyme 15th July | 11.30am - 1.30pm Venue 15 | Harmony Thyme Studio, Wellington Buildings

You may be new to print or experienced and looking to refresh your knowledge. Harmony will teach you the basics of lino cut and screen printing. Everyone will have a go at screen printing with a choice of ready made screens, print on a t-shirt or you can bring your own light fabric garment. Limited places. Email harmonythyme1@gmail. com to book and discuss the image options you will print on the day. £6 + (suggested donation) www.harmonythyme.weebly.com

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Active Westminster is proud to present Dance Westminster, an annual ‘Strictly’ inspired competition for disabled people. Dance Westminster is led by Step Change Studios, a local award-winning dance company committed to making dance accessible for everyone. This year, the grand finals will take the form of a very special film which will be screened to audiences as they follow the ten finalists perform and compete for the Dance Westminster Trophy. Be ready to move and to be moved! For more information call 07506 173 596 Free | www.active.westminster.gov.uk/ dance-westminster

EVOLUTION OF MUSIC THROUGH THE DECADES, AN OPEN AGE EXPLORATION * Open Age 15th July | 3 - 4pm Online

Join us and explore all number one hits throughout the decades on this exact day (15th July) from 1921 all the way up to 2021 it will be a chance for people to reminisce about old songs that may bring back memories. A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free (for ages 50+) bookings@openage.org.uk (Code: Music)

MOTOWN NIGHT •

LALGRA 16th July | 7pm - 11pm Venue 16 | Lillington Gardens Community Centre In celebration of our community LALGRA will be hosting a fun Motown evening with DJ at the Lillington community centre. Part of re-imagining life before lockdown. All the favorite dance tunes to shake off the cobwebs. £5 | LALGRA551@gmail.com

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(RE)DISCOVER - AUDIO WALKING TOUR • Dodie Finamore & SouthWestFest 17th - 23rd July | Anytime Start Point TBC Head to the start point, pop your headphones in and press go.

~ an audio exploration; a medley of stories - musings - thoughts; a space to (Re)Discover a place ~ Let yourself be taken on a walk looking into and at community, our surroundings and ourselves. An hour+ audio guided walking tour through south Westminster. A solo experience, that can be done in groups or alone. Bring your curiosity, openness, smart phone and headphones. Check for the most up to date information and the download link here: www.southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

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SUMMER SHOW AND TEDDY BEARS PICNIC •

Emmanuel Centre 17th July | 11am - 2pm Venue 12 | Emmanuel Centre Come and join us for a Summer Show followed by our annual Teddy Bears Picnic! We’re putting on a production for families in the community before coming together to enjoy a picnic in the park. Expect laughter, games, bubbles, singing and of course teddy bears! Spaces are limited so do book in advance! Fun for all the family! Free | www.westminster.love/community

YOUNG MAYFAIR • Mayfair Youth Forum & SouthWestFest 17th of July | All Day Venue 14 | Grosvenor Square Join the Mayfair Youth Forum and SouthWestFest in celebrating Mayfair, learning about its history and discovering ways it could be improved. Visit Grosvenor Square on Saturday July 17th to see the Mayfair Youth Forum’s initial ideas for the area and be part of the conversation about its future. For timings and more information on how to participate go to: www.southwestfest.org.uk/whats-on The Mayfair Youth Forum is an initiative led by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland in partnership with 2-3 Degrees. Read more about it at: bit.ly/MayfairYouth Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

MINI WEAVE FAMILY WORKSHOP *

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) 17th July | 10.30am - 12pm Online Have fun creating colourful mini weaves using a small box loom, yarn, paper and other found materials, then sew them together to make a beautiful wall hanging…

ST. ANDREW’S CLUB COMMUNITY WALK • St. Andrew’s Club 17th July | 11am - 4pm Venue 21 | St. Andrew’s Club

Sign up now! The iconic St. Andrew’s Club 10km sponsored walk is back on Saturday 17th July from 11-4pm. Walk and soak up the impressive views of South West London. Starting and finishing at the Club, there will be a post-walk BBQ, refreshments, and music. This event is completely free to join. All we ask is that each participant helps to raise funds by sharing the St. Andrew’s Club Community Walk Fundraising Page. Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ st-andrews-club-community-walk-2021tickets-152528983295 Free | www.standrewsclub.com

A PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLORATION * Open Age 17th July | All Day Online

Come and witness one of our recorded philosophy sessions. Our members dig deep and share their views under the guidance of our philosophy tutor Tim Beardmore-Gray. Open Age provides opportunities for anyone aged 50 and above to keep connected, to maintain their physical and mental health. Free | bookings@openage.org.uk (Code: Philosophy)

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ART AND MUSIC OPEN DAY •

Westminster Music Library 17th July | 10am - 5pm Venue 31 | Westminster Reference Library

DAY OF PLAY • SouthWestFest 17th July | 11am - 3pm Venue 8 | Churchill Gardens Square Join SouthWestFest for a good old fashioned Day of Play and fun at Churchill Gardens Square. We’ll be playing with hula hoop, hop scotch, skipping, chalk pavement drawing and more. Plus don’t miss out on Circus Skills with Stickling Circus, face painting, and bubble fun! Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the whole afternoon. Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk

LILLINGTON GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTRE EXHIBITION • LALGRA 17th, 18th July | All Day Venue 16 | Lillington Gardens Community Centre Local residents are warmly invited to visit and follow Lillington Gardens centre’s journey through an insightful exhibition of the redevelopment plans to transform the space. Free | LALGRA551@gmail.com

After some big changes over the past year, Westminster Reference Library is relaunching as a public centre for the arts in the West End. Incorporating our nationally designated art and design collection and the newly relocated Westminster Music Library, we remain free and open to all. Join us as we celebrate with a day of informal workshops, talks and performances.There is no need to book, so drop in any time – we can’t wait to welcome you in. Free | www.westminster.gov.uk/leisurelibraries-and-community/library-openingtimes-and-contact-details/westminsterreference-library

THE STORIES OF YOUR STREETS GUIDED WALK *

Westminster Guides 17th, 18th July | 11am (Sat) 2.30pm (Sun) Venue 18 | Meeting Point - Pimlico Library

Hear the Stories of Your Streets - let a Westminster guide take you on a walk while telling you the stories and people behind the fascinating area that is Pimlico. Hear about how the first communities of your neighbourhood formed and evolved, find out about its eventful history and get to know some colourful characters. It will transform how you think about where you live. Free (pre-booking required) communitywalks@westminsterguides.org.uk

DISCOVERING PIMLICO, ITS HISTORY AND ITS FUTURE •

St James The Less Church 17th, 18th July | 10am - 5pm Venue 22 | St James The Less Church

A day to come and enjoy Pimlico’s most interesting building, with an exhibition and tours telling the story of the church, estate and Pimlico. In the Community Centre there will be the chance to see and feed into plans for the transformation of the Community Centre and the Public Realm on the Estate. Free | www.sjtl.org

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ARTTRAIL CREATIVE UPCYCLING WORKSHOP • Millbank Creative Works 18th July | 11am - 5pm Venue 28 | Tate Britain

ArtTrail artists (past and present) are invited to develop an artwork on recycled Tate Restaurant coffee bean sacks. Other ideas are welcome. The individual works will be put together and photographed as a collage of SW1 artistic community spirit. Portraits will be included in the future Westminster City Hall Gallery exhibition. Free tickets available via the Tate Britain website. Free | www.tate.org.uk

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE UPCYCLING AT TATE BRITAIN * Millbank Creative Works 18th July | 2pm - 3pm Online

The workshop showcases samples of past creations during creative upcycling workshops at Tate Britain, materials used and available facilities. We also show you how to create a great self-portrait using recycled materials without the need of painting skills. Free | www.millbankcreativeworks.org

PIMLICO PICASSO’S NATURE TRAIL • Pimlico Picassos & SouthWestFest 18th July | 2pm - 4pm Venue 16 | Lillington Gardens Community Centre

A walk through the gardens showing the beehives, wild garden, meadow, Jubilee garden, Storytelling corner and Lavender garden. This will be followed by a sand art activity for children in the community centre. Walk begins at 2pm. Meet at Lillington community centre. Sand art will be at the community centre from 3pm. Free | www.southwestfest.org.uk & www.pimlicopicassos.com

ANIMAL WELFARE EVENT - FREE MICROCHIPPING, ADVICE, AND SUPPORT • Westminster City Council 20th July | 9.30am - 2.30pm Venue 26 | St George’s Square Gardens Westminster’s animal welfare team runs responsible dog ownership events each year to provide free micro chipping, information and welfare advice. We work closely with animal welfare shelters and can signpost residents and provide support and assistance. We’ll be joined by The Mayhew and a photographer for all your doggy pawtraits! Free | www.westminster.gov.uk/ animalwelfare

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF BOOKS * Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) 20th July | 10am - 11am Online

A parent and carer workshop on the transformative power of books. Discover how to choose the best books to help your child grow in confidence, expand their knowledge and raise their potential. Free | www.waes.ac.uk

OPEN SPACE TALKS: ART IN THE STREETS * Open Age 21st July | 11.30am - 12.30pm Online

London streets are full of art, but we can miss it every day! Find out about some of South London’s pop-up art, architecture, statues, sculpture and more with our regular speaker Colin Lomas. A link to the Zoom video call will be sent to registered participants via email. Free (25 place available) | bookings@ openage.org.uk (Code: Art)

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SKETCH APPEAL’S SUMMER SKETCHTACULAR! * •

Sketch Appeal 22nd - 23rd of July Venue 5 | Online & The Cartoon Museum A festival of fun and FREE creative workshops for families and young people living in Westminster. Online and in-person workshops will include: superhero life drawing, cardboard costume-making, zine workshops, ‘the art of self-love’, dress up & draw events and more! NO SKILLS REQUIRED! Free | www.sketchappeal.co.uk

HAPPY TOGETHER TEA PARTY • Abbey Community Association 23rd July | 1.30pm - 4.30pm Venue 1 | The Abbey Centre

A fun tea party to start the summer, join us for tea, cake, and a light lunch. See some wonderful artwork and creative crafts the service users have made during the past year while enjoying some dancing and a raffle with some goodies. To attend you must become an Abbey Centre Member. £4 | www.theabbeycentre.org.uk

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Festival Venues

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Venue

Address

Number

The Abbey Centre

34 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU

1

Battersea Park (Chelsea Bridge Entrance)

Battersea Park - Chelsea Gate, Carriage Drive, SW11 4NJ

2

Bessborough Family Hub

1 Bessborough Street, SW1V 2JD

3

Brown Hart Gardens

Brown Hart Gardens, W1K 6WP

4

The Cartoon Museum

63 Wells Street, W1A 3AE

5

Cave

81 Tachbrook Street, SW1V 2QP

6

Chippendale House Football Pitch

Chippendale House Football Pitch, Churchill Gardens Estate, SW1V 3BU

7

Churchill Gardens Hall and Square

Churchill Hall Churchill Gardens Estate, SW1V 3AL

8

Denbigh Triangle

Denbigh Place, SW1V 2DS

9

Ebury Edge

43 Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W 8DX

10

Eccleston Yards

21 Eccleston Place, SW1W 9AZ

11

Emmanuel Centre

9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P 3DW

12

Grosvenor Gardens

Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W 0BD

13

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square, W1K 6LD

14

Harmony Thyme Studio

Wellington Buildings, SW1W 8SA

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Venue

Address

Number

Lillington and Longmoore Gardens Community Hall

Under Morgan House, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, SW1V 2LF

16

Pimlico Gardens

Grosvenor Rd, SW1V 3QP

17

Pimlico Library / WAES Centre

Lupus Street, SW1V 3AT

18

Pimlico Million Office

Studio 1, 43 Ebury Bridge Road, SW1W 8DX

19

Queen Mother Sports Centre

223 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 1EL

20

St. Andrew’s Club

12 Old Pye Street, SW1P 2DG

21

St. James the Less

4 Moreton Street, SW1V 2PS

22

St. Margaret's Centre

1 Carey Place, SW1V 2RT

23

St. James’s Park

St. James’s Park, SW1A 2B

24

St. Saviour’s Church

St. George's Square, SW1V 3QW

25

St. George’s Square

St. George's Square, SW1V 3QW

26

Tachbrook Market

42 Tachbrook Street, SW1V 2JS

27

Tate Britain

Millbank, SW1P 4RG

28

Westminster Abbey

20 Deans Yard, SW1P 3PA

29

Westminster Cathedral Piazza

Victoria Street, SW1P 1LT

30

Westminster Reference Library

35 St. Martin's Street, WC2H 7HP

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This is your Festival so get involved! SouthWestFest is a volunteer-led Festival that celebrates all that is great in South Westminster and we need your help to continue to bring fantastic events and workshops to our community. From festival event assistants and stewards to entertainers and performers, it wouldn’t be possible to create such an amazing event without you! Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer! email: info@southwestfest.org.uk

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