Bloomsbury Festival

Celebrate London's most vibrant, historic and hidden cultural quarter this weekend at the Bloomsbury Festival 2012.

Running across the weekend of 20 & 21 October, with special opening events on Friday 19, the festival will take over all the major museums, galleries, parks and gardens within Bloomsbury with a world-class cultural line-up that still has a distinct local twist.  Entry to the Bloomsbury Festival 2012 is completely free for all.

The heart of the Bloomsbury Festival 2012 is Russell Square, which will play host to a wide range of food, literature and craft markets, as well as the SOAS World Music Stage, where world arists, such as Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, will entertain festival-goers. The square will also provide a festival home for art installations ranging from the established Wellcome Collection and The Place to up and coming art graduates from Central Saint Martin’s.

Beyond Russell Square the festival will unfold across the whole of Bloomsbury, hosting events and giving a wide variety of local buildings reason to throw open their doors for one weekend.  All museums taking part in the festival over the weekend will provide free admission.

From the British Museum to RADA, from Cartoon Museum to Senate House – Bloomsbury will welcome Londoners and visitors of all ages to enjoy and celebrate everything that’s sensational about this beautifully subtle yet furiously creative corner of the capital.

For full details of the festival including the line up visit