Community Festivals 2018

Camden Council has announced the Community Festival Grant recipients for 2018-19. This year 55 community festivals received financial support from the Council to the sum of £35,000. The grants were awarded by the Council following submissions from organisers and judging by an independent panel supported by Voluntary Action Camden.


To be eligible for a community festival grant organisers had to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Foster greater community cohesion and improve inter-community relationships
  • Demonstrate that the community-led event that is open to the whole of the community
  • Engage local people not currently participating in cultural and community activities in Camden.
  • Demonstrate that the event is being produced in collaboration with other local organisations.
  • Offer opportunities for volunteering and mentoring for Camden residents.
  • Demonstrate that it is a well-managed event and that the organisers have considered the impacts and safety of their festival.

All of these festivals will receive a complete waiver of all fees and charges for their event. Other small festivals and street parties run by the community throughout 2018-19 will benefit from a flat fee of £100.


A picture of a community festival in 2017
-Image from Alma Street Festival by Ise Murphy-


Full details of the organisations which received funding are as follows:


  • 5th April 2018: Fitzrovia Youth in Action Warren Cup at Coram's Fields, WC1
  • 19th April 2018: Somers Town Community Sports and Arts Day at Somers Town Community Centre2017 
  • 21st April 2018: Friends of St George's Gardens Annual Party in the Gardens at St George’s Gardens
  • 28th April 2018: Housing Social - Parliament Hill Street Party 2018 at Heathview and Haddo House


  • 1st May 2018: May Day Celebration at Camden Square Gardens, NW1
  • 5th, 12th and 19th May 2018: Walking Around in Parliament Field Park, NW5
  • 5th and 6th May 2018: Somerstown Multicultural festival at Purchese Street Open Space
  • 12th May 2018: Spring Pageant - Parliament Hill Street Party 2018 at Mortimer Terrace Nature Reserve
  • 15th May 2018: Camden Arabic Association Family Day Event at Kilburn Grange Park
  • 17th May 2018: Fitzrovia Youth in Action Community Planting Project Whitfield Street, WC1
  • 19th May 2018: Spring Fair 2018 at Hampstead Parish Church, NW3
  • 19th May 2018: Art in The Garden Festival at Calthorpe Project Community Garden
  • 26th May 2018: The Big Picnic at St George’s Gardens


  • 2nd June 2018: Fordwych Neighbourhood summer Fair at St Cuthbert’s Church
  • 3rd June 2018: Gondar & Agememnon Residents Association Big Lunch 2018 at Gondar Gardens between house numbers 52 – 62
  • 15th June 2018: Camden Arabic Association Family Day Event at Kilburn Grange Park
  • 16th June 2018: The Annual Highgate Fair at Pong Square and South Grove, N6
  • 16th June 2018: EGOVRA Annual Street Party at Oak Village
  • 17th June 2018: Alma Street Fair 2018 at alma Street and Inkerman Road
  • 23rd June 2018: Hampstead Summer Festival Art Fair Day at Whitestone Pond in Hampstead heath
  • 24th June 2018: Fortress Walk Fête de la Musique at Fortress Walk
  • 25th June 2018: Summer Festival at South End Green
  • 30th June 2018: Caraf at the CARAF Centre’s outside open Garden.


  • 1st July 2018: Hampstead Summer Festival – Big Fair Day at Heath Street, NW3
  • 1st July 2018: Hampstead heath Community Festival at Parliament Hill Bandstand, Hampstead Heath
  • 1st July 2018: Annual Summer Party at Rochester Terrace Gardens
  • 1st July 2018: Albert Street Party at Albert street, NW1
  • 7th July 2018: Caraf at CARAF Centre’s outside open garden
  • 7th July 2018: Peckwater Neighbourhood Festival at Peckwater Estate, NW5
  • 7th and 8th July 2018: Jester Festival at Fortune Green Open Space, NW6
  • 14th July 2018: Somerstown Festival at Bushby Place and Cantelowes Gardens
  • 14th and 15th July 2018: Camden New Town festival at Camden Square Gardens
  • 15th July 2018: Camden Mela at Coram’s Fields, WC1 1DN
  • 21st July 2018: Camden Has Talent at Queen’s Crescent Community Centre
  • July 2018 (TBC): One Community at Castlehaven Community Park
  • July 2018 (TBC): Abbey Community Summer Festival at Abbey Community Centre


  • 22nd August 2018: Community Together Festival at Ingesture Community Centre Space
  • 26th August 2018: Sunday Funday at Webheath Upper Podium


  • 1st September 2018: Fitzrovia Youth in Action Street Party at Whitfield Street W1
  • 8th September 2018: Late Summer Street Party at Bartholomew
  • 9th September 2018: York Rise Street Party at York Rise, NW5
  • 9th September 2018: Mansfield Neighbourhood Street Party at Roderick Road, NW3
  • 15th September 2018: West Euston Partnership Cloud 9 Community Festival at Cumberland Market Green Space
  • 22nd September 2018: Parliament Hill Street Party – Street Party and Church Tour at Lissenden Gardens
  • 22nd September 2018: Marchmont Street Party 2018 at Marchmont Street
  • 28th September 2018: Camley Street Harvest Party at 108 – 112 Camley Street


  • 13th October 2018: Heritage Fair 2018 at Sidings Community Centre
  • 17th to 21st October 2018: Bloomsbury Festival at Public squares, streets and parks and other locations across Bloomsbury, WC1
  • 28th October 2018: Apple Day 2018 at Kentish Town City Farm, NW5 4BN


  • 2nd November 2018: Coram’s Fields Fireworks Night at Coram’s Fields, WC1N 1DN


  • 2nd December 2018: Hampstead Village Christmas Fair at Hampstead High Street, NW3
  • 8th December 2018: Kilburn Winter Festival at Kilburn Grange Park


  • 10th February 2019: Celebration of The Chinese New Year at Hampstead High Street and Burgh House


  • 29th, 30th, and 31st March 2018: Store Street market festival at Store Street, WC1E


Hampstead Summer Festival 2017
-Image from Hampstead Summer Festival by Ise Murphy-