Festivals & Events Fund

Festivals and events play a vital role in the cultural make-up of North Kensington. They have an ability to reach people who might not otherwise experience the arts and they are a platform for demonstrating the richness of culture in the area.

The Festivals & Events Fund supports high-quality activity that brings diverse people together, increases profile and maximises economic benefit in North Kensington. We support single artforms (music, theatre, dance, poetry and literature, visual arts) or a combination of artforms. This includes both new and established festivals and events that develop new ideas and audiences, and nurture the next generation of artists.

Age UK K&C Carnival

A delicious afternoon of Caribbean food, dancing and live steelpan, soca and calypso performances, followed by a carnival costume parade

Kensington Karavan Festival 2019

Small Truth Theatre present a festival of brand new short plays especially created for our unique Kensington Karavan – a specially designed 1950’s vintage caravan theatre!


Rebelfest is a community arts festival running from 6-8 September 2019 at The Playground Theatre. The festival seeks to embrace individuality, to question convention, to challenge the
established, to resist the flow.

7th Annual Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival

Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival was a one day free family friendly event that built strong relationships between people through shared experience of carnival arts, live music, and participatory family activities.

Portobello Pavilion

In Powis Square a summer pavilion pops up, housing diverse arts activities and talks, perfect for curious summer days.

Notting Hill Nursery Carnival

Drawing on the traditions of the Summer Fetes & the grandeur of the masquerade of the Notting Hill Carnival, CAPCA created a unique opportunity for the very young to have their own celebration of Carnival arts – music, masquerade and movement.

I Will Tell International Film Festival

I Will Tell is an international film festival of love, light and hope. They are premiering powerful stories of transformation, and tales of unlikely heroes overcoming adversity, from more than fifty countries around the world.

Dance Energy 2019

An evening of unmissable dance performance from schools and community groups in Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, competing to win exclusive dance industry scholarships and awards. With special guest performances from Boy Blue Entertainment, Pineapple Performing Arts, Impact Dance and Flawless!

Portobello Film & Arts Festival 2019

Free 18-day free film, music, and street art festival. 400 new independent international and local movies.

Westway Solstice

WESTWAY SOLSTICE was a dance performance created in response to the ground we stand on, the people who live on it, and the lives that live with us along the Westway

Fashion Show and Exhibition: the Fauzia Sewing Group

The Wept/Fauzia sewing group is made up of 16 Grenfell and North Kensington resident learners. The event celebrated the achievement of these women.

Portobello Soul

Portobello Soul celebrated the spirit, consciousness and ethnic diversity of the area by putting on live bands and DJs, drawn from all cultural corners of London who truly live the W10 ethic.

Summer Fete & Fun Day

A summer fete in an award-winning local London park.

North Kensington Community & Youth Festival

Free festival for the community!

The Golborne Festival

The Golborne Festival

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