About the festival
Join us and get hands on with research at the Tower Hamlets Festival of Communities
The annual Festival of Communities aims to bring communities to celebrate ‘Life’, exploring living and learning in Tower Hamlets over wide ranging prgammes featuring fundays to interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities to walking tours, with something for all ages and interests.
Events take place across Tower Hamlets, in community hubs and local parks as well as university spaces in Mile End and Whitechapel, demonstrating the best of community services and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) research and learning. These are organised by QMUL in close collaboration with many community organisations including the Stifford Centre, Social Action for Health, and Tower Hamlets Council.
The inaugral Festival of Communities took place across two weeks in May and June 2016, welcoming over 3,000 visitors to its Stepney Green Fun Day, QMUL Campus Festival Day and 31 Fringe events in-between.
If you’d like to find out more about what happened you can visit our festival highlights page, browse our events archive, or join us on Facebook and Instagram for highlights, notifications of other community events and updates on next year's plans.