Festival of Communities

Community Organisations and Projects

The Festival of Communities is a great opportunity for you to engage with local communities in Tower Hamlets to raise awareness of campaigns, services and activities you provide to local residents.

The Festival of Communities is a great opportunity for you to engage with local communities in Tower Hamlets to raise awareness of campaigns, services and activities you provide to local residents.

We are looking for Community organisations, groups and projects who work in or are based in Tower Hamlets to propose ideas of activities they would like to run at the Festival of Communities 2020. The Festival is a free opportunity - there are no charges for community groups and organisations to take part.

The activities at the Festival are designed for local families to learn something new or try something different, and to provide an opportunity for everyone involved to meet and interact with people they haven’t met before. These varied activities could be hands-on, demonstrations, stalls, performances, sharing stories and views, an exhibition or another way –we’re open to new, fun, creative ideas! 

Support

If you would like to discuss your ideas before submitting, please book a slot at a Festival Advice Session.

The Centre for Public Engagement at Queen Mary are also holding a 'Festival of Communities: Developing Hands-On Activities' training session. For more details and to book a space, click here.

Submit your Activity

Fill in the form below to submit your Festival activity.

The Festival of Communities Call – Community Activity Guidance [PDF 575KB] contains key information on the call for activities which will help you design your activity.

You are able to download the Festival of Communities Call Questions – Community [DOC 28KB] as a document to help plan your activity and responses, but please submit this using the online form below.

The deadline for applications is the end of day on Sunday 3rd May, and all applicants will be informed by the 7th May if their activities have been successful to feature in the Festival.