Festival of Communities

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Past Highlights

Over the last two years the Festival of Communities has welcomed over 6,000 people to almost 200 stalls and activities taking place in parks, community centres, on the streets and at Queen Mary University of London, to explore living and learning in Tower Hamlets. 

Each year we are busy capturing the festival fun, with resident photographers, artists, tweeters, facebookers and bloggers reporting on the exiting happenings.

This page contains some of the highlights from the last two years, so take a look through and relive or discover the festival in anticipation for its return in 2018.


Each year our official festival photographers are busy at work capturing the action and fun at the Festival. You can find all of these images on our Flickr pages here.

If you find an image of yourself that you would rather be taken down then let us know and we will remove this from the feed.

Festival Artists

The Festival of Communities is about bringing people together to have conversations and exchange views. Each our festival artist is on hand to capture your views of Queen Mary University of London, our community in Tower Hamlets and what makes you proud to be a resident here.

They then take your responses and capture them in beautiful representations which are available online here.

Festival of Communities Review DocumentFestival Review 2017

Our Festival review gives some key highlights from the festival, with a taste of what when on throughout.

It's full of pictures from the festival and quotes capturing the experiences of just some of the 3000+ attendees. If you'd like to download the review in full just let us know.

Social Media

The Festival of Communities has its own Facebook account filled with news from the festival and looking forward to 2018. We are also using this to post news of other community festivals and events taking place across Tower Hamlets all year round, so follow us here to receive updates.

We're also on Twitter, you can find all the festival fun under the hash tag #QMULFestival.


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