Kensington + Chelsea Festival

Kensington + Chelsea Festival

Across Chelsea
Monday, 21 June 2021 – Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Free Admission

After last year’s hiatus, Kensington + Chelsea Art Week is back and bigger than ever. The much-loved week of art, music and culture is expanding throughout the summer in a festival format of shared experiences, public art and live performance – the Kensington + Chelsea Festival.

Spanning three months, from 21 June to 31 August, organisers aim to “set a new standard as a visionary international arts event in London, actively engaging both local communities and global audiences.”

This year’s curatorial theme is ‘Reimagine’ – set to challenge the way we think about the purpose and function of public spaces, from places to pass through to places to dwell, play and dream.

So what can you expect? British artist Lauren Baker showcases her poetic light typography across the neighbourhood, from King’s Road to Sloane Street, inspiring visitors with quotes from notable local icons such as Vivienne Westwood, The Beatles and Oscar Wilde.

And, throughout July and August expect pop-up performances across the area adding to the much-loved Chelsea atmosphere, inspiring and delighting visitors throughout their weekends – the July programme of singers, dancers, musicians and even bubble artists, is below.

31 July

12pm at Royal Avenue – Poet for Hire

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Poet for Hire

3pm on Pavilion Road – The Rogue Shanty Buoys

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – The Rogue Shanty Buoys

1 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Angie Mack

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Angie Mack

3pm on Pavilion Road – Anton and his juggling performance

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Anton and his juggling performance

7 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Miss Ballooniverse

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Miss Ballooniverse

3pm on Pavilion Road – Rob Ento

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Rob Ento

8 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Plumber Drummer

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Plummer Drummer

3pm on Pavilion Road – The Nines

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – The Nines

14 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Phillipa Leigh

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Phillipa Leigh

3pm on Pavilion Road – Mariachilasadelitas

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Mariachilasadelitas

15 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Des & Flaming Sax

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Des & Flaming Sax

3pm on Pavilion Road – Dave Chameleon

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Dave Chamelion

21 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Luca

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Luca

3pm on Pavilion Road – Ian the Juggler

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Ian the Juggler

22 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Shammy Whammy

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Shammy Whammy

3pm on Pavilion Road – Hodman and Sally

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Hodman and Sally

28 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Adam Isaac

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Adam Isaac

3pm on Pavilion Road – Doolallytap

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Doolallytap

29 August

12pm at Royal Avenue – Sunny Steel Band

1.30pm at Duke of York Square (outside Joseph) – Sunny Steel Band

3pm on Pavilion Road – Blind Tigers

4.40pm at Duke of York Square – Blind Tigers

 

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