Havering Arts Festival 2017
Havering Arts Council members combine with the London Borough of Havering’s Arts Development Team, and others active in the Arts, to present the Havering Arts Festival.
Now in its third year, The Havering Arts Festival includes over 50 events, running from April to July. There are art exhibitions, plays, interesting talks, and some arts activities for children and young adults. We hope that everyone finds something to enjoy!
Havering Drama Festival
Alongside the Havering Arts Festival we run the longstanding Havering Drama Festival, a peripatetic festival of full-length plays. Amateur drama groups based in Havering stage productions that are judged by a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Feedback is given to the drama group and individual performers, and awards are presented at an Annual Gala event at Langtons House. In the main, the productions are staged in May and June, occasionally including ones at the end of April or the beginning of July. This year's Gala Night takes place on Thursday 13 July.
This Festival of one act plays was originally staged in Ilford for church youth clubs in the Diocese of Brentwood moving to St Edward's Church Hall in Romford when it was taken over by Cyril Dennis who successfully ran it, with the support of a great team of volunteers for decades until his death in 2004. The festival moved to various venues but is now settled at Brentwood Theatre, taking place in September. For more information see the Brentwood Catholic Theatre Club website
Havering open art exhibition
The art exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for Havering’s talented visual artists to exhibit their works and incorporates the Havering Over-60s’ Art Competition, plus Young Artists (up to 25) and Open Best in Exhibition awards categories. Last year's exhibition was held in the foyer of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch in summer 2016 and this year's will also be at the Queens from Monday 14 August to Sunday 3 September. For new information see our news pages.