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Havering Arts Festival 2020 - cancelled due to the pandemic 

This would have been the sixth year that Havering Arts Council members combined with the London Borough of Havering’s Arts Development Team, and others active in the Arts, to present the Summer Havering Arts Festival. Sadly the many planned activities cannot take place and so the festival is cancelled.  

We very much hope that circumstances will allow us to run the festival in summer 2021, to include the art exhibitions, plays, films, interesting talks, and arts activities for children and adults to enjoy. We look forward to the time when we can again enjoy the wide array of Havering talent.

The Havering Arts Festival Brochure 2019 is available here Havering Arts Festival.

Havering Drama Festival 2020 - cancelled due to the pandemic 

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 between Easter and the beginning of July. We hope to run the festival again in 2021.

BCTC Festival - awaiting news

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 - cancelled due to the pandemic 

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. This year's exhibition was again to be be held in the foyer of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. We hope to run the exhibition in 2021.

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