Havering Arts Festival 2023
Time to celebrate the wonderful array of Arts activities in the borough!
Havering Arts Festival Online
Presented by Havering Arts Council and Havering Arts Development, Havering Arts Festival Online celebrates arts and cultural activity across the borough throughout the summer. Local artists, performers and arts organisations are invited to contribute content and opportunities for people of all ages.
Havering Drama Festival 2023 (Full length plays)
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 May to the beginning of July. With many groups still recovering from the pandemic outage the festival has a limited number of entries but we are planning for the return of a fuller festival in 2024. This years festival featured Wesley Players in May with Our Country's Good, Guildonian Players in June with A Bunch of Amateurs and Romford Shakespeare Theatre with The Merry Wives of Windsor end June/early July.The awards evening will take place on 13 June at Langtons House. We are affiliated to the National Drama Festivals Association and our winners are invited to take their show to the national finals in Coventry in July.
Havering open art exhibitions hope to return in 2024
The annual art exhibition provided an exciting opportunity for Havering’s talented visual artists to exhibit their works and incorporated the Havering Over-60s’ Art Competition, plus Young Artists (up to 25) and Open Best in Exhibition awards categories. Until the pandemic, it had been held in the foyer of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. We hope to run a refreshed and innovative exhibition 2024. More information soon.
Meantime our virtual Picture Gallery has masses of lovely artwork. Do have a browse!