Preview: Bloomsbury Festival

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Preview: Bloomsbury Festival

This weekend Bloomsbury erupts with the Bloomsbury Festival celebrating this famous area. Well known for its literary and historical significance it is also a thriving haven for arts and artists and packed full of beautiful, quirky, intriguing buildings and organisations and the chockerblock programme reflects every aspect of life in Bloomsbury Quarter. Check this out:

The Egypt Exploration Society, Foundling Museum, Charles Dickens Museum and the October Gallery are among the "Open Houses" over the weekend.

Those of you who couldn't make the Londonist Bloomsbury walk last week can take advantage of guided walks of the area on several topics all day Saturday and Sunday (although, unfortunately, not with our Chris).

Brunswick Square will play host to the Festival music stage where locals musicians of all genres, and particularly those who like to mash it up, will be entertaining and there's an after hours gig going on, at a secret location, to be announced on the day.

The fabulously named avant garde arts venue, The Horse Hospital, will run the full gamut of film, performance and open house multi-media madness and there's also film at the Renoir, dance at the Brunswick, street art everywhere, photography and art exhibitions, a food market, debates, talks, workshops, readings, ambience, crafts, aerialists and football. And more.

Bloomsbury Festival - A Celebration of Bloomsbury starts at 4pm on Friday 19th October and runs all weekend. Don't miss anything. Download your specially designed programme and map here. Most stuff is absolutely free. Bloomsbury Festival is sponsored by Allied London

Image of courtesy of Bloomsbury Festival by Keegan Duigenan.

Last Updated 17 October 2007