21.09.2020

New Outdoor Arts Festival Launched In Westminster


World famous cultural institutions including several from the Quarter, are working in partnership with Westminster City Council to invite workers, the local community and visitors to rediscover the vibrant arts and culture scene in the West End.

The programme (1 – 4 October) is running through Marble Arch to Covent Garden Piazza and will feature open air performances, outdoor exhibitions and installations from some of the West End’s  top theatres, attractions, opera houses, museums and galleries.

  • A selection of open-air performances from West End musicals, the Royal Opera HouseEnglish National Opera, and the Royal Philharmonic Brass Ensemble
  • An open-air gallery on the National Gallery’s North Terrace, on Trafalgar Square
  • The first ever Mayfair Sculpture Trail launched by Mayfair Art Weekend in partnership with local galleries
  • Light projections in celebration of new life, nature, and optimism onto Marble Arch by artist Claire Luxton, in partnership with Marble Arch London BID and English Heritage, from sunset to encourage more people to visit central London, whether it be for an evening or for a cultural weekend
  • Light projections in Piccadilly Circus and Victoria by MTArt Agency Artists Ben Cullen Williams and Lauren Baker in partnership with Heart of London Business Alliance and Victoria BID
  • The Photographers’ Gallery hosting a free, open-air portrait studio, selfie booths and an exhibition of work produced by young people during lockdown.

Further information about the festival will be confirmed over the coming days, including ticketing information for the open air performances, with tickets on sale next week. To find out more about Inside Out and for the full programme of activities, please visit westminster.gov.uk/insideout. We will also be announcing the Quarter’s involvement on social media and in our newsletter on the 5 October.

The four-day festival has been curated to allow people to enjoy it in a socially distanced manner.


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