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Bloomsbury Festival 2012

A free, family-friendly festival taking place this weekend

Posted: 15 October 2012
by Fiona McKim

Noted for its delightful garden squares and impressive literary connections (Virginia Woolf and JM Barrie are both former residents) Bloomsbury in central London is a hotspot of cultural history. In recognition of the area’s continuing artistic traditions, the sixth Bloomsbury Festival will be taking place from October 19-20 with over 150 free events taking place in a variety of venues across the neighbourhood.

Many of the events will be housed in unusual and rarely opened venues and will cover a broad spectrum of interests including food, music, art and film. The programme is perfectly suited to children and families too: Budding explorers can dress up and make mosquitos with scientists from the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, the Maths Buskers will be out in force, proving numbers really can be fun and a host of seasonal celebrations will be laid on in honour of the humble apple including tasting, bobbing, cooking and crafts.

The festival programme is generated entirely by organisations and individuals based in the area, highlighting the creative and cultural offerings of contemporary Bloomsbury. For more information about all of the exciting activities on offer throughout the weekend visit the Bloomsbury Festival Website.

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