August 2017 Sunday
The Camden Fringe
The Camden Fringe (31st July - 27th Aug) is a performing arts festival, established in 2006, which welcomes anyone and everyone. Previous fringe events have encompassed new writing, opera, musicals, stand-up, sketch comedy, dance, cabaret, poetry, opera, mentalism, improvisation and Q&As. Shows take place throughout the day and generally last one hour. The Camden Fringe was set-up as an alternative to Edinburgh Festival, offering performers the chance to try out new material and different ideas in a supportive setting with less time and financial commitments than EdFringe did at the time. The Camden Fringe aims to give anyone the chance to perform and showcase their talents, from very experienced performers and companies, to ambitious newcomers. Since 2006 the Camden Fringe has gained a reputation for supporting acts, providing helpful information and guidance for the acts involved.
August 2017 Saturday
Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival
The 5th Anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival takes place on Sunday 13th August 2017 from 12 noon to 9 pm. This free family friendly festival features three live stages on Portobello Green and in Bays 56 & 58 in the Acklam Village, W10. This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the event with the theme ‘Tributes to the Heroes and She-roes of Ladbroke Grove, Latimer and Harrow Rd.’ Homage will be paid through music to those who have departed, for their invaluable contributions that helped to shape the quality of life within the fabric of the community and society. There will also be special tributes to the Grenfell Tower disaster.