Annual programmes and projects
Each year the arts team runs an annual programme. Themed around topical events these programmes work in partnership with organisations and artists across the Borough to deliver a wide range of free arts events and activities to local residents and visitors.
In 2017-2018 we were delighted to announce the launch of two exciting programmes:
Our festival Camden Kalā shone a spotlight on India’s vibrant heritage both within Camden and beyond. Our programme explored dance, music, film, academic text and the visual arts. Family workshops, walking tours, artists’ film screenings, yoga and food were also featured. Local partners included: The Place, Roundhouse, Central St Martins, Akademi, Quiet Down There and others, International partners include Tarq Gallery (Mumbai), Chatterjee and Lal (Mumbai).
2017 saw the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which introduced the partial decriminalisation of same sex relationships in England and Wales via an act of Parliament. Throughout the year Camden will hosted a wide range of events, screenings, exhibitions, talks and online articles to explore the history of LGBTQ+ culture.
Yink Ilori's Colourful Crossings on Tottenham Court Road
Tottenham Court Road is hosting 11 colourful pedestrian crossings as part of the Mayor of London’s Let’s Do London campaign.
This is a £6 million domestic tourism campaign from the Mayor of London to support the economy in central London as Covid-19 restrictions ease, attracting visitors to London and supporting the revitalisation of central London’s economy.
Here in Camden we are hosting artwork by London based artist Yinka Ilori which is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies with a contribution by Camden Council. A selection of pedestrian crossings along the road were transformed during the 2021 London Design Festival into beautiful outdoor works of art for you to enjoy.
A letter was sent to all local residents and stakeholders.
For more information you can read the:
- The decision report related to this project
- The Equalities Impact Assessment
- The Frequently Asked Questions guide.
If you would like to find out more on the project or have any questions, you can email us at TCRart@camden.gov.uk
You can find out more about the important role Community Festivals play in fostering community cohesion on our Community Festivals page.
Pop up shop projects
If you are looking for an empty property to set up your project in, have a look at vacant properties:
You will find a list of available properties owned by the council. There are details of who to contact regarding a hire.
Ways to explore Camden
- Love Camden is a guide for exploring the best of what’s on in Camden, from art exhibitions and theatre to comedy and pop-up markets. Check out the neighbourhood guides to explore what’s on your doorstep or our Top 10 pages to discover something new. You can also follow Love Camden on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
- Swiss Cottage Gallery in Swiss Cottage Library displays a year-round programme of diverse, high quality exhibitions
- Museum Mile - provides an insight into London’s past and present. Discover 12 of the city's most extraordinary museums and galleries and their equally diverse collections. More self guided walks from Love Camden
- London Greeters offer unique walking tours to all Camden visitors. Greeters are local Camden residents who are keen to share Camden's hidden gems. Would you like to book a Greet or become a Greeter yourself?