Bedford Park Festival
Bedford Park Festival

12-27 June 2021

Help and take part

Please help and take part

The Bedford Park Festival is a two-week arts and community event and we rely on the time and support generously given by local people and businesses to help make it happen. See below - and watch here for more details about how you can help.

Please contact Nicola Chater for more information or St Michael & All Angels Parish Office. Please contact Torin Douglas to sign up to the St Michael's email newsletter or discuss sponsorship and other commercial opportunities.  Thank you to those of you who have already offered your help.

Creative ways to take part

Artists: Submit entries by June 6th for the Bedford Park Summer Exhibition, to be held in St Michael & All Angels Church and online at The Chiswick Calendar. Read the details and download the entry form here.

Flower arrangers: Submit entry forms by May 31st for the Bedford Park Flower Festival on the theme 'New Beginnings', to be held in St Michael & All Angels Church from June 25th to 27th. Read the details and download the entry form here.

Photographers: Submit entries for the Photography Competition and Exhibition, to be held in St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall and online at The Chiswick Calendar. Please print out your photographs, mount them on cardboard and deliver them to John Little between 7-12 June between 10am and 4pm. We’ll send you the delivery address when you submit your form. See full details on how to enter here

Gardeners: would you like to open your garden for the Bedford Park Open Gardens on Sunday June 27th 2021? Please contact Carol Douglas on 020 8994 3572 or

- Take part in the Fancy Dress Parade - theme: to be announced. Meet at the Parish Hall at 10.30am on Saturday June 12th 2021.

Watch here for other creative ways to take part in the Festival.

How to help in the Festival fortnight

Front of house volunteers
We shall need help on the door with checking off names for the Test and Trace system and help with seating the audiences in line with covid security guidelines. If you would like to volunteer please sign up here on our web-based system. Most events are about an hour in length.

The times given on the sign-up sheet are the time we would like volunteers to arrive, not the start time of the events. if you have any queries or difficulty in signing up, please contact Alison Baker  We should be really grateful for your help in bringing the Bedford Park Festival back to life!

Publicity, marketing and social media: Preparing promotional material for Festival events on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and our websites.

Sponsorship: We are seeking helpers to work with Torin Douglas, liaising with local businesses to make the most of their promotional activities online.

If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact Nicola Chater:

Fundraising: can you donate, sponsor or give prizes?

We still want to raise money for our charities, including St Michael & All Angels, which organises the Festival - but we know local businesses are affected as much by the COVID-19 situation as anyone else. If you run a business, we can help you keep your name in the public eye, even if your door is closed. To find out how your firm can be involved as a sponsor, or by donating goods or services, or how we can promote each other on social media, click here: Commercial opportunities or contact Torin Douglas at


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