The Bedford Park Festival is known as 'Chiswick’s favourite fortnight' and has been one of its biggest community events for over 50 years! Over the years it has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local and overseas charities and the work of St Michael and All Angels, with the support of the community and our many local business partners. In 2022, we came back after two years' absence because of COVID - and we're really looking forward to Green Days 2023.
The Festival offers a wide range of opportunities for local businesses. It is an ideal place to be seen:
- if you’re new to the area and want to be better known (as Trotters did when they first opened in Chiswick, bringing their pig Dunwoody to meet children - photo right);
- if you're well-established and planning a promotion it could give you the exposure you need;
- or if you would like to put something back into the community, like our major Festval partner Savills (photo top right), or Whitman & Co, who donate a bicycle to be raffled each year as part of their sponsorship of th Cycle Zone (photo above).
All partners are listed on The Bedford Park Festival website Partners page, with logo, name, full contact details and event(s) sponsored. The names of major partners can be published in the Festival leaflet, which is delivered to over 3,000 homes and widely distributed through shops and community centres in Chiswick. Partners can have their banners displayed on the church railings and are also mentioned in social media.
The big marquees and events over Green Days weekend - such as the beer and refreshments tents, the Electric Vehicle Zone or the 5-a-side football - can display large sponsors’ banners or estate agents’ boards for £500 or £1,000. Smaller stands on Green Days - such as those in the Children’s Corner and musical performances on the Bandstand - can support smaller banners and boards for around £250.
The Bedford Park Festival relies on the generosity of local businesses to give donations for Green Days events, such as gifts and vouchers for the High Roller Tombola, meals for Win-a-Meal, and produce for the refreshments stands. All these receive publicity at the stands, on the leaflet and on the Festival website.
There follows a fortnight of arts and community events, including shows, concerts, talks, walks and exhibitions. All of these can be sponsored and promoted on posters, programmes, Twitter and the website. The price for these ranges from £200 to £1,000.
For more information, please contact Torin Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.