Bromley Arts Festival is hosting a range of events and activities throughout July to celebrate local creative talent and share it with the community.

Arts organisations across the borough have come together to arrange the month-long festival.

More than 100 events have been registered to take place during July, where people can get involved with everything from theatre, dance, comedy, music, art, crafts, walks and talks, and poetry.

The festival is largely run by volunteers and aims to create a greater awareness of the many art activities that are available in the borough.

Tickets for the events are available on the Bromley Art’s Festival website, with some free to attend and others charging a fee.

Local arts leaders and organisations gathered to celebrate launch the Bromley Arts Festival during a special event at the Ripley Arts Centre on June 23.

A collection of local talent performed for the group and the Mayor of Bromley and MP Sir Bob Neill expressed how excited they were about the upcoming festival.

Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Hannah Gray, said: “The Bromley Arts Festival will shine a light on a dimension of Bromley that it truly deserves.

“We have a lively and well-established creative and arts community and the festival will provide a welcome focus on it and on the marvellous borough in which we live.”

Myra Kinghorn, Chair of the Bromley Arts Trust CIO, said: “The Bromley Arts Festival is the beginning of a greater awareness campaign for the many arts activities that are open to all in Bromley.

“However, it is about much more than increasing audiences.

“It is also about helping more people of all backgrounds to realise that they are empowered to participate in the arts and to express themselves through the many arts organisations locally or even to start their own.

“I am proud that this festival has been conceived and is largely run by volunteers who are totally committed to the arts locally.”

Sir Bob Neill, MP for Bromley and Chislehurst, added: “The arts inspire and enhance creative thinking, promote diversity, build identity, and can play a really important role in supporting our mental and physical health, helping people to stay well, recover faster, and manage long-term conditions, from Alzheimer’s to anxiety.

“In short, the arts improve our quality of life and act as an important stimulus for local economies.

"We are fortunate to have a variety of genuinely excellent arts organisations in Bromley, and I am delighted we’re celebrating their work and contribution, as well as the abundance of homegrown talent we have in the Borough, during this month-long festival.”

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