2015 saw the fourth annual W12 Festival taking place on the White City Estate in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. On Saturday 25th July from 12pm until 6pm, local people took to the streets for an afternoon of family fun. Commonwealth Avenue was closed for the day and filled with market stalls, local caterers, performances from talented musicians and a giant Ferris wheel. Two large green spaces adjacent to the road were given over to organised sports and games, giant inflatable’s, local DJ’s, creative projects and, thanks to the sunshine, a very popular water slide. The White City Community Centre garden hosted the second stage as well as a much loved tea party and the whole site was festooned with handmade bunting, balloons and banners.
Over 2500 people attended the festival which is double the attendance of last year. The festival was hosted and funded by Big Local with additional funding received from Mitie and Television Centre and in kind donations of time, services and equipment from many local organisations and charities.
Festival planning was led by an appointed coordinator from the local area alongside a planning committee made up of local residents and representatives from different organisations and charities. The day itself was led almost entirely by volunteers from the local area and drew both a local crowd and visitors from further afield as well as MP Andy Slaughter and Deputy Mayor Councillor Daryl Brown.
“I thought it was a great atmosphere, very well attended with lots to do. Very enjoyable and I stayed much longer than intended!” Andy Slaughter, Local MP
“What’s fantastic is to see so many young children taking part, running stalls with their parents, selling cakes they’ve baked and demonstrating magnificent skills. It’s very inspirational I have to say.” Deputy Mayor Councillor Brown
Read our full W12 Festival 2015 evaluation here
W12 Festival 2015