Registration for submitting events for the 2020 Festival is now open.
How it works
Whether you want to organise a dance performance, dining experience or dog show, anyone living or working locally is welcome to submit an event proposal.
We welcome everyone and particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups and ideas for events which engage these groups. As we are a local festival, we do generally ask that people taking part in Telegraph Hill Festival live within Telegraph Hill or close by, and that events or activities you propose take place at venues within the area.
What you’ll get
- The opportunity to perform, talk or teach in your neighbourhood, being an active participant in your local community
- Inclusion in one of London’s largest independently produced festivals
- Listing in our printed programme which is delivered to 5000 local households and on our website
- Online and on the door ticketing set up for you
- Licensed staffed bar for your interval
- Industry standard lighting and sound equipment and technician support
- Support with printing and publicity across social media
- Out of pocket expenses paid*
Never put on an event before?
We offer mentoring for new event organisers, provide a ‘how to’ checklist for Health & Safety and marketing and can give expert assistance with lighting and sound using industry standard equipment.
You don’t need to have all the details confirmed to register- simply let us know a bit about your idea and how you think it might work and you can come back to us with more details later.
Telegraph Hill Festival is run on a voluntary basis. No one involved with the Festival is paid – we all volunteer, and that would include you too. All income is reinvested in the Festival and no event organiser or performer is paid anything other than out of pocket expenses.
It is free to register and host an event. You can register your event right here on the website. When you submit your application it will be reviewed by the Festival team. Applications must be received by mid- February to be considered for the 2020 Festival programme.
Looking for a venue?
Telegraph Hill Festival is about working with all members of our community. Events are generally held across Telegraph Hill Ward, though we do make some exceptions to the boundaries to include events in Nunhead and at New X Learning or Goldsmiths College.
Take a look at our flexible list of suggested venues for inspiration. If you know of a venue that might be added to the list, please get in touch. Some events have been held in private houses and there are means to manage this without the address going into the public domain.
Participating Venues: the Telegraph Hill Centre (various options); St Catherine’s Church; Hill Station Cafe; The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby (upstairs or in the back of the ground floor); Besson Street Gardens; The White Hart; House of Bread; Kitto Road; The Golden Anchor; New Cross Learning; Telegraph Hill Playclub; waterintobeer; Barnes Wallis Centre; Children’s Centre, Wallbutton Road; Goldsmiths College…
and we’re working on more options.
Making your event inclusive and accessible
Inclusivity and accessibility are key values of the Telegraph Hill Festival. As a local community festival, it is vital that the huge array of events on offer are open as many members of the community as possible. As you start planning your own event, think about the various needs of your audiences. From connecting with new audiences to making sure people can comfortably enjoy your event, making your event as inclusive as it can be benefits everyone.
The Festival simply provides an umbrella and some support for event organisers like you. Responsibility for your event’s content, promotion and emphasis remains with you.
Happy with that?