Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Service

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Service
Phillimore Walk
W8 7RX




020 7361 3844

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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Arts Services supplied by the Council are there for all artists from painters and writers to dancers and musicians. Our main aim is to support and give direction to the relevant resources that are needed for artists to flourish. We have a number of schemes in place to support artists that live and work in the borough. Also responsible for running annuel festivals InTRANSIT Festival of Arts and Nour Festival, celebrating Middle Eastern and North African culture.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

9am - 5pm

Admission charges


Getting there

Nearest tube station Kensington High Street

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Nour Festival 2014

  • 20 October — 30 November 2014 *on now

Now in its fifth year, the Nour Festival is a celebration of the very best in contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture. Nour, which means light or illumination in many Middle Eastern languages, springs to life each October and November in venues across Kensington and Chelsea. The festival’s highly acclaimed programme of art, film, literature, music and performance has established Nour as a crucial meeting point for East and West. With long-term leadership provided by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Nour is the ever-exuberant expression of a growing family of partner organisations. Immerse yourself in Nour, and enter a whole new world of creative connections.

This year, we welcome for the first time new partners such as the Royal College of Music, the Finborough Theatre, the Electric Cinema and the Royal Geographical Society.

Festival highlights include: the popular Algerian singer Souad Massi at the Royal Albert Hall; food events curated by chef and author Anissa Helou at Portobello Road Market; the first UK exhibition by the Tunisian artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke, at the Mosaic Rooms; and ‘Zoom in Yemen’ a short film competition, which showcases new Yemeni filmmaking talent and is organised in association with the British Council.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Most events are free, require booking or need to purchase tickets - please check the website for more details


Getting there

Nearest tube station Kensington High Street