Happy Streets Festival 2022


Expressions of Interest

Happy Streets is a free, outdoor, multi-artform festival aimed at families living in Nine Elms to promote wellbeing. Commissioned by Wandsworth Council, the festival presents a varied programme of high-quality performances and creative participation opportunities, as well as signposting residents to initiatives that support happiness and wellbeing in the longer-term.

       Happy Street Festival’s aims:

  • Promote happiness and wellbeing 

  • Connect to and involve local partners, including schools, community groups and cultural organisations

  • Represent the diversity of our local community, including across staffing and programming

  • Be accessible and inclusive to as many people as possible who live, work, or go to school in Nine Elms, taking consideration of disability access and affordability

  • Include content for all ages including families and adult audiences 

  • Give local people a voice and the opportunity to discuss what they need from their borough

What are we looking for?

Swans Events are seeking creative expressions of interest to develop the best Happy Streets festival programme yet. If you have a ready-made act or a brand new idea that meets our aims, we would love to hear from you! We will prioritize local artists/organisations, but applications are open to all including all art-forms:

  • Indoor and outdoor activities/performance

  • Live performance - music, dance, theatre, circus

  • Talks and debates 

  • Workshops and classes

  • Arts & Craft

  • Sports activities 

  • Street theatre and walkabout acts

How to Apply

please send the following info to alex@swansevents.co.uk:

  • Name and activity description

  • Photos and videos (if you have them)

  • How does it meet the Happy Streets aims?

  • No. of sessions/shows per day and timings 

  • No. of participants/audience 

  • Fees 

  • Tech spec - incl space required and what you would require the festival to provide

  • Anything else we should know

Submission deadline: Monday 7th February 2022 12pm