Only 3 days to go until the RISE Festival

It’s only 3 days to go until the RISE Festival! Preparations are underway and there’s a growing sense of excitement.

We have some great activities planned. Just check out the schedule below and book a place!



Bouncy castle at the Big Lunch on Sunday 1pm Dalgarno Community Centre


Knitting workshop 3pm St Francis Church on Saturday


Candy floss at the BIG Lunch 1pm Sunday, Community Centre


Tai chi 9.30am Saturday, St Francis Church



7pm The RISE Variety Show / St Francis / Perform a song, poem or act in front of an audience or just turn up and enjoy the show


9am-5pm Festival info point / outside St Francis / Festival information, music, refreshments

9.3010.20am Intro to Tai Chi / St Francis / All abilities welcome

9.30-11am Community Choir (adults & 12+) / Peabody Hall / Learn skills and new songs with others / Book a place*

10.30-11.20am Magic workshop (age 11+/ St Francis / Close-up, card magic, sleight of hand / Book a place*

10.30-11.20am Comedy workshop (adults & 12+) / St Francis / Joke writing, stand-up, performance skills, games / Book a place* (new time)

11.3012.30 Parenting workshop / St Francis / Ideas, support & inspiration (plus children’s workshops) Book a place*

11.3012.30 Kids Drama (age 8+) / Peabody Hall / Unleash your wild side, games, improv, mime / Book a place*

11.3012.30 Messy Art (under 5s+carers) / St Francis / Gloop, finger paint, playdough fun (wear old clothes) / Book a place*

2-3pm & 3-4pm Kids Climbing: Project Wild Thing (age 5+) / Westway Sports / £3 / Fun on the climbing wall /Book a place*

3-5pm Knitting Workshop / St Francis / Knit a bow, butterfly or flower. Bring 3-4mm needles. Mixed abilities/ Book a place*

33.30 Football skills (ages 3-5 with carers/ Little Wormwood Scrubs park / Skills, drills, shoot outs, all abilities / Book a place*

3.454.30 Football skills (ages 6-10 with carers/ Little Wormwood Scrubs park / Skills, drills, shoot outs, all abilities / Book a place*

4.455.30 Football skills (age 11+ with carers/ Little Wormwood Scrubs park / Skills, drills, shoot outs, all abilities / Book a place*

24pm / Performance 3pm / ‘Paradise’ Art installation (all ages) / Dalgarno Physic Garden / Put dreams into silk cocoons /

6pm Film Screening: Project Wild Thing (all ages) / St Francis / Get inspired about reconnecting with nature / Book a place*

7pm Bonfire: Project Wild Thing (all ages) /St Francis Courtyard/ Let your wild side out: popcorn&campfire bread round a bonfire

9.15pm Iftar Meal (all ages) / Dalgarno Trust / Break the fast during Ramadan. All welcome to this soup & bread meal. Bring a dish.


12-3pm Festival info point / outside Dalgarno Trust / Festival information, music, refreshments

10-1pm People’s Kitchen (all ages) / Dalgarno Trust / Prepare and cook a delicious feast from surplus food / Book a place*

11-12pm Liquid Church (all ages) / St Francis / Turn up and experience church with a difference – story, creativity, discussion

1-3pm The Big Lunch (all ages) / Dalgarno Trust / Bring a dish, eat together, games, stalls, face painting, meet new people

2.30pm Big Finale: RISE Balloon release (all ages) / outside Dalgarno Trust / Come and celebrate the end of RISE with a balloon race / To purchase a balloon for £1 and enter the prize draw, go to the info tent or email

Venue locations

St Francis Church, Dalgarno Way W10 5EL

The Dalgarno Trust Community Centre, Dalgarno Way W10 5LE

Peabody Hall, Dalgarno Way W10

Corner 9 Art Space, Dalgarno Gardens W10 5LL

Dalgarno Physic Garden, Peabody Estate (next to A Block), Dalgarno Gardens, W10

Westway Sports and Fitness Centre, 1 Crowthorne Road, London W10 6RP

*To guarantee a place at a workshop please email or text your name & chosen workshop to 07791 191100. Alternatively, turn up on the day

All activities are FREE unless otherwise mentioned. Donations welcome

If no age group is mentioned then the workshop is for adults only

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