Put on an Event...

London Festival of Architecture logo against a photo of people of mixed ethnicity (mainly women and children) in a playground

We are delighted that Barnet will be a key Destination area for London Festival of Architecture 2023. For those who are interested in being a part of the Festival programme Barnet Council would like to invite community groups from across the borough to an in-person session on 8 February to discuss the Festival, and how you can get involved.

Cllr Sara Conway, Chair of Barnet Council’s Community Leadership and Libraries Committee, said: “Barnet is home to many communities with distinct identities but which also have so much in common, and this reflects in our public realm.
“We’re a borough rich in historic buildings that have been at the centre of life in Barnet for generations. Today, we see Barnet growing and evolving to meet challenges and needs that our communities have in common, from quality housing to sustainable living.
“Our architecture showcases how many cultures live alongside each other, sharing public spaces, amenities and buildings that together define the borough’s unique character.”

Funding of up to £500 is available to put on events. Application deadline is Tuesday 28th February, and you will find more infromation on the funding on the Council’s website.  There is a total of £15,000 in the pot.

To submit an event for LFA2023, you will need an account on the LFA website. Once your account has been approved, you will be able to submit your event submission by clicking the button ‘Submit my event’.  The submission deadline for events is 17th March.

To find out more join us on Wednesday 8th February 2023, 4:30pm – 6:00pm  at Middlesex University. For those who didn’t attend the first briefing session, a full recording of the session can be found here.

This in-person session will take the format of a workshop, providing the opportunity to discuss event ideas with the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) team and Barnet Council and connect with other event organisers in the area who might want to collaborate. The Council will also share further information on the Community Fund, which will support specifically community led events, and eligibility for applying for funding.

Please RSVP HERE to register for the event.


4:30-4:40pm: Arrival

4:40-5:00pm: Introduction from LFA and Barnet Council

5:00-5:30pm: Split into groups, workshop ideas for events, connect with others

5:30-6:00pm: Networking, final thoughts

LFA is committed to supporting charities, non-for-profit organisations, students, academic bodies, emerging designers, and community groups and individuals who traditionally may not be included in discussions around architecture. Therefore, we offer free of charge submissions to all of the above.

If you fall outside the categories outlined above and are unable to pay the fee, please get in touch and we will review on case-by-case basis. Otherwise, the submission fee for events is £180+VAT.

If you cannot attend but would like to know more about the Festival please email the London Festival of Architecture >> info@londonfestivalofarchitecture.org.

Full address details:

R202, Ritterman Building

Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

Nearest tube station is Hendon Central on the Northern Line. The main entrance to the university is through the Ricket Quadrangle where Reception can be found. Then please make your way to R202, which is on the second floor of the Ritterman Building. Attached is a map.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Ritterman Building

Download a PDF map of the Middlesex University campus, which includes Access infromation.

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