Welcome to the London Borough of Havering’s culture website.
Cultural and leisure activities make an important contribution to Havering’s reputation as a great place to live, work and visit. From arts and music to sports, libraries and our many parks and open spaces, Havering Council provides countless activities and events throughout the year to inspire and entertain residents and visitors.
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Thursday 17 January 2019 – Havering Hurricanes Girls Cricket Trials

7.30-9pm, Hornchurch Sports Centre, RM11 1JU
Join Havering’s team for the 2019 London Youth Games


Thurs 9 Nov: #Haveringculture2020 – Map Your

4.40pm & 7pm: Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, London RM11 1QT

Mon 13 Nov: #Haveringculture2020 – This Girl Can!

10am and 1pm: Collier Row Community Centre, 32 Clockhouse Ln, Romford RM5 3QJ

#Haveringculture2020 – Intergenerator!

4.30pm-5.30pm and 5.30pm-6.30pm: Rainham Library, Celtic Farm Rd, Rainham RM13 9GP (drop-in either session)

Wed 15 Nov: #Haveringculture2020 – #StoriesofmyYouth @ Havering College

12pm-1pm: Havering College, 42 Ardleigh Green Road, Hornhchurch RM11

#Haveringculture2020 – Staff culture box

1.30pm-2.30pm: Council Chamber, Romford Town Hall, RM1 3AR (drop-in either session)

#Haveringculture2020 – #Artisigner#boosting @ Retailery

6pm-8pm – The Retailery, Market Place, Romford RM1 3ER

Fri 17 Nov: #Haveringculture2020 – This Girl Can coffee conversations

10am-1pm – Collier Row Community Centre, 32 Clockhouse Ln, Romford RM5 3QJ

#Haveringculture2020 – #Culture#boosting

5pm-7pm MY PLACE, 343 Dagnam Park Drive, Romford RM3 9EN


Tues 21 Nov:#Haveringculture2020 ‘Final Thoughts!’

12.30pm-1.30pm and 1.30pm-2.20pm drop-in either session TBC

Welcome to Havering Culture

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Havering – a creative culture for all

Whether we’re encouraging local artists and craftspeople, teaching talented musicians or dancers, hosting baby and toddler groups in libraries, organising concerts or sports teams, looking after our borough’s many heritage buildings or caring for more than 100 outstanding parks and open spaces, Havering Council aims to put culture and leisure at the heart of the community.

Havering’s cultural programme encourages creativity to build stronger, more resilient communities and highlight how arts and culture can be a catalyst for change.

Here is just a sample of the creative events and activities we run across the borough. Arts and crafts activities for people of all ages at Fairkytes Arts Centre in Hornchurch and our ten libraries. Activities, advice and guidance for young people. Music teaching at Havering Music School, high profile concerts and a wide range of opportunities for local talent. Sporting activities ranging from the Walking for Health programme in Havering’s parks to our highly successful London Youth Games team and modern sports and leisure facilities such as Sapphire Ice and Leisure in Romford, which opened in 2018. Literary and poetry groups in libraries, author talks, craft fayres and children’s activities and, also launched in 2018, the Havering Literary Festival. Heritage work, including caring for many listed buildings, including one of the finest examples of an English smock windmill at Upminster, currently undergoing restoration, elegant parks such as Langtons Gardens in Hornchurch and Raphael Park in Romford and wildlife-rich open spaces such as Bedfords Park and Havering Country Park.

Havering Council also works with many partners and volunteers on cultural activities. Havering Arts Council hosts an annual arts festival, Havering Music School works alongside orchestras such as the London Chamber Orchestra to provide amazing opportunities for young musicians and Havering Adult College provides courses for people of all ages to learn new skills to name just a couple. Whatever your talent or passion, Havering encourages a creative culture for all.

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Join the conversation!

We would like everyone who lives, works in or visits Havering to join the conversation and contribute to our cultural programme.

Please tell us what events and activities you enjoy, whether you have a secret passion or talent, or if there's anything you would like to do that perhaps isn't catered for. You can join us on social media, tag us and talk to us and ask your friends and family to do the same. Havering's culture belongs to us all.

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