After a hugely successful weekend last year, ACAA is back for Refugee Week 2023
Don’t miss this year’s ACAA Refugee Week weekend.
The first day of the combined arts festival will focus on Afghanistan, and the second on Ukraine. The event marks the culmination of Refugee Week, an annual celebration of the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees which, this year, is themed around ‘compassion’. This family-friendly festival will showcase music and dance, food and crafts from Central Asia on Saturday, and explore Ukrainian culture on Sunday!
Information for our neighbours
Location: South Lawns - click here for the map
Phone number for local residents use: 0203 781 0001 (this number will be live during event set up and event days. During event set up it will be manned 9am - 5pm, Monday - Sunday).
Will the park be open while the event is on?
Yes, most entrances into and out of the park will remain open. The event is based on the South Lawns by the museum. Approximately 90% of the park will remain open as usual.
How do I find out more about other events in Gunnersbury Park?
Why we hold events in Gunnersbury Park
Gunnersbury Estate (2026) CIC was set up for the purpose of opening up the park and museum for education, leisure and recreation for the widest possible audience.
In 2022 we embarked on our biggest programme of events in the park. Tens of thousands of people have visited Gunnersbury: whether bringing the family for a day out with dinosaurs, to listen to award-winning music artists or enjoy immersive cinema, and we’ve loved welcoming new and familiar faces to the park.
We offer a rich variety of experiences and services to attract the widest possible range of visitors and add value to our community's lives. We welcome thousands of local school students for educational experiences, bring opportunities to local community groups, offer a thriving museum service and continue keeping the park and museum well-maintained and free to access all year. We invest 100% net profit of the income generated from these events back into Gunnersbury, to allow us to continue serving our community. 2022 saw the running cost for the Gunnersbury Estate in excess of £2.3m, and our costs are rising all the time, making this event income ever more vital.