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Festival of Community Psychology

Friday 28th November - Saturday 29th November 2014 at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London

Please note, bookings closed at 16.30 on Friday 28th November 2015

The BPS Community Psychology Section will hold its inaugural Festival of Community Psychology on November 28-29th November 2014 in central London. The Festival will be a celebration of the works of community organisations and charities in their role to support well-being and promote social justice and community cohesion. The Festival is intended to be an accessible educational alternative to an academic conference, which reaches marginalized groups and communities and puts their voices (and performances) at the forefront.

The hope is that the Festival will help build mutually beneficial relationships and that link research and practice.

The festival is suitable for academics, practitioners, third sector organisations and community members.

To download the book of abstracts, please click here.

Exciting update about the Community Psychology Festival

Our big announcement is that the Focus E15 Mothers will be coming along to talk after Sue Holland and Jim Orford on the Friday at our Festival. I am truly excited and humbled by this.

In case you haven't been following their campaign to save their social housing - please have a look at photos here.

They are a truly inspirational bunch of young Mothers who are taking social action against the cuts to social housing and services in East London. They have been big mainstream news and I feel privileged they are giving some of their time to our Festival! As practitioners who understand the impact of instability and homelessness - I believe we should stand firmly in solidarity with them and discuss what we can do to support them. Who knows they may even bring Russell Brand along who is a big fan of their campaign!?

Brief Programme Overview

Friday 28th November 12.00 - 18.30 - on the main stage or the David Smail stage

Alongside the Focus E15 Mothers, Sue Holland and Jim Orford, Friday also includes The Brick Box and community arts, the Social Kitchen, Developing Partners, young people from MAC-UK, Forum Theatre session and the English Collective of Prostitutes all running workshops.

Saturday 29th November 10.00 - 14.00 - on the main stage or David Smail stage

Saturday includes Angela Byrne and the walk and talk group, DOST who work alongside unaccompanied asylum seekers, the ever impressive S.T.O.R.M charity from Wandsworth, TRYangle dramatherapy workshop and Psychologists Against Austerity launching the new campaign.


Submissions we accepted up until Thursday 23rd October 2014, 5.00 p.m.


Bursaries are available to support community organisations/charities to attend the Community Psychology Festival 2014. Each bursary consists of a contribution towards the costs of representatives of the community organisation/charity to attend the Festival (registration & travel).

Bursaries must be applied for by community organisations/charities on the appropriate form, available by clicking here.

Applications will need to be returned to eantdulsgalcmlie.oga@mi.o.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

Please note, bookings closed at 16.30 on Friday 28th November 2015


Friday 28th November 2014

Further information will follow.

12:00Festival opens
18:30Festival closes

Saturday 29th November 2014

Further information will follow.

10:00Festival opens
14:00Festival closes


The Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Avenue , London , WC2H 8EP •  Directions