Griffin Arts Festival


Young artistic students from all around the country have been invited to attend the inaugural Griffin Arts Festival in East London this June/July, and to become part of the celebration of the positive cultures of their schools and local community. 

The Griffin Arts Festival is a week-long intensive artistic development programme organised by the Griffin Schools Trust and the participating schools, which features a selection of fantastic opportunities, ranging from visits to the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, and Royal Opera House to in-house workshops from RnB Singers/Dancers from Brick City, Shaking up Shakespeare, local Zumba instructors and other artists who’ll help our young students develop their artistic skills and create a culture of celebrating arts in their school, family and community. This culminates in a showcase on Friday 4th July, where the work and experiences they have had over the week will be presented to all those involved, as well as invited guests from their community.

All the Griffin Schools are participating in this amazing festival, bringing teachers and students from around the country to collaborate, and this will definitely enrich pupils’ minds and understanding within the arts, and celebrate our cultural diversity.

Contemporary art and exhibitions are cropping up all over London, from ‘Terrace Wires’ at St Pancras, to the street pianos in airports, train stations and local streets. Art is definitely an integral part of London life, and this festival creates a sense of inclusion for young people in the community, as well as reaching out and sharing this message across the UK.

Anne Powell, Head Teacher for Riverley Primary in Leyton, the host school for the event states: ‘We’re immensely proud to host the Griffin Arts Festival, I personally can’t wait to show visitors what children can achieve when we give them the opportunity to follow their dreams on the 4th July.’

If you are interested in attending the showcase, would like further information on this project or the people involved, or arrange a visit, please contact Laura at the Griffin Schools Trust on 020 8698 7049. You can also email us at

Photographs and more information on the GAF can be found here

The programme of events can be found here