Free Shows, Free Activities, Free Stuff and the Best Panto Deal Ever at the Arts Centre, Hounslow

Scroll through this blog for exciting activities happening at the Arts Centre, Hounslow, including Footprint: Festival of the Environment, free goody events, family festival fun, a list of family activities, competitions, activities for adults, and info on this year’s pantomime: Peter Pan! Scroll down for the full list.

Exciting events at back at the Arts Centre, Hounslow with a bang….and a lot of Freebies!!!!

The Footprints: Festival of the Environment is kicking off on the 27th of September and there are some treats in store for you!

To start off with all of the activities in the festival are ‘pay what you decide’ which means you can book all the activities for FREE!

The Centre only asks that if you enjoyed the activity you donate some money, whatever you are able to afford!

About Footprints: Festival of the Environment

Join us on our mission to clean up our borough. Together we can improve our environment and air quality, free parks and streets of litter and increase bee and wildlife population. Our 2021 festival aims to make steps towards doing just this.

This two-week-long festival is running from the 27th September-10th October! Check out the festival schedule and book tickets.

Calendar (click to expand)


The Arts Centre is giving away free tote bags, bee-friendly seeds & artwork prints to all visitors of the Footprints: Festival of the Environment, alongside a plethora of ‘pay what you decide’ activities and events.

To collect your bee-friendly, wildflower seeds, simply bring a used envelope or something similar to the Arts Centre and we will give you some seeds to brighten up your garden, windowsill or balcony and help the local bee population flourish. In addition, so you can recognise the types of bees visiting, we will give you an art print that tells you which species they are! Seeds are available for opening hours of the festival from the 27th of September to the 10th of October, while stocks last!

Family Festival Fun

Does your family fancy watching a ‘pay what you decide’ children’s show? Or make a bee-friendly window box? Or maybe you and your family would like to boogie to some tunes whilst helping your local environment?

Fantastic Family Activities

The Event

Thea Saves her Parents

Event Info

The Arts Centre, Hounslow in Association with Two Foot Tall present Thea Saves Her Parents.

It’s Breakfast, and Thea notices something is wrong, something is very very wrong, and it’s HER PARENTS! They don’t have time to care properly for the environment. But Thea knows how to help. Join her as she goes on her final adventure and saves her parents from destroying the world.

Thea Saves Her Parents is the final part of The Saves The World series and follows three videos put together for the Footprints Festival Of The Environment funded by the Heathrow Community Trust and delivered by The Arts Centre, Hounslow.

This gorgeous ‘Pay what you Decide’ show is suitable for primary school age and is packed with adventure, excitement, and a little hero who is determined not to give up on her world!

Show dates and times:
Wednesday 29th September 16:30
Thursday 30th September 10:30
Friday 1st October 10:30
Saturday 2nd October 15:30
Sunday 3rd October 14:30

There are also a series of free workshops for children called Guardians of The Planet which will be run by our in-house Education team.

Workshop dates and times:

4-7 Year Olds
Saturday 2nd – 1:45pm
Sunday 3rd – 1pm
Saturday 9th – 10am
Sunday 10th – 1pm

8-11 Year Olds
Saturday 2nd – 12:30pm
Sunday 3rd – 11am
Saturday 9th – 11:30am
Sunday 10th – 11am

The Event

Make a FREE bee friendly window box or a bug hotel!

Event Info

No need to bring any equipment! We provide everything for you and your family to create you own and take them home!

Tuesday 5th October 14:00 or 16:00
Thursday 7th October 16:00 or 18:00
Saturday 9th October 14:00 or 16:00
Sunday 10th October 12:00 or 14:30

The Event

Does your family like dancing and hate litter?

Event Info

Come along to our family pop, silent disco litter picks! Not only can you have great fun bopping along to some awesome tunes (lead by some fantastic performers all around Hounslow!) but you can clean the streets as you go, making Hounslow a nicer place to live!

Saturday 2nd October 10.00 Beaversfield Park
Sunday 10th October 15.30 Bedfont Lakes


We have lots of exciting activities for adults throughout our festival from Photography Competitions to Silent Disco litter picks with different music themes! We would love to see you there!

Our ‘When humans and wildlife collide’ Photography Competition is opening Monday 20th September! £250 up for grabs!

As part of our Footprints Festival, we are running an amateur environmental photography competition with big prizes!

There are 2 prizes for each category;
Winner – £250
Runner up – £125

BRIEF- Humans are pushing into animals’ homes, but nature is as rebellious as ever, share your photograph highlighting the impact of humans on the environment.

CATEGORIES – There are 2 categories for this competition. An under 18s and and 18+ category. Both categories have a winner and a runner up with the same prizes being awarded in each.

ABOUT – Our judging panel will be scoring the submissions, developing the exhibition shortlist and selecting a winner and runner up for each of the competition categories. Applicants whose images are selected for the exhibition shortlist will be contacted and invited to a ceremony on the 7th October at the arts centre where the winners and runners up will be announced. Due to the volume of submissions, we will only be contacting those who have progressed to the exhibition shortlist stage.

Activities for Adults

Our silent disco litter picks offer music for all tastes! From Classical and Poetry to Classic Rock, 60s to 00s!

Wednesday 29th: 10.30 Hounslow Heath – Classical and Poetry

Thursday 30th: 12.30 Bedfont Lakes – Sounds of the 60s &70s
15.30 Crane Park – Classic Rock

Friday 1st: 17.00 Hounslow Heath – Bollywood

Saturday 2nd: 15.00 Hounslow Heath – 90s & 00s

Wednesday 6th: 14.00 Hounslow Heath – Classical and Poetry

Friday 8th: 16.00 Beaversfield Park – Bollywood

Saturday 9th: 13.30 Redlees Park – 90s &00s

15.30 Feltham Green – Classic Rock

Sunday 10th: 12.30 Hounslow Heath – Sound of the 60s & 70s

Gripping Documentaries

As part of our Footprints Festival we will be showing the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth and its sequel ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’.

These are Oscar-winning documentary about the environment, issuing an urgent warning on what must be done, and done quickly, to save the earth.

Pantomime: Peter Pan

This year’s pantomime is Peter Pan and it’s bigger and better than ever before with four of your favourite cast returning, including Danni Payne as Tinkerbell, Will Seaward as Pirate Pusher and returning for their 7th year in Hounslow, Adam Russell-Owen as Captain Hook and Jonathan Ashby-Rock as Pirate Smee! 50% of available tickets have already sold, so don’t miss out on your perfect family trip and make sure you book in advance. Family tickets remain at £48 and this year you can use your Hounslow Council E-Voucher to claim a £20 discount.

E-Vouchers can only be used in person or over the phone, please call 0207 947 9263. For more information, dates and online booking please click the button below.