Girl holding the Irish flag on St Patrick's Day in Trafalgar Square

St Patrick's Festival - London-wide

This year, to enhance London's St Patrick's Festival programme, we've partnered with Irish communities to put on events all over London. There's lots on for all ages. Find out below what's happening in your area and join in the fun!

Barking & Dagenham

Irish Pop Up - Dagenham East station

Join Gan Amhras all the way from Ireland, performing Irish traditional music with a modern twist in locations around the city!       

Sunday 18 March - 11am - 12.30pm 

Bexley

Bacon and Cabbage Tea Dance 

The Irish Community Services are holding a big Bacon and Cabbage tea dance with live Irish music from Tipperary Tony for their Irish elders.

It is a ticketed event, if you are interested in attending please call 020 8854 4466.

Friday 16 March - 12-4pm 

Falconwood Community Centre 
The Green
Welling
DA16 2PJ

Brent

Twas St Pats Eve 

While people are preparing to don fake red beards and giant hats for the central parade in London, in Ashford Place at Cricklewood we will be sticking to tradition between 10 - 4pm. Join us for a Bacon and Cabbage meal, live music from Ashford Place Community Choir, music by George and Haroun and Cyril from the Raunchy Rockers who encourage an Irish Sing-along on the steel pans plus dancing for all.  There's tea and cake and a chance to share your memories and memorabilia and chatting over old times. Plus there's a chance to view our new film.   

Friday 16 March 

60 Ashford Road
NW2 6TU 

Bromley

St Patrick's Day Celebration 

Join us for a whole day of tradional Irish music, kicking off with Wayne Brennen from 1pm followed by Band Beggers at 5.30pm and then Trad Folk Experience from 9.30pm plus Irish Dancers and on tap all day: free stew and free bacon and cabbage.

The Elm Tree
116 Croydon Road
Elmers End 
Beckenham
BR3 4DF

City of London

Irish Pop Up - Liverpool Street Station 

Join Gan Amhras all the way from Ireland, performing Irish traditional music with a modern twist in locations around the city!     

Liverpool Street Station - 3.45-4.45pm 

 

Camden

KÍLA - St Patrick's Night Show 

Irish folk and world music legends KÍLA come to the Centre for a very special London show on St Patrick's Day as part of a huge programme at the London Irish Centre. Featuring Rossa Ó Snodaigh, Colm Ó Snodaigh, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Dee Armstrong, Eoin Dillon, Seanán Brennan, Brian Hogan and Dave Hingerty. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of Ireland's most innovative bands at the top of their game!

Saturday 17 March - 7-11pm 

London Irish Centre
50-52 Camden Square
London
NW1 9XB 

KÍLA Family Show 

For a number of years Kíla have been presenting their kids show at in theatres throughout Ireland.

Always jam-packed, this hour-long show has the kids interacting with the music from the very start. 

Front man Rossa asks them to create an ocean soundscape for the opening melody, and as the show proceeds they’ll clap along, dance along and even do animal and popping noises to the music.

Kids love it when the band do their musical instrument acrobatics where three musicians intertwine their hands and try to play each other’s whistles or when the fiddle and mandolin player attempt the same.

A special part of the show is where they play three pieces from the award-wining and Oscar-nominated animation Song of the Sea, which they composed music for. Children are entranced to see music being performed live along to this beautifully animated film.

Admissions £5. Under-3s go free.

Sunday 18 March - 2-3pm London Irish Centre Charity
52 Camden Square
Camden
NW1 9XB

Croydon

St Patrick's Day Sessions 

Have you always wanted to join in with an Irish music pub session? Here’s your chance. Join friendly experienced musicians and singers at our beginners' training sessions on 7 and 14 March and then on the evening of St Patrick's day for a low-pressure twilight session, ending at 8pm. All ages welcome.

7 March: 7-8.30pm – x2 training classes
14 March: 5-6pm – rehearsal 
17 March: 6-8pm sessionThe Orchard

114 Cherry Orchard Road
East Croydon
CR0 6BA 

Ealing

Fr Murphy’s Camogie and Ladies Footballers will play Bros Pearse and St Mary’s University respectively for The Monica Dee Cup and Shield, as part of the City of London St Patrick’s Festival, a hot Clonakilty Buffet will be available in the club house afterwards.

Friday 16 March 

Fr Murphy’s Camogie & Ladies Football Club London 
Twyford Avenue 
Acton 
W3 9QA
 

Enfield

Feith an Cheoil Street Performance (open air) 

Feith an Cheoil School of Irish Traditional Music will be entertaining the Enfield Community with a showcase of Irish Traditional Music Song and Dance from 2pm-4pm at the Fountain in Enfield Town Centre. Join in with the dancing or just enjoy the energy and finesse of Irish culture on St Patrick's Day from the talented students of Feith an Cheoil.

Saturday 17 March 2-4pm 

Enfield town Centre on Fountain Island (outside O'Neills and Nandos) 

St Patrick's Celebration Night 

A night of celebration for the community. All the students of Feith an Cheoil will perform a concert of Irish traditional music, song and dance. Families are welcome.

Admission £5 adults. Children go free. 

Saturday 17 March - 7 - 11pm 

Mass Parish Centre 
45 London Road
Enfield 
EN2 6DS 

Greenwich

St Patrick's Day Céilí at Greenwich Dance 

Back by popular demand, The Borough Hall is the only place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in true Irish fashion with a night of lively Céilí dancing, live music from Threepenny Bit and an expert caller to guide you through the steps.

Join us for an unforgettable Céilí, with upbeat arrangements of traditional and original tunes played with infectious energy by this dynamic band. The beautiful 1930s Art Deco Borough Hall is the perfect setting for social dancing. Everyone is welcome at these fun events, from complete beginners to the more advanced. Come on your own, with a partner, or bring a whole troop of family and friends – just don’t miss the party!

Special Offer: 10% discount off group bookings of 10 or more.

Admissions £12 
£10 concessions
Booking required

Saturday 17 March

Greenwich Dance 
Royal Hill
Greenwich 
SE10 8RE 

https://greenwichdance.org.uk/events/st-patrick-s-day-ceili

Hackney

St Patrick's Day with Hackney School of Folk and the Irish Pensioners Choir 

An evening of intergenerational Irish musical performances by Hackney School of Folk and the Irish Pensioners Choir. This will be a wonderful concert, hearing from musicians and singers, young and old, solos, and group performances. From Raglan Road to the Kerry Polka! All welcome.

Admissions £5

Friday 16 March - 6.20 - 8pm 

Hackney School of Folk Music 
St Thomas More
9 Henry Road
Hackney
N4 2LH

www.hackneyschooloffolk.com 

40 Shades of Green 2

“A celebration of modern Irish culture in London…”

Come join us at 40FT Brewery on Saturday 17 March, where you can experience the best Irish Londoners from the worlds of food, drink and music in the city today.

This year, our music offering is spearheaded again by Arveene who has enlisted the help of Irish Music Blogger Nialler9. They will both be joined by hotly tipped electronic act, Le Boom Live, the infamous Sing-A-Long Social live, LUMO Dj’s and young disco fiends Mix & Fairbanks. 

Saturday 17 March - 12-11.30pm 

40FT Brewery 
Bootyard
Abbott Street
E8 3DP 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1715885781795850/

Éiríocht

Éiríocht is a radical alternative to traditional celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2018. With curated performances by Diatribe Records, Ireland's foremost record label for new sounds, the festival features many of the leading figures on Ireland's thriving sonic scene and is a significant opportunity to strengthen cultural interweaving between two neighbouring islands.

Friday 16 - Saturday 17 March 

Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London
N16 8AZ

http://www.cultureireland.ie/GB18/event/eiriocht

 

Hammersmith & Fulham

A Novel Affair - Irish Writers Night 

In association with London Writers’ Eclective.

Four Irish novelists read from and discuss their work as part of St Patrick’s Festival at the ICC on 15 March. Martina Evans, Paul McVeigh, Alan McMonagle and Aoibheann McCann read from published work and preview soon to be published work, followed by a panel discussion on the novel, the short story, and getting published in 2018 and beyond. Chaired by Conor Montague.

Thursday 15 March - 7pm 

The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith
W6 9DT 

https://irishculturalcentre.co.uk/2018/02/13/anovelaffair/

An oíche eile

The Irish Jam Presents 'An oíche eile', a night of alternative music on St. Patrick’s Eve performed by a wonderful collection of exciting Irish artists: Delorentos, Pillow Queens, Video Blue and Tayne.

Admission £10 

Friday 16 March - 7pm 

The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith 
W6 9DT 

https://irishculturalcentre.co.uk/2018/02/09/music-brendan-power-and-lucy-randall-3/

St Patrick's Day Tea Dance 

Irish Cultural Centre are hosting a lovely tea dance fun filled afternoon consisting fo live music, tea, cakes, a raffle and a fully licensed bar.

Admissions £5 

Saturday 17 March - 1.30-4.30pm 

The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith 
W6 9DT 

https://irishculturalcentre.co.uk/2018/02/06/tea-dance-2/

Haringey

Children's St Patrick's Day themed arts and crafts workshop

St Patrick’s Day celebrations at HICC include an afternoon of live music and dancing and traditional food for all to enjoy. 

To ensure the younger members of the community are also included, we are hosting a wonderful St Patrick’s Day-themed arts workshopp.

Led by the wonderfully creative folk at Haringey Play Association, children can take away a little memory of their cultural heritage and will be encouraged to wear/display their fine work at the London St Patrick Day parade (Haringey Irish Cultural  centre is entered as a walking group) 

Admission free

Saturday 17 March - 2.30-5.30pm 

Pretoria Road 
Tottenham
London
N17 8DX 

www.haringey-irish.com 

Harrow

Eire Play

Get into the St Patrick’s Day joy with our micro Ceilidh, featuring traditional Irish music and some soft shoe dance from local Irish dance schools – live on the high street.

Saturday 17 March - 2-4pm 

By the Royal Oak 
84, St Anns Road
Harrow
HA1 1JP 

Harrow Arts Centre (www.harrowarts.com)
HA1 BID (www.harrowtowncentre.co.uk

St Patrick's Day Celebrations - A Cultural Afternoon 

An afternoon of Irish Culture for children aged 4+ hosted by Scoil Rince Rochford. Irish singing, dancing, music and storytelling. Dancers from the school will also perform for everyone before heading out to two local nursing homes to entertain the residents.

Admission £5 

Saturday 17 March - 11am-2pm 

Leeway Close
Hatch End
Greater London
HA5 4JB 

www.rochfordirishdance.uk 

Havering

St Patrick's Day Charity Disco 

Celebrate St Patrick's Day alongside fellow supporters at Collier Row Catholic Club for a family-friendly night out! The event is an St Patrick's Charity event, it will be a great fun event, not just celebrating St Patrick's day, but also raising funds for two great charities.

Advance booking: [email protected] or just turn up! 

Admissions £10 adult £5 child (age 5 and under)

Raffle prizes include: 
- Overnight golf break
- Spa day for two
- M4 Golf Driver and many more! 

Saturday 17 March - 7-11.30pm 

Collier Row Catholics Club
Lowshoe Lane
Romford
RM5 2AP 

Hillingdon

St Patrick's Day Disco - Caritas St Joseph's

 Dress up in green and go with the theme! An Irish themed disco for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Sadly, tickets are now sold out for this event.

http://www.stjoseph.org.uk/events/patricks-day-disco-thursday-15th-march-2018-530-730pm

Hounslow

St Patrick's Day Party - The Snug Bar

Join us for some fantastic Irish County Rock from Sundance between 9pm-midnight and enjoy some Irish Food specials throughout the day.

The Snug Bar
66 Staines Road
Hounslow
TW3 3LF 

Islington

Craic, the Gaelic gathering for all ages! 

We want to create a traditional Irish gathering with food, drinks and live music for the local community with a strong intergenerational approach. A lot of the older members of our lunch club are of Irish origin and they enjoy to listen and sometimes have a little dance with the young. There will be traditional Irish food and drinks on offer. We especially want to give young musicians an opportunity to perform and building up an audience. We aim for this event to become a regular event in our calendar. We want raise awareness for our centre and the ongoing refurbishment of our old building!

Friday 16 March - 12-3pm 

Whittington Park Community Centre 
Yerbury Road
N19 4RS

www.whittingtonpca.org.uk

Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK - St Patrick's Day Party 

Be sure to wear something green to our annual St Patrick’s Day Party! We will have music all afternoon to keep you dancing! Alongside lunch, tea and coffee and raffle prizes!

Spaces for the event are limited, and available to those over 55 and living in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea – call 020 8969 9105 to book! 

Admissions £4 

Saturday 17 March - 2-5pm 

Age UK
Mary Smith Court
Trevobir Road
Earls Court
SW5 9NF 

Kingston

Paddy's Day at Knights Park - Kingston Irish Club

To kick off the start of “Kingston Irish Club” we are hosting an Irish Pub themed night held in Knight’s Park Bar, including Irish music, drinks and a costume competition. Green paint, glitter and small costume props provided on the door. Sign up and introduction will be available at the event for anyone who wishes to join Kingston Irish Club which will be organising more Irish cultural events in the near future. Everyone welcome. 

Admissions £2 at the door 

Thursday 15 March - 7.30pm 

Knights Park Bar
Kingston University
Grange Road
KT1 2QJ 

https://www.facebook.com/events/560287074349912/

Lambeth

There was never any snakes in Ireland anyway! 

A short film by two Sisters. Both Actors and Filmmakers from Co. Kerry Ireland. Ann-Marie and Helena O’Connor. 

It’s a short Art house Film about Cleopatra and other snake stories linked to Ireland. 

16, 17, 18 March

Jo's House
299 Railton Road
Herne Hill
London
SE24 0JN 

 

Lewisham

St Patrick's Day Free Community Meal 

Lewisham Irish Community Centre are working in partnership with Lewisham Foodcycle & Rushey Green Time Bank to provide an Irish themed three-course meal with traditional Irish music song and dance. The event will provide a free meal to the local community while sharing and celebrating Irish culture in Lewisham. Lewisham Foodcycle & RGTB provide a delicious free meal each week made from surplus food. The initiative promotes social and community engagement, facilitates new friendships and sense of belonging, and actively reduces social isolation while reducing food waste. 

Saturday 17 March - 1-4pm 

London Irish Community Centre
2A Davenport Road
SE6 2AZ 

Merton

Irish Pop Up - Wimbledon Piazza

Join Gan Amhras all the way from Ireland, performing Irish traditional music with a modern twist in locations around the city!

The Piazza
The Broadway
SW19 1QB 
(Immediately outside Odeon Cinema and Morrisons Supermarket) 

Sunday 18 March - 12pm-1pm 

Newham

East London Irish Pensioners Forum St Patrick’s Day Celebration 

This is a very special St Patrick’s Day celebration of music and song, run by older Irish people a rooted in their own heritage. It is an important event, which is open to all, and brings together older people to enjoy a culture of song, traditional music and traditional Irish food. The event is annual and brings enormous joy and happiness to those who come along. It is hosted by the Irish Pensioners Forum of East London, an older Irish group which runs a monthly social and cultural event for older Irish people and friends from the 7 East London Boroughs of Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Havering. These take place on the 1st Thursday of every month, 1pm at Durning Hall. 

Thursday 15 March - 2-4pm 

Durning Hall Community Centre
Earlham Grove
E7 9AB 

 

Redbridge

St Patrick's Day Weekend Celebrations

Head down to O'Neills for an Irish themed karaoke featuring live music with Irish soloist - Danny Gruff and their 7 days of St Patrick's fun! As the #HomeOfStPats, we're going to keep craic going right through the week with a different St Patrick's Day offer on each day! 

O'Neills Public House 
Station Road
Ilford
IG1 4DW 

https://www.oneills.co.uk/national-search/london/ilford/stpatricksday

Richmond upon Thames

St Patrick's Weekend - The Prince Albert

Turning the Prince Albert Pub green with over 400 meters of green fairy lights and balloons! 

The party consists of a live Irish band, Irish dancers, face painting and BBQ. 

Head down on St Patrick's day itself and enjoy the fun!

Saturday 17 March 

The Prince Albert,
30 Hampton Road
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW2 5QB 

http://www.princealberttwickenham.co.uk/Whats-On

Southwark

Busking on London Underground - Southwark Station 

As part of St. Patrick's Day Festival 2018, we are bringing Irish music, dance and poetry to London Underground! On Saturday and Sunday, we will have performances from Skylark, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Selfolk, Larkin, James Or, Willie Moone and Muchu Duiginn School of Irish Dance.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 

Sutton

St Patrick's Celebrations - Sutton Social group 

Join us for a fun filled afternoon full of live music, dancing and a good old sing-song for our very special St Patrick’s Social Group event. We’ll even be finishing up the day with Irish themed bingo. Tea, Coffee, sandwiches will be available on the day, and everyone is welcome. The Sutton Social Group run fortnightly, so for more information please contact the London Irish Centre. 

Admissions £4 

Saturday 17 March - 2-4pm 

Granfers Community Centre 
73-79 Oakhill Road
Sutton
SM1 3AA 

Tower Hamlets

Irish Pop Up - Whitechapel Station 

Join Gan Amhras all the way from Ireland, performing Irish traditional music with a modern twist in locations around the city!

Saturday 17 March - 5.30-6.30pm 

Waltham Forest

Film Screening: The Commitments 

This St Patricks Day weekend at Vestry House, Walthamstow,

Film Bites presents:

‘The Commitments’
“The Commitments is one of the most immersive, delightful, feelgood movies of all time, thanks to the brilliant writing of Roddy Doyle, scriptwriters Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, perceptive direction from Alan Parker and the inspired semi-pro casting of genuine actor-musicians.” 

One of the biggest films of the 90s, The Commitments is the perfect way to celebrate St Patricks Day. Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Vestry House garden - grab a Guinness, tuck in to a hearty pot of home-made Irish Stew - and settle down to enjoy the film.
Film Bites brings an eclectic programme of classic cinema to the local community, accompanied by film inspired food and drink by local suppliers at iconic venues across Waltham Forest.

Sunday 18 March - 2pm 

Vestry House Museum 
Vestry Road
Walthamstow
E17 9NH 

www.filmbites.co.uk

Facebook: @filmbitesscreenings

Wandsworth

St Patrick's Day Irish Dancing for Kids - Wandsworth Town Library 

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with some Irish Dancing! Watch Katie O’Sullivan and her troupe of little Irish Dancers; for ages 3+. This event is free but spaces are limited so please call to book.

Saturday 17 March - 12-2pm 

Wandsworth Town Library 
11 Garratt Lane
SW18 4AQ

020 8877 1742

Westminster

Busking on London Underground - Tottenham Court Road Station 

As part of St. Patrick's Day Festival 2018, we are bringing Irish music, dance and poetry to London Underground! On Saturday and Sunday, we will have performances from  London Irish Music School, Martin McGrath, Murchu Duiginn School of Irish Dance, Willie Moone, Larkin and, Selfolk Orchestra and James Or.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 

St Patrick's Day Festival and Parade - Mayor of London 

Join us at Trafalgar Square on Sunday 18 March for the St Patrick's Day Parade and festival full of food, family fun and entertainment!