|about Cla'am Fest
The Clapham Festival of Music & the Arts (Cla'am
Fest) was created to organise annually in Clapham, a festival for
music and the arts, promoting education and fostering community
spirit and service in Lambeth. Cla’am Fest is a valuable programme
demonstrating excellence, aspiration with ambitious content giving
real opportunity for individuals to become actively involved in
the community. See notes on the Founder and Artistic Director of
our festival - Stephen Bennett.
Clapham is unique in being a very artistic community but with little
or no opportunity for expression. An abundant cornucopia of leading
international figures in the arts with outstanding talent in abundance
reside here! …a vast treasure trove of multi-ethnic, rich
and poor, talented famous and unknown humanity.
Cla’am Fest will create, foster and build community spirit.
Activities and opportunity abound while demonstrating creative community-inclusive
programming. Events & concerts will grow and expand throughout
The William Wilberforce Award for Community Spirit and
Service is an incorporated outgrowth of the Clapham Festival
of Music and the Arts but it is a separate and unique award conceptually
intended to foster community spirit and service locally in the community
as well as nationally and internationally. The idea and committment
is to raise individual and public awareness to the importance and
power of community spirit and motivation to think creatively, compassionately
and imaginatively in service to the community and each other. In
this way, we might all of us become aware of the importance of helping
each other and making the world a better place by being better citizens
and human beings. See for
more information about this important annual award event.
do we ignore the gulf between rich and poor? Why are the rich "haves"
so selfish and lacking in empathy?
You might be interested in these worrying, if not shocking facts,
courtesy of the Open University.
Is community spirit and service a thing of the past?
to take you there.
Holy Trinity Church on Clapham Common
Painting by Stephen Bennett
click picture to enlarge
Holy Trinity Church on Clapham Common - was used by William Wilberforce
as a centre for the Abolitionist Movement against slavery. Away
from traffic and buildings in a peaceful setting, this is a unique
and ideal place for some of the most exciting events of the festival.
(click to enlarge picture)