Spirit in the City Festival is an annual festival of faith in Leicester Square organised by Notre Dame de France Church. Through a series of events, both in the Church and on the streets, the parish aims to reach out and share this celebration with the local community.

The Friday evening opening event takes place in Notre Dame de France Church. Part of the outreach that evening will be inviting passers-by to come into the Church for a moment of quiet and peace and to light a candle. People will also be given a flyer with the Saturday’s Festival programme.

Saturday programme take place in Leicester Square gardens. The programme of activities includes live music, engaging craft activities, feet washing, meditation / prayer opportunities and welcoming through the information points.

This is a low impact event.

Key timings include:

7am – Arrival for setup
11am – Sound checks
12pm – Event is live
8pm – Event closes
6:15pm – Doors for guests
11pm – Site cleared

Stage programme:

12pm – 12:30pm – Notre Dame de France choir – gospel music, full band, vocals
12:30 – 2:30pm – One Hope Project – full band, contemporary acoustic music
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Oompah Brass – five-piece brass group
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Guvna B – Rap music with backing tracks + vocals
6:30pm – 5:30pm – Soul Sanctuary – gospel music w. full band + vocals
6:15pm – 8pm  – Noel Robinson & Nu Image – singer, songwriter, gospel music w. full band + vocals