Towards Advent Festival is happening this Saturday, 19 November at Westminster Cathedral Hall. The main speaker this year is Mgr Keith Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. His talk will be at 1.30pm.
The Festival opens from 10am - there will be a formal opening 10.30am with the Gallery Choir of the Cathedral Choir School. The Hall is filled with stalls and displays from Catholic groups and organisations. Books, DVDs and various devotional items will be on sale - many of them suitable for Christmas.
Refreshments are provided by the Association of Catholic Women, and both the Knights of St Columba and the Catenians help with practical matters. The day will end with a celebration of Blessed John Paul and a film about his life.
Admission to the Festival is free but tickets for the talks are £2 each (pay at the door.)
Auntie Joanna has written an article about the festival for Adoremus.