Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival is a volunteer led multi arts festival celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists. 

We are a biennial festival. The next edition will take place from 24th June - 2nd July 2017. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2017 team, or take part as an artist, please get in touch.

Lantern Parade 2016

Didsbury Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016. Watch this Space for more details.

Lantern Parade 2016

Didsbury Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016. Watch this Space for more details.

Lantern Parade 2016

Didsbury Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016. Watch this Space for more details.

2015 Festival Evaluation

Read about the success of our 2015 festival. Download the PDF now.

2015 Festival Evaluation

Read about the success of our 2015 festival. Download the PDF now.

2015 Festival Evaluation

Read about the success of our 2015 festival. Download the PDF now.

Call for Commissions 2017

We are looking for submission of new work on the theme 'Roots'. Please read the linked PDF with all details of how to apply.

Call for Commissions 2017

We are looking for submission of new work on the theme 'Roots'. Please read the linked PDF with all details of how to apply.

Call for Commissions 2017

We are looking for submission of new work on the theme 'Roots'. Please read the linked PDF with all details of how to apply.

Join the Team!

We are now looking for volunteers to help deliver our Lantern Parade and Summer Festival. More information on how to get involved coming soon.

Join the Team!

We are now looking for volunteers to help deliver our Lantern Parade and Summer Festival. More information on how to get involved coming soon.

Join the Team!

We are now looking for volunteers to help deliver our Lantern Parade and Summer Festival. More information on how to get involved coming soon.

Sean Burn: what the dusk-eyed fox sees

A DAF 2015 Commission: Read and download the work here

Sean Burn: what the dusk-eyed fox sees

A DAF 2015 Commission: Read and download the work here

Sean Burn: what the dusk-eyed fox sees

A DAF 2015 Commission: Read and download the work here

Sarah Butler: Walking the Edge

A DAF 2015 Commission: Read the work Sarah produced here

Sarah Butler: Walking the Edge

A DAF 2015 Commission: Read the work Sarah produced here

Sarah Butler: Walking the Edge

A DAF 2015 Commission: Read the work Sarah produced here

Liv Barnes: Escape Artist

Read the winning poem from the Mic Bytes Poetry Slam!

Liv Barnes: Escape Artist

Read the winning poem from the Mic Bytes Poetry Slam!

Liv Barnes: Escape Artist

Read the winning poem from the Mic Bytes Poetry Slam!