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 22 June - 30 June 2019. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2019 team, please get in touch.


We were the ones the wind blew in


When the mother’s breath exhaled

We left our Dandelion Clock

Randomly scattered

Thousands of children

The dandelion clock’s seeds relinquished

Handed over

Given up

This is where we landed

Women watered

Rows upon rows of seed beds

Cots with a ribbon of blue or pink

We never meant to bloom here

We would be transplanted else where

Grafted onto the roots of a strangers family tree

Some unwanted

Some longed for

Some would find their garden

Some would

then return

their roots



Roots that would learn to survive

No matter the quality of soil

learn to travel




By Lousie Wallwein