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.


The stinging sea rushed in again

And she wahed up on this shore

Another place to settle

A safe harbour

The nettles had stung again

It was like a home

Here good memories were made

Where something like gold

Was poured into those gaps

Those cracks

made into the wall of her childhood

here she grew

first job

coming home on a Friday with a takeout

the nun relaxing for once in front of Dallas

she reached for the light

adulthood just round the corner


By Louise Wallwein