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.


Consider that girl

About to be elevated into life

She wraps dock leaves round her legs

To protect herself from the stings

She is leaving

The certainty of the swings

The door to the world of play closes

To the forest of life

She will leave behind the bottles of white lightening

And a childhood hiding between the cracks in the pavement

As she rises

She will travel on through the open sky

Hitching a lift on  Jet streams

The movement of air delivers her to destinations

By Louise Wallwein