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.


She loved to sit with Michael in silence

He rooted himself

And his stillness

Was a room to sit in

When Michael wasn’t there

She would sit outside

On the wall

Her ankles kicking against the bricks

Waiting, a sapling, waiting at the way point

To be uprooted

When the world flipped

The silence broken

Michael couldn’t handle it

He would try and grab the air

To silence it

There were good girls, bigger girls and bad girls here

And a boy who used to love to feel the quickening heart

In his hands

Of birds that have fallen from the nest


By Lousie Wallwein