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, please get in touch.


Afternoon


Make Your Day - A festival launch highlight
South Manchester Operatic Society, members of the Hallé Youth Ensemble and Beverley Taylor

Maggie's Centre, Manchester, The Robert Parfett Building , The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 15 Kinnaird Rd, Manchester, M20 4QL

Don't miss this highlight for DAF 2017.  Based in a unique venue, this launch event brings you musical interludes from some of Manchester's best, including South Manchester Operatic Society, members of the Hallé Youth Ensemble and guest soloists including Manchester born artist and entertainer Beverley Taylor, and a programme of Sondheim, Songs from the Operas and late afternoon jazz.

 

About Event

 

Based in a unique venue, this launch event brings you musical interludes from some of Manchester's best, including South Manchester Operatic Society, members of the Hallé Youth Ensemble and guest soloists including Manchester born artist and entertainer Beverley Taylor, and a programme of Sondheim, Songs from the Operas and late afternoon jazz. 

 

South Manchester Operatic Society are delighted to be supporting the Didsbury Arts Festival and the beautiful Maggie's Centre with a salute to one of the most respected musical theatre composers of our time, Stephen Sondheim. This society are fresh from the success of their sell out production of 'Priscilla Queen Of The Desert' which was staged in April. With their 'Salute to Sondheim' you can expect vocal delights from many of the composers’ greatest productions such as 'Company', 'Follies', 'Into The Woods', 'Sweeney Todd' and more! 

 

About Artists

 

Founded in 1955, South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society is a musical theatre society based in Didsbury, South Manchester. Producing two musicals a year, one in the spring and the other one in the autumn, the foreseeable productions are scheduled to be performed at the Z-Arts Theatre in Hulme.

The society have won several awards of the years, at both the NODA’s and The Manchester Musical Awards. Also affiliated with SHOWCASE - a charity organisation which sees 7/8 local theatre companies come together annually to raise funds for charity. Usually performed on the main stage of the Lowry Theatre, Showcase is the highlight on many local theatre companies’ calendars.

 

A Festival Launch Highlight in aid of Maggie’s Center Manchester

 

Supported by Croma and Food Sorcery.

 

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