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.



What's On

Thursday 29 June 2017

Paul Webster - Hitler Alone

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FREE - Online Booking Essential

Ages 16+, Very Limited Places Available

Evening

Hitler Alone
Paul Webster

The Old Parsonage, Stenner Ln, off Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 2RQ

This one man show, written and performed by Paul Webster, attempts to penetrate the heart and mind of the man Churchill described as “A maniac of ferocious genius”. In a monologue during the hour before his suicide in the Berlin Bunker, Hitler contemplates his past, present and future in moods that both charm and repel. [read more]

Paul Webster - Hitler Alone

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FREE - Online Booking Essential

Ages 16+ Very Limited Places Available

Evening

Hitler Alone
Paul Webster

The Old Parsonage, Stenner Ln, off Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 2RQ

This one man show, written and performed by Paul Webster, attempts to penetrate the heart and mind of the man Churchill described as “A maniac of ferocious genius”. In a monologue during the hour before his suicide in the Berlin Bunker, Hitler contemplates his past, present and future in moods that both charm and repel. [read more]

Friday 30 June 2017

Evening

Double Bill: Northern Beat Poets + Kinky Boot Institute (The Book of Northern)

The Woodstock, 139 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, M20 2DY

Saturday 1 July 2017

Morning
Children/Family

Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream Store'
The Strange Train Company

Various, Didsbury, Manchester, M20

'Didsbury's Lost American Ice Cream Store' is a performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Jump on board with The Strange Train Company for an intimate and hilarious rite in a sacred space somewhere near the River Mersey. Journey with them to a 'strange' universe searching for legendary ice cream! [read more]

Afternoon
Children/Family

Roots Stage

Didsbury Park, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 5LJ

A fantastic free music festival in the park with a world music flavour and featuring street theatre, dance and performance throughout the afternoon. [read more]

Afternoon
Children/Family

Oak Mobile
Oak Mobile

Didsbury Park, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 5LJ

Enter the time-travelling OakMobile and let Talking Birds transport you to a Time Before Time.  The OakMobile is a charming interactive adventure that takes place in a magical, mobile micro-theatre. “Inspiring and had a very clear message...I'm not sure who enjoyed it more - me or the kids!” Find out more about Talking Birds here: www.talkingbirds.co.uk       Save [read more]

Afternoon
Children/Family

Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream Store'
The Strange Train Company

Various, Didsbury, Manchester, M20

'Didsbury's Lost American Ice Cream Store' is a performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Jump on board with The Strange Train Company for an intimate and hilarious rite in a sacred space somewhere near the River Mersey. Journey with them to a 'strange' universe searching for legendary ice cream! [read more]

Afternoon
Children/Family

Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream Store'
The Strange Train Company

Various, Didsbury, Manchester, M20

'Didsbury's Lost American Ice Cream Store' is a performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Jump on board with The Strange Train Company for an intimate and hilarious rite in a sacred space somewhere near the River Mersey. Journey with them to a 'strange' universe searching for legendary ice cream! [read more]

Evening

Re/place(d)
Elizabeth Baines, Sarah Butler, Sarah-Clare Conlon, David Gaffney, Nicholas Royle and Adrian Slatcher

The Old Parsonage, Stenner Ln, off Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 2RQ

Take a tour of local places through the site-specific short stories of critically acclaimed and award-winning writers set against a backdrop of archive film and photography.  [read more]

Sunday 2 July 2017

Morning
Children/Family

Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream Store'
The Strange Train Company

Various, Didsbury, Manchester, M20

'Didsbury's Lost American Ice Cream Store' is a performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Jump on board with The Strange Train Company for an intimate and hilarious rite in a sacred space somewhere near the River Mersey. Journey with them to a 'strange' universe searching for legendary ice cream! [read more]

Afternoon
Children/Family

Wet Sounds Didsbury
Joel Cahen

Withington Baths, 30 Burton Rd, Manchester , M20 3EB

Dive into otherworldly sounds underwater at the pool. Sound travels 4.5 times quicker in water than in air and perceived by the bones. The water surface becomes a threshold to another sound world. Joel Cahen's electronic soundscape is played across several speakers outside and inside the water and immerses the listener in a unique experience. [read more]

Afternoon
Children/Family

Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream Store'
The Strange Train Company

Various, Didsbury, Manchester, M20

'Didsbury's Lost American Ice Cream Store' is a performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Jump on board with The Strange Train Company for an intimate and hilarious rite in a sacred space somewhere near the River Mersey. Journey with them to a 'strange' universe searching for legendary ice cream! [read more]

Afternoon
Children/Family

Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream Store'
The Strange Train Company

Various, Didsbury, Manchester, M20

Didsbury's Lost American Ice Cream Store' is a performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Jump on board with The Strange Train Company for an intimate and hilarious performance in a secret sacred space somewhere near the River Mersey. Journey with them to a 'strange' universe searching for legendary ice cream! [read more]

Evening

FLIGHT, a play by Nicola Schofield

The Old Parsonage, Stenner Ln, off Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 2RQ

The world premiere of a play following RSPB founder and Didsbury resident Emily Williamson. As a woman in the 1890s, it wasn't a path she was expected to follow, so how did she overcome derision and social expectations to create a national organisation, the largest of its kind in Europe? Written and directed by Nicola Schofield. Duration 45 mins.  [read more]