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

Saturday 1 July 2017

Afternoon

Open House
Artwork by Nick Walker, Diane King and Oliver Williamson

Flat 2, , Stonecroft, Parkfield Road South,, Didsbury, , Manchester, , M20 6DA

Work by local Didsbury Artist, Nick Walker and Manchester Art School artists, Diane King and Oliver Williamson exploring belonging. [read more]

Afternoon

Open House - Soap Rock Project – an exhibition of ecological art
Ivan Leudar

10 St Aldwyn's Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3JF

This installation makes available Ivan’s current work at the Soap rock cove on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. [read more]

Afternoon

Open House – Recent Textile Collages
Ariella Green

17 Spath Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2QT

Ariella Green's work focuses on her move to Europe and the balance of memory and new reality within such displacement. [read more]

Afternoon

Roots, Refugees and Re(d)integration
Cecile Elstein

25 Spath Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2QT

  Local sculptor, printmaker and environmental artist returns to the festival with a talk and Q & A based around our festival theme. There will also be a chance to view her artwork and a drinks reception. - 3 pm - Wine and juice              Please be seated by 4 pm - Artist’s Introduction to open discussion  - 6 pm - Close     This will be a very popular event so please ensure you've booked your ticket early. Very Limited availability, booking essential.       [read more]

Sunday 2 July 2017

Afternoon

Open House
Everyman Art Gallery

22 Parkfield Road South, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6DH

Everyman Art Gallery exhibits artwork by Helena Hulova, Patrick Cunningham, Flavio Rossi, Ewa Konior and other artists. [read more]

Afternoon

Open House - Soap Rock Project – an exhibition of ecological art
Ivan Leudar

10 St Aldwyn's Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 3JF

This installation features Ivan’s current work at the Soap rock cove on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall.  [read more]

Afternoon

Open House – Recent Textile Collages
Ariella Green

17 Spath Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2QT

Ariella Green's work focuses on her move to Europe and the balance of memory and new reality within such displacement.  [read more]

Afternoon

Roots, Refugees and Re(d)integration
Cecile Elstein

25 Spath Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2QT

Local sculptor, printmaker and environmental artist returns to the festival with a talk and Q & A based around our festival theme.  There will also be a chance to view her artwork and a drinks reception.   - 3 pm - Wine and juice              Please be seated by 4 pm - Artist’s Introduction to open discussion  - 6 pm - Close This will be a very popular event so please ensure you've booked your ticket early. Very Limited availability, booking essential.   [read more]