Watch Manchester poet Afshan D’souza-Lodhi's performance for DAF
Film premiere - portrait painter Clae Eastgate
Welcome to Didsbury Arts Festival (DAF)
An exciting contemporary festival of art where everyone is welcome. We have reimagined the festival to be a diverse and artistically challenging event relevant to audiences in Greater Manchester and beyond. Over 10 days you’ll enjoy a rich programme of theatre, music, exhibitions, spoken word, Q&A with artists, talent show, films, community engagement and learn about art careers and top tips.
At DAF we want all ages to find something inspiring and enjoyable. Events will take place in the daytime and evenings, outdoors and across partner venues in Didsbury. There are free as well as ticketed events, and be sure to look out for our weekender finale events. We’re making it easier to take part with easy booking and multi-buy deals.
All of this is made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of our partners, sponsors, funders, donors, volunteers, artists and you the audience. If you want to join us then get in touch.
DAF's summer of art 2021
We celebrated summer 2021 with a series of unmissable, monthly art events brought to you live online by Didsbury Arts Festival. Watch these again on-demand and enjoy some of the UK’s most vibrant voices, both new and established. Be inspired!