Join us for a rich programme of Music, Film, Theatre, Visual Art, Exhibitions, Spoken Word and more - delivered through Events, Performances, Workshops, Immersive Experiences and Community Engagement - whilst also having the opportunity to become an artist yourself and learn about creative careers.
For our 2023 festival we celebrate the theme Your Festival : Your Voice, and we have used the public feedback from our community consultation process to influence our programming and ensure that the next festival will truly be 'a people's festival'.
We want all ages to find something inspiring and enjoyable, and events will take place over 9-days, in the daytime and evenings, with both indoor and outdoor events throughout our partner venues in and around Didsbury.
Furthermore, we have reimagined the festival to be a diverse and artistically challenging event, relevant to audiences of all cultures, ages, and backgrounds, in Greater Manchester and beyond.
All of this is made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of our partners, sponsors, funders, donors, volunteers, artists and of course YOU - our audience and our inspiration!
DAF 2023 : YOUR FESTIVAL : YOUR VOICE