a volunteer led multi arts festival
celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists
DAF is a biennial event and the next edition will take place in June 2021.
Since 2009 DAF has been bringing the Manchester suburb to life with a rich programme spanning two weekends of visual art, music, theatre and special events.
The festival works with artists and local businesses to promote increased arts activity in Didsbury. Artists from all backgrounds and disciplines are invited to submit proposals via the open submissions application programme, with a particular focus on inspiring and promoting the work of local artists. The wide ranging programme aims to provide something for everyone to enjoy with many events being free.
Didsbury Arts Festival would like to thank the local community for their continued support and all our sponsors, funding partners and patrons over the years for their financial help. If you are a local business wanting to get involved, have a look at our Get Involved page to see how you might like to help.
highlights of DAF
Festival Director 2021 - Lucy Dusgate
Festival Manager - Cathryn Peach-Barnes
Press & PR Manager - Deborah Grace
Music Programme Coordinator – Mike Healey
Visual Arts Programme Coordinator - Helena Hulova Sharpe
Volunteer Coordinator - Hannah Mahapatra
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