VACANCY: Festival Director

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Festival Director, Didsbury Arts Festival, South Manchester. Paid: £13,000 fixed fee contract, from 1 February 2020 to 30 September 2021. Didsbury Arts Festival is seeking a Festival Director to deliver the nine-day programme taking place from 26 June - 4July2021. Established for ten years, this vibrant community arts festival is a cultural highlig...
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Je ne regrette rien!

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While legendary chanteuse, Edith Piaf, is celebrated as one of France's biggest international stars, much of her life is shrouded in mystery. To shed light on the Parisian Sparrow, DAF showcases an intriguing evening, with a talk by musician and lecturer Derek Blyth, accompanied by Didsbury-based songbird, Jill Taylor. Those who attended DAF two ye...
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Afro-Cuban rhythms in the park

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Get ready for Afro-Cuban rhythms in the park One of the highlights of DAF 2019 will be the Curious Picnic in Didsbury Park with music by the unmissable ZunZun. The band plays Afro-Cuban music – get ready to rumba! 'We play a range of rhythms such as macuta, bata, palo, yuka and rumba. They all have dances associated with them,' said ZunZun band mem...
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BLOG POST: Sue Stern: The Child Who Spoke With Her Eyes

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Blog post   The Child Who Spoke With Her Eyes, Sue Stern  I'm delighted to be presenting once again at the wonderful Didsbury Arts Festival. This time I shall talk about The Child Who Spoke With Her Eyes, my recently published 1960s/70s memoir of Vanessa, our beautiful, charismatic daughter. She was profoundly disabled by cerebral palsy b...
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Major sponsors announced for Didsbury Arts Festival 2019

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Community Lantern Parade

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After a number of years organising and delivering the community lantern parade, DAF will be taking a step back this year as we look towards the planning of the 2019 festival taking place from 22 - 30 June. Thank you to everyone who has supported, attended or participated in the parade in the past. We look forward to working with community grou...
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