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Record breaking attendance at DAF2023

Over 10,000 people attended the over 100 events that made up Didsbury Arts Festival in 2023, making it the most popular iteration of the festival so f...
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Didsbury Arts Festival welcomes New Director, Rodney Adams

Rod has worked for more than 20 years as a Creative Producer, Programmer and Consultant - working across the youth, community and creative sectors - d...
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WATCH AGAIN - DAF's summer of art events 2021

Available now to watch on-demand, our summer of free performances and a talk by poets, musicians, a painter and a collector. We presented a ...
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Performance by electro sound artist Vicky Clarke - September 1st 7pm free online

FREE online DAF event: One of Manchester's true innovators, sound and electronic media artist, Vicky Clarke, is an established international perf...
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July 1st - Mike Garry performed for DAF

Poet Mike Garry performs live online for DAF - this Manchester poet has worked with John Cooper Clarke, New Order and Philip Glass. Mike will be perfo...
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Watch Manchester poet Afshan D’souza-Lodhi's performance for DAF

Did you miss it? Not a problem as we recorded it - click HERE A rising star in the UK spoken word scene, Afshan D'souza-Lodhi's debut poetry collectio...
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Film premiere - portrait painter Clae Eastgate

Commissioned by DAF in 2021 PREMIERE : available to watch online from May 1, 7pm. Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay were among Clae Eastgate's Paint...
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Be Inspired !

Enjoy a DAF Summer of free Art, May to September 2021 Celebrate summer with a series of unmissable, monthly arts highlights brought to you – onli...
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Happy Easter to everyone!

Here are our Big Bake winners in partnership with Co-op and Food Sorcery. Well done to Ave Bond, Emma Leckie Traynor and Mary Rennie. Well done and ou...
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DAF BIG BAKE success - watch the video

Our thanks to Co-op for supporting this project: About the DAF Big Bake - In early 2021 Didsbury Arts Festival (DAF) delivered the BIG BAKE to celebra...
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Thank you ABa

As a thriving community arts festival we're enormously grateful to all our local business sponsors past and present.Without your incredibly generous s...
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The Didsbury Big Bake

Whisks at the ready to grab a slice of the action! To Celebrate Fair Trade fortnight February 22nd – 7th March, local chef Lisa Short from Food S...
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DAF trailer - what we are planning for future festivals

It is a frustrating time for festivals in 2020 and 2021, but know that we are still working hard and planning with artists our next festival for 2022....
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Enjoy free art online

During this time of restricted movement why not enjoy some free, high-quality art experiences online. CLICK on the below to watch. DAF will return in ...
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Watch free art online

During this period of restricted movement due to Covid-19 why not enjoy some free art online. DAF will be back in June 2021 but in the meantime stay h...
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2021 festival

Our next festival will be in June 2022 and we look forward to bringing you an exciting and creative range of events, exhibitions and perform...
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BLOG POST: Sue Stern: The Child Who Spoke With Her Eyes

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....
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Major sponsors announced for Didsbury Arts Festival 2019

  Local companies answer the call to be curious! File Name: Major-sponsors-announced-for-DAF-20192 File Size: 136 kb Download File
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Become a Patron or Corporate Friend of DAF

Help us to celebrate our 10th anniversary and secure DAF's future: As a DAF Patron or Corporate Friend enjoy benefits including: - An invitation ...
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Community Lantern Parade

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 planni...
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