We are recruiting new DAF Board Members

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Download PDF File Here  The DAF Board has a number of vacancies to fill by October 2021.We are interested in hearing from anyone who would like t...
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July 1st - Mike Garry performed for DAF

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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

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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

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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 !

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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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DAF BIG BAKE success - watch the video

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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

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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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DAF trailer - what we are planning for future festivals

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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

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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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2021 festival

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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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