June 1, 7pm LIVE performance by Manchester poet Afshan D’souza-Lodhi

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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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The Didsbury Big Bake

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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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Watch free art online

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

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  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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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 planni...
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Transient Roots - Poetry Cycle

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Transient Roots was a poetic audio trail commisioned for DAF 2017 tracing the artists experience of growing up in care around Didsbury. 10 poems could...
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Celebrating great-tasting memories!

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Celebrating great-tasting memories! Deborah Grace interviews Helen Jack of Food Sorcery Mention Christmas cake and I’m six years old again, wood...
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Music Video Promo Competition

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DAF 2017 Music Promo Competition Submit Your Entry Now! Entry to the competition is FREE DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 5 JUNE! Didsbury Arts Festival and Ma...
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Lantern Parade 2016

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Didsbury Lantern Parade will be back on Saturday 12 November 2016 - 6pm We have a new venue, Please meet at the Pavillion Cafe in Didsbury Park J...
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Join the Team!

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We are currenly recruiting a Festival Co-ordinator at Didsbury Arts Festival to assist in developing the 2017 festival, see below for more details. Fe...
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Past Festival

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Click here look at this short film that shows you some of our past highlights from previous years - https://youtu.be/7kcXlLTwvUk
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Gallery

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Didsbury Arts Festival 2017 {gallery}phocagallery/DAF_2017{/gallery}  Didsbury Arts Festival 2015 {gallery}phocagallery/daf_2015{/gallery}  Past Festi...
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Liv Barnes: Escape Artist

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The Mic Bytes poetry slam at The Art of Tea was one of the highlights of the Festival this year. Those taking part were asked to come up with a poem t...
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Sarah Butler: Walking the Edge

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  Manchester-based writer Sarah Butler invited festival-goers to experience the festival theme, In-between places, with her on walks that followed the...
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Didsbury Visual Arts Trail 2015

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All events are free and run Sat 20 June- Sun 28 June, unless otherwise stated This year’s Visual Arts Trail encompasses exhibitions right across Didsb...
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Getting to DAF events by Metrolink

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 Win a signed copy of Nick Royle's novel. As part of The Didsbury Arts Festival, Metrolink has teamed up with one of the festival’s star acts this yea...
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Privacy & Cookies

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At Didsbury Arts Festival we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to an...
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Patrons, Sponsors and Corporate Friends

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DAF's ability to deliver the variety and number of festival events is made possible through the help of generous local businesses and individuals. DAF...
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Volunteer Application

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