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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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Vacancy: Festival Director, Didsbury Arts Festival (DAF), South Manchester

Paid: £9,000 fixed fee contract, from November 2021 (date TBA) to 30 September 2022. Didsbury Arts Festival is seeking a Festival Director to deliver ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Transient Roots - Poetry Cycle

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!

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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Lantern Parade 2016

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!

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

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

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

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

  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

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

 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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