Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival is a volunteer led multi arts festival celebrating creative culture in Didsbury, through working with local, national and international artists. 

We are a biennial festival. The next edition will take place from 24th June - 2nd July 2017. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2017 team, please get in touch.

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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

Join us again for the fantastic DAF Lantern Parade, taking place this year in Didsbury Park. Bring your lantern, join the parade and enjoy the spectacle.  With contributions from local artists and musicians.  All welcome! 
£2 donation per adult on the gates.

We are delighted to be working with professional lantern maker Sean Braithwaite to make this years event the best ever. We are also proud to be working with Friends of Didsbury Park to help run this years event.

Thanks to everyone in the community who supports this much loved event!

Need help getting creative? Come along to one of our Lantern Building Workshops. £10 per Lantern (which you get to keep!) All materials included. Everyone welcome!

Lantern Building Workshops

Saturday 5 November
Two Sessions 12:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 19:00
Didsbury United Reformed Church Hall,
Palatine Road/Parkfield Road South, M20 6DA

Sunday 6 November 
Two sessions | 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00
Moor Allerton Preparatory School,
131 Barlow Moor Road, M20 2PW

Part of a local community group and want to get involved? - We can supply you with materials and run a workshop to get you started. Please get in touch by emailing info@didsburyartsfestival.org.uk

Want to make a Lantern in your own time? - No problem our Lantern making kits will soon be available from JP & Brimlows Estate Agent (748A Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 2DW) at a cost of £6 which helps support the event. They will be available from Thursday 20th October.
The shop is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm Saturday and Closed Sunday.
They will also be available from The Makers Market on Sunday 30th October from 11am - 4pm at Withington Hostpital, Burton Road, West Didsbury, M20 2LR

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