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 22 June - 30 June 2019. The festival theme will be Roots. If you would like to join the 2019 team, please get in touch.

Now is the time to start building a lantern to take part in our Lantern Parade on the Saturday 28th November, 6-8pm at Fletcher Moss Park.

If you would like some help getting creative with your lantern, come along to our day long Lantern Building WorkshopSunday 22nd November, The Northen Tennis Club, Palatine Rd, Didsbury, M20 3YA.
Morning and afternoon sessions: 10 – 12:30 & 13:30 – 16:00, please arrive at the start of a session to make sure you have enought time to complete the build!

£10 per Lantern (including LED lights which you can keep!) all materials included All welcome - young and old!


We will also have lantern making kits availble for you to buy and take home to make on your own or as part of a group.
Small lantern kits are £5 and larger Lantern Kits suitable for groups of 6-8 people are £25. 

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We are looking for community groups, Scouts, Guides, Schools to make a large lantern to represent thier group in the parade. It's a great fun activity making the lanterns themselves and even more fun taking part in the parade. We can help you get started by supplying you with the materials and instructions and give you some ideas for starting points.

Our theme is a November nights dream so think, woodland creature, toadstools, stars, fairies and other fantasy characters. If you or your group would like to get involved get in touch at info@didsburyartsfestival.org Lantern Building Kits are available to buy from us.