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.


Didsbury Arts Festival

Lantern Parade

A November Night’s Dream

Saturday 28 November 6-8pm Fletcher Moss Park

lantern parade 2015

photo credit - Phil Portus

Enjoy a magical, moonlit walk through Fletcher Moss

Featuring spectacular fire and light shows from Manchester’s Traveling Light Circus and contributions from local artists and musicians.

TravellingLightCircus Urban Fire004 Photocredit CityCo web

photo credit - City Co

All welcome – bring along your own lanterns or just come along for the fun!
£2 donation per adult on the gates.


Need some help building your lantern? No problem, come to our workshop

Sunday 22nd November
Morning and afternoon sessions 10 – 12:30 & 13:30 – 15:00.
At The Northen Tennis Club, Palatine Rd, Didsbury, M20 3YA

If you would like some help getting creative with your lantern, come along to our day long Lantern Building Workshop.
£10 per Lantern (which you can keep!) all materials included
All welcome - young and old!

Are you part of a community group, Scouts, Guides or school that would like to build a large lantern to be part of the parade? If so we can help get you started, we have kits and instructions available. Contact us at info@didsburyartsfestival.org

lantern rabbit