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.



Manchester-based writer Sarah Butler invited festival-goers to experience the festival theme, In-between places, with her on walks that followed the boundaries of East and West Didsbury. In addition to two public walks where Sarah engaged in a conversation with participants, she also invited along another commissioned artist, Phil Griffin. After each walk, Sarah posted her writings and photos to the festival website as a creative response to the walks.

The pieces produced from each of the four walks can viewed by following the links below:

Walking the Edge: Monday, Walk #1

Walking the Edge: Tuesday, Walk #2

Walking the Edge: Wednesday, Walk #3

Walking the Edge: Thursday, Walk #4