June 1, 7pm LIVE performance by Manchester poet Afshan D’souza-Lodhi

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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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Film premiere - artist Clae Eastgate

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Commissioned by DAF in 2021 PREMIERE : available to watch online from May 1, 7pm. Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay were among Clae Eastgate's Paint...
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Be Inspired !

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Enjoy a DAF Summer of free Art, May to September 2021 Celebrate summer with a series of unmissable, monthly arts highlights brought to you – onli...
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Happy Easter to everyone!

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Here are our Big Bake winners in partnership with Co-op and Food Sorcery. Well done to Ave Bond, Emma Leckie Traynor and Mary Rennie. Well done and ou...
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DAF BIG BAKE success - watch the video

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Our thanks to Co-op for supporting this project: About the DAF Big Bake - In early 2021 Didsbury Arts Festival (DAF) delivered the BIG BAKE to celebra...
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Thank you ABa

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As a thriving community arts festival we're enormously grateful to all our local business sponsors past and present.Without your incredibly generous s...
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The Didsbury Big Bake

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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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DAF trailer - what we are planning for future festivals

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It is a frustrating time for festivals in 2020 and 2021, but know that we are still working hard and planning with artists our next festival for 2022....
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Enjoy free art online

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During this time of restricted movement why not enjoy some free, high-quality art experiences online. CLICK on the below to watch. DAF will return in ...
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Watch free art online

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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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2021 festival

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Our next festival will be in June 2022 and we look forward to bringing you an exciting and creative range of events, exhibitions and perform...
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Past events: Je ne regrette rien!

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While legendary chanteuse, Edith Piaf, is celebrated as one of France's biggest international stars, much of her life is shrouded in mystery. To shed ...
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Afro-Cuban rhythms in the park

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Get ready for Afro-Cuban rhythms in the park One of the highlights of DAF 2019 will be the Curious Picnic in Didsbury Park with music by the unmissabl...
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BLOG POST: Sue Stern: The Child Who Spoke With Her Eyes

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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

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  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

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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

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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!

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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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Music Video Promo Competition

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DAF 2017 Music Promo Competition Submit Your Entry Now! Entry to the competition is FREE DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 5 JUNE! Didsbury Arts Festival and Ma...
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Lantern Parade 2016

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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 J...
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