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.

DAF's ability to deliver the variety and number of festival events is made possible through the help of generous local businesses and individuals.

DAF sponsors and advertisers enjoy reaching engaged local audiences through more than 35,000 printed programmes and posters, over 5000 Facebook and Twitter followers, over 20,000 visits to the DAF website, and through dedicated press exposure in both local and national newspapers, television, radio and online.

Whether a business or an individual, you too can support a great local charity through donations of time, goods or money as well as through sponsorship or advertising. Get in touch to find out how you can benefit from the reach, innovation and excitement of thi great local festival - committee@didsburyartsfestival.org.

The Didsbury Arts Festival is a registered charity (no. 1158370). You can support us online at didsburyartsfestival.org or collections at festival events.

Gold Sponsors


   PJ Livesey


   Spire Healthcare


Silver Sponsors 

Queen Been PA 



Media Sponsors

Didsbury Magazine

Open Up South Manchester


Corporate Friends

Didsbury Traders 

Patrons: Terry Sheldon & Carole Isis, Maria & Robert Stripling, John & Penny Early, Jonathan & Deborah Grace, Brenda Mallon and John Kershaw, Nick Brimelow, Jan Iceton & Chris Coyne, David & Sue Kaberry, Tony & Shelagh Howell, Neil & Sue Smith, Max & Cecile  Elstein

A massive thanks to: Didsbury Parsonage Trust, Friends of Fletcher Moss Park and Parsonage Gardens, Didsbury Baptist Church, Emanuel Church, Didsbury United Reformed Church, Christ Church Didsbury, Didsbury Good Neighbours, Friends of Didsbury Park, Congregational Hall of Shaare Hayim, Love Withington Baths, Manchester Film School, Didsbury Library