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DIDSBURY ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 ROOTS Welcome to Didsbury Arts Festival 2017 with an exciting nine-day programme of more than 100 events and workshops spanning a huge range of arts and culture. Our festival theme this year is ROOTS, which celebrates Didsbury’s rich history, creativity and cultural diversity through eight newly-commissioned artworks, all of which respond to the theme in varied ways. In addition, you can enjoy daily highlights, including live music, film, literature, comedy, family fun and much more… We are so lucky to have an abundance of creative ability here in Didsbury. It is wonderful to have this opportunity to showcase home-grown talent alongside some of the most inspiring artists from the region and beyond.

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I would like to express my deep gratitude to the DAF board and the fantastic festival team, our volunteers and partners and DAF’s funders and sponsors, without whom the festival would not be possible. A massive thank you to the people of Didsbury for coming out to support Didsbury Arts Festival over the last eight years! Let’s make DAF 2017 the best yet! DAF is a registered charity and we rely on your support. Please look out for a range of ways to support us at events and when buying tickets, so that the festival can continue to go from strength to strength. We very much hope that you enjoy this year’s festival. Daniel Williamson Festival Director

COVER IMAGE: The Snail by Meha Hindocha, commissioned by DAF 2017

KEY INFORMATION Buy Tickets www.didsburyartsfestival.org Tickets are not available elsewhere apart from on the door if there is still availability on the day of the event Doors for events will open 15 minutes before the advertised start time. Full tickets terms and conditions can be found on the website. Information is correct at time of printing. Programme information and brochures with maps are available from Didsbury Library.

Photography Official photographs and/or video recordings will be made at all events, and may be used to report the festival in future. Accessibility Contact info@disburyartsfestival.org for details. Donate The Didsbury Arts Festival is a registered charity (no. 1158370). You can support us online at didsburyartsfestival.org or collections at festival events.

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WE ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THESE UNIQUE PROJECTS THAT EXPLORE OUR FESTIVAL THEME OF ROOTS IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ART FORMS. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY TAKING THE TIME TO EXPLORE AND ENGAGE WITH THEM. Transient Roots Louise Wallwein

SAT 24 JUN - SUN 2 JUL | VARIOUS VENUES – SEE WEBSITE L | FREE Transient Roots is a poetic audio trail. Louise Wallwein plans to work with fellow care leavers to create poetry honouring the houses that were once our homes. The audio poems will be discovered by the audience who will receive a map created with Zappar codes, placed outside each house, like a digital blue plaque. This map will later be available online. The audience will be able to follow the trail and listen to the poetry and reflect on the care experience and history, while taking a journey into the artist’s childhood.

Bound by Our Roots Claire Louise Mather

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‘Bound by Our Roots’ is a sited piece, greatly influenced by the Didsbury and Manchester area, and its rich historical and cultural past. The sculpture will be constructed from metal, reclaimed books, found materials and natural fibres. The silhouette will reflect the Baobab Tree, the ‘upside-down tree’ of Africa and Australia. This quirky looking tree will appear as if its roots are exposed to the sky and make direct links to the diverse range of species that exist in Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden.

FLIGHT A play by Nicola Schofield

SAT 24 JUN | 15:00-16:30 | 19:30-21:00 SUN 2 JUL | 19:30-21:00 DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | P T | £5 The world premiere of a play following RSPB founder and Didsbury resident Emily Williamson. As a woman in the 1890s, it wasn’t a path she was expected to follow, so how did she overcome derision and social expectations to create a national organisation, the largest of its kind in Europe? Written and directed by Nicola Schofield.

FEED A Didsbury Cookbook

SUN 25 JUN | 12:30-14:00 | 15:30-17:00 | 18:30-20:00 FOOD SORCERY AT WATERSIDE HOTEL| A F | £6 A chance to taste home cooked family recipes in a setting that visually communicates their stories. FEED will encourage the people of Didsbury to explore their heritage at a select number of exclusive dinner parties. Devised by the people of Didsbury during artistled workshops, these meals will be multisensory events. Sponsored by Food Sorcery.

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From the Gates of Hell to a grand Victorian railway hotel, take a tour of local places through the site-specific short stories of critically acclaimed and award-winning writers Elizabeth Baines, Sarah Butler, Sarah-Clare Conlon, David Gaffney, Nicholas Royle and Adrian Slatcher. Set against a backdrop of archive film and photography. Supported by Arts Council England. Didsbury’s Lost ‘American Ice Cream Store’ The Strange Train Company

SAT 1 JUL | 11:00-12:00 | 13:00-14:00 | 15:00-16:00 SUN 2 JUL | 11:00-12:00 | 13:00-14:00 | 15:00-16:00 SECRET LOCATION IN DIDSBURY! | P T F | £4 UNDER 3s FREE

MOOR ALLERTON SCHOOL EST. IN 1914 Independent School for boys & girls aged 3-11 years • Excellent 11+ results • Small class sizes • Nurturing environment

Contact: 0161 445 4521 office@moorallertonschool.co.uk

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‘Didsbury’s Lost American Ice Cream Store’ is an imaginative performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Celebrate innocence, fun and ice cream with The Strange Train Company. This playful and engaging, devised show, will be based on the memories of local director Sophie Tyrrell: an artist with a proven track record in creating visually stunning performances. The Strange Train offer an intimate and hilarious rite in a sacred space somewhere near the banks of the River Mersey. Journey with them to a ‘strange’ universe searching for legendary ice cream!

Dive into otherworldly sounds underwater at the pool. Sound travels 4.5 times faster in water than in air, and perceived by the bones. The water surface becomes a threshold to another sound world. Joel Cahen’s electronic soundscape is played across several speakers outside and inside the water and immerses the listener in a unique experience. ‘It’s astonishingly immediate, inescapable, and faintly perplexing.’ The Guardian. Saturday night will be a full light and sound experience. Sunday will offer a day light listening experience. Make sure your bring your towel and swimwear and get ready to be fully immersed.


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SING DIDSBURY! After great success in 2015, Sing Didsbury! is back. Come and celebrate the start of this year’s Festival with songs. The day is a friendly, inclusive event, offering a chance to learn new songs, experience being part of a choir and culminates in an informal performance in front of the audience of friends and family. Stuart Overington, Director of the RMCM Symphony chorus and Halle Youth Choir, will lead us through the day, teaching new songs and training our voices in a lighthearted and enjoyable way. No previous musical experience is necessary - just love of singing!

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Historian broadcaster and story teller Michael Wood was ‘never bothered’ about his own family story, ‘assuming it was too small to have any wider significance.’ In this illustrated talk, inspired by family tales of Welsh slate quarriers, Cumbrian farmers, Pennine craftsmen and Cheshire silk workers, Wood unfolds a story that ‘could be of any family, and any place,’ sketching a people’s story of Manchester before and after the Industrial Revolution. From Peterloo to World Wars, this is history from the bottom up, with an extraordinary and unexpected tailpiece. The event will be accompanied by a showreel of iconic Manchester imagery by Didsbury photographer Craig Barker. Sponsored by Spire Healthcare Manchester.

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HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS TO GET YOU STARTED WITH A WHOLE LOAD MORE CULTURAL GOODIES TO EXPLORE…

An eclectic mix of work in various styles by a range of local artists will be shown as our summer showcase exhibition. Many of the artists have responded to our festival theme of Roots, and there is a strong sense of people, place and the local that runs through this curated show. The exhibition will provide a backdrop to many of the festival’s events held in the Didsbury’s iconic Parsonage building. Artists include Emma Pinnock, AnnMarie Murgatroyd & Liz Fitzgerald-Taylor, Michelle Olivier, Barbara Barlow, Meha Hindocha, Alina Dragan, Chiahu Lee, John Eastwood, Graham Lambert, Yari Sgambato, Angela Hogan, Constantin Marian Brosteanu, Wang Ying, and Kerry Kennedy.

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MAKE YOUR DAY A FESTIVAL LAUNCH HIGHLIGHT IN AID OF MAGGIE’S CENTRE Don’t miss this highlight for DAF 2017. Based in a unique venue, this launch event brings you musical interludes from some of Manchester’s best, including South Manchester Operatic Society, members of the Hallé Youth Ensemble and guest soloists including Manchester born artist and entertainer Beverley Taylor, and a programme of Sondheim, Songs from the Operas and late afternoon jazz. In aid of Maggie’s Centre. Supported by Croma and Food Sorcery.

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A triple bill line-up of top local talent not to be missed! Featuring Parent who will be bringing music from their debut album, which has earned them fans around the globe and been played on BBC Radio 6 Music, Greg Larkin with his vibrant and adventurous finger-picking guitar style, and jill Fogden and Phil Middleton playing original songs alongside classic blues, rock and folk.

SUN 25 JUN | 19:30-23:00 | THE WOODSTOCK ARMS |

MIRO MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL ROOTS ORCHESTRA The Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) is a unique ensemble of musicians and music students from RNCM with roots from across the world. Its repertoire skilfully combines diverse musical influences from haunting Eastern European melodies, through the delicate textures of Middle Eastern percussion and vocals, to soulful Sufi chants of South Asia a joyful African gospel, embracing rap, hip-hop, classical and jazz along the way. MIRO is led by Romanian-born double-bass maestro and composer Michael Cretu. ‘It’s like the whole world is here in one room, and you don’t need a flight ticket to see it.’

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A joining in event for anyone over 7 years of age, yet some intelligent 6-year-olds have found these activities engaging. These include drawing ships and camels, singing, listening to storytelling and moving hands in the fashion of waves, fishes and guillemots. ‘Awesomely mundane’ - Independent. ‘Delightfully inventive’ - Observer.

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REEL WOMEN An eclectic mix of archived short films, produced or directed by women in the North, alongside exciting new content from up and coming female short film makers based around Greater Manchester. Hosted by BAFTA winning filmmaker Caroline Roberts-Cherry, this is a valuable networking opportunity for those who are currently in the industry or who might be considering film and TV as a career. This event is supported by Manchester Film School and Women in Film and TV.

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HALLÉ FRIENDS AND CO. A NORTHERN LIFE IN PICTURES A CITY SPEAKS + Intro by CP Lee, local historian, cultural commentator and musician. As Manchester and its regions enter a new era, Didsbury Arts Festival screens A City Life – an idealistic vision of post war Manchester, which takes in themes of industry, energy, leisure and housing, present, past and future. The screening will be accompanied by the short film City Life, with the artist Sefton Samuels introducing his iconic images of the Northern life. Sponsored by the City Council.

Hallé Orchestra guest leader Paul Barritt and Hallé principal bass player Roberto Carrillo-Garcia join forces with Rachael Clegg – principal oboe player with Manchester Camerata, Gemma Beeson on piano and Jill Taylor mezzo soprano to create a concert of passion and romance with music from South America, Italy, England and America. This is a real treasure of a concert with exceptionally talented players, one not to be missed! Kindly supported by Siemens, in aid of Maggie’s Centre Manchester.

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HEADING FOR THE HILLS Exploring the inspirations of nature, music and poetry, ‘Heading for the Hills’ features readings by Gillian Byrom-Smith accompanied by classical guitar played by Peter Byrom-Smith. The evening promises to truly be a case of tales in words and music.

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ROOTS STAGE A fantastic free music festival in the park with a world music flavour and featuring street theatre, dance and performance throughout the afternoon. Bring the whole family and a picnic (possibly a gazebo!) and make a day of it. The line up includes Ben Hughes, Quinta Jazz, Mama Goose, featuring a Rising Starts North West Showcase and many more! Hosted by Pie Radio, Sponsored by PJ Livesey.

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DAF 2017 MUSIC VIDEO PROMO COMPETITION THE FINALISTS MAPPING DIDSBURY’S CULTURE How do you feel about your Didsburyness? We wish to keep our community alive and well read. That is why we would like to listen to your desires and inspirations. Help us create a creative interpretation of Didsbury and understand how our Festival impacts your suburban experience. In association with Manchester Metropolitan University.

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A fantastic showcase of shortlisted music promos presented alongside an industry session with top tips on how to direct and produce music videos and tell the story behind the music. The winning films in each of the two categories will be announced on the night and winners will receive £100 in prize money from Manchester Film School.

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Prior to the performance event, writers Sarah-Clare Conlon and David Gaffney will lead a creative writing flash fiction workshop taking people and place as a starting point for inspiration.

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REVOLTING RHYMES AND MARVELLOUS MUSIC THE MAGNARD ENSEMBLE The forest – strange, eerie, mysterious, magnificent… A place of magic and surprise, where nothing is ever quite what it seems… Join Magnard Ensemble to explore the wonderful and whimsical world of Roald Dahl through music and words, and meet Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and some Dirty Beasts! Past performance highlights include the Hay Festival and the Royal Opera House, as well as featuring on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme. Sponsored by ABa Quality Monitoring.

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THE HAUNTED NORTH JENN ASHWORTH & ANDREW MICHAEL HURLEY Two authors inspired by the sinister landscape of Morecambe Bay are in conversation about their haunting new novels. A charismatic stranger appears to offer hope to a dying woman in Jenn Ashworth’s Fell. A Catholic family on pilgrimage to the coast encounter pagan horrors in The Lonely, Hurley’s awardwinning debut novel.

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AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR Join us for an exciting showcase of some of the best short films released in the past years. Our showreel features highlights and award winners from Aesthetica Magazine’s annual, BAFTA-recognised short film festival which includes the best from the categories of animation, drama, comedy and documentary. Visit our website for the full line-up.

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An evening of folk-tinged sounds from two outstanding local bands. Music’s finest duo since Oxide and Neutrino packed it in, Taylor & the Mason are two lovely ladies from Manchester who have a strong interest in good harmonies, playing guitars, and drinking gin.

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Pablo will perform songs from their debut album Take Flight. Originally recorded in the arid surroundings of Joshua Tree, California with a group of American musicians, the duo will be joined by an ensemble of strings and brass players to reinterpret the recording with local musicians for this unique performance.

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Creators in the making

Local sculptor, printmaker and environmental artist returns to the festival with a talk and Q & A based around our festival theme. There will also be a chance to view her artwork and a drinks reception. This will be a very popular event so please ensure you’ve booked your ticket early.

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A lecture and recital which will take a lighthearted trip through Berlin from about 1900 to 1933, with songs by composers and lyricists of the time performed live by Jill Taylor and Derek Blyth. Come to the Cabaret!

SAT 1 JUL | 19:30 | 21:00 | EMMANUEL CHURCH |

Enter the time-travelling OakMobile and let Talking Birds transport you to a Time Before Time. The OakMobile is a charming interactive adventure that takes place in a magical, mobile micro-theatre. “Inspiring and had a very clear message...I’m not sure who enjoyed it more - me or the kids!”

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Manchester based OLA presents ‘Electronic Atlas’ an evening of altelectronica, pop, beeps, bleeps and everything in-between. It will bring together 5 bands, live visuals, DJ sets and record stalls. Live sets from: OLA, FLIIS, KITS, DJ Phil T Kirk and more tbc.

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An opportunity to hear the award-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson, talk about his writing. He will be reading from a new collection of his journalism, ‘The Dog’s Last Walk’, and his satirical novel, ‘Pussy’, written in response to Donald Trump’s US election victory. Novelist, broadcaster and critic, Jacobson is an author of 15 novels and six works of non-fiction. Born in Manchester a, Jacobson is the winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2010, and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing in 2000 and 2013. The event will be hosted by Nicholas Royle, author, editor and senior lecturer in creative writing at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Join the artist as he journeys through the euphoric highs and the self-destructive lows of his creative cycles. Folktronic singer-songwriter Minutetaker and animation artist Ana Stefaniak have created a haunting, modern fable told through projected film and live piano songs brimming with ethereal harmonies, fizzing synthesisers and orchestral twists.

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SAT 24 JUN | 10:30-17:30 | DIDSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH | £10

SAT 24 JUN | 16:00-18:00 | MAGGIE’S CENTRE, MANCHESTER | £25

After great success in 2015, Sing Didsbury! is back. Come and celebrate the start of this year’s Festival with songs. The day is a friendly, inclusive event, offering a chance to learn new songs, experience being part of a choir and culminates in an informal performance in front of the audience of friends and family. Stuart Overington, Director of the RMCM Symphony chorus and Halle Youth Choir, will lead us through the day, teaching new songs and training our voices in a lighthearted and enjoyable way. No previous musical experience is necessary - just love of singing!

Don’t miss this highlight for DAF 2017. Based in a unique venue, this launch event brings you musical interludes from some of Manchester’s best, including South Manchester Operatic Society, members of the Hallé Youth Ensemble and guest soloists including Manchester born artist and entertainer Beverley Taylor, and a programme of Sondheim, Songs from the Operas and late afternoon jazz. In aid of Maggie’s Centre. M MIRO - Manchester International Roots Orchestra

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SAT 24 JUN | 11:00-12:00 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | DONATION Midsummer’s Day coffee concert featuring RNCM students. Retiring collection in aid of St James and Emmanuel and RNCM Awards Fund.

The Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) is a unique ensemble of musicians and music students from RNCM with roots from across the world. Its repertoire skilfully combines diverse musical influences from haunting Eastern European melodies, through the delicate textures of Middle Eastern percussion and vocals, to soulful Sufi chants of South Asia a joyful African gospel, embracing rap, hip-hop, classical and jazz along the way. MIRO is led by Romanian-born double-bass maestro and composer Michael Cretu. ‘It’s like the whole world is here in one room, and you don’t need a flight ticket to see it.’ M

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MON 26 JUN | 13:00-14:00 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | FREE

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Chetham’s young musicians selected for solo concerts are those whose individual repertoire has reached a standard of performance which defies their age; alongside a team of professional accompanists, they share with audiences a diverse selection of music from a range of eras and of genres.

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A triple bill line-up of top local talent not to be missed! Featuring Parent who will be bringing music from their debut album, which has earned them fans around the globe and been played on BBC Radio 6 Music, Greg Larkin with his vibrant and adventurous finger-picking guitar style, and jill Fogden and Phil Middleton playing original songs alongside classic blues, rock and folk.

Pete McSloy Quintet

MON 26 JUN | 20:00-22:00 | THE WOODSTOCK ARMS | FREE A concert of original songs and compositions based mostly in jazz and blues, on love, loss, romance, music and Manchester. Featuring a band of top local musicians.

M FRETS Following in the footsteps of fame, 60s pop music roots

MON 26 JUN | 12:00-13:00 | THE PARRSWOOD HOTEL (OPPOSITE WHERE THE ABC TV STUDIOS ON SCHOOL LANE USED TO STAND) | FREE WED 28 JUN | 12:00-13:00 | NEAR CAFE NERO WILMSLOW ROAD | FREE FRI 30 JUN | 12:00-13:00 | YE OLDE COCK INN | FREE Didsbury based community guitar group FRETS will be performing iconic 60s songs close to where some of the pop stars of yesterday might have stood. Come and find them as they pop up at key locations across Didsbury.

A five piece band play well known, classic pop and rock covers.

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British Flute and Harp Music

TUE 27 JUN | 13:00-14:00 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | FREE

MON 26 JUN | 19:00-21:00 | CHRIST CHURCH DIDSBURY | FREE Join two of Manchester’s finest choirs as they perform for Didsbury Arts Festival. The Voice Collective are an original and dynamic group of singers with an unique a cappella interpretation of pop, folk and soul songs that have captivated audiences across the UK. The Music Place Choir celebrates the rich musical history of Manchester with arrangements of songs by Oasis, The Stone Roses, Gracie Fields, Elbow and many more. M

Hallé friends and co.

MON 26 JUN | 19:30-21:30 | BAPTIST CHURCH | £10 Hallé Orchestra guest leader Paul Barritt and Hallé principal bass player Roberto Carrillo-Garcia join forces with Rachael Clegg – principal oboe player with Manchester Camerata, Gemma Beeson on piano and Jill Taylor mezzo soprano to create a concert of passion and romance with music from South America, Italy, England and America. This is a real treasure of a concert with exceptionally talented players, one not to be missed! Kindly supported by Siemens, in aid of Maggie’s Centre Manchester.

A programme of British flute and harp music, performed by Duo Reul including Andy Scott - Everything is Still, Alwyn Naiades Fantasy-Sonata, Cooke - Sonata, Eddie McGuire - Folk Memories in Autumn. M

Flute and Piano Recital

TUE 27 JUN | 17:00-18:00 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | FREE A programme of music performed by Rachel Johnson and Jemima Palfreyman, including work by composers with connections to Manchester and the North West, as well as new and recent works by Lucy Armstrong, Geraldine Green and Peter McGarr. M

Clouds Harp Quartet

TUE 27 JUN | 19.30-21:00 | CHRIST CHURCH DIDSBURY £8 ON THE DOOR Taking inspiration from Scottish folk, jazz, blues, dance and minimalist, this classical cross-over quartet perform without music and push the boundaries of what you would expect on the pedal harp. They will give you an exciting varied concert suitable for all ages and all types of music lovers.

Spire Manchester Hospital has moved to Didsbury You have the choice of where you receive your private healthcare.

Choose Spire Manchester Hospital. 0161 447 6677 www.spiremanchester.com

Official healthcare partner of LCCC

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TUE 27 JUN | 19:30-21:00 | DIDSBURY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH | FREE Life is mostly good in 19th century Silberzwiebel, but the town has a secret. Something lurks in the nearby castle, and the townspeople remember incidents they’d prefer to forget. A young lady appears and upsets the fragile peace, intent on discovering the truth. Is she what she says she is, what she appears to be, or something else entirely? One thing’s for certain, she’s certainly trouble!

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WED 28 JUN | 13:00-14:00 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | FREE The cello and double bass: the roots of an orchestra, and the foundation of so much music. Come and join local musicians Ben Griffiths and Amy Jolly as they show you what these oversized, loveable instruments can really do. A combination you’re unlikely to hear again! And you might even get the chance to sing along ...

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WED 28 JUN | 20:00-22:00 | THE ALBERT BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB | £5/£3 An evening of swing with Jazz Works, a six piece Jazz combo who will be playing a mix of blues, latin and modern Jazz standards. M Amy Bowles Solo Classical Guitar Plus Los Firuletes Tango Duo

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A celebration of song in its many forms and styles performed by Sarah Simmonds (soprano) and Sarah Murphy (piano). This concert promises to be a musical journey through many different countries, and will include works by Granados, Vaughan Williams, and Barber. Expect a musical journey from the traditional lieder of composers such as Schumann, to muchloved musical numbers and jazz standards. M Back to my Roots with Carole Isis and Friends

Current RNCM Masters student Amy Bowles (classical guitar) returns to the festival for the second time. Amy’s programme includes solo works by Scarlatti and the Ravel-influenced Sonata by Antonio Jose. Amy is joined by Art Bailey (Bandoneon) playing together as Los Firuetes Duo. The duo was formed in 2016, and play a mixture of traditional Argentinian music and Tango Nuevo, a style made famous by the great Astor Piazzolla. M Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music - The Magnard Ensemble

THU 29 JUN | 16:30-17:30 | EMMANUEL CHURCH ADULT £7/CHILD £3

WED 28 JUN | 19:30-21:30 | CHIRST CHURCH DIDSBURY | FREE From her roots in Birmingham, Alabama, Carole’s beautiful and enchanting voice will sing the story of the routes she has taken to lead her to Didsbury. Featuring two surprise guests. M

The Whole Hog Big Band

WED 28 JUN | 20:30-22:30 | THE NORTHERN LAWN TENNIS CLUB | FREE It’s the band’s 30th birthday, so come and celebrate the occasion with us at a gig featuring an exciting mix of old and new pieces from the jazz repertoire. All pieces arranged or composed by the band’s leader Stuart Riley. 22 | DAF 2017 didsburyartsfestival.org

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FRI 30 JUN | 13:00-14:00 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | FREE Prima Wind Quintet present a concert filled with summer music, including well known works by Gershwin and Korsakov, and the beautiful music of Barber. Encompassing many genres, there will be something for everyone’s taste. Collection in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. M

Toot Sweet

FRI 30 JUN | 15:30-16:30 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | £10

A Celebration of Song

WED 28 JUN | 19:30-21:30 | DIDSBURY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH | £7/£5

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The forest – strange, eerie, mysterious, magnificent… A place of magic and surprise, where nothing is ever quite what it seems… Join Magnard Ensemble to explore the wonderful and whimsical world of Roald Dahl through music and words, and meet Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and some Dirty Beasts! Past performance highlights include the Hay Festival and the Royal Opera House, as well as featuring on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme. Sponsored by ABa Quality Monitoring.

Join Gillian Blair, an award-winning saxophonist and passionate baker, for a concert which will engage your musical ear and sweet tooth. Each piece of music in this varied programme will be accompanied by a miniature home-baked delight which has been crafted to mirror the mood and style of the music. Picture the luscious harmonies of Rachmaninov, paired with a decadent chocolate cupcake, or the playful and quirky music of Bela Bartok partnered with a fruity rainbow meringue. This concert will take your earbuds and tastebuds on a multi-sensory journey like you’ve never experienced before. Pre-booking is essential.

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Melia Duo - Contraption

FRI 30 JUN | 18:00-19:00 | CHRIST CHURCH DIDSBURY £5/£3 UNDER 5s FREE Join the Melia Duo as they bring contemporary music into your front room in Contraption!, an interactive family concert where you help create the music. Offering a glimpse into the unexpected world of classical music, the duo will turn the everyday into the extraordinary using only objects found in the house. So, bring along an object from your own home; challenge them, think creatively*; and watch the music unfold! *Please note, items used in the performance will be hit, shaken, or struck. Due care and attention will be taken, but objects are brought at their owner’s risk. M

OLA - Electronic Atlas

FRI 30 JUN | 19:00-LATE | WINE AND WALLOP | £5 Manchester based OLA presents ‘Electronic Atlas’ an evening of alt-electronica, pop, beeps, bleeps and everything in-between. It will bring together 5 bands, live visuals, DJ sets and record stalls. Live sets from: OLA, FLIIS, KITS, DJ Phil T Kirk and more tbc.

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FRI 30 JUN | 21:00-23:00 | YE OLDE COCK INN | FREE A mix of 60/70s-inspired jazz funk and fusion, featuring both grooving and laidback pieces. M

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SAT 1 JUL | 12:00-18:00 | DIDSBURY PARK | FREE A fantastic free music festival in the park with a world music flavour and featuring street theatre, dance and performance throughout the afternoon. Bring the whole family and a picnic (possibly a gazebo!) and make a day of it. The line up includes Ben Hughes, Quinta Jazz, Mama Goose, featuring a Rising Starts North West Showcase and many more! Hosted by Pie Radio, Sponsored by PJ Livesey.

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SAT 1 JUL | 19:30-21:30 | CHRIST CHURCH DIDSBURY FREE - COLLECTION FOR CHRISTIES HOSPITAL An evening of chamber works performed by string and wind ensembles from within the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra. Among the works to be performed will be the ever popular Serenade for Strings by Elgar. M

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SAT 1 JUL | 19:30-21:30 | EMMANUEL CHURCH | £5 A lecture and recital which will take a light-hearted trip through Berlin from about 1900 to 1933, with songs by composers and lyricists of the time performed live by Jill Taylor and Derek Blyth. Come to the Cabaret!

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Taylor and The Mason & Pablo

SAT 1 JUL | 19:30-22:30 | DIDSBURY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH | £5 An evening of folk-tinged sounds from two outstanding local bands. Music’s finest duo since Oxide and Neutrino packed it in, Taylor & the Mason are two lovely ladies from Manchester who have a strong interest in good harmonies, playing guitars, and drinking gin. Pablo will perform songs from their debut album Take Flight. Originally recorded in the arid surroundings of Joshua Tree, California with a group of American musicians, the duo will be joined by an ensemble of strings and brass players to reinterpret the recording with local musicians for this unique performance. M

The Vulnerables + Abandon

SAT 1 JUL | 21:00-23:15 | YE OLDE COCK INN | FREE An eclectic mix of youthful energy and seasoned experience creates an indie vibe, spiced with soulful sax and keys for good measure.

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Wet Sounds Didsbury

SAT 1 JUL | 21:30-22:30 | WITHINGTON BATHS | £10 SUN 2 JUL | 12:30-13:30 | WITHINGTON BATHS | £5 Dive into otherworldly sounds underwater at the pool. Sound travels 4.5 times quicker in water than in air, and perceived by the bones. The water surface becomes a threshold to another sound world. Joel Cahen’s electronic soundscape is played across several speakers outside and inside the water and immerses the listener in a unique experience. ‘It’s astonishingly immediate, inescapable, and faintly perplexing.’ The Guardian. Saturday night will be a full light and sound experience. Sunday will offer a day light listening experience. Make sure your bring your towel and swimwear and get ready to be fully immersed.

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L T Michael Wood - Roots: A Manchester Story

SUN 2 JUL | 13:00-14:00 | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | £5

SAT 24 JUN | 13:00-14:30 | SPIRE MANCHESTER HOSPITAL | £10

Didsbury, a cultural soundscape is an interactive sound walk and workshop on sound art and soundscape by Light Before Sound. The event will explore sound in the local environment, and demonstrate how found sounds can be used as part of the compositional practice.

Historian broadcaster and story teller Michael Wood was ‘never bothered’ about his own family story, ‘assuming it was too small to have any wider significance.’ In this illustrated talk, inspired by family tales of Welsh slate quarriers, Cumbrian farmers, Pennine craftsmen and Cheshire silk workers, Wood unfolds a story that ‘could be of any family, and any place,’ sketching a people’s story of Manchester before and after the Industrial Revolution. From Peterloo to World Wars, this is history from the bottom up, with an extraordinary and unexpected tailpiece. The event will be accompanied by a showreel of iconic Manchester imagery by Didsbury photographer Craig Barker. Sponsored by Spire Healthcare Manchester.

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SUN 2 JUL | 17:00-18:30 | ST JAMES’ CHURCH | FREE Little Belters is a kids singing group for 5-11 year olds, based in Didsbury. Working with primary schools in the area, we aim to bring together children and families from all cultures and backgrounds in a one-off performance celebrating the ‘roots’ of Didsbury using a diverse choice of music. M

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MON 26 JUN | 19:00-21:00 | THE DIDSBURY LOUNGE | FREE Commonword publishers and Cultureword bring together Black and Asian writers of mixed heritage to Didsbury Arts Festival to explore diversity, roots and culture collectively. The poets will perform their work, followed by a Q&A session after which publications will be available for purchase. Poets include Jolivia, Afshan D’souzaLodhi, Adam Lowe, Charlotte Maxwell, Maya Chowdhry, and Meshach Brencher.

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SUN 25 JUN | 16:00-18:00 | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | £12/10 Andy Callen hosts this eclectic mix of American Roots, tinged with indie folk and popular music from some of the region’s top performers. L

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24 JUN - 2 JUL | - | VARIOUS - SEE WEBSITE | FREE Transient Roots is a poetic audio trail. Louise Wallwein plans to work with fellow care leavers to create poetry honouring the houses that were once our homes. The audio poems will be discovered by the audience who will receive a map created with Zappar codes, placed outside each house, like a digital blue plaque. This map will later be available online. The audience will be able to follow the trail and listen to the poetry and reflect on the care experience and history, while taking a journey into the artist’s childhood. 28 | DAF 2017 didsburyartsfestival.org

A joining in event for anyone over 7 years of age, yet some intelligent 6-year-olds have found these activities engaging. These include drawing ships and camels, singing, listening to storytelling and moving hands in the fashion of waves, fishes and guillemots. ‘Awesomely mundane’ - Independent. ‘Delightfully inventive’ - Observer.

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WED 28 JUN | 19:00-21:00 | THE METROPOLITAN | FREE

Exploring the inspirations of nature, music and poetry, ‘Heading for the Hills’ features readings by Gillian Byrom-Smith accompanied by classical guitar played by Peter Byrom-Smith. The evening promises to truly be a case of tales in words and music.

A literary night with a twist... Our writers swap words! Apply in advance for our open mic and then be paired with a stranger - swap your set and read each other’s work. Our night is about making connections and embracing ‘The Other’ as writers, when we trust someone else enough to read our work, and as audiences, when we hear creative work divorced from the identity and personality of its writer. See website for more info.

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Writing Our Wonderful Lives

WED 28 JUN | 11:00-12:00 | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | FREE

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Do you dream of writing about your funny or curious childhood, your wild teenage years or even about a person whose influence changed your life? Do you love to read biographies? Writer and poet Sue Stern will describe how she wrote My Blue-Eyed Girl, a 1960s and 70s memoir set in Manchester and the North West, about Vanessa, her beautiful disabled daughter who transformed Sue’s life. She’ll answer questions and offer suggestions and ideas on how you too can write your wonderful life. Not only a workshop, but a shared experience! L

A Bear Hunt Story Telling Adventure

WED 28 JUN | 16:00-17:00 | DIDSBURY LIBRARY | FREE Join storyteller Rogan Mills for a Bear Hunt adventure not to be missed! Bring the whole family - and don’t forget to bring your bear!

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L T The Haunted North - Jenn Ashworth & Andrew Michael Hurley

L W Roots and Leaves - Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

THU 29 JUN | 19:30-21:00 | DIDSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH | £5

FRI 30 JUN | 14:00-16:00 | DIDSBURY LIBRARY | FREE

Two authors inspired by the sinister landscape of Morecambe Bay are in conversation about their haunting new novels. A charismatic stranger appears to offer hope to a dying woman in Jenn Ashworth’s Fell. A Catholic family on pilgrimage to the coast encounter pagan horrors in The Lonely, Hurley’s awardwinning debut novel.

A craft activity illustrating heritage through a co-operative mural, and a chance to look at, and hear some of the stories from the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre collection. Family-friendly, suitable for all ages.

L W Write Your Story - South Manchester Writers

Prior to the performance event, writers Sarah-Clare Conlon and David Gaffney will lead a creative writing flash fiction workshop taking people and place as a starting point for inspiration.

FRI 30 JUN | 12:00-15:00 EMMANUEL PARISH CENTRE (LOWER HALL) | FREE Do you feel that you have a story to write, but don’t know where to begin? Then this is the event for you. This fun, friendly, and informative workshop will be co-led by an award-winning creative writing practitioner, a creative writing tutor and several published authors. They will show you how to use your experiences and memories to craft a compelling narrative, together with handy hints about the writing and publishing process. The event is free to attend, but spaces are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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SUN 2 JUL | 15:00-16:30 | DIDSBURY BAPTIST CHURCH | £8 An opportunity to hear the award-winning novelist, Howard Jacobson, talk about his writing. He will be reading from a new collection of his journalism, ‘The Dog’s Last Walk’, and his satirical novel, ‘Pussy’, written in response to Donald Trump’s US election victory. Novelist, broadcaster and critic, Jacobson is an author of 15 novels and six works of non-fiction. Born in Manchester a, Jacobson is the winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2010, and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing in 2000 and 2013. The event will be hosted by Nicholas Royle, author, editor and senior lecturer in creative writing at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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SUN 2 JUL | 15:00-16:00 / 16:00-17:00 DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | £4 PER CHILD Does your child love stories? Are they always hungry for more? Then this is the event for them! Your child will be at the centre of the story creation process. First, they will suggest words that Dr. A must use in his improvised story. Then, your child will get to improvise a story. This fun, playful, and creative session will be led by the multi-skilled Dr. A: a doctor, a published author, and an experienced children’s performer. He specifically has experience of running story improv sessions for young children. Spaces are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. A Bound by Our Roots - Claire Louise Mather

24 JUN - 2 JUL | OUTSIDE DIDSBURY LIBRARY | FREE Ruth Sutton’s West Cumbrian trilogy ‘Between the Mountains and the Sea’ is set in the 20th century, using real events as the backdrop, weaving fact and fiction, place, time and story together. Having also written two crime novels ‘Cruel Tide’ and ‘Fatal Reckoning’ set in the local area, the author will discuss the place of historical research in fiction, and the need to respect both authentic detail and the community she is part of. L

Re/place(d)

SAT 1 JUL | 19:00-22:00 | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | FREE From the Gates of Hell to a grand Victorian railway hotel, take a tour of local places through the site-specific short stories of critically acclaimed and award-winning writers Elizabeth Baines, Sarah Butler, Sarah-Clare Conlon, David Gaffney, Nicholas Royle and Adrian Slatcher. Set against a backdrop of archive film and photography. 32 | DAF 2017 didsburyartsfestival.org

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‘Bound by Our Roots’ is a sited piece, greatly influenced by the Didsbury and Manchester area, and its rich historical and cultural past. The sculpture will be constructed from metal, reclaimed books, found materials and natural fibres. The silhouette will reflect the Baobab Tree, the ‘upside-down tree’ of Africa and Australia. This quirky looking tree will appear as if its roots are exposed to the sky and make direct links to the diverse range of species that exist in Fletcher Moss Botanical Garden. A

Dydsbiria by Eamonn Murphy

24 JUN - 2 JUL | THE ALBERT BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB | FREE A celebration of Didsbury’s (formerly known as Dydsbiri) architectural treasures. Open during the venue’s regular opening hours.

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A A Print and a Jewel ran away with the Dish and the Spoon by Paulette Bansal & Sarah O’Hana

24 JUN - 2 JUL | MON-FRI: 09:00-17:00 SAT: 10:00- 17:00 | SUN: 11:00-17:00 AND THE DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SPOON | FREE Wake up and smell the coffee at this unusual exhibition of contemporary prints and new jewellery, inspired by the display of cakes and objects in the cafe. The display of hand-made prints and jewellery, created using silver and choice materials, are as appealing as the food on offer in this cosy, independent café. Private View fri 23rd June, 7-9pm.

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A South Manchester Camera Club Annual Exhibition

10 JUN - 2 JUL | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | FREE

10 JUN - 2 JUL | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | FREE An eclectic mix of work in various styles by a range of local artists will be shown as our summer showcase exhibition. Many of the artists have responded to our festival theme of Roots, and there is a strong sense of people, place and the local that runs through this curated show. The exhibition will provide a backdrop to many of the festival’s events held in the Didsbury’s iconic Parsonage building. Artists include Emma Pinnock, Ann-Marie Murgatroyd & Liz Fitzgerald-Taylor, Michelle Olivier, Barbara Barlow, Meha Hindocha, Alina Dragan, Chiahu Lee, John Eastwood, Graham Lambert, Yari Sgambato, Angela Hogan, Constantin Marian Brosteanu, Wang Ying, and Kerry Kennedy. A Mustard Tree - Creativity Towards Freedom

24 JUN - 2 JUL | OPEN 12:00 16:30 EVERY DAY | PJ LIVESEY MARKETING SUITE, ST JAMES PARK, WILMSLOW ROAD, M20 2RR | FREE Mustard Tree Participants have access to creative programmes from their engagement roles on the Freedom Project, which provides them with opportunities in drama, art and creative writing, and helps to link with other artists in the community. Come and see some of the results in this unique exhibition of visual art, and find out about participants’ journeys through films they have made. Since 1994, Mustard Tree has transformed the lives of people in Greater Manchester who are trapped in poverty or homelessness by helping them to gain the skills and self-confidence they need to reach their full potential.

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A showcase of images from the members of the South Manchester Camera Club in a variety of genres, including landscapes, portraits, colour and black and white. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite image, and pictures and greetings cards will be available for sale. A

Didsbury Pieces - Grace Harvey

24 JUN - 2 JUL | HOME CAFE | FREE

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Art Over the Counter

24 JUN - 2 JUL | VARIOUS SHOPS SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS | FREE Our highly popular community arts project is based upon this year’s festival theme of Roots. Students from Parrs Wood High School, The Barlow RC High School and Cheadle Hulme School have created visual narratives and sculptural work, coming from exploring the stories and the people behind various Didsbury-based businesses. Additionally, the students of Parrs Wood High School have also collaborated with photographer Sabrina Fuller on a documentary photographic element to this year’s project. A

Art Bike

24 JUN - 2 JUL | - | VARIOUS LOCATIONS | FREE Art Bike brings the Art to you! Look out for our Art Bike popping up around Didsbury with different work on display each time. Art Bike brings art into the unexpected areas of public domain, creating moments of wonder.

Find the set of wooden ‘Didsbury Pieces’ contained within a box and become the curator of a tiny exhibition. The shape of each piece is borrowed from the everyday architecture which we live amongst in Didsbury. Through playing, organising and creating new possibilities, it is a set for you to make sense of. A M Art on the Railings & Music On The Terrace

SAT 24 JUN | 11:00-16:00 | FLETCHER MOSS PARK | FREE Come and take part in a truly immersive art experience, a dynamic creative community featuring pop-up galleries, live music, workshops, activities and more! Calling ALL artists! bring your work and display it on railings, all welcome. With live letter carving demonstrations by Wayne Hart and chilled acoustic music from Obesidian, The Story, FRETS, All My Ghosts, Alastair McDonald, Lumberjack, Jan and Mike, and headlined by Katie Riston. In association with Creative Space.

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SAT 24 JUN | 14:00-16:00 | HOLT PAVILION | FREE

SAT 1 JUL | 15:30-16:30 | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | FREE

A phone photography project, exploring Didsbury on foot. The workshop brings together homeless members of the community with other members of the public to create a journey through Didsbury, exploring people’s connections with the area and share their stories. In association with One Voice and Manchester Homelessness Partnership.

It was 50 years ago to the day when The Beatles released their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It came packaged in the most famous album cover of all time – which might make it the most famous piece of pop art ever – but like all the best icons, it’s so well known most of us have forgotten to REALLY look at it. Local documentary photographer David Dunnico, will be making a number of artworks inspired by the cover to mark its half century. In this talk, he takes us on a magical mystery tour of how the cover was designed and how very little about it is what it seems.

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Community Mapping Project - Walk

SUN 25 JUN | 11:00-12:00 / 12.30-13.30 / 14:00-15:00 MEET OUTSIDE DIDSBURY LIBRARY | FREE Discover your local community through the stories from your neighbours. Thanks to the volunteers’ work, the Community Mapping Project has created a walking tour that will take in local sites and explore landmarks through personal experiences. Join this guided tour mapping your neighbourhood whilst connecting with the past, present and future of Didsbury. A

FEED - A Didsbury Cookbook

SUN 25 JUN | 12:30-14:00 / 15:30-17:00 / 18:30-20:00 FOOD SORCERY AT WATERSIDE HOTEL | £6 A chance to taste home cooked family recipes in a setting that visually communicates their stories. FEED will encourage the people of Didsbury to explore their heritage at a select number of exclusive dinner parties. Devised by the people of Didsbury during artist-led workshops, these meals will be multisensory events. Sponsored by Food Sourcery.

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Open House - Soap Rock Project – an exhibition of ecological art - Ivan Leudar A

SAT 1 JUL | 12:00-17:00 | SUN 2 JUL | 12:00-17:00 10 ST ALDWYN’S ROAD, M20 3JF | FREE This installation makes available Ivan’s current work at the Soap rock cove on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall. The works include photographs and the film of the original installation, small seascapes and large prints of the shore in the cove. The paintings are sonified so that the original soundscape is made consequential in Manchester.

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A Open House - Ariella Green – Recent Textile Collages’

SAT 1 JUL | 13:00-17:00 | SUN 2 JUL | 13:00-17:00 17 SPATH RD, M20 2QT | FREE Ariella Green’s work focuses on her move to Europe and the balance of memory and new reality within such displacement. Recent work responds to international events; how difficult it is truly to reach each other across cultures and experience despite all our modern means of communication. A T Roots, Refugees and Re(d) integration - Cecile Elstein

SAT 1 JUL | 15:00-18:00 | SUN 2 JUL | 15:00-18:00 25 SPATH ROAD, M20 2QT | FREE Local sculptor, printmaker and environmental artist returns to the festival with a talk and Q & A based around our festival theme. There will also be a chance to view her artwork and a drinks reception. This will be a very popular event so please ensure you’ve booked your ticket early.

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Open House - Everyman Art Gallery

SUN 2 JUL | 12:00-16:00 22 PARKFIELD ROAD SOUTH, M20 6DH | FREE Everyman Art Gallery exhibits artwork by Helena Hulova, Patrick Cunningham, Flavio Rossi, Ewa Konior and other artists. We also run art classes for children and adults. On this occasion, we are opening our doors to the general public. A Open House - Artwork by by Nick Walker, Diane King and Oliver Williamson

SAT 1ST JUL | 12:00 - 17:00 FLAT 2, STONECROFT, M20 6DA | FREE Work by local Didsbury Artist, Nick Walker and Manchester Art School artists, Diane King and Oliver Williamson exploring belonging. A Writing Roots - A Calligraphy & Family Tree Workshop

SUN 2 JUL | 14:00-17:00 15 WARBURTON STREET, DIDSBURY VILLAGE M20 6WA (1ST FLOOR STUDIO - NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS) | £59 PER PERSON, INCLUDES CALLIGRAPHY KIT AND REFRESHMENTS Come and explore your family roots and produce your own family tree through the art of calligraphy. Taking place in the comfort of our calligraphy studio, in the heart of Didsbury Village, this workshop is suitable for beginners or more experienced calligraphers. You will be provided with your own calligraphy kit to take with you after the workshop alongside alphabet practice handouts and family tree templates. Come and enjoy an afternoon of art, family and history. Refreshments included.

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Paul Webster - Hitler Alone

SAT 24 JUN | 15:00-16:30 / 19:30-21:00 SUN 2 JUL | 19:30-21:00 | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | £5

THU 29 JUN | 19:00-20:00 / 20:30-21:30 DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | FREE (COLLECTION FOR RNLI)

The world premiere of a play following RSPB founder and Didsbury resident Emily Williamson. As a woman in the 1890s, it wasn’t a path she was expected to follow, so how did she overcome derision and social expectations to create a national organisation, the largest of its kind in Europe? Written and directed by Nicola Schofield.

This one man show, written and performed by Paul Webster, attempts to penetrate the heart and mind of the man Churchill described as A maniac of ferocious genius”. In a monologue during the hour before his suicide in the Berlin Bunker, Hitler contemplates his past, present and future in moods that both charm and repel. Suitable for ages 16+.

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Tickle Your Fancy

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SAT 1 JUL | 11:00-12:00 / 13:00-14:00 / 15:00-16:00 SUN 2 JUL | 11:00-12:00 / 13:00-14:00 / 15:00-16:00 SECRET LOCATION IN DIDSBURY! | £4 - UNDER 3’S FREE Didsbury’s Lost American Ice Cream Store’ is a performance in which past and present absurdly collide. Jump on board with The Strange Train Company for an intimate and hilarious rite in a sacred space somewhere near the River Mersey. Journey with them to a ‘strange’ universe searching for legendary ice cream!

P Double Bill: Northern Beat Poets + Kinky Boot Institute (The Book of Northern)

SAT 24 JUN | 19.30-22:00 | THE ALBERT BOWLING AND TENNIS CLUB | £8 ADVANCE £10 ON THE DOOR Tickle Your Fancy is an established and successful cabaret evening which runs bi-monthly in Chorlton, but we want to spread the cabaret love to Didsbury! The hosts Doolally (old timers at DAF) perform with their funny songs, introducing to the stage Manchester’s finest poet Marvin Cheeseman, fantastic stand-up comedian Harriet Dyer (She’s got funny bones! Kevin Bridges), superb musical act Maybe Frank, and Billy Button, who’s simply very, very funny.

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FRI 30 JUN | 19:00-21:30 | WOODSTOCK ARMS | £7

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MON 26 JUN | 19:00-20:00 | THE METROPOLITAN | £5 The time has come for Rosalina Capuleti to finally divulge the ‘true’ version of events and share her involvement in one of the most famous love stories ever told. In this solo show, Rosalina will take the audience on a journey of struggle and self acceptance, from Romeo falling for her and Juliet sabotaging the whole thing, to how she has survived her true love’s death and the tragedy that shook the very foundations of Verona.

A night of poetry and cabaret to celebrate all things Northern: The evening kicks off with the Northern Beat Poets who will hammer their words like the North once hammered rivets! Then comedy duo Kinky Boot Institute will bring you the entire history of the North West as presented through music, mime sketches, and silliness. Join them on this journey to finally reveal the definitive ‘Book of Northern’.

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Oak Mobile

SAT 1 JUL | 12:00-18:00 | DIDSBURY PARK | FREE Enter the time-travelling OakMobile and let Talking Birds transport you to a Time Before Time. The OakMobile is a charming interactive adventure that takes place in a magical, mobile micro-theatre. Inspiring and had a very clear message...I’m not sure who enjoyed it more - me or the kids!

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Mapping Didsbury’s Culture

TUE 27 JUN | 19:00-20:30 | MANCHESTER COLLEGE | FREE

WED 28 JUN | 20:00-22:00 | WOODSTOCK ARMS | FREE

THU 29 JUN | 15:00-17:00 | DIDSBURY LIBRARY | FREE

An eclectic mix of archived short films, produced or directed by women in the North, alongside exciting new content from up and coming female short film makers based around Greater Manchester. Hosted by BAFTA winning filmmaker Caroline Roberts-Cherry, this is a valuable networking opportunity for those who are currently in the industry or who might be considering film and TV as a career. This event is supported by Manchester Film School and Women in Film and TV.

Join us for an exciting showcase of some of the best short films released in the past years. Our showreel features highlights and award winners from Aesthetica Magazine’s annual, BAFTA-recognised short film festival which includes the best from the categories of animation, drama, comedy and documentary. Visit our website for the full line-up.

How do you feel about your Didsburyness? We wish to keep our community alive and well read. That is why we would like to listen to your desires and inspirations. Help us create a creative interpretation of Didsbury and understand how our Festival impacts your suburban experience. In association with Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Manchester Film School Showcase

SUN 25 JUN | 13:30-15:00 | DIDSBURY PARSONAGE TRUST | FREE

THU 29 JUN | 17:30-18:30 | CINEWORLD | FREE

If you are interested in how to finance a film through the power of crowdfunding or just curious about it, come along to this introductory talk to meet multi-award winning director Jason Wingard. You will get to see some of the results and get answers to your questions.

Manchester Film School 9th annual showcase of films. Students from the multi-award winning film school based in Didsbury will showcase work produced during 2016-17. Past students have gone on to work on feature films from James Bond to Harry Potter. Staff and students will be in attendance to answer questions.

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F M To Love Somebody Melancholy The Minutetaker

SUN 2 JUL | 20:00-21:30 | DIDSBURY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH | £7/£5 Join the artist as he journeys through the euphoric highs and the self-destructive lows of his creative cycles. Folktronic singer-songwriter Minutetaker and animation artist Ana Stefaniak have created a haunting, modern fable told through projected film and live piano songs brimming with ethereal harmonies, fizzing synthesisers and orchestral twists.

A Northern Life In Pictures

SUN 25 JUN | 19:00-21:30 | CONGREGATIONAL HALL OF SHAARE HAYIM | DONATION

F DAF 2017 Music Video Promo Competition - The Finalists

THU 29 JUN | 19:00-20:00 | CINEWORLD | FREE A CITY SPEAKS + Intro by CP Lee, local historian, cultural commentator and musician. As Manchester and its regions enter a new era, Didsbury Arts Festival screens A City Life – an idealistic vision of post war Manchester, which takes in themes of industry, energy, leisure and housing, present, past and future. The screening will be accompanied by the short film City Life, with the artist Sefton Samuels introducing his iconic images of the Northern life.

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A fantastic showcase of shortlisted music promos presented alongside an industry session with top tips on how to direct and produce music videos and tell the story behind the music.The winning films in each of the two categories will be announced on the night and winners will receive £100 in prize money from Manchester Film School.

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MON 26 JUN | 15:00-16:00 | DIDSBURY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH HALL | £5 A fun session based on the premise that everyone loves to dance and everyone can dance, whatever your age! Hazel Roy has been running informal dance classes for the more mature for over 15 years.

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Art on the Railings

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Michael Wood

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25 Spire Manchester Hospital

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My Didsbury

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FLIGHT, a play by Nicola Schofield

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12 Didsbury Parsonage Trust

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Make Your Day

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20 Maggie's Centre, Manchester

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Community Mapping Project

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17 Food Sorcery at Waterside Hotel

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12.30-15:30 14:00-15:00 FEED - A Didsbury Cookbook

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John Hegley - Family Wordship

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Pete McSloy Quintet

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Flute and Piano Recital

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Clouds Harp Quartet

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Heading for the Hills

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It's All About That Bass (S)

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Writing Our Wonderful Lives

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A Bear Hunt Story Telling

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A Celebration of Song

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The Other - A literary night

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Back to my Roots with Carole Isis

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The Whole Hog Big Band

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Jazz Works

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Christ Church Didsbury

Christ Church Didsbury Didsbury Baptist Church

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Christ Church Didsbury

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Chirst Church Didsbury

Roots Stage Oak Mobile Ruth Sutton Pop Art Soap Rock Project - Ivan Leudar Ariella Green Roots, Refugees Re/place(d) Manchester Beethoven Orchestra Life at the Cabaret Taylor and The Mason & Pablo The Vulnerables + Abandon Wet Sounds Didsbury Sunday 2nd July Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream

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The Haunted North Friday 30th June FRETS Write Your Story Prima Wind Quintet Summer Music Roots and Leaves Re/Place(d) Workshop Toot Sweet Melia Duo Double Bill: Northern Beat Poets Aesthetica Short Film Festival OLA FAQ Saturday 1st July Didsbury's Lost 'American Ice Cream

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Wet Sounds Didsbury Soap Rock Project - Ivan Leudar Everyman Art Gallery Ariella Green Didsbury, a Cultural Soundscape Writing Roots - A Calligraphy & Family Howard Jacobson Roots, Refugees and Re(d)integration Magic up a story (S) Little Belters - Vocal Heritage (S) FLIGHT, a play by Nicola Schofield American Roots To Love Somebody Melancholy

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FREE Ye Olde Cock Inn FREE Emmanuel Parish Centre FREE Emmanuel Church FREE Didsbury Library £5 Didsbury Parsonage Trust £10 Emmanuel Church £5/£3 Ch/U5s FREE Christ Church Didsbury £7 Woodstock Arms The Albert Bowling and Tennis ClubFREE £5 Wine and Wallop FREE Ye Olde Cock Inn Secret Location in Didsbury!

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Didsbury Park Didsbury Park Didsbury Parsonage Trust Didsbury Parsonage Trust 10 St Aldwyn's Road, M20 3JF 17 Spath Rd, M20. 2QT 25 Spath Road, M20 2QT Didsbury Parsonage Trust Christ Church Didsbury Emmanuel Church Didsbury United Reformed Church Ye Olde Cock Inn Withington Baths

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Withington Baths 10 St Aldwyn's Road, M20 3JF 22 Parkfield Road South, M20 6DH 17 Spath Rd, M20. 2QT Didsbury Parsonage Trust 15 Warburton Street, Didsbury Didsbury Baptist Church 25 Spath Road, M20 2QT Didsbury Parsonage Trust

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St James' Church Didsbury Parsonage Trust Slug and Lettuce Didsbury United Reformed Church

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Congregational Hall, Shaare Hayim Donation

Monday 26th June FRETS

Thursday 29th June Amy Bowles Solo Classical Guitar Plus Mapping Didsbury's Culture Revolting Rhymes Manchester Film School Showcase DAF 2017 Music Video Promo Comp Paul Webster - Hitler Alone

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13:00-14:00 15:00-16:00 M F 12:30-13:30 A 12:00-17:00 A 12:00-16:00 A 13:00-17:00 M W 13:00-14:00 A F 14:00-17:00 L T 15:00-16:30 A T 15:00-18:00 L W F 15:00-16:00 16:00-17:00 M 17:00-18:30 P T 19:30-21:00 M 20:30-23:00 F M 20:00-21:30

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OUTREACH ROOTS IN THE COMMUNITY Since January, Brenda Mallon, psychotherapist and DAF board member, has been running weekly art and creative writing sessions at Buccleuch Lodge, an NHS Intermediate Care Unit in West Didsbury. Patients, relatives and staff join in the activities based around the theme of Roots. Creativity is vital to positive physical and mental health and those who join in become engrossed in painting and writing and escape from some of the pressures of daily life. Many elderly people experience loneliness and miss the opportunity to share experiences and reminisce. In these sessions, they talk about their lives, families and remember childhood events. Food features regularly: banana butties, egg custards and chips wrapped in paper from the chippy. Sally Tongue

The art and writing from the group will be available to see at Buccleuch Lodge which is on Elizabeth Slinger Road. In addition, as part of the DAF outreach programme, singer/story teller Sally Tonge will perform at the lodge at 10am on Wednesday, 28th June.

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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 | Kingston Road Residents 46 | DAF 2017 didsburyartsfestival.org

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