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'Entertaining local residents and visitors to the town. We attract big names from the world or art, science, literature, music, drama and comedy.'  Normally held June.

A renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually in the surroundings of the glorious Malvern Hills. Some of the most prestigious musicians, poets, writers, film makers and other artists perform during Autumn every year.‘

'Bath Festivals is a charity that brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences, in the beautiful venues and spaces of our world heritage city. By creating innovative and diverse programmes, our festivals inspire and provide unique experiences for residents and visitors to Bath. We are responsible for The Bath Festival in the summer and Bath Children’s Literature Festival in the autumn, which bring the city alive with a celebration of the arts.'

Mission is 'to celebrate the diversity of the arts in our beautiful community where we come together to shine a spotlight on established and emerging talent, create memories and inspire future generations to enjoy music and the arts'. Normally held Late June/Early July.

'Originally established in 1962, it was hosted by Queen’s University until 2015, after which a new independent organisation (a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity) was formed with the support of all stakeholders to deliver a new artistic vision for the event. The event covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and education events. It takes place every October in venues and locations across Belfast.'

Our purposes: '* Advance the education of the public, particularly in the neighbourhood of Bewdley, by the production and promotion of all forms of art including drama, dancing, singing, spoken word and music; * Provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupations, particularly in the neighbourhood of Bewdley for the benefit of the community.' Normally held Early October.

'Mid-October in Biggar means two weeks of arts highlighting the very best of our local cultural activity together with top class entertainment and artistry from across the country. We want to see local talent flourish in an atmosphere designed to give it a showcase.'

'We are an arts charity made up of a historic events venue, a music education service and the biggest curated cross-arts festival in England. Together we bring the arts and culture to a wide and diverse audience.' Normally held May.

'Celebrates the past, present and future of our city through a programme of quality events and innovative, one-off experiences. For one weekend in September, the Festival gives citizens the keys to the city with hands-on workshops, talks and expert-led tours. Working with some of the world’s brightest architectural and engineering firms and resident Bristol historians, we reinvigorate our city’s iconic landmarks and uncover access to it’s forgotten spaces.'

'The Festival brings ten packed days of entertainment in venues and spaces all around the town. It allows us to see highly anticipated performances from artists of international renown alongside home-grown talent.' Normally held Mid May.

'We have a reputation for offering often once-in-a-life-time opportunities to hear sublime but rarely performed operas; and internationally acclaimed singers, musicians and literary speakers are all attracted to our beautiful spa town.' Normally held during July.

'A non-commercial community enterprise celebrating the arts throughout the year and promoting the special place that is Caerleon. It is created by the Community for the Community, but its appeal extends far and wide. At its birth ... the Festival concentrated on sculpture, but it has long since blossomed into a celebration of the arts showcasing talent from near and far. The highlight of the festival calendar year is a ten day Summer Festival in July which includes music, dance, drama, literature, painting, sculpture, arts & crafts at historic venues throughout Caerleon.'

The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) took place from 26 March to 4 April 2021.  The new Festival included 'a uniquely Cambridge eclectic mixture of over 350 events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to "try this at home" activities for the whole family. Topics covered the breadth of Cambridge research and was presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Explore!'  Normally held Late March - Early April.

'There is something special about a Festival. From cathedral concerts to quirky cabaret, over 60,000 people each October join the Canterbury celebration. In a normal year over 2,000 young people participate in outreach projects and our annual Music Bursary competition draws the very best of young talent. We work year-round with schools, colleges, charities and community groups to engage all ages in creative activity, whilst developing the skills of the artists and performers of tomorrow.'

'Deal Music & Arts has been bringing the best in arts and culture to East Kent for nearly 40 years, and in that time we have welcomed many of the world’s greatest artists. Over those years, we have evolved from a summer festival to a year-round organisation that maintains that vibrant festival and supports a series of education programmes. We are very proud to benefit the cultural life and local economy of East Kent.' Festival normally held Early July.

'A biennial open studios event across Dorset. Featuring around 1000 artists, it is one of the largest Open Studios events in the country and contributes largely to the economy of Dorset and beyond.' Normally held Late May [2022]

'A host of exciting events are happening in the #DulwichFestival this year. From amazing art, illuminating talks and beautiful voices, there will be something to make everyone feel at home.' Normally held Mid May.

'Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival supports people in some of the region’s most rural areas to experience world class performing arts. We bring the best local and national artists to our communities; we invest in our performing artists; introduce our young people to live performance and engage people of all ages, from all walks of life, with our imaginative programme.' Normally held Mid July.

Includes 'a series of new public art commissions and over 45 major exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces'. Usually held each year in August.

Festival normally held in August - moving each year to a different venue within Wales.

'The Festival is inspired by the famed author Daphne du Maurier, who spent a large part of her life in and around Fowey, where she took inspiration from her surroundings and created a rich literary legacy of titles set in the Cornish landscape.' Normally held Early May.

'The Frome Festival is a 10 day community arts festival which is run as a hybrid fringe. Many events are put on by independent event organisers and included in the programme. The festival itself programmes a selection of events and some organisers donate their profits back to the festival.  The success of these events contributes to continuation of the Festival. We do hope that you will support them.' Normally held Early May.

'The Hampstead Arts Festival began, on a very small scale, in 2012 as a successor to the former Hampstead & Highgate Festival. Our aim is to engage, interest and move our audiences with unique and beautiful presentations at Hampstead’s most intimate venues. Chamber music, jazz, song, literature, politics and film, with international stars, up-and-coming artists and - in rich supply in Northwest London - local talent.' Has been held Early November.

'Started in 1993, the Festival is an Annual Celebration of our town’s creativity and unique landscape. We are one of Yorkshire’s longest running arts festivals with a reputation for delivering big names in a local setting. There have been festivals and pageants in Hebden Bridge going back hundreds of years and the Arts Festival is at the heart of this rich and diverse continuum.' 

'The Festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over 3 weeks each late September/October to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the Festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections. There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free!'

'Holt's a place where small businesses, butchers and fishmongers thrive and where cafés, restaurants and antique shops are plentiful. In the summer months it's a magnet for tourists and all year round it's where residents of the surrounding countryside, the brick and flint hamlets and villages, gather. During festival week, briefly and dazzlingly, it is home to street performers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, artists and comedians.' Normally held Late July.

'Kenilworth Arts Festival is an annual, multi-genre festival, launched in 2016. The festival takes place over 10 days in September, with events, workshops and exhibitions held in various venues around the historic town of Kenilworth, Warwickshire. At the heart of our programming is a desire to celebrate outstanding, original new work within the contemporary arts.'

'Award-winning festival bursts with the very best from Music and the Arts; wander from Film to Music, Comedy to Literature and Theatre to Poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside.' Normally held Late July.

'A charity that provides inspiring multi-arts experiences for anyone and everyone in the Midlands and beyond ... We aim to inspire creativity through performance and participation at our annual summer Festival, with diverse events and activity ranging from dance to drama, classical music to comedy and folk to family workshops. Alongside our ticketed events, we run a full programme of free events and Aspire! - a year-round learning and participation programme in schools and the community.' Normally held Mid July.

'Founded in 1998, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is the UK’s longest running, premier Arab arts and cultural festival, platforming the best UK and international Arab artists. The festival creates a dynamic between traditional and contemporary Arab artforms, encouraging informed debate that explores, and increases, appreciation of Arab people and their rich cultures. Liverpool Arab Arts Festival’s work continues throughout the year, with a wide range of events and participatory projects that bring together artists and diverse communities. From Liverpool to the Arab world, LAAF builds connections that help more people to encounter and experience Arab culture in Liverpool and beyond.'

'Taking a representational voice for the Irish in Britain -and sharing Irish culture as widely as possible- the Festival is a celebration of Irish creativity, influence and connectivity. We have an all Ireland approach, inclusive of Republic, Northern and dual/multi-heritage Irish communities. Running over 10 days in October, the Festival is a charity and a cultural fixture in Liverpool’s calendar. We take part in national celebration day programmes and city events, as well as serve as active contributors to various networks, which help us collaborate in the sector and represent the community in equal measure.'

'Established as a Community Interest Company in 2013 to provide an annual inclusive, vibrant and diverse Arts Festival within the town of Ludlow during June and July.'

'Macclesfield's Festival of arts, created with its community and powered by volunteers. Launched in 2010 it has reinvented the centuries-old tradition of celebrating St Barnabas' Feast day.' Held Mid June.

'We bring together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks ... We work widely within communities around Manchester with My Festival, MIF’s creative community. My Festival is a diverse network of creative people who are forging closer connections with MIF – taking part in public projects, connecting the Festival to their communities, and joining our programmes of training activities, workshops and other special events.' MIF itself normally held during July.

'An Arts Festival of 60+ theatre, comedy, music, painting, crafting & poetry events ... In almost three decades, Arts Alive has grown from a low-key local event to one of the largest annual community arts festivals in the South East.' Normally held during October.

'Our annual programme offers talks and readings by high-profile authors, inspirational speakers, new and established writers, and Gaelic language events. The Festival also includes live music, drama and dance performances, film and visual arts exhibitions, creative workshops for people of all ages and ability, and opportunities for children and young adults to showcase their own creativity. The festival even has its own Fringe, with local creative groups staging their own events in festival week.' Normally held Early September.

'For 17 days each May, the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience the same brilliant and inspirational events. The flagship arts festival for the East of England, our world-class programme spans music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events.'

'Oxford Festival of the Arts is a fortnight of events across the city, which takes place each summer from the third week of June onwards. We attract nationally and internationally renowned performers and artists, as well as exciting newcomers and wonderful home-grown talent. Through our many cultural partnerships, we are able to make use of the buildings, open spaces, and performance venues that our beautiful city of Oxford has to offer. Our mission is to offer a broad programme of performances, events, and experiences embracing music; classical, contemporary and new, theatre, visual art, film, dance, comedy, and literature.'

'For ten days every May, the city of Perth becomes the gem in Scotland’s cultural calendar. One of the oldest, continuously-running independent arts festivals in Scotland ... We feature international and national artists and orchestras from the worlds of classical music, opera, rock, jazz, Celtic, comedy, theatre, dance and the visual arts.'

'Petworth Festival is a remarkable success story. Founded over 40 years ago by Lord Egremont and a group of like-minded local people, including the composer Robert Walker, an event which first straddled a weekend has now become a major fixture in the summer diary, not just locally but also throughout the region.' Normally held Late July.

'A celebration of the visual arts; taking place in galleries, homes, studios and venues throughout Pittenweem ... Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife is home to around 30 artists and craft designers. The festival was begun in 1982 by several of these resident artists. Each August since then, it has grown to include 100 or so artists and makers from all over Britain who exhibit in houses, studios, galleries and public spaces throughout the village.'

'Ports Fest, formally known as Portsmouth Festivities, is the longest running arts and cultural festival in the City of Portsmouth ... Our ambitious multi-arts programme aims to respond to the city’s identity as a commuter belt, sea city, and area of both rich cultural history and high levels of economic deprivation ... Ports Fest intends to deliver an ambitious creative, diverse and high-quality festival, connecting with all lives in places and spaces from the everyday to the unusual.' Normally held Early July.

'Our Festival is Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed ... into one of the most successful and respected small festivals of its kind, dedicated to high quality performances in music, literature, theatre and other art forms coupled with a range of activities in heritage and the environment.'

'One of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature ... By engaging with artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.' Normally held during May.

'Set against the backdrop of land, sea, sky, history and heritage, Orkney’s annual celebration of the Arts throws a midsummer spotlight on a magical part of Scotland and delivers a diverse cultural offering to visitors from far and wide and also those who live on the islands.'  Normally held Mid June.

'We are an inclusive, community-driven arts and literature festival situated in the picturesque market town of Thame. Our mission is to inform, inspire and entertain people of all ages.' Normally held Mid October.

'The Three Choirs Festival is the longest running non-competitive classical music festival in the world. Rotating between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester, the festival hosts an annual, week-long, summer programme packed with concerts, services, recitals, masterclasses, talks, theatre, exhibitions and lots more.' Normally held Late July.

'Music, art, comedy, drama, spoken word, heritage and social events every October in Wetherby, Yorkshire.'

'Each year we invite the world’s finest musicians, writers, artists, and local performers to entertain and delight festival audiences, to celebrate Windsor's special place as a Royal town, and to inspire the next generation of artistic talent and creativity.' Normally held March (Spring) and September (Winter).

'A leading contemporary arts festival with art for all passions – all happening in our historic market town, right in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.' Normally held Mid September.

'The Wooburn Festival was originally conceived ... by one of Britain's leading orchestral conductors, the late Richard Hickox CBE. Richard's vision was to bring orchestras and musicians of international repute to the Chilterns and Thames Valley. His objective was to encourage wider public access to affordable high quality music that was within easy reach of the local community. From the Festival's humble beginnings it has become an established and well loved event in the Chilterns and Thames Valley calendar.' Normally held Early October.

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