Didsbury Arts Festival at DBC

Didsbury Arts Festival

We are looking forward to opening our doors for the Didsbury Arts Festival 2013. We will be hosting five events this year. Performers include:
Jill Fogden, Sat 22 June 8pm
Ella Fontaine and Anikó Tóth, Sun 23 June 7.30pm
Matthew Halsall and Band, Fri 28 June 8pm
Storyville, Sat 29 June 7.30pm
Simon Armitage, Sunday 30 June, 7.15pm.
There are limited tickets for some of these events so please see the Arts Festival website for further details.

Didsbury Arts Festival 2012

We are pleased to be hosting a number of events for the Didsbury Arts Festival again this year. The Festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday 27-30 September. It promises to be an excellent festival and details can found here.

Three events will take place at Didsbury Baptist Church:

Friday 28 September, 7.30pmImage
Flamenco de la Vuelta
£8 / £7 Concessions
‘Flamenco de la Vuelta’ is a brand new collaboration of UK based flamenco artists. Featuring music by singer Chico Pere and guitarist Glenn Sharp, with the dance of Gloria Lopez Castejon. ‘Flamenco de la Vuelta’ was originally a short film made by director, Guillermo Ibanez, featuring these artists and is now a live performance created for the Didsbury Arts Festival 2012.

Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm
Border Fiction
Comma Press presents three exciting authors, whose short story collections cross personal and political borders. Jane Rogers’ collection, Hitting Trees with Sticks, ranges from Uganda to Australia to the West Indies. Zoe Lambert’s The War Tour paints a picture of the world’s conflict zones, giving voice to the silenced casualties. Michele Green’s forthcoming Jebel Marra, explores the complexities of the ongoing war in Darfur.

Sunday 30 September, 7.30pm
Frambuesa Tango Quintet
£5 (in aid of St Ann’s Hospice)
Frambuesas are musicians from the Halle orchestra and friends. They will perform classic Argentinian tangos, concert tangos by Piazzolla and be joined by Didsbury dancer Belinda Gough, star of the Manchester tango scene, and her partner. A rare chance to experience the Tango and support St Ann’s Hospice.

We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these events!

Songs of Praise

As a curtain closer for Didsbury Arts Festival, Churches Working Together in Didsbury will be joining together for a Songs of Praise evening at Christ Church, West Didsbury (Corner of Darley Avenue and Princess Road) tomorrow evening. Each church will introduce a favourite hymn. We will sing and worship God together and afterwards refreshments will be served. If you are near Didsbury on Sunday why not join us? All are welcome.

The close of Didsbury Arts Festival

Didsbury Arts festival logo (ben)The Arts Festival is now over but what a great week it was! Three musical performances were held at Didsbury Baptist Church. All three were excellent events: Dunyana on Monday night, SMAOS on Wednesday, and the Cavendish Singers and Cymbalon Quintet on Friday. All played to packed houses and were enthusiastically received.

For the churches, the Arts Festival closed last night with an International Songs of Praise at Christ Church, West Didsbury organized by Churches Working Together in Didsbury. We anticipated the forthcoming One World Week and worshiped together as churches and people from many nations and backgrounds. It was a great event that reflected the sheer joy of belonging to a people from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

One down, two to go

Didsbury Arts Festival is now in full swing. There is quite a buzz about the place and the events seem to be going very well. We hosted a world music event with Dunyana on Monday evening. They played to a packed house and were fantastic! I do not have a photo but I noticed that a few were taken. If anyone reading this has photos of the event and would give me permission to upload one here I would be very pleased to do so. Leave a comment and I’ll send you an address to upload to.

We look forward to hosting the South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society event tonight and the Cavendish Singers on Friday.

Didsbury Arts Festival at DBC

I am looking forward to the Didsbury Arts Festival that will take place between 26 Sept and 3 Oct in Didsbury. The following three events will take place at Didsbury Baptist Church:

Monday 28 September 2009, 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

A World Music Event

‘Dunyana’ meaning ‘our world’ in the Arabic language is a World Music Band presenting an eclectic mixture of music from around the world. Their repertoire explores folk melodies intertwined with jazz and classical traditions.
Band Members: Sara Dowling – vocals; Yanis Gjylaci – guitar; Litsa Levendis – violin; Barry Howard – bass; Ben Chadwick – saxophone; Rick Farrow / Mark Bottomley – Percussion
Free event

Wednesday 30 September, 7.30 p.m.
South Manchester Amateur Operatics Society
Didsbury Meets Broadway
Spend an evening with local group SMAOS and enjoy a packed musical programme including songs from an eclectic selection of Broadway West End and Big Screen musicals as well as a sneek preview of their next production, The Boy Friend.
£3 / all proceeds to Francis House Children’s Hospice

Friday 2 October, 7.30 p.m.
The Cavendish Singers & Cymbalon Quintet
Join the Cavendish Singers on a journey through English music from the 16th Century to the present day. They will be joined by the Cymbalon Quintet who will perform a varied programme of music from their repertoire.
Donations on the door

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