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Chorlton Arts Festival – volunteering for compulsory fun!

As we embark on the final weekend of the Chorlton Arts Festival, I’ve been reflecting on what makes this festival so special, and why it stands out in my calendar as one not to be missed. Delivering brochures before it even started, it was obvious…

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Festival Preview

Read all about the festival ahead of the 20th May from the perspective of Festival Volunteer, Gerard Devney… The summer’s starting…the Pimms are being prepared…and Chorlton Arts Festival is just around the corner!  If, like me, you have been waiting for an early dose of…

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An interview with Luke Blazejewski: Stories of the River Irwell

CAF volunteer, Edwina McEachran speaks with Luke Blazejewski ahead of his forthcoming event as part of the festival… Cutting through the heart of Greater Manchester is the River Irwell. With an abundance of diverse wildlife havens scattered alongside it, it’s no wonder that conservationist and…

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10 CAF events for the young ones…

Check out Marketing Assistant, Margaret Powell’s, top 10 events for kids as part of the festival… 1. The Magnificent Captain Moth is a kid-friendly play by Anthony Morgan and is part of our cutting-edge Theatre Exterior project. Superhero, Captain Moth must learn to face his fears…

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CAF 2016 Blog, March

The annual Chorlton Arts Festival is back, featuring a quirky and colourful programme of music, comedy, theatre, and more.. Running from 20-29 May, the CAF is one of the UK’s leading regional arts festivals, celebrating local art and uniting some of the most unique artists…

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CHORLTON WEEKENDER

The Chorlton Weekender returns with 3 days of cutting-edge music in venues across Chorlton. There will be a range of bands and musicians performing across the Weekender, in addition to our 3 headline acts below. Weekender Wristbands only £25 (grant access to all 3 headline…

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JOIN THE TEAM – VOLUNTEER FOR CAF 2016

We are looking to work with a range of volunteers to help us deliver the festival this May. Whether you are looking to learn or develop skills/experience or would just like to meet new people and be involved in the festival, we’d love to hear…

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Art and Craft Fair submissions

We are now accepting submissions for our Arts and Craft Fair – please find details below:   Date: Sat 21 May 2016 Venue: St Clements Church Time: 11.00am – 4.30pm   The cost of a stall: -          Downstairs in the church £30 -          Outside in the church…

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THEATRE EXTERIOR

We are delighted to announce our ambitious and innovative theatre project as part of Chorlton Arts Festival 2015… Theatre Exterior will present newly-commissioned theatre in site-specific locations, in potential venues such as a Barbers or Bookstores, with the headline production performed on a Metrolink tram…

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Chorlton Arts Festival brochure

Read our brochure online here

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chorlton weekender

As part of Chorlton Arts Festival 2014, The Chorlton Weekender is a completely unique experience featuring the best emerging music talent appearing alongside special guests in unique venues. We programme all the headline gigs so you can get to see every act if you want to,…

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John Bramwell and Dave Haslam review by Richard Frost

On this evidence, few musicians have more fun onstage than John Bramwell. The frontman of celebrated Manchester band I Am Kloot was at his irreverent best for Chorlton Arts Festival 2013. Like so many Chorlton Arts Festival highlights down the years, the 2013 launch event…

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CAF 2015: Online festival brochure

Click here to read through the electronic version of our festival brochure