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Arts Events and Festivals

A Greener Festival

A not-for-profit company committed to helping music and arts events and festivals around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices. agreenertweet

Anniversary - an act of memory

A project to create a series of 60 solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at different venues around the country. Includes date and venue details, an archive, and background resources.

Association of Festival Organisers

A membership group of festival and event managers formed to continuously improve the festival scene in the UK; includes a directory of members, details of conferences and training, news, and contacts.

Association of Festival Organisers

Membership body for professional festival organisers, offering a range of resources and support.

British Arts Festivals Association

An independent membership organisation covering a wide range of arts festivals in the UK; includes details of membership and benefits, a festival calendar, and contacts.

Canterbury Festival

The largest festival of arts and culture in the region; includes an events diary, history, and booking details. [Kent].

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Official site for the world's largest arts festival, which happens alongside the Edinburgh Festival. Offers a guide to the comedy, theatre, music, dance, and exhibitions, with information for visitors; also includes details for prospective performers.

Edinburgh International Festival

Presents a programme of classical music, theatre, opera and dance over a three-week period in late summer each year. Offers their schedule, venue details, and information for visitors.

Federation of Festivals

Umbrella body for competitive festivals of the performing arts. Background information, affiliated festivals, adjudicator members, summer course, and events.

Frome Festival of the Performing Arts

Presents an annual programme of music, theatre, literature, dance, art, and comedy. Offers a listing of events by venue and category, and information about the town.

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

An annual celebration of theatre, dance, spectacle and street performance; includes programme and ticket details, news, and contacts.

The Guardian: Events and Festivals

Offering the latest news from the Guardian newspaper about festivals across the UK.

Gypsy Arts Festival -

Celebrates contemporary and traditional Gypsy Roma traveller culture through the Arts at various locations throughout the UK.

Harrogate International Festivals

One of the region's leading cultural organisations. Details of events and shows plus outdoor street arts. Includes ticket sales and location.

Hogarth Productions

Presents multi-disciplinary contemporary art events in non-traditional spaces, with a focus on attracting and engaging new audiences.


An art and music festival that takes place every November in Hay-on-Wye; includes a programme of performances, exhibitions, talks and debates, with ticket details, and practical information for festival-goers.

Hungerford & District Community Arts Festival

Offers a range of professional music, theatre, entertainment and exhibitions. Venue details with dates and ticket sales.

International Symposium on Electronic Art

Provides event information and schedules.

Lakes Alive

Organising a four-year programme of world-class performance and arts events in the Lake District; includes an events diary, news, galleries, contacts, and visitor information.

The Laugharne Weekend

An annual weekend of literature, music and art in Carmarthenshire; with programme and artist line-up, news, and ticket information.

Lichfield Festival

Annual summer celebration of classical music, dance, drama, film, jazz, literature, poetry, visual arts and world music. Includes programme, booking, and details of the Festival Association.

London's New Year's Day Parade

A large-scale London parade and festival that takes part on the first day of January of each year. Future event details along with a history of the parade.

Lumiere Durham -

An annual festival of light, offering a series of installations and projections that illuminate Durham's buildings, streets and bridges. Includes dates and programme, visitor information, and photos and videos.

Manchester International Arts (MIA) -

Organises large street festivals and special events in urban centres and parks.

Manchester International Festival

A biennial artist-led festival presenting new works from the performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. Includes a programme, visitor information, details of their community learning activities, news, and contacts.


Lists events and shows from all across the country, with comprehensive film listings, gigs, comedy, theatre and exhibitions.

Road to Nowhere Festival

Festival near Glastonbury which prohibits the use of currency on site. therdtonowhere

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Portsoy's annual celebration of traditional boat building, traditional music and dance, and local craft traditions. Includes a programme, with information for participants and visitors, and an archive from previous years.


An annual festival of film and music held in Sheffield, with an associated industry event; includes a programme, news, and contacts.

Urdd National Eisteddfod

An annual festival for young people celebrating Welsh language and culture, and showcasing young Welsh talent. Includes brochure and programme, news and information for participants.

Virtual Festivals

Festivals portal offering festival news, reviews, survival tips, photography and forums.


An annual wakeboarding and music festival, held in Wales; includes programme, ticket details, artist and wakeboarder line-up, and practical information about accommodation and getting there.

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