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DAF Diamond Weekend highlighted events

There is lots going on at the Didsbury Arts Festival from 27th to 30th September 2012 so we thought we'd highlight a couple of events that you might have missed...

Border Fiction

zoe lambert

Comma Press presents three exciting authors, whose short stories cross personal and political borders. Jane Rogers’ collection, Hitting Trees, takes the reader on a journey from Uganda to Australia to the West Indies, encountering love, death – and Alan Turing – along the way.

Zoe Lambert’s The War Tour gives voice to the silenced casualties in the world’s major conflict zones.

In her forthcoming Jebel Marra, Michelle Green explores the complexities of the continuing war in Darfur through the eyes of aid workers and others caught up in the conflict.

Date: 29 September, 7.30 pm. Venue: Didsbury Baptist Church, Beaver Road/School Lane. No charge.

DAF Lantern Procession

DAF lanterns

Great for the kids!

Join us for a walk in the magic of twilight, amongst the shades of Fletcher Moss – an enchanted autumn trail, leading to extraordinary, illuminated delights in an alfresco, candlelit setting!

Following last year’s spectacular event, this year’s procession promises even more wonders – with more lanterns and a more adventurous trail!

Bring lanterns, bring the family and come in sensible footwear! Duration 90 minutes.

Date: 29 September, meet from 6.30 pm for 7 pm start. Venue: Parsonage Gardens, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury. Charge: £2 per adult on the gate.

COFILMIC Comedy Film Festival – best of the festival tour!


The first ever COFILMIC comedy film festival was launched at Manchester’s Comedy Store last year. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the festival winners and runners-up!

Come and vote for your favourite film! You can also win tickets to the 2012 festival and awards night in October.

Date: 30 September, 8 pm. Venue: Albert Club, Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury. No charge.