About the Dawlish Arts Festival

Dawlish Arts Festival was founded in 1953 by Jim Holman whose vision was to create a festival designed to bring arts in all its many forms for the people of Dawlish to enjoy.

Now a registered charity, the objects are to promote understanding and increased knowledge and participation in the arts for the public benefit of people of all ages in Dawlish and district by providing public access to music, art, dance, drama, poetry and literature by professionals and gifted amateurs in which there will be experiential teaching and critiquing to develop individual capabilities, competences, skills and understanding.

We are completely dependant on volunteers and charitable donations to the Arts Festival. If you would like to volunteer or become a “Friend”, please contact us.

Our Patron is Diana, Dowager Countess of Devon.

The dates for the Dawlish Arts Festival 2018 are 26 May to 2 June 2018.

Reg Charity 1166142 Company number 08819748

To view our Companies House record, please click here.