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Belford is a village situated in North Northumberland, and we are delighted to be hosting our fifth Belford Arts Festival in 2022.
Organised by the local community, the Festival proudly plays host to Artists and Makers, a varied programme of films, music and dance, fun creative workshops and combines with the regular Saturday morning market for one weekend in our historic village.
We welcome you to join us on the 8th - 11th of July 2022 for a weekend of creativity, performing arts and amazingly talented Artisans.

Belford Arts Festival made its debut in 2017 and showcased over 30 artists and artisans work in a number of venues throughout the village. 

We are absolutely delighted to announce we will be back this year with a live festival!

Our programme will run over a long weekend:

8th, 9th, 10th, 11th July 2022

With Artists, Makers, Theatre, Film, Live Music and Dance. (plus pavement art and village trail for kids)

This year we want to go back to our roots and invoke the spirit of Belford Carnival to support the local area in its return to something hopefully even better than normal.

This will see stronger partnerships developing between the festival and the Primary School, Belford Museum,Bell View, Belford Show and other groups. Lots of plans are bubbling away in the background but we know our programme will already be working with Belford Players, the Community Cinema, and over 100 local artists, makers, musicians and dancers.


Village resilience: Whilst we intend to inject some vibrancy over the festival weekend we really want to support local businesses, be that the local eateries, artists, pubs, accommodation or others. Our volunteers our trying to make sure that we talk to everyone so we know your opinions but as you will appreciate that is lot to do on top of planning a festival so if do you have any ideas or thoughts before we get to you please get in touch.

Volunteering for BAF: We couldn’t do what we do without having a lovely set of volunteers – both in the organising committee and across the weekend itself. We will be hosting some volunteer socials in May and June so that regular and new volunteers alike can come and have a chat with us to see if you would like to be involved this year. Keep an eye on the Whats On for more info OR if you know you would like to be involved then get in touch!

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