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If you would like to participate in this years Festival please download and fill in one of these files for more information:

Holmfirth Arts Festival 2018 Participation – Parade


To express your interest in taking part in The River of Art please email your details to:

Join in this year’s festival with three wonderful community projects, SING HOLMFIRTH!, RIVER OF ART and FOLLOW THE SWALLOW CARNIVAL PARADE…learn, write and sing some new songs, help make a banner, get creative and make a spectacular costume for the parade.¬†We’d love to hear from you as an individual, school or community group to participate in the festival’s three big community projects this Spring.

Learn, write and sing some new songs, make a banner, a bird sculpture, make some new friends and share your memories. Help celebrate the Holme Valley’s historic choral traditions and everything that is great about its people and their stories.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – there are 3 major projects: SING HOLMFIRTH!, THE CARNIVAL PARADE & THE RIVER OF ART. Follow the links above to download the form and express your interest as a group or individual. Please respond by before Easter if possible.

A free massed choir project for Holmfirth…the festival will be organising up to 2 singing / writing workshops and a rehearsal with each school, community, writing or singing group plus 2 banner making workshops between 15 April – 15 June 2018. There will be a big massed choir rehearsal with Holme Valley Orchestra on 15 June in preparation for the SING HOLMFIRTH! event on Sunday 17 June at 3pm.

In collaboration with the wonderful Handmade Parade we will be hosting 12 free workshops in and around Holmfirth between 29 May – 6 June. There will also be informal drop-in workshops in Holmfirth Town Centre between 8 – 11 June. Again if you would like to express your interest please fill in the form by clicking on the link above.

We are going to create a community art trail in and around the river in Holmfirth and we would love you to get involved again as an individual or community, school group. To participate in this project please email:

There will be more opportunities to participate in further activities in the run up to the festival, so please keep checking back to find out more information.

If you have any queries, or problems with filling in the form please contact Alison Povey the Festival Manager on

It really wouldn’t be the same without you so we look forward to hearing from you!