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Holmfirth Arts Festival 2022
The Earth Beneath Our Feet

One of Yorkshire's best small festivals

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Art in the Woods at Holmfirth Arts Festival 21
Art in the Woods at Holmfirth Arts Festival 21

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Tones of Holme Steve Sykes Commission 2022
Tones of Holme Steve Sykes Commission 2022

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Nestled in the Holme Valley, surrounded by the glorious Pennine Hills of West Yorkshire, Holmfirth Arts Festival celebrates our unique and beautiful area. 

In 2022, we have decided to do things a little differently. 

Instead of cramming our excellent programme into one long weekend, we are extending our dates to run between April and October 2022 and are programming events across the Holme Valley

We also want to be more deeply inspired by our location in the Peak District National park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.  We have 
chosen The Earth Beneath Our Feet as this year's theme and have
 invited the best local, national and international artists to respond to the theme of the landscape and environment, in all their diversity. 

Our inspirational indoor programme includes award winning composer and clarinettist, Arun Ghosh, singer songwriter guitar virtuoso, Jon Gomm, classical music from Clouds Harp Quartet and Riverside Quartet and award winning comedy and theatre about running in the wilds, from Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley.

The cracking outdoor programme includes Music Garden Party, a day of live music performances on Saturday 18 June, and Street Theatre Sunday on 19 June, both in Holmside Gardens. You will be amazed by Cast Away a brand new spectacular show from Highly Sprung Performance as well as Pif Paf's Bee Cart, Mind the Gap's new show Leave the Light on for Me and this year's Steve Sykes Commission for New Art in the Landscape.  Between March and October, you can enjoy 4 walks with a difference to include storytelling and activity and two experimental projects exploring quarries and reservoirs as performance venues.  

There are loads of opportunities to get involved in our fun participatory arts programme, bringing your own creativity to the Festival. See our participation page to take part in creating an art trail and to be part of Music Saturday on 18 June. 

If you already know Holmfirth and the Holme Valley, the Festival is an opportunity to see it a little differently.

If you’ve not yet discovered this beautiful part of Yorkshire now is the perfect time to join us.

The 2022 Festival is possible thanks to our generous funders and sponsors. 

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You can help too. 

Every penny you donate goes towards bringing the best artists and arts activities to the Holme Valley. 

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