The Darnhill Festival Association organises and promotes festivals and cultural activities on the Darnhill estate in Heywood, Lancashire. They contract Cartwheel Arts to project manage the festivals on their behalf.
The Association meets informally every Monday morning from 10am in the Resource Centre at the Guinness Northern Counties offices in Argyle Parade. All welcome. We also have regular formal meetings which are advertised on the Latest News page and on community noticeboards.
The Association is open to all those who live or work on the estate and to those with a genuine interest in the cultural life of the area. For more information on joining the association, please call Jackie Stewart on 01706 361300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The aims of the Darnhill Festival Association are:
To build community spirit in the neighbourhood of Darnhill
To develop the skills and talents of local residents
To work in partnership with the estate landlords, local schools, service providers, community groups and faith groups
To bring together people of all ages, young and old
To promote the Festival and associated events to all
To encourage the broadest possible participation from all sections of the community
Darnhill Festival Association Committee:
Chair: Vivien Wallbank
Vice Chair: Rebecca Fletcher
Treasurer: Barbara Hughes
Secretary: Kathleen Chorlton
Committee Members: Phyllis Ryan, Anne Sutcliffe, Tricia Matthews, Carmen Leacock, Joan McKenzie, Edna Brown, Carol McGeown
"I joined the Festival Association because I wanted to contribute to my community. The festivals are are a way of bringing people from all walks of life together. My association with the festival has rewarded me with new friends and the pleasure of seeing people enjoying themselves."
Kathleen Chorlton, Secretary