The Chorlton Arts Festival 2020 - the show must go on!


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#RockTheLockdown - Chorlton Arts Festival Digital

We would love to celebrate with all of our Chorlton community, please join us here each evening form 18th to 22nd May, and across our social media channels, to share in this extra special week filled with imagination, creativity and inspiration!


Day 1 - Monday 18th May
Take Flight - A Drama Scripted Play

A Drama Scripted Play Taking flight explores the moments of quiet, memories of love and the beauty of hope. A series of small scenes inspired by isolation and how the power of our students and community lifts us up.


Day 2 - Tuesday 19th May
Lockdown Art - an online Art Gallery

Take a walk through our online gallery. Spend time to explore the imaginative, original and inspired work of our talented young artists at Chorlton High School.


Day 3 - Wednesday 20th May

Chorlton Young Musician 2020 - UNEDITED, Full Performances


Chorlton Young Musician 2020

Chorlton Young Musician 2020 will be like no other, students have pre-recorded their auditions and our celebrity judges will watch the finalists online.  Over 40 entries were sent in and we are proud to share the talent, not only of our own Chorlton High students, but of those in our local primary and secondary schools too. Who will be crowned Chorlton Young Musician 2020? Tune in to find out!


Cardboard Circus - Lempen Puppet Theatre (Start time 1PM)

Password: Chorlton


Post Show Workshop Lempen Puppet Theatre


Plus special interactive ZOOM session (Start time 2.30pm) with the renowned puppeteers!

The ZOOM session is strictly limited to 15 family places only! To secure your place and to take part, you must contact Ms. Ransome by 10am on 20th May using the email:


Day 4 - Thursday 21st May

CHAT:SS (Chorlton High Arts Team: Site Specific)

CHAT:SS (Chorlton High Arts Team: Site Specific) prides itself on performing in sites in and around Manchester. In previous years we have performed in Victoria Baths, Whitworth Art Gallery, St Anns Square and even a storage container in Cheetham Hill! This year is no different! Our performance simply has many more 'sites' than before. We are proud to present 'Choose Life, a piece that explores what life is really like for people at home with a hope to reconnect our students with their community once again.


Day 5 - Thursday 21st May

Composers and Choreographers

Composers and Choreographers is a week long, student led, intensive course. It is an opportunity for Dancers and Musicians to join forces and feed off one another’s creativity, despite the lockdown! Musicians were given a week to compose a piece of Music to which dancers choreographed dances in a spectacular fusion of the two arts forms. The themes this year were communication, home, simplicity and community; celebrating Chorlton’s ability to pull together through the power of the arts.


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