Welcome back to the BOA Arts festival 2nd to 17th September 201

Bradford on Avon Arts Festival continues to provide a varied, stimulating and entertaining late summer programme in our vibrant and historic town. Wiltshire Wildlife is our partner charity and will co-host some exciting local wildlife activities. We are also co-hosting events with BoA Preservation Trust and the BoA Walking Festival.

Events pertaining to our theme will include Small & Beautiful art exhibition, quiz night, talks including the story of aviatrix and speed-queen the Hon. Mrs Bruce, film, a national poetry competition with a special local prize, musical comedy cabaret, sculpture, and more; all contributing to an enjoyable two weeks this coming September culminating in our famous Lantern Procession and End of summer Party in Westbury House Gardens. These are varied and inclusive events with something for everyone!

The lantern procession which has become one of the most popular events in Bradford on Avon will again bring the Festival to a close, proceeding as it does from outside Bradford’s own Ancient Tithe Barn and parading along the illuminated river bank to Westbury Gardens where everyone will be welcomed with Food stalls and live music provided at the End of Summer Party.

Between 24th June to 1st July the inspiring Sculpture Garden Exhibition will take place in one of Bradford’s breath-taking tiered gardens filled with local and nationally-acclaimed sculptors’ creations, overlooking the beautiful  town, across the Avon valley and beyond towards the White Horse.

More information and events will be posted on this site as the 2017 programme is developed. Please keep coming back to view the exciting events as time progresses and book your tickets through the website.

This is YOUR creative town… Be part of it. Join in with our great and interactive events: experience the wonderful artistic interpretations of our ‘Flights of Fancy’ theme.

Welcome back to the BOA Arts festival 2nd to 17th September 2017