It’s Time to Register your Event for Arts Alive 2016

A record number of people attended last year’s annual Arts Alive  Festival thanks to the superb variety of over a hundred exceptionally creative arts events. Registration for this year’s Festival in October is now open so register your event now and help make this year’s Festival the biggest and most successful yet.

If your group would like to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to host an arts event or workshop, please complete an online registration form available by visiting before the deadline of 30 April. This outstanding community arts festival is held during October however events organised for September or November will also be considered for inclusion in the programme of events listed in the Arts Alive brochure.

The festival, unrecognisable from when it was first introduced in 1996 as a two week literature showcase, is organised in partnership by Mole Valley District Council and a committee of volunteers, the Arts Alive Committee, who have a passion for the arts. 

In 2015, over 20,000 visitors, 8,000 more than in the previous year, of all ages and from across the South East were captivated by the range of free or affordable art forms and events. . It is now time for groups to get involved and help contribute towards another fabulous year for creativity in 2016. 

This year’s festival will officially be launched with celebratory street events in Dorking and Leatherhead held in September. For the latest information, follow @ArtsAliveMV on Twitter and Molevalleyartsalive on Facebook. 

Mole Valley District Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Vivienne Michael, said: “Arts Alive, now in its 22nd year, has a fantastic record of welcoming the very best local drama, visual arts, comedy, music and dance performances.

The festival  gets bigger and better every year, and 2015 was no exception with a record number of people in attendance. It  contributes significantly to the wellbeing of towns, villages and communities across Mole Valley and I do hope that residents will get involved in the many activities on offer.”