7th-16th October 2022

Calne Music and Arts Festival (CMAF) is a community celebration of music and the arts, which takes place during a ten-day period at the beginning of October each year.
The Festival aims not only to provide entertainment for the people of Calne and surrounding villages, but also to promote local musical and artistic talent.
The Festival was inaugurated in 1974 and has grown substantially over the years, showcasing some exceptional talent, whilst reaching a wide cross section of the community.

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With thanks to Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, Patron of Calne Music and Arts Festival


Charity Constitution

The objective of the society shall be to encourage interest and participation in the Arts by the local community, through a programme of activity including performances, concerts, exhibitions, talks and workshops during the festival period.
The society is committed to supporting local and regional performers and artists as well as showcasing visiting performers and exhibitors where appropriate to the programme.
In order to deliver the objectives of the society, the committee shall have the power to raise funds and invite and receive contributions from any persons or person whatsoever by way of subscriptions, sponsorship, donations and otherwise provided that the society shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds for its charitable objectives.

Registered charity number: 276875



Each year Marden House in Calne hosts an impressive Open Art Exhibition, presenting the works of predominantly local Artists. Nearly all works are for sale and the exhibition boasts some reputable names, making this a must for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Participation in the Open Exhibition is truly inclusive and 'open' with work only being refused if it does not meet the entry criteria.
This is a great opportunity to showcase your work or buy a unique piece of artwork in a beautiful setting. 

Why not start preparing now, the only stipulation is that the 2D works are able to be securely hung by string on the back of the frame. More details will be published in August. Join our mailing list to ensure you are kept up to date.

Click here for further information and this year's Entry Form


Thanks for submitting!

The organising Committee are always looking for new participants, both amateur and professional, and would welcome any suggestions for events which could be included in future years.

If you would like to offer continued support to the festival, please consider becoming a 'Festival Friend', which comes with reduced ticket prices to some concerts and special events.

The Festival is run entirely by volunteers so please do bear with us as we respond to your enquiry.



Become a Friend and help a wonderful local festival to thrive.
The Calne Music and Arts Festival has been an important part of Calne life for nearly 50 years.
Funds from our supporters have enabled us to bring an exciting programme of music and art focusing on local talent to Calne for a week every year.
But what of future years?
We need your help to ensure the continuation of the Festival for the next generation.

The benefits for Friends include:

  • Priority mailing of programme.

  • Free lunchtime concert and reduced price tickets for most other events.

  • Invitations to special Friends' events and exhibition previews.

The Friend’s fee is a modest £15.00 per year (£10.00 for students and senior citizens).
Becoming a Friend will help to ensure that the Festival is secure for future years.

For membership details and subscription form please
click here

Painting on Canvas

Young Artist

After a successful Primary schools Art competition last year, this year the competition is open to
young artists from 5-18 years old.
Open theme, any medium (including textiles), maximum size A3.
Many exciting prizes to be won!

Enter online via Facebook or Instagram @calnefestival.


Simply send a message with a clear high-resolution image of the artwork, your name and age, by end of day Friday 2nd September.

Please ensure that you keep the actual artwork until the festival.
Selected artworks will be featured in an online virtual exhibition for the duration of the festival.

Prize winners will be announced at the Family Day on Saturday 8th October at Marden House and

Kindly sponsored by Artway 

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With thanks to our generous sponsors: