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Big Arts Festival 2010

The Plymouth Big Arts Festival is an annual summer celebration of creativity 
and its power to transform the lives of young people and their communities. BAF 2010 was the biggest and best yet and in 2011 the 12th Big Arts Festival is aiming higher still. Coordinated every year by Barefoot, BAF offers unique opportunities for schools and colleges, community, youth and voluntary groups, Children’s Centres, cultural organisations, creative practitioners and many, many more to come together for large-scale performance, parades and arts-based workshops and activities. BAF also enables communities across the city to get involved through local 'Art of the Community' events, uniting people in their area in fun-packed 'mini festivals'.

Big Arts Festival 2011

Confirmed dates for this year's BAF are Friday 1st July to Monday 18th July, with the flagship Big Arts Day being held at Plymouth Pavilions on Tuesday 5th July. Local school and community cluster group meetings started in late October and are being held on a regular basis. Please look out for e-mails announcing the meetings.

BAF 2011 will precede the arrival of the British Art Show to Plymouth - one of only four cities hosting this major contemporary art event. Working with the Plymouth organisers we want BAF 2011 to help prepare schools and communities for this landmark exhibition so the whole city can feel part of the show. See the British Art Show page for more details.

If you would like to get involved with the Big Arts Festival please get in touch.