03 May – 30 Jun

Let me extend a very warm welcome to Artsfest 2019. The University of Wolverhampton is delighted to once again stage this celebration of the creative and cultural life of our region, and to recognise the huge impact that the arts make in our everyday lives. We are particularly pleased to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the degree show as part of this year's Artsfest.

Artsfest is now an established event, this year marks its fifth year, and once again we have joined with cultural venues throughout the city of Wolverhampton, to programme an array of events across Performing Arts, Art and Design, Film and Media and Poetry and Literature. There's something for everyone with many free activities on offer.

This year – as well as celebrating the achievements of our 3,000 students – we continue as advocates for the work that they will go on to do after graduation. We’ve invited an eclectic range of new artists from across the region and further afield, allowing them a chance to use Artsfest as a platform to enhance their careers. This is something that we are proud to support and will endeavour to do in the future, using Artsfest as a vehicle to continue to bring you the very best this region has to offer.

If you’re passionate about the arts or would like merely to dip your toe in the water, there is no better time to get involved.

I'll look forward to seeing you at an event during Artsfest.

With best wishes,

Miceál Barden
Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts