Kenilworth Arts Festival is an annual, multi-genre festival, launched in 2016. The festival takes place over 10 days in September, with events, workshops and exhibitions held in various venues around the historic town of Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

At the heart of our programming is a desire to celebrate outstanding, original new work within the contemporary arts.

Every year we bring together award-winning, internationally-acclaimed writers, musicians and visual artists from around the country (and beyond) for one-off events, transforming everyday spaces into magical venues and providing unique live experiences for audiences.

Unfortunately 2020 has been a challenging year for us and for the artists we support.  We belive it is more important than ever that we use our platform to support artist, while bringing you high quality programming albeit in a whole new world. Over the last few months our team have been working closely with Kenilworth’s COVID19 support group to keep isolated people and families inspired and help them get creative. The team has also been working with year 12 students at Kenilworth School, who have created the beautiful murals now up in Talisman Square. Along with Kenilworth Books, Friends of Talisman Square, The Orangery Flower Shop and Bagington Nurseries we have helped to transform Talisman Square.

This is all part of a long term project to ‘green up’ Talisman Square, increase biodiversity and reduce pollution. 

"At the heart of our mission is a desire to celebrate high quality, original work within the contemporary arts."