Kenilworth Arts is an annual, multi-genre festival, launched in 2016. The 2021 festival will take place over 4 days in September with events, workshops and exhibitions being held mostly outdoors around the historic town of Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

At the heart of our programming is a desire to celebrate and support high quality, original work within the contemporary arts. Kenilworth Arts Festival has historically brought together award-winning, internationally-acclaimed writers, musicians and visual artists from around the country (and beyond!) for one-off, intimate events in unique venues.

While 2021 offers a smaller outdoor festival we provide a platform for outstanding talent, while striving to offer new arts experiences to people of all ages. Our focus this year is very much on storytelling, sustainability and wellness.

We want to explore the stories that have unfolded over the last couple of years, through a multitude of arts experiences, with the specific aim of increasing participation and support of the arts.

We are very excited to bring you a festival this year and we can’t wait to share the programme with you.

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2021 Programme

Download this year’s programme here, or view a whole list of the Festival’s events below.

A huge thank you to all our acts this year. 

Read a review of the festival weekend here.

Our first live gig of 2021…

Our Pre-Festival Literary Event with thanks to Kenilworth Books and Kenilworth Castle…

And a huge thank you to all our performers, writers and guests for our festival weekend which was a great success. 

Kenilworth Artists
Stuff of Stories
Stuff of Stories

Petticoat Council / Frankie Meredith

The Stuff of Stories
Owlet Press
Jason Cobley
Simon Wilcox
Tabitha Marsh
Tor Clark
Hidden Histories
Julia Rawlinson
Jacqui Smithson
Kate's Storytree
Onside Coaching
Living Your Yoga
The Sound School

Chris Burleigh

Richard Vincent