The Friarwood Festival is an annual, low cost, community event which showcases
the best local musical talent. The festival is organised by a small group of
volunteers from the Friends of Friarwood Valley Gardens group. The event has a huge focus
on making sure it is accessible as possible and encourages community support.
This is done by providing local musicians both new and established the opportunity
to perform in front over around 4,000 people, as well as allowing local
businesses to attend. The funds raised from the festival are then invested into the
upkeep and improvement of the Valley Gardens with this year’s proceeds funding tree
carvings and planting along with the new Coronation Garden.