Love the arts? Then dash to this event what’s in store for Dacorum

The inaugural Boxmoor Folk Festival last month was one of the events which formed part of the Dashfest programme
The inaugural Boxmoor Folk Festival last month was one of the events which formed part of the Dashfest programme

You can find out more about what could be in store for Dacorum’s cultural life at a forum next week.

Mayor of Dacorum Councillor Penny Hearn is on the guest list at the Dacorum Arts Partnership session in Apsley.

DAP chair Brian Doran will lay out plans to support the arts in the borough over the next three years through better publicity and an annual cultural ‘freshers fair’.

The Partnership also hopes to launch an awards scheme for young people and encourage charities and arts organisations to work together more closely.

The plans follow on from Dashfest, the collection of arts, sports and heritage events which has been running through the summer, and events linked to the Cultural Olympiad last year.

Mr Doran said: “We want to reflect on what we’ve done in the past and look to what we might be able to do in the future. All the activities and ideas should provide momentum as we work towards our tenth anniversary.

“It’s important to keep getting the message out that the arts are important.

“They help people learn and communicate. The arts bring communities together.”

The DAP was formed seven years ago to bring together amateur and professional arts organisations from across the borough. It’s the first time the long term plan has been presented to those interested and working in the arts in this way.

The event is at the Paper Trail at Frogmore Mill at 7.30pm next Thursday, September 19. Booking is essential – email briandoran.dap@gmail.com for more.