Mayfest 2020 – COVID-19 Update
It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult, but ultimately inevitable and important, decision to cancel Mayfest 2020.
MAYK has been closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we’re continuing to regularly check and follow guidance from Public Health England.
24-Hour Culture Flash Sale
Save on Mayfest 2020 in the 24-Hour Culture Flash Sale!
Mayfest 2020 Festival Passes
If you’re looking for a gift for the theatre-lover in your life, or if you’re looking for a special present for someone who likes to try something new, search no further.
We're Throwing A Party!
There’s no Mayfest this year, and that means no Mayfest Opening Party. But we’re going to throw a party anyway.
Missing Mayfest? Check out what MAYK are up to in 2019
MAYK is the producing organisation led by Kate Yedigaroff and Matthew Austin, Artistic Directors of Mayfest. Find out about all MAYK's projects, including events taking place in 2019.
Blog: Designing Intimacy (A cup of coffee, for a horizontal conversation)
During the Mayfest residence I am doing a series of horizontal interviews with visiting companies at the Mayfest Resting Space. I invite you to take to the carpet with a friend and try it out.
Blog: The Cartography of Rest by Raquel Meseguer
When you have a long term condition like chronic pain, you see and move through the city quite differently.
6 Shows That Will Surprise You At Mayfest 2018
Rife Magazine's Tim Lo picks out some festival highlights that you won't want to miss.
Would you like to own one of our Mayfest 2018 images?
Lots of you have asked us whether you can purchase prints of the artwork. And the answer is: absolutely. We can produce high quality A2 prints of any of the four images...
What do the contemporary arts mean to you?
We are looking for people in Bristol to take part in an interview in return for a £10 shopping voucher.
Interview: Hope Azeda, Director of Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company
"Art is a forum for communication, expression, reaction, innovation and creativity"
Profile: Doug Hream Blunt – How to Form a Band
Sometime in the late 1980s, a San Franciscan by the name of Doug Hream Blunt signed up for an evening class: How to Form a Band...
Blog: I Fear Working Class Men, by Scottee, writer of Bravado
"My painful truth is that I fear working class men... I equally loathe and love them"
Blog: Fleur Darkin, Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, on Velvet Petal
"Velvet Petal is a reminder that we can continually recreate ourselves"
Interview: Caroline Williams, director of Now Is The Time To Say Nothing
"I wanted to use screens as a poetic tool to show the audience something intimate and unexpected"
Welcome to the new Mayfest website...
...and welcome to Mayfest 2018
Get Involved in the WE ARE LIGHTNING tour!
We are touring WE ARE LIGHTNING! a show celebrating how important music is to the lives of the people that play it and we need your help to make it happen.
Connecting visionary international artists with audiences across England
Late last year we announced that we were successful in our bid to Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund to present and tour three international participatory arts projects.
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Mayfest is produced by MAYK. Funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.
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