Welcome to Arts for the Heart of England, an organisation founded on a passionate belief that the arts nourish the soul, are good for our well-being and help us grow as people. Our inaugural festival in June 2019 showed us that there is a hunger for cultural activity and a clear eagerness to experience greater access to the arts in the East Midlands. We hope that our Summer Festival will become an annual event, providing our local community with some of the finest artists in some of the most stunning venues in the heart of England. We also aim to expand our content to include jazz, children’s events and the visual arts. Do sign up to our mailing list, if you are keen to receive updates on our work. 

Whilst we must tread with caution given the current Coronavirus outbreak, we hope to see you at some of our events over the coming year. We are keeping our fingers tightly crossed that our Summer Festival from 19th - 21st June 2020 will be able to go ahead on these dates - click here to find out more! 

In the meantime, whilst we must all isolate due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have compiled a list of online arts-related resources to keep you entertained at this strange and trying time - do get in touch if you have any more suggestions that people might like to know about! 

David Hill MBE, Festival Director