A heartfelt “thank you” to all who attended our two recent London events at the Conway Hall and at St James’s Church, Paddington — most especially to those who braved the rail strike on 6 April to be with us! Your support meant a huge amount to all of us at the EMF.


We hope to be able to hold more events in the near future, so please check this page regularly for updates. In the meantime, our May Festival is not far off — please do have a look at this year’s delightful Programme and book tickets!


Booking for the 2024 May EMF is now open to all. As always, discounts are available for residents local to the Festival’s home, Dorchester-on-Thames; and these special prices may be obtained by entering your postcode at the Box Office’s front page. To book your tickets, please follow this link.

We are delighted to announce the programme for the 2024 May EMF. This year, for the first time, all our events will be held in Dorchester-on-Thames, with the concerts taking place in the glorious surroundings of Dorchester Abbey; the talks in the historic Village Hall. The full programme, with details of venues, works and artists, may be seen on this page. Booking for Friends of the Festival will open in early March, with general booking opening two weeks later; tickets will be available by post or through our online Box Office.

We have recently introduced a new tier to our Friends’ Scheme for Corporate Friends — so, if you own, or help to run, a company or a similar organisation, and would like to enjoy the special benefits that this tier offers, please do consider joining at this level. For more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.