Megan Calver and Gabrielle Hoad with Susie David / Photo: Susie David

Od Arts Festival is a new contemporary arts festival in rural Somerset.

The festival takes its name from the Od: a crooked stream that meanders through the neighbouring villages of East and West Coker. Over one weekend in May, Od Arts Festival will weave a journey through past, present and future rivalries, exploring artistic, romantic and neighbourly frictions.

Led by Coker-based OSR Projects, Od Arts Festival 2018 will include multi-site curated exhibitions, new commissions, and participatory projects by artist-led groups. Venues, public spaces and the landscape will become the sites for making and sharing of contemporary art, performance, music, discussions and workshops, each playfully addressing themes of animosity, conflict and skepticism.

Enter the fray and join a weekend of art and rivalry!


Od Arts Festival is artist-led and welcoming to all. It is co-curated by Simon Lee Dicker (artist and director of OSR Projects) and Bob Gelsthorpe (artist and writer).

Od Arts Festival 2018 is supported by Arts Council England, South Somerset District Council and Old Mill Accountants and Financial Planners.