Friday, 4 April 2014

A Year of Derbyshire Festivals

We're very excited about the Buxton Festival Fringe - of we course we are. We work all year to see it happen and some of us have been doing that for 20 years.

Around and about Derbyshire there are many other groups planning their own bit of excitement. Arts Derbyshire has just produced a neat flyer listing 16 Festivals taking place in our county from April to the end of the year.

Briefly they are:

Belper Arts Festival from 18 April - 31 May
Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days in May, July, September, October & November - check the website for details
Derbyshire Open Arts - 24-26 May throughout the county
Derby Comedy Festival - 13-22 June
Chesterfield Canal Festival - 28-29 June
Peak District Artisans - 19-20 July (in Buxton and part of our Fringe)
Wirksworth Festival - 5-21 September
Barlow Proms - 6 September
Melbourne Festival - 6-27 September
Matlock Bath Illuminations - 6 September-25 October (weekends only)
Derby Feste - 26-27 September
Woodland Festival - 27-28 September at Elvaston Castle Country Park
Erewash Festival of Light - September 2014 - February 2015
Derby Folk Festival - 3-5 October

Those that count will notice only 14 Festivals listed above. Well this Fringe is #15 and the Buxton Festival is #16. A reminder that tickets for the Buxton Festival are now on general sale and are going like hot cakes - so don't delay if you want seats for your favourite event.

Tickets for the Fringe will be generally available from the beginning of June in most cases - check our website for more information.

Buxton Fringe

Website: www.buxtonfringe.org.uk
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Twitter: @buxtonfringe