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    Great music!
    Great things are happening . . . .
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    Fun for kids
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    Duffield Arts Festival

Duffield Arts Festival 2017 - week starting 18th of September - weekend 23rd-24th September 2017

Well where on earth do we start? The festival this year is even bigger and brighter. The theme is the Beauty of Colour. Here is a flavour of just some of the wonderful programme you will be treated to:

  • Chris Moody and the Underground Kings @christophermoodymusic
  • The Nightwires
  • Andy Cope
  • Laura-Rose Gee
  • Beate Wilmshurst
  • Neil White
  • Diana Mehira
  • Derwent Valley Windband
  • James Fearn
  • Molly Hewitt-Richards
  • and many more acts to be announced!

Arts Festival 2017 - MORE DETAILS
Arts Festival 2017 programme (pdf)
Your chance to have a go
In the spirit of the festival’s theme is the Beauty of Colour there will be many opportunities for people of all ages to embrace their inner artist.  This is just a small selection of activities which will take place throughout the weekend:

At the Open studios
PAINT AND TAKE AWAY A PICTURE IN WATERCOLOUR - One hour sessions aimed at adults at 24 Duffield Court, Chapel Street.   Call Margaret Allton on   07930920175 to reserve a place.  £3.00 charge - all materials supplied.

CONTRIBUTE TO A COMMUNAL WORK ON THE THEME OF FLIGHT AND COLOUR - Informal drop in session aimed at children at 45 Hazelwood Rd.

At Ecclesbourne School
CREATE AND TAKE AWAY A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF JEWELERY - One hour sessions with Alison Jeffreys of Making Broken Beautiful.   Visit her stall on the day to book a place.  £3 charge all materials supplied.


TRY BOBBIN LACE MAKING - Drop in to see Louse West.

TRY EMBRIODERY - Drop in to The Derbyshire Embroiderers Guild.

  1. Duffield Scarecrow Trail
    Duffield Scarecrow Trail
    Brilliant creations will pop up everywhere
  2. Duffield Scarecrow Trail
    The Scarecrow Trail
    Everyone can take part
  3. Duffield Short Story Writing Competition
    Short Story Writing Competition
    For all ages
  4. Duffield Photography Competition
    Photography Competition
    Will showcase some fantastic local talent
  5. Duffield Arts Festival
    I feel like dancing
    Incredible performances
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    Art here, art there, art everywhere
    such a wide range of all forms of art