Duffield Arts Festival 2018

20th-23rd September 2018 - It's gonna be bigger and better

We are delighted to announce that Duffield Arts Festival will be back for its third year next September. The main venue for the 2018 festival will be Ecclesbourne School, in the heart of the community - their support is really appreciated. Also, there will be more street entertainment along Town Street, with the support of the businesses.

There will be FOUR COMPETITIONS next year, so along with the art, short story and photography there will also be a video production competition.

So if you want to help in any way with the planning please give Jonathan a call on 07952675862 or email jonathan@duffieldartsfestival.com We are a really friendly group, who meet once a month.

Scarecrow Festival 2018 - 12th-16th September (A weekend of its own)
We have had a lot of feedback around because there were so many brilliant scarecrows, there wasn't enough time to see much else. So, the Scarecrow Festival will be the weekend before the Arts Festival - that means TWO CRAM-PACKED WEEKENDS OF FUN!

Please keep giving your feedback on our Facebook page - we are starting planning soon and we want to make it an amazing double festival.

Are you an amateur artist?
Have you ever created something that you think others might enjoy seeing? At the Duffield Arts Festival this year there will be an opportunity to display that piece of art, writing or just something unusual you have put together. It will be free.

So do you have something or many things? Please email info@duffieldartsfestival.com

Want to be part of the Arts Festival team?

Do you want to help plan the festival this year? It's really fun! It's the third year for the festival and we want to to try some different things. We will have a Scarecrow Festival followed by the Arts Festival. Again, we will have competitions and some really outstanding performers.

We meet just once a month, So if you want to be part of a really friendly and productive team, please call Jonathan Leach on 07952 675862.

VACANCY - Festival Treasurer

Due to the success of the Duffield Arts Festival we are on the lookout for a festival treasurer to help move us forward to achieving charitable status. If you are able to help us with this in any way then please do get in touch with us.

Please contact Jonathan Leach on 07952 675862 or email jonathan@duffieldartsfestival.com

Meeting Dates

Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month (unless stated otherwise) at the Pattenmakers Arms, Crown Street at 8:00pm:

  • Tuesday 13th February
  • Wednesday 14th March
  • Wednesday 11th April
  • Wednesday 9th May
  • Wednesday 13th June
  • Wednesday 11th July
  • Wednesday 8th August
  • Wednesday 5th September

Additional meetings will be added nearer to the festival itself.