Event: Wirksworth Festival 2012

Date:  7th Sep 2012: 9.00am - 23rd Sep 2012: 11.30pm

Every September the historic market town of Wirksworth throws open its doors and warmly invites you to see some great art in a truly wonderful place. 

Inspirational work from both international and local artists fill the streets, houses and historic buildings of this fascinating town.  

Download a copy of the full brochure here

Art and Architecture Trail: 8-9 Sept

The fantastic opening weekend when the whole town becomes a gallery with over 150 artists and makers show their work in every conceivable space.

As part of the Summer Night's Festival in partnership with Quad, Derby's Centre for art and film, the Lime Kiln is transformed into an outdoor cinema for screenings of The Woman in Black (12A) on Friday 7th and Grease (PG) on Saturday 8th September, the ultimate High School Musical.

Contemporary Visual Art

Seven artists have been selected to show work which emphasises the interactive nature of art, the imagination and the importance of play in venues across the town. Click here for more information including artist profiles.

Performance Programme: 7-23 Sept

From world class performers to the very best home grown talent, over 40 events, including music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, up and coming talent and much more.

Performance Fringe: 7-23 Sept

An eclectic programme of guerilla film, open air storytelling, music, debate and innovative performance. 

Participation and Learning: 7-23 Sept

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at Wirksworth Festival.  Join in a spectacular performance of 'Carmina Burana'- we're looking for 150 choir members and 60 orchestra players. Click here for more information.

Community Celebration: 23 Sept

The spectacular Festival finale, when the town’s creative community puts on a show that will amaze and impress.  This year, Well Dressed Wirksworth celebrates the enduring appeal of dressing up.

Tickets are on sale in person or by phone from Traid-Links on the Market Place in Wirksworth tel: 01629 824393 or online by following this link.

Find out more about Wirksworth Festival by visiting their website.

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