Performance Programme

Town Hall Events (with Learning Through Arts) in partnership with Wirksworth Festival, this year presents a performance programme with the WOW Factor. It defies traditional boundaries, combines art forms, mixes old with new and whether your taste is music, theatre, dance, the spoken word – or a heady mixture of all of these – there’s something for everyone.

The Music kicks off with rising stars Hannah James and Grace Petrie, follows through with evocative new work from Brian Boothby’s Firegazing, sees the return of Kabantu (formerly Project Jam Sandwich), and the cool sounds of Soul Deep at our late night jazz event. The Moulettes brings us innovative music with back projection in “Preternatural” and celebrated reggae artist Macka.B, warmed up by home grown talent Skarambe, conclude the programme . Take part in Soul Voices workshops led by the dynamic Zee, and put on your dancing shoes for the DJ and dance club night.

The Dance features locally-based Secret Dance Club (fresh from 5 star reviews at Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe) with Memory Box, followed by contemporary Indian performing arts with Sonia Sabri Dance Company, performing Dastaan with live music and projected film.

The Spoken Word celebrates the work of Mark Gwynne Jones with two shows; Psychicbread, with brand new work, and Wordworms, a show especially created for children. Adverse Camber return with Celtic legend in Dreaming the Night Field; and in Hillsiders we have our very own Wirksworth Radio Soap. At Inspired we welcome local artists from diverse artforms to share some of their work and ideas alongside a piece that has inspired and influenced them.

The Theatre features the wonderfully creative Northumberland Theatre Company with Barnaby Rudge, a Charles Dickens gothic tale of mystery and suspense, and the launch of the Wirksworth Youth Theatre at a workshop to which all young people are welcome.

For young people and families, as well as Wordworms, there’s a specifically aimed early evening slot at the DJ and Disco, the launch of Wirksworth Youth Theatre, activies in the Community Celebration and a day of arts workshops and performances for the local Primary schools

SCI-FI by Sleeping Trees Theatre

Starting from:
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Cabaret Boom Boom by Various Artists

Starting from:
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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What Do Pirates Do All Day by Quite Remarkable Productions

Starting from:
Time: 11am
Venue: The Town Hall
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The Way of the Drum by Mugenyko Taiko Drummers

Starting from:
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Songs for me and my aunts by Richard Roddis and Friends

Starting from:
Time: 3pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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The Kingdom of the Heart by Adverse Camber productions

Starting from:
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Psychicbread

Starting from:
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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The Marked by Theatre Témoin

Starting from:
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Comedy Hour – The Kardashians Made Me Do It by Shazia Mirza

Starting from:
Time: 9.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Get The Blessing

Starting from:
Time: 9.00pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Patawawa

Starting from:
Time: 10.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Soothsayers

Starting from:
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
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Human, Kind by Wirksworth INdependDANCE

Starting from:
Time: 11.30am
Venue: The Town Hall
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