What's on

At the moment, this is where you will find all the details of the Wirksworth Festival 2016 programme. Events for 2017 will be published later in the year. So watch this space and sign up for our email newsletters to be amongst the first to find out what’s on this year!

How to book

Tickets for all Festival Performance Programme and many Fringe events will be available to buy online and at Traid Links – the Festival Box Office. Some Fringe events will sell their own tickets – you can find out how to book in the detail for each event.

Trail Badges and Guides that include entrance to all Trail venues including the Designer Makers Showcase, Curated Exhibition and Graduate Showcase are just £7 (under 18s free) per person for the whole weekend and can be purchased on the day from the Park & Ride car parks, EVR’s station, main Festival venues (the Box Office at Traid Links, the Town Hall, Memorial Hall and Parish Room) and selected venues around the Trail.

Art & Architecture Trail

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016
Sunday 11th September 2016
Time: 10am – 5pm (may vary)
Event Type: Art & Architecture Trail
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Lockstock 2016 by The Old Lockup & Gaol Ales

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016
Sunday 11th September 2016
Time: 12:00 to 22:00 (may vary)
Venue: The Old Lockup
Event Type: Fringe
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Amazing Pop Up Archives

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016
Sunday 11th September 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm (may vary)
Venue: The Vicarage Lawn
Event Type: Fringe
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Nature Here and Now

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016
Sunday 11th September 2016
Saturday 17th September 2016
Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 10am - 5pm (may vary)
Venues: St Mary’s Church ,  The Parish Room
Event Type: The Curated Exhibition
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Souler Shack

Date: Saturday 10th September 2016
Time: 6 pm onwards
Venue: StarDisc
Event Type: Fringe
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Oblique Cartographies – Wirksworth by D-Lab at the Festival

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016
Sunday 11th September 2016
Saturday 17th September 2016
Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 10am-5pm (may vary)
Venue: The Parish Room
Event Type: The Curated Exhibition
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Graduate Showcase

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016
Sunday 11th September 2016
Saturday 17th September 2016
Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 10am-5pm (may vary)
Venue: The Parish Room
Event Type: The Graduate Showcase
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Northern Light Cinema

Dates: Saturday 10th September 2016
Thursday 15th September 2016
Saturday 17th September 2016
Sunday 18th September 2016
Friday 23rd September 2016
Sunday 25th September 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (may vary)
Venue: Northern Light Cinema
Event Type: Fringe
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All Fools by St. John Street Theatre Company

Date: Saturday 10th September 2016
Time: 11:30 / 1:30 / 3:30
Venue: Churchyard Walk
Event Type: Fringe
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Family Forest School at the Camp Fire Club by Go Wild in Wirksworth

Date: Sunday 11th September 2016
Time: 10.00
Venue: Derbyshire Outdoors
Event Type: Fringe
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Gig on the Roof

Date: Sunday 11th September 2016
Time: 4:00 pm onwards
Venue: Market Place
Event Type: Fringe
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Resonance – Landscape inspired works for piano performed by Mark Lockett

Date: Monday 12th September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Church
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Linen Buttons Workshop by Susan Smith

Date: Monday 12th September 2016
Time: 10:00am to 12:30om or 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: Workshops
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Fishy Felt Workshop by Mandy Nash

Date: Monday 12th September 2016
Time: 09:30 to 5:30
Event Type: Workshops
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Botanical Print Workshop by Claire Cawte

Date: Monday 12th September 2016
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Type: Workshops
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Londonia 2090 – extracts from Kate A. Hardy’s novel Hoxton, performed by The Sureditch Drinking House Players

Date: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Make Recycled Eco-printed Artist Books by Cat Lewis

Date: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Time: 10:30am to 4:30pm
Event Type: Workshops
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Up-cycling Fabric Manipulation Workshop by Stella Jose

Date: Tuesday 13th September 2016
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Type: Workshops
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Wobble & Wheeze Present ‘The Blues Brothers’ by Wobble & Wheeze

Date: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Time: 18:30
Venue: Northern Light Cinema
Event Type: Fringe
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A Story to Tell by Wirksworth and District Amnesty International with Ava Hunt and Local Performers

Date: Wednesday 14th September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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SCI-FI by Sleeping Trees Theatre

Date: Thursday 15th September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Comedy Hour – I am Special by Holly Burn supported by Hattie Hatstar

Date: Thursday 15th September 2016
Time: 9.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Go Wild in Wirksworth at the Camp Fire Club by Go Wild

Dates: Friday 16th September 2016
Saturday 17th September 2016
Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: - Set up tents anytime on Friday (may vary)
Venue: Go Derbyshire Outdoors
Event Type: Fringe
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Cabaret Boom Boom by Various Artists

Date: Friday 16th September 2016
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Concert by Nottingham Chamber Wind Ensemble

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 19:30
Venue: St Mary's Church
Event Type: Fringe
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Wirksworth Horticultural show by Wirksworth Horticultural show

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: DayTime
Venue: Memorial Hall
Event Type: Fringe
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What Do Pirates Do All Day by Quite Remarkable Productions

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 11am
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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The Way of the Drum by Mugenyko Taiko Drummers

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Stained Glass – An Introduction to Copper Foil Work by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Event Type: Workshops
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Decorative Stone Carving by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Eco Centre
Event Type: Workshops
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Nature: Here and Now – Guided Events and Talks

Date: Saturday 17th September 2016
Time: Various - See text for details
Event Type: The Curated Exhibition
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Music for Two Guitars by Nadia and Steve Marsh

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 19.30
Venue: wirksworth united reform church
Event Type: Fringe
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Songs for me and my aunts by Richard Roddis and Friends

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 3pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Altitude – Youth Music and Arts Festival

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 12:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: Mount Cook
Event Type: Fringe
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Pottery – Introduction to Raku by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Date: Sunday 18th September 2016
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Event Type: Workshops
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Poems and Pints by Wirksworth WordMiners

Date: Monday 19th September 2016
Time: 19.30
Venue: Red Lion Hotel
Event Type: Fringe
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Mosaic Taster Sessions by Zantium Studios

Dates: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Tuesday 20th September 2016
Tuesday 20th September 2016
Time: 10.00 - 13.00, 14:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 21:00 (may vary)
Event Type: Workshops
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The Kingdom of the Heart by Adverse Camber productions

Date: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Psychicbread

Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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The Marked by Theatre Témoin

Date: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Comedy Hour – The Kardashians Made Me Do It by Shazia Mirza

Date: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Time: 9.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Why Do “Greens” Deny Climate Change? by Evan Rutherford

Date: Thursday 22nd September 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Hope and Anchor Pub
Event Type: Fringe
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Denmark Street – centre of the 1960s pop world by Brian Alexander

Date: Friday 23rd September 2016
Time: 19.30
Venue: Wellspring Church
Event Type: Fringe
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Get The Blessing

Date: Friday 23rd September 2016
Time: 9.00pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Orchestral Concert by Derby Chamber Orchestra Leader: Clair Stanley

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 19.30
Venue: St Mary's Church
Event Type: Fringe
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Mosaic Weekend Workshop by Zantium Studios

Dates: Saturday 24th September 2016
Sunday 25th September 2016
Time: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th - 10.30 - 16.30 (may vary)
Event Type: Workshops
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Patawawa

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 10.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Soothsayers

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Human, Kind by Wirksworth INdependDANCE

Dates: Saturday 24th September 2016
Saturday 24th September 2016
Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 11.30am (may vary)
Venue: The Town Hall
Event Type: Performance Programme
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Eco Printmaking by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Eco Centre
Event Type: Workshops
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Fabulous Felted Forma by Derbyshire Eco Centre

Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Venue: Eco Centre
Event Type: Workshops
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Community Celebration Finale

Date: Sunday 25th September 2016
Time: 4pm
Event Type: Community Celebration
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