Community Celebration Finale

Festival: 2016
Event type: Visual Art

Community is a huge part of the Festival, it’s what makes our Festival so special. And so, every year, we bring together both visitors and the local community to close the Festival with a fantastic celebration of what is great about Wirksworth.

This year, we would like to invite you to Stoney Wood to take part in making a collaborative art project that will sit in place after the Festival has finished, allowing people to enjoy and watch how it changes in the natural environment.

Come and join us on Saturday 10 September at Anthony Gell School from 11am to 3pm to make a small clay figure that represents you in some way. Then, on  Sunday 25 September, collect a figure, which will have been on display in St Mary’s Church, and follow our story book trail around the town, taking part in art workshops along the way.

Just make sure you are at Stoney Wood by 4pm to place your figure with all the others and to enjoy our community performance. And from 4.30pm, let the celebration begin with music from local bands, plus of course, food and drink!

Take a picture of your clay figure and share it on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #wearewirksworth


12pm: Collect a walking map and a figure or a few and take them on a walk round Wirksworth. Make sure you take lots of photos of your figure and #wearewirksworthfestival

1pm: Creative workshops start at the Stardisc with clay figures, flag making and bush craft workshops to take part in

4:00pm: Make sure you get to Stoney Wood by 4pm to place your figure and get ready to enjoy food, drink and entertainment including a magical story telling tent

4pm-5pm: Story telling with Rachel Murray

4:15pm: Dance performance by ancendAnce

4:45pm: Richard Sammels-Moore, acoustic guitar set

5:30pm: General Waste

6:30pm – 7:30pm: King B’s


The Community Celebration is a partnership between Wirksworth Festival and the Stoney Wood Group supported by Valentine Clays Ltd and Go Ape!

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Download the Community Celebration Event flyer here

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Community Celebration Finale