Community Celebration

Festival: 2017
Event type:

Carnival of the Animals is the wonderful theme for this year’s Community Celebration, staged by Learning Through Arts in partnership with Wirksworth Festival.

There are numerous events throughout the day at different venues – you’ll find details below.

The fun kicks off at the National Stone Centre where we invite you to join us to make masks and flags before setting out on a safari art adventure of animal fun (starts 2pm). As you follow the Trail down through the Old Lane Woods, discover a variety of creatures brought to you through music, song, dance, and poetry made and performed by local performers of all ages.

The end of the Trail brings you to Stoney Wood Fire Circle where there will be a bar and food stalls for refreshments. The event will culminate in a lively ceilidh for all the family to enjoy.

  • Craft workshops from 12 noon at the National Stone Centre
  • Performance Trail starts at 2pm at the National Stone Centre
  • Bar, food stalls and live music from 3.30pm at Stoney Wood Fire Circle
  • Ceilidh starts at 5pm at Stoney Wood Fire Circle


Stoney Wood

The event is suitable for the following age groups:

  • Families
  • Under 3 years
  • 3+
  • 7+
  • 14+
  • 18+

Most of the event is outdoors so remember to wear the right clothing and footwear according to the weather. Don't forget something to keep the chill off in the early evening and perhaps a blanket to sit on, for when you need a breather.

Community Celebration