What a weekend!
What a weekend – we had literally thousands of views from all over the world!
We are so excited to announce that Wirksworth Festival has commissioned acclaimed filmmaker, Gavin Repton, to create a short film in celebration of our annual Art & Architecture Trail.
We’re delighted to say that the Festival has been successful in securing emergency support from Arts Council England due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Taking a look back at 2019’s Curated Exhibition: Made in Wirksworth
A further update regarding Coronavirus – Wirksworth Festival will return in 2021.
An update on the Festival in light of the Coronavirus situation. Applications to exhibit are still open.
Following the success of Michael Shaw’s 2019 residency, we’re seeking applicants for this year’s Lodge Project.
As part of this year’s celebrations, the Festival is hosting a mystery postcard art sale to raise money for youth arts.
Entries sought for new film festival that will showcase some of tomorrow’s filmmakers
Internationally renowned artist and Wirksworth resident Denis O’Connor will be behind this year’s Curated Exhibition.
Energetic, art-loving folk wanted to be part of the Wirksworth Festival board and help guide this much-loved community event
This year a new children’s trail is just one of the many things for younger visitors to the Art & Architecture Trail.
An exciting new exhibition by Victoria Lucas has opened at Wirksworth’s Haarlem Artspace.
A host of talent local to Wirksworth takes centre stage for this year’s performance programme, which is hosted by Town Hall Events in partnership with the Festival.
Wirksworth-based artists Johnny White and Amanda Wray have put together a show that offers wide-appeal with a good dose of fun thrown in.
Rehearse and perform Verdi Requiem with the Wirksworth Festival Chorus
Artists wanted for new wildlife-inspired project
Love art? Love pulling together an event? This could be for you…
In its third year, Wirksworth Book Festival is a four-day celebration of all things literary featuring talent from authors, poets and playwrights both local and from further afield.
It’s that time of year again when we’re on the look out for artists and designer-makers of all disciplines, both local and from further afield, to be part of the Festival’s celebrated Art & Architecture Trail.
Architecture students’ winning design takes the stand at this year’s Festival
If you love to hear about art as well as see it, Art Out Loud 2017 is a must
Wirksworth Festival’s 2017 curators shape an exciting line up for this year’s curated exhibition
As plans are well and truly underway, we’re looking for talent to help make up this year’s Festival Fringe
Snippets of what’s in store at this year’s Festival are starting to emerge…
Wirksworth Festival is on the look out for artists and designer makers of all shapes and sizes for this year’s Art & Architecture Trail. And the deadline countdown has begun…
Wirksworth’s very own Book Festival scores success for a second year running.
A veritable feast awaits at this year’s Wirksworth Book Festival, now in its second year. Both local authors and those inspired by the area share their works and passion at our sister event. Read on to find out more.
Wirksworth Festival is delighted to announce that as from 21st September 2016 it has become a Registered Charity and you can now join in as a member!
Over two weeks and three weekends the Festival saw 4,000 Trail Weekend visitors, 1,800 performance audience members and 150 artists…
Here’s a short film made by Gavin Repton of Wolfgang Buttress and Geoff Diego Litherland (this year’s curator) talking about the idea of Wolfgang’s new piece, BEAM and how it relates to Wolfgang’s wider practice and recent work The Hive.
We’re looking for young musicians, dancers, performers and artists to be part of our Youth Arts Festival.
Within the curated exhibition, directly alongside the work of accomplished practitioners, the Festival Curator, Geoff Diego Litherland has hand-picked graduates, Alexandra Rose, Helen Sayer, Hayley Blackwell and Aylwin Greenwood-Lambert.
A sneaky peek at some of this year’s performance programme highlights chosen by our partners, Town Hall Events including: Get the Blessing, Adverse Camber productions, Shazia Mirza, Soothsayers, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, What do Pirates do all Day? and more…
For 2016, we are pleased to announce that our main exhibition is curated by Geoff Diego Litherland and Wirksworth based artist Dermot Punnett, titled Nature: Here and Now.
We are looking for people to come forward with their own performances and events to create this year’s Festival Fringe programme.
We are looking for three exceptional people to take on the roles of Festival Co-ordinator, Trail Co-ordinator and Social Media Communications Freelancer for 2016.
A small book festival to highlight local authors, encourage readers and generally celebrate books – with readings, talks, activities, walks and a quiz.