Four-day festival in Chesterfield

The ninth Chesterfield Arts and Market Festival starts today and will be livening up the town until Sunday.

This year will see the town staging some of the UK’s best theatrical productions and famous names in a varied programme of entertainment  in Chesterfield’s top venues.

There will be a programme of Mozart’s music from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the final and biggest show of the year from Wishbone Ash, a show by stand-up comedian Jeremy Hardy and The Incredible Doctor Guttman stage show – which is about the father of the Paralympic Games.

On top of that Bargain Hunt’s David Harper and James Lewis will be staging Chesterfield’s own version of their show, TangoMotion – featuring the musicians from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – will be on stage
and there will be a performance from Hannah James and Sam Sweeney – one of the foremost duos on the folk scene.

There’s also a lot for children to do with ‘Charlie and Lola Best Bestest Play at the Pomegranate Theatre, stories about the Wild West at Chesterfield Museum, tower tours of the ‘Crooked Spire’ and family activities in the Market Place.

As well as ‘the Bargain Hunt stars in the market, there will also be a 40s Flea Market, Continental Market, Sausage Competition, ‘Just a Taste’ market, art competition and a Mini Beer Festival at the Market Pub.

For the full programme go to, contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre or go online to