The programme is packed with a huge variety of different events over ten days from October 4 and they can definitely boast there is something for everyone.
From quizzes and ceilidhs to poetry and pints, knitting and nattering, to pasta and Prosecco it is all there and you would be hard pushed not to find an event to enjoy.
We are highlighting just a few of the more cultural offerings. Day one sees Brampton’s Busking Buzz bringing live music to the streets at six Busk Stops; you will have a chance to try your hand at throwing a pot with JMJ Pottery and there are free music lesson trials at Palfreyman’s.
The festival is launched on the evening of October 4 with a foot-tapping autumn ceilidh at Old Hall Junior School and acoustic singer songwriter Rob Pilmore will be at The Barrel.
On Sunday there are live demonstrations of spinning and on Tuesday, October 7, there will be story telling at St Thomas’ Café.
Advice on how to achieve professional goals as an artist is being offered at a workshop on October 8 and the next day there is a craft market at Pooky and a photographic exhibition by Steve Mellor on the theme of Capturing Derbyshire in the Gospel Mission Church.
Derbyshire Poet Laureate Helen Mort, who hails from Chesterfield will be reciting poems in cafés along Chatsworth Road from 9.30am to 3pm on Friday, October 10, and in the evening comedy singer songwriter Will Taylor will perform at The Barrel.
Verona will be coming to Café Aroma on the festival’s penultimate day at 1pm courtesy of the Shifting Sands Theatre Company’s version of Romeo and Juliet with a twist.
On the final day there is a lot to fit in. At the Tap House from 4-6pm you can catch Schrodinger’s Strings (pictured above) – an unusual band of two harpists and a guitarist who cover the likes of Deep Purple, Coldplay, the Foo Fighters and even Iron Maiden. You can see them in action if you scan the QR code below.
There will be a Finale Chill Out with local singer Gaz Simmonds at the Victoria Inn from 6-8pm and Poems and Pints at the Chesterfield Alehouse from 7-9pm.
A brochure is available with full details of all events. Go to their facebook page for the most up-to-date information.