Bank holiday arts trail in Belper

1090922_660523957323098_503150288_oThe centre of Belper will be transformed in to one huge arts trail over the May bank holiday weekend.

Shops and cafes, pubs and hotels, churches and community centres, if there’s a space it is likely to be hosting one of the 92 artists exhibiting and selling their work.

You will be able to see paintings, sculptures, jewellery, photography textiles, ceramics and much more in a tour of the town on May 3 and 4. Among the artists taking part are Jenny Oldknow, Paul Davies, Peter Wigley, Steven Tandy, Duncan Pass, Joanne Reay, Ros O’Melia, Deborah Hook, Anne Alldread, Hannah Larkam, Ann Bates, Sara Brighty and Susan Bedford.

There will also be demonstrations and workshops during the two-day festival of art, and to complement the art trail there will also be live music, provided by The Drop Inn youth organsation, at three Busk Stops – The Lion Hotel, de Bradelei Mill and The Memorial Gardens, where there will also be a Build A Drum workshop.

There will be a pirate-led Children’s Trail looking for Belper’s buried treasure.

In the build up to the event you will be able to see a number of  street installations in a project sponsored by Belper Town Council.

Trail brochures costing £3 will be on sale from early April from No Match, King Street, Belper, and at information points during the trail.

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