Belper Art Trail switches date

For 2020 there is going to be a new look to both the Belper Arts Trail and the former festival in the town, which is now called Belper Fringe.

The Fringe will be taking place mainly during May and aims to embrace all form of artistic expression, and build on the visual, musical and theatrical arts extravaganza built up over several years in the town.

Organisers of the arts trail Suzanne Parnell and Kelly Nixon have chosen to make it a stand-alone event and move it to August 30 and 31 – mainly because the early May Bank Holiday has this year been moved to a Friday to mark the VE Day anniversary.

“Obviously this is a big change but it does also give us time to plan for this and also to consider broadening the weekend out to include fringe events leading up to the trail,” they said.

The call for artists to take part in the trail has just been announced and if you are interested you are invited to email