September is a huge month for arts festivals in Derbyshire with several fantastic events taking place all over the county. From open arts, live performances, art trails, showcase work, and much more there will be something for everyone to enjoy in September.

Wirksworth Festival – 8th -24th September 2017



One of the longest running arts festivals in Derbyshire, Wirksworth will once again be transformed into a gallery and performance venue for 2 weeks. The work of over 150 artists will be on show. There are also live performances and some great events taking place in the Derbyshire Dales market town.

Melbourne Festival – 16th -17th September 2017



Established as the highlight of South Derbyshire’s cultural calendar, Melbourne Festival will once again welcome visitors from both the local area and further afield for this annual celebration of creative and performing arts.

The Festivals highlight is the Art Trail, where over 100 artists showcase their work in local homes, businesses, halls, and churches. Expect a late summer splash of colour and energy as Melbourne comes alive as a hub for creative and performing arts.

Duffield Arts Festival – 23rd -24th September 2017



Following a successful inaugural event last year Duffield Arts Festival returns for its second outing this year. The 2017 Arts Festival centers around the theme of ‘The Beauty of Colour’, which will see Duffield come alive with colour all over the village. You will see lights, art, dancers, hear music, see bands, read great stories and so much more. It is set to be quite a spectacle indeed!

Derby Feste – 29th -30th September 2017



One of the highlights of Derby’s Arts & Culture scene, Derby Feste sees the city become a playground with performances for all the family to enjoy. This years Feste features the usual array of live music, circus performances, dance, and super heroes.

Highlights for Feste 2017 include a ‘World of Circus’, the very first ‘Feste Food Village’ – street-food and drinks from around the world, ‘The Attitude Show’ – a daring and dangerous aerial performance, and the Feste Night Market.

Posted by: Adam Thompson on August 1, 2017