Belper Arts Trail

Belper Arts Trail

6th May - 7th May

10.30am - 4.30pm


The Trail, which takes place this year on Sunday, May 6 and Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 covers the town centre and it's surrounds but the focal point will be The Memorial Gardens where you'll find food stalls, children's entertainment and music plus a 'Ticket Tent'. This year we have well over 100 artists again in over 50 venues.

We welcome the Strutts Centre to this year's trail where we will be housing a large number of artists in the hall, to be accompanied by acoustic music plus Strutts will be operating their caf with their legendary bacon sandwiches!

Captain Dan returns but this time the format is different. We are grateful to Amanda at The Ritz for letting the Captain loose in there. Yes? The Ritz will be the venue for a special Captain Dan variety show. Watch out during the next few weeks for more information on this but there will be three shows on each of the two days.

Music will again be focused on The Memorial Gardens with a main stage but this will form the major plank of an overall music trail to complement the Arts Trail. There will be many venues throughout the town where live music can be taken in.

And, if plans come to fruition, there could well be craft demonstrations taking place in The Market Place. courtesy of Richard Bett and his Co Creatives project. Additionally, Belper Historical Society are hosting a one day exhibition in The Masonic Hall on Campbell Street and Adrian Farmer will be doing an Arts and Heritage Walk on the Monday.

Arts Trail Guides will again contain a map identifying venues and artists as well as times of events during the two days of the trail. Entry to the Trail this year again will be by purchasing a trail badge and you will also receive a brochure. The badge and brochure will enable you to enter every venue and costs £3 per person again.

Belper Arts Trail was created to promote the growth of local artists, engage with the community and enhance Belper's reputation as a beautiful and inspiring place to visit. Now in it's fifth year, the Arts Trail is attracting artists from across the country whilst still keeping local artists at the forefront. Paintings, sculpture, photography, glass and jewellery ? all will feature throughout the trail with prices to suit all pockets. You can chat to artists and see demonstrations. A brilliant way to spend the weekend.

Before the Trail dates, you will be able to buy Guides and Badges from local outlets. On the two days of the trail they can be bought on the Market Place, in The Memorial Gardens, Gatehouse Antiques on Chapel Street, Strutts Centre, Fleet Arts and Belper North Mill.

Suzanne Parnell 07738 150105 · Kelly Nixon 07788 556226

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Trail guides available locally - £3 (Adults)