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    Great music!
    Great things are happening . . . .
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    Fun for kids
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Duffield Arts Festival 2017 - week starting 18th of September - weekend 23rd-24th September 2017

Great news! The date for Duffield Arts Festival including the Duffield Scarecrow Festival will be week starting the 18th of September 2017. There will be events each day leading up to the opening evening on Friday 22nd September and then two action packed full days on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of September! Make sure you put it in your 2017 calendar and diaries!

The festival’s success will be determined by how many people help. This is both in terms of joining the friendly and vibrant planning team or actually helping during the festival days. All levels of commitment are welcomed. So if you want to see a cracking festival again, you can become part of it and you can help shape what it will be.

To be part of something really special that puts something back into our lovely community, please either call Sheila on 078353 34683, email her on shibby83@hotmail.co.uk or leave a note with your name and contact number with Judy Clough at Duffield News.
If you want a chat about it you can call Jonathan Leach on 07952675862.

Visual Artists and Makers

Following the success of last year’s wonderful Visual Arts displays at the there will be opportunities for artists and makers to display work over the main festival weekend.   This will be at Ecclesbourne School, but we also hope to have display in local businesses across the village.

There are four categories:

  1. For budding artists or maker - to show between one and three pieces of you own work - this is aimed at anyone who wants to have a go and is free of charge.  We will make every effort to show your work.
  2. For blooming and professional artists or makers – a dedicated pitch to show a range of work.  Your name will appear in the festival brochure and there is a modest charge. Spaces will be limited and allocated by the festival organisers to ensure quality, variety and wide opportunity for local talent.
  3. Installations/large single artist of group pieces.  We would love to encourage individuals or groups who would like to construct or show large pieces either inside venues or outside.  
  4. For artists or makers with their own studio in Duffield village or access to space in homes or other buildings in the village, to join the festival as an “open studio”.

There will be a modest fee as a contribution to publicity.

We are particularly keen to provide opportunities for the public to see how you work and to have a go themselves at an activity.


Deadline for applications  - 7th July 2017
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    Duffield Scarecrow Trail
    Brilliant creations will pop up everywhere
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    The Scarecrow Trail
    Everyone can take part
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    Short Story Writing Competition
    For all ages
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    Photography Competition
    Will showcase some fantastic local talent
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    Incredible performances
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    such a wide range of all forms of art