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There are many venues taking part in the Dronfield Arts Festival for 2018. The main focus of activity is taking part in and around Dronfield Barn on High Street. Other venues in Dronfield and the surrounding area have many exciting and vibrant planned activities and pieces of entertainment throughout the weekend also.

Keep an eye out for our very own Town Cryer who will keep you entertained throughout the day, along with his medieval helpers.

Arts Festival Programme Download Here
Dronfield Barn

Dronfield Hall Barn

  • Upstairs Gallery – ‘The Art of Fine Art’  & Workshops – Featured artist
  • Courtyard Room – ‘The Art of Fine Art’ – Featured artist
  • Courtyard and Drive – ‘The Art of Food’ – Street food stalls
  • Gardens – ‘The Art of Entertainment’ – Demo’s, performances, workshops and entertainment

Wednesday the 28th March

Dronfield Rocks Garden

  • Festival themed Painting Rock Workshop prior to the Festival in the Court Yard Room
More Info

Wednesday 4th April

Lantern Making Workshop

As part of the Dronfield Arts festival plans we are running a Lantern making workshop through the Easter Holidays in the Courtyard Room. We invite your children to be part of this amazing event by coming along during the Easter holidays and making a lantern a join in the Parade and be part of the lightshow spectacular.

This will be an open workshop between 10am – 3pm.

Costs £2 per child.

Appropriate for children age 7 plus.

For further information please contact admin@dronfieldartsfestival.co.uk

Saturday 5th May 2018

Free Events

  • Feet First Appalachian dance performances at 1:00pm and 2:00pm
  • Period Dance Workshop run by Andrea Powell – This is a free workshop with 30 allocated spaces.
    To secure your place, please email: admin@dronfieldartsfestival.co.uk with your full contact details. We will email your confirmation by return. Please note due to number limitations places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Magic Carpet Theatres presents The Magic Circus at 2:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Lantern Parade at 9:00pm Sponsored by Andy Files Associates – Lantern parade to finish at the Dronfield Hall Barn with a spectacular Light Show and story projected on the walls of the Dronfield Hall Barn Sponsored by The Mint Leaf

Ticketed Events

  • NBroid Embroidery and Needlecraft taster Workshop-  2 hour workshops from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, with 20 allocated spaces per workshop.
Buy NBroid Embroidery Workshop

Sunday 6th May 2018

Free Events

  • Professor Jon’s Flea Circus (All Day) Shows throughout the day
  • Can you beat the cheat with Sam the Scam? Shows throughout the day

Ticketed Event

  • Classical performance from Sindelfingen String Quartet at 7:30pm
Buy Sindelfingen string quartet tickets

Monday 7th May 2018

Free Events

  • Circus Avago – Have a go at tight rope walking, unicycling, juggling, plate spinning, diablo, stilt walking and much more! (All Day)

Ticketed Event

  • NBroid Embroidery and Needlecraft taster Workshop at 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Buy NBroid Embroidery Workshop
Dronfield Barn

Dronfield Parish Church

Sunday 6th May 2018

Ticketed Event

  • Sindlefingen Duke Ellington Mass at 2:30pm
Buy Sindlefingen Duke Ellington Mass Tickets
Dronfield Baptist Church

Dronfield Baptist Church

Friday 4th – Monday 7th May 2018

Free Event

  • The Art of Landscape Photography. ‘What a wonderful world’
    • Exhibitors:
      • Chris Nowell
      • Andy Evers
      • Mike Firth (tbc)
More Info

Exhibition open

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm (Friday, Saturday, Monday)
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm (Sunday)
  • Refreshments and lunches (12:00noon – 2:00pm) available
  • Schools landscape photographic exhibition (William Levick Primary school, Penny Acres Primary school, Northfields Junior school)

Ticketed Event

  • Evening concerts
    • Friday: United Christian Voices (7:30pm; £3 per ticket)
    • Saturday: Fold band concert (7:30pm; £5 per ticket)
    • Sunday worship:
      • ‘What a Wonderful world’ 10:30am

For more information or to buy tickets please contact Andy Gore at andygore@hotmail.co.uk

Buy Sindlefingen Duke Ellington Mass Tickets
Coal Aston Village Hall

Coal Aston Village Hall

Saturday 28th April 2018

  • Cross Stitch from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Making an early start to this year’s big Spring celebration of the arts in Dronfield is Margaret Firth who is planning a diamond wedding celebration with a difference. Married to Arthur for 60 years in April, Margaret, who lives in Coal Aston, has decided to mark the special occasion by presenting an exhibition of some of her remarkable handywork. She has hired Coal Aston Village Hall to display dozens of colourful, highly-detailed cross-stitch images which she has painstakingly created over many years. Margaret will also have collectable artefacts and other interesting items on show. Refreshments will be served. When she staged a similar event to mark her 80th birthday in 2014, almost 200 people attended and £365 was raised to help the work of Edale Mountain Rescue.  This year, proceeds are to go to the Sight Support charity.

Margaret said : “I’m looking forward to welcoming lots of friends and also anyone who might be interested in finding out more about the art of cross-stitch.”

Saturday 5th May 2018

Ticketed Event

  • Sindlefingen Swingband at 7:30pm
Buy Sindlefingen Swingband Tickets

Dronfield Library

  • Inside – ‘The Art of Poetry’ – Exhibition and poetry readings
  • Outside – ‘The Art of Entertainment’ – Demo’s, performances and entertainment

The Manor Gardens (outside the Library)

Saturday 5th May 2018

Free Event

  • Feet First Appalachian dance performances at 4:00pm

Sunday 6th May 2018

Free Event

  • Boogie Nightz Jive at 1:00pm – 2:00pm
More Info
  • Live Music with Rachael Webster at 3:00pm
  • Limelight at 5:00pm

Monday 7th May 2018

Free Event

  • Maypole dancing at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Traditional Dance at 3:00pm

Dronfield Civic Hall Theatre

  • Matinee and evening performances over the weekend – ‘The Art of Theatre’

Friday 4th May 2018

Free Event

  • Music by Holmesdale Infant School at 10:00am – 11:00am
  • The Dronfield Junior School Choir at 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Gorseybrigg School Choir at 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ticketed Event

  • IAN McMILLAN + LUKE CARVER GOSS Words, Music, Glee & Delight at 7:30pm
Buy IAN McMILLAN + LUKE CARVER GOSS Words, Music, Glee & Delight Tickets

Saturday 5th May 2018

Free Event

  • Dancedaze Performances and Workshops at 1:00pm – 5:00pm (also performances from Dancedaze throughout the weekend)

Ticketed Event

  • Dancedaze presents The Dancedaze Show 7:00pm
Buy Dancedaze Show Tickets

Sunday 6th May 2018

Ticketed Event

  • Rumpus Theatre Companys Production of Treasure Island at 2:00pm
Buy Rumpus Theatre Company Treasure Island Tickets
  • Comedy from Patrick Monahan’s 2018 tour Rewind Selector 90s at 7:30pm
Buy Patrick Monahans-2018 Tour Rewind Selector 90s Tickets

Monday 7th May 2018

Free Event

  • Local Performance Dronfield Singers at 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Dronfield Singers was formed in March 2012. At our first meeting we had about 40 people, we now have about 80 people on the mailing list! Although not everyone can make it every week we regularly have about 60 people at rehearsals. We meet on Monday afternoons for a good sing and to have lots of fun. Everyone says they feel uplifted after singing, (myself included!) and we have become a bit like a large, friendly club. We have sung for various local groups such as the Cardio club, the Welcome club, the Towns Women’s Guild and the WI. For the past two years we have done a concerts, raising money for the charity CRY. This year we are splitting the proceeds from our charity concert between CRY and the Mayor’s charity. We have sung at various local venues: The Civic Hall, the Peel Centre, Holmesfield church, Gosforth Lodge, Coal Aston Village Hall, The Barn at Christmas for the Christmas lights being switched on and outside Sainsburys! We have even been to Sindelfingen twice, once to sing at the Citizens’ visit and last year to sing as part of the street festival. (Dronfield is twinned with Sindelfingen)) I am very proud of the Singers and all that they have achieved over the last six years. We are very pleased to be taking part in the first Dronfield Arts Festival – I know we are all going to enjoy ourselves!

Ticketed Event

  • Rumpus Theatre Companys Production of Treasure Island 7:30pm
Buy Rumpus Theatre Company Treasure Island Tickets

The Peel Centre

  • Upstairs  – ‘The Art of Fine Art’ & Workshops – Open Art Show
  • Downstairs – The Art of crafts – Various craft stalls displaying the like of pottery, fashion, jewelry, and much more

Saturday 5th May 2018

Free Event

  • Mary Queen of Scots story at 12:00pm

On the Day Costs

  • The Small Print Company Workshop – make a commemorative print! at 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Monday 7th May 2018

On the Day Costs

  • Jumping Clay Workshop at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Buy Jumping Clay Workshop

Monday 11th – Thursday 14th May 2018

Free Event

  • Interpretation of Artists’ Work for the Joint Exhibition with Quilting Bees@S18

More Info

The Green Dragon Inn

  • The Venue of “The Art of Drink!” Bringing you live Music, dance, Workshop afternoons, street food and much more!

Friday 4th May 2018

Free Event

  • Live music from Tony Gold singing hits from the 80’s at 9:30pm

Saturday 5th May 2018

Free Event

  • Morris Dancing at 2:00pm & 3:00pm
  • Live Music from folk band Scuppered  at 4:00pm
  • Live Music from Rachael Raynor at 9:30pm

On the Day Cost

  • Whisky Tasting Workshop at 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Sunday 6th May 2018

Free Event

  • Jazz with Anthony Lomas at 4:00pm
  • Jack Chapman & Live Band at 9:30pm

On the Day Cost

  • Gin Tasting Workshop at 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday 7th May 2018

Free Event

  • Live Music from Rogue at 4:00pm

On the Day Cost

  • Wine Tasting Workshop at 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Also over the weekend you will find

  • The Glitter Pod
  • Henna Tattoos by Rebecca Ashford
  • Food by Delilicous
  • Caricatures by Richard Smith
Dronfield Barn

The Beer Stop

Saturday 5th May 2018

On the Day Cost

  • The Art of Craft Beer, Street Food & Live Music at 12:00pm – 6:00pm

“Meet the Brewer” with Northern Monk Brew Co

Visiting The Beer Stop on this date will be Northern Monk Brew Co. Since they were set up in 2013, Leeds based Northern Monk have firmly established themselves amongst the elite craft breweries in the UK. They have recently been voted the 2017 “Best UK Brewery” in the HonestBrew Independent Beer Awards, and were named as one of the top 100 breweries in the world by RateBeer. Northern Monk collaborate with artists, athletes and creatives across the North of England for their Patrons Project; a range of beer as renowned for the stunning artwork on its packaging as its incredible flavour. Find out more about this, as well as the process involved in creating world class craft beer from members of the brew team and taste the modern, innovative beer that they produce.