As part of our Dronfield Arts Festival this weekend, we’ve got plenty of events that are free to attend, taking place in venues across the town. There’s something for all the family!
Saturday, Sunday and Monday: Craft and Book stalls, Community Art and Photography Displays
Saturday 5th May 12pm: The Story of Mary Queen of Scots in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with the Manor Lodge Players.
Manor Gardens (outside the library):
Saturday 5th May 1pm, 2pm, 3.30pm: Feet First Appalachian Dance Performances
Dronfield Baptist Church:
Friday to Monday: The Art of Landscape Photography – ‘What a Wonderful World’
Come and see the Derbyshire Arts Cooperative exhibition open over the weekend (and until Friday 11th May).
There will also be Children’s Activities including crafts, Professor Jon’s Flea Circus and Sam the Scam on Saturday and Sunday.
On Monday there will Circus Avago in the Barn Gardens – have a go at tight-rope walking, uni-cycling, juggling, plate-spinning and more!
The Green Dragon:
Friday 4th May 9.30pm: Live Music from Tony Gold singing hits from the 80s
Saturday 5th May 2pm, 3pm: Chesterfield Garland and Clog Dancers, 9.30pm Live Music with Rachael Raynor.
Sunday 6th May 4pm: Jazz with Anthony Lomas, 9.30pm Jack Chapman and Live Band
Monday 7th May 4pm: Live Music with Rogue, 9.15pm Fun General Knowledge Quiz with Wine and Cash Prizes
On Saturday 5th May we will be holding a Lantern Decorating Workshop at the Barn to prepare for the Lantern Parade in the evening. Bring your children/grandchildren along to decorate a lantern then take it home to bring back for the parade in the evening. FREE – 10am until 3pm, Dronfield Hall Barn Gardens.
Lantern Parade and Light Show!
Join us on the Saturday evening for the Lantern Parade – bring your lantern you’ve decorated during the day – or carry one of ours. We will be meeting at the Forge at 8.45pm and walking up to the Barn where the parade will culminate in a spectacular LIGHT SHOW!
The show will be called ‘Primavera Calling’ and will feature the paper lantern animals which will be projected in images onto the Barn. The story and show has been created by our Artist in Residence, multi-media specialist John Sutcliffe. John said ‘The building is fantastic and through this medium it can be transformed into something else!’