Preparations are well under way for the seventh Belper Arts Festival which will run from 4 May until 1 June 2019.
Already confirmed is the fast growing Arts Trail (5/6 May), a genuine Broadway star, JEANNA DE WAAL IN CONCERT (4 May), the enchanting Woollen Woods (13 – 27 May), and Belper Open Houses (25 - 27 May).
Poet and wordsmith Ian McMillan returns. This time he is joined by cartoonist Tony Holland for their show 'The Cartoon History Of Here' (15 May).
Following the huge success of 'Nell Gwynn' last year, Larry Waller returns to bring three plays over three weeks (15 May to 1 June) under the Captive Audience banner. The festival within the festival will see 'Due Sacrifice' (by local writer Jeff Moule), 'Romeo & Juliet' and 'The Country Wife' performed.
Speaking of plays, the Short Play Festival (5 – 24 May) returns after an absence of four years. It's free to submit scripts and you can find full details on here.
Voices Of the Valley (5 – 25 May) is a new initiative featuring choirs and harmony groups from along the Derwent Valley. It will feature concerts, workshops and special events for Dementia Awareness Week. Voices Of The Valley will close on 25 May with the 'Singing Trail' around the streets, shops, cafes and restaurants in Belper.
And this is just the start ! The call out for events will happen on 1st September.
So come back and see what other goodies Belper Arts Festival 2019 has to offer.