A gem in Derbyshire’s cultural crown

17 Sep 2019 10:31 AM

A dynamic collection of artists, makers and designers are heading to Derbyshire this weekend as Chatsworth Arts Festival returns for its fifth edition.

Gucci R.Feinstein Chatsworth SKeyte. Pictures by Samuel Keyte – Courtesy of Gucci

The weekend of performance, music, design, painting, sculpture, ceramics, dance, animation, photography and writing runs from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September at the Peak District home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Rodadoras 2. Image credit Marso Riviere

The festival is supported through Arts Council’s National Lottery Project Grants and will feature more than 25 artists, including Ben Long, who will be giving a talk in the shadow of his eight-metre high Dog Scaffolding Sculpture, which overlooks the festival site.

Chatsworth was one of the arts and cultural organisations who joined forces with local tourism partners to create a package which took visitors on a contemporary ‘Grand Tour’ of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire’s cultural history and landscape.

Chineke! Image credit Eric Richmond and Joe Swift

Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England, said:

“We are proud to support the wealth of history and creativity we have here in Derbyshire, and to celebrate all that the region has to offer.

“The Chatsworth Arts Festival is a great opportunity for visitors and locals alike to discover hidden collections, hear from world-class creatives and experience great arts and culture in the heart of the Peak District.”

Find out more here