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Local Events

Derbyshire boasts a calendar bursting with events and activities, from annual well dressings and village carnivals, fine agricultural shows, food festivals, to world class theatre and opera in beautiful Victorian theatres.

A full list of what to see and do is available at Visit Peak District

Key dates for your diary. 

Well Dressing May – September

Whilst staying with us throughout spring and summer, enjoy the ancient art of well dressing unique to the Peak District & Derbyshire. Over 80 towns and villages come together to create living art installations using natural materials. These floral masterpieces are displayed from May to September.

“It takes 300 hours to make just one well dressing, so it’s understandable why they are such as intriguing draw for visitors” said Sir Richard FitzHerbert of Tissington Hall.

Click here to see a full list of Well Dressings.

The Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud 22 – 24 September

Inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s passion for art, Art Out Loud is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers held over three days. This year’s programme includes leading figures from the fashion world to tie in with the House Style exhibition: Five Centuries of Fashion.

Visit their website for full details.

Sotheby’s Beyond Limits Sculpture Exhibition 9 September – 27 October 2017

Sotheby’s Beyond Limits is one of the leading events in the artistic calendar and returns to Chatsworth Gardens this autumn. The show features work by leading pioneers, displayed beautifully amongst the Chatsworth Gardens.

For further information please see here.