Dronfield Arts Festival to bring local residents together for a celebration

The Dronfield Arts Festival will be launching on Friday for four days of celebration with music, visual art, dance, crafts, food and many more.

This will be the second edition of the festival, organised by Dronfield Heritage Trust in partnership with FWD Motion.

The festival began only last year as part of a Lottery Funding received by the Trust, but now includes more than 60 events and promises to transform Dronfield into a “town buzzing with excitement and full of people”.

“The event aims to bring residents of Dronfield and the surrounding areas together, and to celebrate all areas of the arts, whilst encouraging the community to get involved in workshops, competitions and activities,” Mike Priestley, Director of the Festival and representative of FWD Motion, said.

Most events at the Festival will be free, allowing participants to enjoy a variety of experiences, including a Tent of Mystery, an open art exhibition, 80’s disco and the main focus of Saturday night – a Lantern Parade.

There will also be some paid events, such as performances by Drama Dronfield, an interactive lightshow and crafts workshops.

“Money raised from paid events are used to contribute towards costs of the free events and to grow the festival,” Mr Priestley added.

“Our ambition is to make the festival an annual event.”

You can find the full programme of the Festival on https://www.dronfieldartsfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/A4-4pp-Events-Planner-no-crops.pdf.

Written by Aleksandra Peneva

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