Things to do this May Bank Holiday

Set in the grounds of the magnificent Hardwick Hall, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire provides a stunning venue for a Food & Drink Festival. The event to be held for three days between the 30th April and the 2nd May, opens its gates at 10am each day.

 

Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May 2016– Set in Buxton’s spectacular Opera House, the Pavilion Arts Centre and beautiful Pavilion Gardens this festival will host gigs by Oysterband with June Tabor and Sam Carter, Seth Lakeman supported by Lucy Ward, Edward II, Will Pound and Eddy Jay, and the Emily Portman Trio. There’ll also be a huge beer hall hosting a festival of more than 100 real ales and providing the setting for the Big Session Ceilidh with the Oysterband and guests, and music sessions throughout the weekend led by Big Session concert artists. Fill

 

Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May 2016- This is set to be an event unlike any other; a massive selection of unique acts,  A series of spectaculars on the lake, to be revealed in the months leading up to the event will include a recreation of Carlos Trower, “The African Blondin’s” daring tightrope walk by Chris Bull, high-wire walker otherwise known as ‘Bullzini’ of the Bullzini Family.

Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May 2016- Music and bands of all genres but especially, brass, jazz and folk across the site plus a small beer and food festival into the early evening to celebrate spring and the May bank holiday.

 

Saturday 30th April – Monday 2nd May 2016-In conjunction with the Steeple Grange Light Railway, based in the nearby quarries, we celebrate the importance to Wirksworth of the stone industry. Special joint tickets will be available and there will be talks about quarrying too,

 

Sunday 1st May 2016-Cruising the five miles of waterway from Chesterfield to Staveley, guests are able to see at first hand the high quality of the restoration that has been carried out on this stretch of the canal and experience the local flora and fauna.

 

Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd May 2016-Hurtle yourself into the awesome spectacle of Bolsover Castle under attack. Take cover! Witness the opposing forces of the Roundheads and Cavaliers prepare for Civil War battle, pick your side and check your armour before the muskets and pikes are put into action. Hear gruesome tales from the front lines and experience the fear and anticipation of battle with the rallying cry of generals as they prepare their soldiers for the impending bloodshed.

 

Monday 2nd May 2016-This canal trip will take you down the beautiful Chesterfield Canal – so you can cruise and enjoy the lovely scenery. You may even spot some wildlife as you cruise along!

 

 Have a lovely long weekend, everyone!

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