A bumper weekend for Glossop!

Glossop is gearing up for a bumper cultural weekend, with the Victorian Heritage weekend, the Derbyshire Open Arts roving art exhibition, Hadfield Open Art Show’s children’s exhibition and trail – AND the Glossop North End Beer Festival – all taking place in the town and around.

The events mark a turning point for the town as it emerges from the pandemic, so there is no doubt that the events will all be well attended as locals and visitors hit the streets to have some fun. 

Steven Dexter from Glossop Creates, said: “Glossop is a melting pot of creativity and community spirit. It’s wonderful to see the Victorian Weekend return to the town, and we are so excited about the GNE Beer Festival which promises to be a great event for any craft ale fans in the town and beyond, as well as the art exhibitions taking place in and around Glossop.

“On top of the events and attractions, Glossop also boasts beautiful landscaped parks, play areas and a heritage high street packed full of independent shops, boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants serving up local dishes and produce. A great location for a fun filled weekend for visitors and locals alike. Our own gift shop and print studio, KIN.DER on Arundel Street, stocks a wide range of prints, cards, homeware,  t-shirts and creations by local artists and makers. Definitely one to add to your mooching list!”

“Glossop Creates aims to platform and bring together the town’s huge creative community, with network meetings, artist residencies, mentoring schemes, events and offering guidance and support in order to make fantastic things happen in our town. There are exciting things happening in this special town and we urge people to get in touch to find out more.”


Victorian Heritage Weekend

After a hiatus of many years, the fabulous Glossop Victorian Heritage Weekend is back with a bang, and the events will take place from Friday – Sunday this weekend. 

The incredible event features a funfair, craft stalls, a Beer Tent featuring ales from Distant Hills and Mouselow Farm Brewery amongst others, a food court, a parade, traction and steam engines, a heritage trail, a dressing up competition, a dog show and performances by vintage singers and the Fab Choir. 

Find out more on Facebook and keep up to date with the timings. 

Derbyshire Open Arts – Glossop

Now in its 16th year, Derbyshire Open Arts showcases the fantastic wealth of artistic talent to be found across the county.  This year, the free annual event in Glossop features works by 17 artists exhibiting at five venues in the town, including the beautiful Victoria Hall on Talbot Street.

The artists taking place at the exhibition at Victoria Hall are Adrian Holt, Chris Taylor, Denise Heywood, Heather Jones, Helen Cunliffe, Jean Hobson, Karen Heywood, Lynne Taylor from Organic Ceramics, Phil Cunliffe, Pippa Hicks and Susan Eversfield.

Artists exhibiting at their own studios include Simon Parkin and Gerry Darbyshire, with Kay Stowell, Colin Mail and Linda Moss joining forces for a Glass, Wood & Wool collaboration. 

Art lovers can come along to see what the artists in Glossop have created this year, including: paintings, drawings, prints, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and glasswork.   

Information about the artists can be found in the brochures and leaflets that will be distributed locally – including at the KIN.DER shop on Arundel Street – and also on the website www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk  . You can also view a map here…

Glossop North End Beer Festival

The annual GNE beer festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with 20 real ales to sample, lots of entertainment and a footie tournament for the kids.

The festival will take place at the club ground on Surrey Street on Friday 27th May (6pm – late) and Saturday 28th May (Midday – late).

Come along and support your local team and have some fun in the sun. You can find out more on Facebook HERE. 

Hadfield Open Arts Show – Children’s Exhibition and Trail

Hadfield Open Art Show is back this year, and bigger and better than ever with a packed programme of events.  This weekend, the wonderful Children’s Art Exhibition and Children’s Art Trail both launch at The Craft Barn in Hadfield. 

The exhibition will be open from 10am – 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, visitors can pick up a map for the Children’s Art Trail through Hadfield and participants can answer questions by spotting masterpieces in various windows. Completed sheets can be exchanged for a free gift.

Julia Norton, manager of The Craft Barn, said: “This Saturday sees the launch of the 10th Hadfield Open Art Show and it’s set to be a record breaker! We have been flooded with entries for both the Adults’ Show in Hadfield Hall and the Children’s Exhibition in The Craft Barn. We can’t wait for visitors to come and see this extraordinary celebration of creativity by all ages in our community. Not only that, but we also have artists in residence in the Community Room with Greg Williamson on Saturday and Karen Heywood on Sunday inviting the public to see them at work. Children can also take part in a free Art Trail through the village by collecting a map from The Craft Barn. Hadfield Open Art Show runs until Saturday 4th June so lots of opportunities to visit!”

Find out more here: https://thecraftbarnhadfield.co.uk/hadfield-open-art-show 

Visitors to the town can check out a directory of local artists, creatives, makers, independent shops and bars and restaurants by checking out the Glossop Creates website: https://www.glossopcreates.com/explore/ 

Glossop Creates is managed by place-making and culture-led regeneration arts organisation Local, who have exciting projects around the UK and into Europe. Contact us on hello@wearelocal.org.uk to find out more about what we do.