Town set for carnival fun

Look out for all kinds of exciting things popping up in Wirksworth over the next few weeks.

First up, the town hosting all kinds of weird and wonderful creations with the annual Scarecrow Festival.

The festival runs at the same time as the world famous Wirksworth well dressings, one of the biggest well events in Derbyshire, which begins on May 28 with a blessing ceremony,

The town’s annual carnival, set to be the best yet, will take place on Monday May 30.

This year’s event, which runs from 1pm to 4pm, has a film and television theme. Entertainment will include The Red barrows, Flame Belly Dancers and Titan the Robot – the biggest attraction ever to attend the carnival.