Visitors are being invited to discover the wonders of the Derwent Valley this autumn.
This year’s Discovery Days festival promises to be bigger than ever with more than 160 events planned for the World Heritage Site.
“This is the eighth year of Discovery Days, but the mix of activities stays as fresh as ever,” said World Heritage Site director Mark Suggitt.
“As well as the annual favourites there are plenty of new experiences to enjoy, many of them free–of–charge.”
Events kick off on the weekend of October 27 and 28 with a wide range of activities, from walks and art exhibitions to theatre performances and dance demonstrations.
Pete Castle, Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham will be singing and telling stories which celebrate holidays and holy days.
On the evening of October 31 – Halloween – there will be a chance to see the 1623 Theatre Company perform Supernatural Shakespeare in Belper’s River Gardens.
The final two days, November 3 and 4, will see the usual mix of walks and talks around the Cromford area, and for the first time examples of the world’s earliest industrial housing will be open to view on North
The Festival ends on the Sunday with a children’s torch–lit procession to Masson Mills.
To see what’s on during the festival, visit www.derwentvalleymills.org/discovery‐days.
Alternatively, contact the booking line on 01629 536831 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or email email@example.com