Derbyshire pottery and food festival is back

More than 70 artisans will be selling fine pottery and locally produced food at a popular festival in Derbyshire.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 1:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 1:32 pm
Wardlow Mires Pottery and Food Festival will take place in a large marquee in the Derbyshire Dales hamlet on September 11 and 12.

The Wardlow Mires Pottery Festival – A Celebration of the Table on September 11 and 12 will be hosted in large marquee in the hamlet, near Bakewell.

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Regular potters and newcomers from around the country will showcase their work at the annual festival, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Organiser Pat Fuller said: “With so many events having to cancel through 2020 and early 2021, it is not surprising that shows that are normally held over the earlier summer months have moved to September this year. “It has, of course, been a very difficult time for makers, with so many avenues to sell being lost.“There is a plus side, though, and that is they have not been idle! Many have used the time to explore and further develop their work, experimenting with new ideas that they have been mulling over for some time but never having the time to put into practice.“So come along and enjoy all that is on offer. I know our makers are looking forward to making new friends and seeing old friends again. I also hope that by supporting them, you will derive great pleasure from using your new treasures for many years to come.”The festival runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, September 11 and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, September 12. Last entry is one hour before closing time.Tickets cost £5 each on the gate (free for children under 16) with free parking.

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