Tapton Lock Festival returns with free weekend of fun for families

A free family festival run by an arts and wellbeing charity is making a comeback this year.

Wednesday, 11th August 2021, 5:30 am
A bubbleologist will be among the attractions at Tapton Lock Festival on the banks of Chesterfield canal on September 11 and 12, 2021.

Tapton Lock Festival will take place along the banks of Chesterfield canal on September 11 and 12.

This event celebrates the great outdoors and the incredible wildlife on our doorsteps.

From a climbing wall and canoeing to art workshops to fantastic performances, there is no chance of getting bored.

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Art workshops at Tapton Lock Festival will bring out the creative talents in families.

Attractions will include a bubbleologist, children’s puppet shows and performances by Bee Guides Bombus and Borage and their amazing Bee Cart.

Hosted in partnership with the Derbyshire County Council, this festival is the first large event that the charity Junction Arts has been able to run since March last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Having worked hard to continue their support to care homes, schools and families at a distance, the team is happy to be back running their events and workshops face to face again, offering people the opportunity to be creative and empowering lives.

This year, Junction Arts is on a mission to bring our communities back together safely, through its calendar of exciting events. The charity has seen how involvement in creative and social activities and interaction within communities alleviates loneliness, anxiety and stress.

Junction Arts is aiming to raise £1,000 towards the costs of putting on Tapton Lock Festival. To become a sponsor of the festival, go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/TaptonLockFestival2021

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