Sunday 5th and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May

Join us for the 11th Belper Arts Trail on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Sunday 5th & Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

10.30am - 4.30pm on both days.

This year you will find 170 artists, makers and creatives all over the town centre area in over 50 venues - displaying, demonstrating and doing workshops.

Belper mills by Rebecca Morledge
Belper arts trail Sam Draisy on the main stage

Come along and enjoy all the Arts Trail has to offer

Join the fun as we celebrate our 11th year of providing annual exhibiting space for artists. Our artists will be housed in many varied locations throughout the town centre.

From those first tender shoots all that time ago we now have a tried and trusted event which caters for so many different people and each year we try to broaden the event to include something new, different and interactive.

A full programme of live music will take place with the main stage being in The Memorial Gardens with buskers in other selected venues.

View some of our artist categories here.

What to expect this year.

We have a record number of artists taking part – just over 170 – and some exciting new venues to explore. There will be workshops taking place; demonstrations and a huge variety of art and craft to tempt you.

For entertainment we will have our usual main stage on the Memorial Gardens courtesy of Ark Entertainment plus busk stops around the town. We are joined this year by the brilliant Quite Remarkable theatre company who will be in The Ritz on both days with an hour long show for children (and adults too!). More entertainment is in the offing as we look to flesh out the programme in the next few weeks – but look out for belly dancing, film and some street entertainment.

All this for just £5 for your wristband which will get you into all the venues, plus your complementary Arts Trail guide.

And finally thank you to Peak Wills who are sponsoring us once again.

Did you know Belper has its very own online art marketplace who will print your chosen works for you?

They are called Arti Print and you can see how they work and the quality of what they produce on the trail by visiting their HQ at Forty Five Degrees on Campbell Street.

Learn more