Festival reaches its big finale

The Wirksworth Festival 2014 reaches its conclusion this weekend with another selection of events aimed at showcasing the arts.

Stop Frame: Process, Experiment and Broadcast is an Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Art and is on again on Saturday and Sunday in the Parish Room, around town and online.

In addition to the artworks, you can see The Ice Book, from 5.30pm every half hour, at Wirksworth Town Hall on Thursday, September 18.

Tickets are £5/£3 to see The Ice Book, which is a miniature theatre show, made of paper and light. An exquisite experience of fragile paper cutouts and video projections that sweep you right into the heart of a fantasy world, it is an intimate and immersive experience of animation, book art and performance. Shows are for ten people maximum.

Then, on Friday, September 19, from 7.30pm, Spiltmilk Say Dance can be seen at Wirksworth Town Hall.

Spiltmilk Say Dance reinvents social dance crazes that have swept dancefloors all over the world.

The first half sees the company’s three dancers put their unique spin on familiar dance favourites; . The second half, it’s your turn! This is a family-friendly event.

Wirksworth Town Hall is the setting on Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm for Wanderlust by the Gramophones.

A curious woman travels the country, stealing stories to fulfil her need for adventure. Tales gathered from around Britain are interwoven with live music, projection and energetic storytelling.

On Sunday, September 21, from 8pm at Wirksworth Town Hall, you can see Ultrasound, who formed during the summer of Britpop. Ultrasound have enjoyed a top 20 slot in the UK charts, appearances on Later with Jools Holland and supported The Darkness.

The Wirksworth Festival 2014 Finale is to be a Community Celebration, on Sunday, from 2.30pm-6pm at Stoney Wood, starting at the Star Disc.

Titled A Rainbow in Silk: Colourful Tales from the Silk Road, you are invited on a journey down the ancient paths of the Silk Road, taking in the incredible atmosphere and inspiring culture of Middle East countries through a colourful array of performed stories, live music and delicious food and drink.

For tickets, visit www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk