Heanor Festival 15 to 30 June 2012
Welcome to the Heanor Festival website, where you will find out everything you need to know about our forthcoming Festival.
Heanor Festival this year will run from 15 June to 30 June 2012. More information on the events can be found on the Events page, or just click here.
The aim of Heanor Festival is to encourage participation by all members of the community, and visitors to the area, to suit all ages and interests. This means there is a wide range of events organised from storytelling, music and magic evenings to heritage talks and art & flower exhibitions.
Other activities include schools projects, cycling and nature walks. Full details of the events are here
The Festival is organised by the Heanor Festival Trust, which is made up of volunteers from the Heanor community. The Trust is a not-for-profit group, who, between Festivals organise fund raising activities to pay for the following year’s event. The Trust also apply for funding to enable Heanor Festival to develop and organise activities for the community to enjoy that would not normally be available.
If you are interested in becoming involved, even if only helping out for a couple of hours during the festival, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01773 762042 for further details.
Heanor Festival began in 2005 as Market Towns Week, and was originally organised by Amber Valley Borough Council. They continued to organise Heanor Market Towns Week as an annual event over the next three years, after which time the community took over. It was renamed Heanor Festival and has continued to be organised by the community ever since.