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Cromford Mills 250th Anniversary: Art and Photographic Competitions

Cromford Mills 250th Anniversary: Art and Photographic Competitions

Cromford Mills celebrates its 250th Anniversary of Industrial Revolution by welcoming visitors back with a fantastic series of special events.

Enjoy artisan markets, antiques fairs, special weekend events, online talks and outdoor theatre. Stay up to date with the latest developments by visiting


Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd August 2021, Celebrating the Arts

Reflect on the beauty of the Derwent Valley and delight in this hands-on celebration of the arts this August. See local artists compete in an outdoor painting competition and enter the Cromford Mills photo competition. Don’t miss Medley’s skilled crafting demonstrations and their art and craft show. A great day of celebrating local makers and artists who feature around the site and in our independent shops.


How you can get involved

The Arkwright Society at Cromford Mills will be holding two, free to enter, competitions that invite photographic and artistic interpretations of this wonderful place. There are valuable prizes on offer and any submitted artwork will be exhibited either physically or digitally during the weekend and the following week!


Location: The Arkwright Society, Cromford Mills, Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

For further information and to register a place in the competition, please email: Hurry though, as the closing date for registrations is Sunday 15th August!

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