Heanor gets ready for festival of fun

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The Heanor festival kicks off on June 15 with two weeks of fun things to do and interesting facts about the town’s history.

A wide range of events have been organised the Heanor Festival Trust with everything from storytelling, music and magic evenings to heritage talks and art and flower exhibitions to school projects, cycling and nature walks.

The festival is capped with a free sports day on Saturday June 30 at Wilmot Street recreation ground.

Organiser David Rowley said: “We have a heritage exhibition gathered from the memorabilia and photographs donated by local people - is to be held at The Old Fire Station.

“Over 100 children from infant and junior schools have taken part in a project to create 50 mosiacs, themed on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which will be displayed in Heanor Methodist Church for the duration of the festival.

“It will look magnificent!”

The students of Aldercar Community College and local community groups hold this year’s Art and Flower Exhibition at Heanor Methodist Church.

The Derby Magic Circle invites you to an evening of table magic at Heanor Miner’s Welfare on Friday June 15.

An event showcasing all creatures great and small will take place at Shipley Country Park on Sunday June 17.

Join Heanor WI for a fun-filled Beetle Drive on Monday June 18 at Heanor Methodist Church. There will be a zumba workshop at Heanor Gate Science College, on Tuesday June 19, and a twilight guided walk around Shipley Park on Wednesday June 20.

For more information visit www.heanorfestival.co.uk/