Welcome to Melbourne Festival

Sadly we have had a dramatic change of plan for the 2020 Melbourne Festival. Due to the ongoing Covid 19 Crisis we have been forced to cancel this years’ Art & Architecture Trail BUT don’t forget to put the dates 18 & 19 September2021 in your diary when we will be back on track!

We had carried on planning for the Art & Architecture Trail in the hope that some sort of normality will have returned by September, sadly, after weighing up the safety of our Hosts, our team of Volunteers and the risk of bringing the Artists and thousands of visitors to Melbourne for the weekend we have decided, with heavy hearts, that we are going to have to cancel.

Please watch this space as we have some exciting ideas to put on a virtual Festival if we cant bring you the REAL thing.
In October 2019 opened Arts Melbourne Galley at 2 Market Place, Melbourne. The gallery is currently closed by we hope to reopen in July. The Gallery hosts exhibitions by Melbourne Festival artists.
If you would like to get creative when lockdown ends join us for workshops each Saturday from August. Full details are on our Workshops page and our Facebook pages.
We will keep you up to date with our plans as they progress and don’t forget to tell your friends and remember to “follow” Melbourne Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with our plans as lockdown is relaxed.

Melbourne Festival is a celebration of the Creative and Performing Arts in Melbourne, South Derbyshire just half an hour from Derby, Nottingham and Leicester! The highlight of the Melbourne Festival, the Art & Architecture Trail is always a great opportunity to see the cream of Artistic Talent from the East Midlands, the Art Trail always brings a late summer splash of colour and energy as Melbourne comes alive  each September. Over 70 local homes, businesses, halls and churches host over 140 artists in the heart of Melbourne!

Melbourne Festival is a “Not For Profit” organisation and reinvests any profit made in one year in the following year’s Festival, commissions, community activities and events leading up to the next Festival.

To keep costs to a minimum Melbourne Festival is run mainly by volunteers. If you would like to get involved please contact us, we are a friendly team and would love to have your help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melbourne Festival Art and Artists

Planning is now underway for the Art and Architecture Trail at Melbourne Festival 2019, the Trail takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020. The Art and Architecture Trail aims to provide a showcase for Midlands based artists to share their work and for the public to buy direct from the artist.

We aim for a mix of art to enjoy, art to intrigue and art to take home! We hope that this year the Trail will include a great mix of some of our favourite artists who have exhibited at previous Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trails and many new faces. We guarantee that there will be something for every taste, and pocket, with everything from paintings to pastels, photography to prints, ceramics and pottery, sculpture and jewellery something for everyone.

We hope you will join us on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September to enjoy a day out meeting an extremely talented group of artists.

Melbourne Festival Art and Artists

Planning is now well underway for the Art and Architecture Trail at Melbourne Festival 2019, the Trail takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020. The Art and Architecture Trail aims to provide a showcase for Midlands based artists to share their work and for the public to buy direct from the artist.

We aim for a mix of art to enjoy, art to intrigue and art to take home! We hope that this year the Trail will include a great mix of some of our favourite artists who have exhibited at previous Melbourne Festival Art & Architecture Trails and many new faces. We guarantee that there will be something for every taste, and pocket, with everything from paintings to pastels, photography to prints, ceramics and pottery, sculpture and jewellery something for everyone. 

We hope you will join us on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September to enjoy a day out meeting an extremely talented group of artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melbourne Festival – What’s On 

Melbourne Festival brings the Creative and Performing Arts to Melbourne each September. 

The highlight of the Festival is the Art & Architecture Trail, on 19th and 20th September in 2020. Throughout September and October the Festival hosts a number of concerts and other performances as part of Melbourne Festival Fringe. In addition look out for details of workshops and special projects you can get involved with throughout the year. 

A selection of past events is shown on these pages. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival takes place each year in Melbourne a beautiful village in South Derbyshire situated within half an hour of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

To contact Melbourne Festival contact us at info@melbournefestival.co.uk , call us on 07765 819428 or on https://www.facebook.com/TheMelbourneFestival/

Visit Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival takes place each year in Melbourne a beautiful village in South Derbyshire situated within half an hour of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

To contact Melbourne Festival contact us at info@melbournefestival.co.uk , call us on 07765 819428 or on https://www.facebook.com/TheMelbourneFestival/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for supporting Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival is a great credit to everyone involved, we are proud to say that after fifteen years 90% of the work is still done by volunteers.

The Festival team would like to thank our volunteers, hosts and all of the local companies who have sponsored the Melbourne Festival for their support. Links to our sponsors’ websites are available on the sponsors section of the Supporting Melbourne Festival page.

The Festival relies on sponsorship from local businesses and members of the Friends of Melbourne Festival to supplement our main income. Our income from Artists fees for the Art Trail, tickets for the Trail, Concerts and Performances are in themselves insufficient to cover costs of an event the size of Melbourne Festival and the community events for local residents. This income raises approximately 70% of the cost of the Festival, to survive and remain fresh and vibrant Melbourne Festival needs support from local companies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melbourne Festival Links

Melbourne Festival Links

On these pages there are links to our Sponsors, Places to Eat, Drink or Stay, Places to go, Arts Organisations and more…

Melbourne Festival Links

Melbourne Festival Links

On these pages there are links to our Sponsors, Places to Eat, Drink or Stay, Places to go, Arts Organisations and more…