Peak Volumes' latest window display celebrates the Tideswell Arts Festival.
The Tideswell Arts Festival starts today, with a Singing Workshop at 2 pm, and the Albion Choir at 7.30 pm.
The Tideswell Arts Festival is getting closer! The festival starts on 20 September and finishes on 27 September - get your tickets (including season tickets) from Peak Volumes opposite the church in the centre of Tideswell, or online. Check out the Facebook page too.
Saturday 20th at 2-5 pm – Singing Workshop
Tideswell Arts Festival begins with a singing workshop aimed at all ages and abilities.
Saturday 20th at 7.30 pm – Albion choir
Albion performs mostly unaccompanied, allowing the purity of the human voice to sound across the centuries. The group is known for a fresh sound and vibrant energy and for warm, wholehearted music-making.
Sunday 21st at 1 pm – The Bailey Sisters
The Bailey Sisters are Alyson Rainey, Karen Dyson and Shelley Rainey. All with fine voices, with the addition of guitar and fiddle, they offer a wide variety of traditional, self-penned and classical material, ranging from the 1200s to the present day.
Sunday 21st at 2-6 pm – The free Fringe Festival
The FREE Fringe performances will include Ian Bramall, Captives on the Carousel, and Laura James
Sunday 21st at 7.30 pm – Quercus
The trio features the award winning English singer June Tabor whose dark voice has an uncanny ability to underscore the emotional essence of a ballad; Welsh jazz pianist and composer Huw Warren; and English saxophonist Iain Ballamy. They are all exceptionally talented.
Tuesday 23rd at 7.30 pm – Tideswell Male Voice Choir
Tideswell Male Voice Choir has a well-deserved reputation for its excellence in choral singing and will perform a varied programme of established favourites and new material.
Wednesday 22nd at 6 pm – Chetham’s School of Music
Students from this renowned international music school will hold a lunchtime workshop for schools and then an early-evening concert for all lovers of music, all to their exceptionally high standards.
Thursday 25th at 7.30 pm – Ladybrook Singers
The Ladybrook Singers are a multi award winning ladies choir from Hazel Grove, Stockport. They will be performing a programme of mainly English music including music by Britten, Rutter, Elgar and Andrew Lloyd Webber plus folk songs and few favourites of the choir. There will be an eclectic programme of music to suit all tastes. Their conductor is Alison Bletcher who grew up in Buxton and is no stranger to the music scene in Tideswell.
Friday 26th at 7.30 pm – Derby Cathedral Choir
The highly regarded Derby Cathedral Choir will perform a concert of well-known choral pieces for the first half, including an organ recital, and after the interval will perform Faure’s Requiem.
Sat 27th at 7.30 pm– Jacqui Dankworth
Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences, as well as her acute sensibility as a songwriter and lyricist. Her voice has been described as “multi-faceted” and “incomparable” by The Times.
People across the UK will be turning out their lights between10 and 11 pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war.
The project is being organised by 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme for the First World War Centenary Commemorations.
The inspiration for LIGHTS OUT comes from a famous remark made on the eve of the outbreak of war by the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time”. Britain declared war on Germany at 11pm on 4 August 1914 ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history.
LIGHTS OUT complements the candlelit vigil service to be held in Westminster Abbey from 10pm to 11pm on 4th August.
It's very nearly time for Tideswell's 2014 Wakes Week and Well Dressings - June 21-29.
Are you coming along to the Tideswell Food Festival on Saturday 3 May? Have a look in our window while you are here, and see if you can spot the link to food...
...it's penguins of course, because back in the 1970s Derek Nimmo urged us to p-p-pick up a Penguin.
We have done the same at Peak Volumes with a window devoted entirely to Penguin Books and their iconic covers.
Sp, if you are p-p-peckish, come in and p-p-pick up a penguin!
On Saturday 3rd May from 10am, Tideswell Village will be hosting its fourth annual Food Festival. Originally created in conjunction with the BBC programme Village SOS to showcase Tideswell village, it has gone from strength to strength, with last year’s festival attracting 5000 people.
This year the streets will again be lined with over 65 independent food related stalls, offering unique treats and gifts, whilst the whole village will be entertained by an array of music and street activity, creating a fabulous traditional village festival atmosphere.
Tideswell parish Church, the Cathedral of the Peak, will be also hosting various music events including the Tideswell Singers and the Tideswell band, whilst children and adults alike will find exciting activities to do in the Community Kitchen Garden. In addition Tideswell School of Food will be opening its doors to further entertain visitors with cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and tours of the building.
Suzanne Elvidge, part of the organising team and co-owner of the Peak Volumes bookshop in Tideswell states “We are really excited about this year's food festival, and are so pleased to see how it has grown over the four years. This year promises to be another glorious day out for all the family, with fabulous food, great entertainment and a wonderful atmosphere, all set in a beautiful part of the Peak District.”
The festival is unique in the fact it is run entirely by the village volunteers- even the car parks will be run by the local Scout and Cup groups, so visitors will truly be treated to a village food extravaganza.
Come and find us (and other great stalls too) at the St Anne's Church, Miller's Dale Easter Sale and open day. It's on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday (20th and 21st April), 10 am – 4 pm.
Come and browse the crafts, cakes, books, jewellery, shabby chic furniture, gently used toys and unwanted gifts… or simply visit the church or sit in the gardens and eat cake!
Phil Stafford of Shop In Tideswell is heading down to Somerset on Thursday 20 February to take food donations to the Somerset Levels. These will go to volunteers who take hot food to the people looking after the pumps.
Please take donations of food that is easy to prepare and eat, such as pies, fish fingers and soup, to Peaches in Tideswell (please only take frozen food on Thursday morning). There will also be a collection box for any donations of money.
The next stop for the Tideswell Posada - after struggling through the snow...
...Mary and Joseph found a place to stay and find a bite to eat at Tindalls in Tideswell.
And this morning they were serenaded with Christmas carols from the Pot Market.
Do you know, I think it might be nearly Christmas...
Mary and Joseph are still making their way through Tideswell towards Bethlehem, on a cold and moonlit night.
And finally they reach another homely house: Mary and Joseph can rest and warm up in front of an open fire on the twelfth night of Tideswell Posada.
The figures were designed and made by local artist Fiona Courtenay-Thompson (on wood blocks cut and prepared by David Longden).
Peak Volumes - a bookshop the way they used to be