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Tideswell celebrates food from local to global at the sixth annual Tideswell Food Festival

ffflier2016 FoodFest 2016On Saturday 30 April 2016, between 10 am and 4 pm, Tideswell welcomes a wide variety of food stallholders to celebrate local, national and international cuisine for the sixth annual Tideswell Food Festival. In the streets of this beautiful Peak District village, there will be around 60 different stalls showcasing artisan food and drink from Derbyshire and beyond, with hot and cold treats from food cultures as near as the Peak District and as far as Borneo, Laos and Russia to enjoy on the day. And there will be plenty of lovely things to take home from bread to brownies, coffee to cakes, and pies to pastries. Local shops, cafes and pubs will be open for business, and there will be a chance to explore the Parish Church (our very own Cathedral of the Peak), and sample local people’s favourite recipes in Nibbles in the Nave.

But it’s about more than just food. There will be family entertainment including Tideswell Band and Tideswell Singers, folk from the Bailey Sisters, and acapella all-female barbershop singing from the quartet Incognito. You can meet local artists and buy their creations at Crafts in the Chancel, in the Parish Church, and visit Tideswell Kitchen Garden to find out more about growing food, buy plants, take part in a tool swap, or take a tour.

There will be free parking, including some disabled parking with flat access, and maps with details of stalls and events will be available on the day.

To find out more, keep an eye on Facebook (, Twitter ( and the website (

The latest update on the traders at the Tideswell Food Festival 2016

Tideswell Food Festival 2016 fllierAll of us at Tideswell Food Festival hope you had a Happy Easter, and enjoyed some wonderful local food.

Here’s the latest update on the traders at the food festival. It’s getting closer – just a month away now, and we are all getting really excited!



Tideswell Kitchen Garden at the 2016 Food Festival

Tideswell Kitchen Garden #2 Tideswell Kitchen Garden #5There will be a variety of activities on offer in the Tideswell Kitchen Garden at the 2016 Tideswell Food Festival on 30 April, including a quiz and prize draw, seed planting, a plant sale, tool recycling, and music from Tideswell Singers.


The volunteer Kitchen Gardeners are available to give you a tour, and you can do some gardening too if it takes your fancy!

Tideswell Kitchen Garden #3Tideswell Kitchen Garden was established as part of the Taste Tideswell project, launched when the village was awarded BBC Village SOS funding. The Garden is run by a group of volunteers under the ‘Friends of Taste Tideswell’ label, supported by a Derbyshire Dales community grant.

The Garden is an open access space for all local people, and supplies Tideswell’s Wednesday Lunch Club with vegetables, fruit and herbs for the dishes it serves each fortnight. All volunteers are free to help themselves to produce grown in the garden, and monthly meet-ups are held at 10 am on the first Saturday of each month, to supplement time spent in the garden individually/in smaller groups. For more news, join the ‘Tideswell Kitchen Garden’ group on Facebook, contact Helen Grainger at or call Judy Cooke on 01298 872408.

Tideswell Kitchen Garden #4

The Parish Church at the Food Festival

On Tideswell Food Festival day, there’s something for everyone at St John’s Church.

Tideswell’s beautiful 14th C Parish Church, also known as the Cathedral of the Peak, will be open 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday 30 April 2016.



Space for quiet reflection away from the business and bustle of the Food Festival

Music from Tideswell Singers and others during the day

Crafts in the Chancel 10 am to 4 pm – a chance to meet local craftspeople, and buy hand dyed yarns, felting, jewellery, cards and other crafts

Nibbles in the Nave 10 am to 4 pm, with the chance for a taster from 1 pm – talk to local people about their favourite recipes, try the results, buy the recipe booklet to take home, and browse the kitchenalia and table linens available for a donation.

Visit the Community Garden behind the Church

Crafts in the Chancel at Tideswell Food Festival

Something new this year for the Tideswell Food Festival – Crafts in the Chancel. Come along to St John’s Parish Church between 10 am and 4 pm on 30 April 2016 to see and buy some amazing local arts and crafts:




daisyleeovertonDaisy Lee-Overton jewellery – maker and designer of wearable sculpture







Frances Lumber PhotographyFrances Lumber Photography – photographer and artist living in Tideswell, Derbyshire, producing black and white landscape photographs, still-life and mixed-media artwork.











PDY1PDY3PDY2Peak District Yarns – small batches of delicious yarn, inspired by the colours and the landscapes of the countryside around the Peak District.





DSC_0550 Valentines figure 2 Fiona and Daisy Rogers – felted items, wire animals and hand-crafted jewellery










Carole WilsonCarol Wilson Art – natural artworks in handmade felt inspired by the flora and fauna, the dramatic views, the shapes and textures of the rugged landscape, and the ever-changing colours and light of the Peak District










bunting3bunting1bunting4bunting2Beautiful Buttons and Books – sculpted upcycled books and beautiful bespoke jewellery and bunting 



Bringing together food from across Derbyshire and elsewhere – Tideswell Food Festival

Two months away and counting – Tideswell Food Festival: A wonderful festival of food in the beautiful Peak District – 30 April 2016