Taddington Wells Week 2024

17 to 23 August 2024


Every year, the small village of Taddington in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, is pleased to welcome people from all over the world to its Well Dressing, Flower Festival and Village Fete.

Each year there is a different theme on which the designs are based and this year the theme is Flora, Fauna & Folk.

The village’s historic church and pretty churchyard near the centre of the village, are the focal point of most of the week’s activities.

Live and Local – Daniel Smith Blues Band

The Daniel Smith Blues Band will be playing live in Taddington on Friday 10 May at 7:30 at the village institute.
“A serious challenger to Jools Holland as the UK’s no.1 boogie pianist” – Blues in Britain
“For jump-blues, look no further than Daniel Smith” – Blues Revue USA
Advance tickets £12.00 (£8.00 Students).
There will be a bar.

Live and Local – The Foundry Group

The Foundry Group presents ‘Underdogs’ at Taddington Village Institute on Friday 8 March 7:30
When they’re in a hole, some people start digging. In an overlooked pub in a left-behind town, an unlikely hero and his would-be agent plot to put themselves on the map via an insane World Record attempt – the longest time buried alive. That’s five months in an oversized coffin, under a tiny beer garden in the middle of Mansfield. A true and often hilarious tale of courage, endurance, hope, despair, love, lies and media manipulation.
The world premiere of Underdogs took place at Brighton’s Rialto Theatre as part of Brighton Fringe, 24th-28th May 2022 and was the winner of the OffFEST Award for Theatre, Brighton Fringe 2022.

“…on the surface about a bizarre record attempt; underneath an indictment of society’s attitude to the little people.” – Chris Neville-Smith

“The Foundry Group’s new play crackles with sharp one-liners… subtly layered with universal themes of love and loss. Highly recommended.” – Fringe Review

“Enchanting comedy… clever and endearing.” GScene

Tickets are now on sale – £12 advance, £14 on the door, £8 under 16s and students
To book please email [email protected]

Thai Cave Rescue

Tuesday 20th Feb 7:15 for 7:30 start

A talk on the Thai Cave Rescue by Bill Whitehouse – an insider account of the rescue that gripped the world. We all knew it was happening but most of us didn’t realise that it was being coordinated from just a couple of miles away in Tideswell. At the time, Bill Whitehouse was the Vice Chair of the British Cave Rescue Council and found himself helping to orchestrate the international response. Bill is an excellent speaker and, by all accounts, his account is spellbinding. Not to be missed!
£5 on the door – a contribution will be made to Derbyshire Cave Rescue.

Christmas Tree Light Up

Saturday 9th December at 6pm @ the entrance to Taddington church

There will be mulled wine, mince pies and soft drinks for the little ones – just throw a donation in the bucket – and carol singing around the tree.
We will also be collecting for the food bank, so any donations will be greatly appreciated.These can either be dropped off with me or brought on the night. Please bring some pennies as we want to raise money for the church and school. I have left a tub of wooden decorations outside my front door for anyone who would like to decorate their own (Laurel House next door to the Queens).
Jane Allen