Clowne celebrates its rich mining heritage with a vibrant festival

Clowne celebrates its rich mining heritage with a vibrant festival

Clowne Mining Festival will take place on Saturday 22nd June from 10am-3pm at St John the Baptist Parish Church. This will be an opportunity for people to celebrate the mining heritage of our district and share their family history with the next generation.

Explore our exhibition of mining memorabilia created by Clowne History Society. Come and see our brand-new mining mosaic created with artist Coralie Turpin and Junction Arts for our newly restored Miners Chapel. Visit our traditional church fair stalls and buy from local traders: so far confirmed are Heist Craft Ale, Ohh Bee Hive, Jim Russell Photography and Rachel Woolley Photographer.

Rector, Rev’d Bryony Taylor said, “Our mining mosaic has a bible text about miners saying ‘hidden things they bring to light’ – that is what we are also doing with this festival – bringing into the light our memories and stories of mining in our district. It’s time we celebrated where we’ve come from so that we can look to the future with hope – the church is the best place to do that!”

Doors open at 10am, refreshments will be available. Bring the whole family!

Notes for Editors

Find out more about Clowne Mining Festival on the church Facebook page:  and church website:

The church is accessible for wheelchairs. The church postcode is S43 4AZ.

The Rector is available for interviews and photographers are welcome.


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