Chance to help festival

AN ILKESTON arts group is looking for volunteers with a creative streak to help them bring extra events to this summer’s Ilkeston Festival.

Wash Arts in Bath Street has joined forces with Belper-based Fleet Arts to help expand the annual series of arts events in the town and offer residents the chance to learn new skills.

Director of Wash Arts Susan Smith said: “We know that there are so many people, being creative, tucked away in corners in and around Ilkeston – ranging from people who have had a hobby for years, to people who have just taken something up.”

The group is looking for help in advertising, organising displays and exhibitions and more, including volunteers’ own suggestions.

For more information or to register an interest contact Susan Smith on