First festival this weekend

THIS weekend, Ilkeston Folk and Blues Club is holding the first in what organisers are hoping will become an annual event.

A large marquee at Stanton Institute Rugby Club in Hallam Fields Road will have a beer festival, featuring a range of real ales and live performances. The free event starts at 2pm on Saturday and runs until about 11pm and also features a raffle with the top prize of an Aria electro-acoustic 12-string guitar.

Experts from the Guitar Zone in Ilkeston will be holding a stall at the event and there will be hot food available throughout.

For more information contact the ‘Stute on 0115 932 3244 or call event organiser Jamie Richardson on 07932 694228.

Ilkeston Folk and Blues Club, which used to be based at the former White Cow pub now meets every Wednesday at the ‘Stute.