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Every June near the summer solstice, the village holds a week long festival known as Wakes. There are a number of activities & events culminating in "Big Saturday", which includes a large scale procession with dressed floats & improvised costumes, followed by an evening torchlight procession led by Tideswell brass band playing a unique tune called "The Tideswell Processional" accompanied by villagers dancing a traditional weaving dance. Tideswell Makers Market is usually held inside St John Baptist during June.

www.tideswellwakes.info

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Since May 2011 Tideswell has been host to an ever increasingly popular food festival with an array
of independent food suppliers, local & well travelled, but sharing one thing in common, a passion
for good quality hand made food.

www.tastetideswell.co.uk

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Every September Tideswell holds it's own art festival & in recent years these have feature the jazz singer & Cleo Lane's daughter Jacqui Dankworth, & the current poet laureate Carol-Ann Duffy.

www.tideswellfestival.co.uk

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