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Still time to book tickets for Shine A Light

Published: 28 October 2022

Crowds flocked to see the first instalment of this year’s Shine A Light extravaganza last night in a stunning display of light and sound. It was set, for the second year running, in the atmospheric grounds of Cromford Mills 


Jo Dilley, Cllr David Wilson, Cllr Simon Spencer and James Berresford
Shining bright: From left to right, Jo Dilley Managing Director of Visit Peak District, Eilis Scott CEO of the Arkwright Society Cromford Mills, Councillor David Wilson Chairman of Derbyshire County Council, Deputy Leader of Derbyshire County Council Councillor Simon Spencer James Berresford Chair of the CHAT Board (Culture Heritage & Tourism)

Providing fun and entertainment for the whole family, Shine A Light brought to life some of Derbyshire’s heritage and history of innovation in a spectacular large-scale moving animation projected onto Sir Richard Arkwright’s historic mill.

Tickets are still available for tonight’s display at Cromford Mills before the after-dark spectacular moves on to 3 more of Derbyshire’s iconic buildings:

  • Elvaston Castle: 19 and 20 November 2022
  • Barrow Hill Roundhouse: 8 and 9 December 2022
  • Hardwick Hall: 17 and 18 February 2023

The cutting edge projections are unique to each venue, and visitors who watch all 4 displays – and successfully spot the ‘hidden animal’ at each – will have the fantastic opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a hamper of local produce.

In addition to the large-scale projections every 20 minutes throughout each evening, visitors will also be able to enjoy entertainment, and food and drink throughout each evening for a fun-filled experience to remember.

Delivered by internationally-renowned Derbyshire-born video projection artists Illuminos, Shine A Light is designed to celebrate Derbyshire’s rich history and heritage, extend the tourism season and boost the visitor economy in the wake of the pandemic.

We have commissioned the events following a successful pilot in 2021 when Shine A Light displays held at Chatsworth and Cromford Mills were enjoyed by more than 3,200 visitors.

Tickets cost £9 for adults and £6 per child (aged 4 to 16 inclusive, free for 3 and under).

For more information, and to book go to the Visit Peak District website