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Derby Lockout Festival at the Silk Mill

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Stage Left Lux are pleased to be attending the Lockout Festival at the Derby Museum of making this weekend.

We've got a market stall and will be showcasing a range of our unique upcycled lighting at this fantastic event, which marks 190 years since the Lockout at the Silk Mill.

On Saturday 17th June 2023 we will be on Cathedral Green outside Derby's museum of making which is located on the site of the former Loombes Mill.

Why is Derby Silk Mill special?

The silk mill is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World heritage site, and a fantastic location which celebrates industry, creativity and manufacturing which Derby City is famous for.

What is the Derby Silk Mill Lockout Festival?

The Derby Silk Mill lockout started in 1933 when workers at Derby's Silk Mill demanded better pay and working conditions, this led to huge changes in workers rights and the formation of workers unions.

On the day there will be a selection of market stalls from local small businesses, food and drink and live bands and entertainment. It's going to be a great day out for the whole family!

Be sure to come along and have a look around.

The lockout started in 1933 and lasted until 1934 when workers at the Silk Mill refused to work due to poor conditions and pay. Scenes of Lockout is depicted on a mural on the side of The Silk Mill pub.

Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making

If you haven't visited Derby's Museum of Making yet be sure to come and have a look around the museum, it's packed with historical artefacts in relation to Derby's manufacturing industries as well as being a beautiful building in a gorgeous setting on the banks of the River Derwent.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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