At the recent meeting of the World Heritage Site Steering Group (23rd February 2017) a presentation was made by Sarah McLeod Chief Executive of Derwent Valley Mills WHS which includes Cromford Mills and is run by the Arkwright Society.

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She was proposing a new Industrial Festival in the UK on the lines of the amazingly successful Industriada Festival in Poland based around the former Silesian Coal Mines. The idea is to include industrialised WHS around the country of which there are nine including Liverpool. The proposed title is 4Revolution Industrial WHS Festival and Sarah is looking to launch in 2020.

You can read some notes from the meeting on the Stakeholder Notes page of the Notices Section on this website HERE. (Scroll down to the bottom to find WHS Steering Group.)

You can watch a video of the 2015 Industriada Festival below: