Stars and Stories

About the Show

Come and wrap yourself up in an evening of Stars and Stories inspired by the wonders of the universe. Magical stories created and performed by young care leavers and professional storyteller Maria Whatton (The Lunar Men), will capture your imagination and entertain all ages.

Join us for eye-opening stargazing sessions from 6.15 pm and after the performance at around 8.30pm!

Storyteller Christine McMahon started visiting care homes in Derbyshire to tell and listen to stories with young people and staff in April 2015, and our Stars and Stories project began in earnest in January 2018. You can read more about the project on these pages on our website. The culmination of the Stars and Stories project will be the first performance of the work created, at the Wirksworth Festival in September 2018.

How to get there – The StarDisc is marked on Google Maps here . Designated parking for Stoney Wood is on Middleton Road, pedestrian and disabled access is on Greenhill, DE4 4EN.

Map of StarDisc Wirksworth

This project has been made possible through partnership with the Derbyshire Virtual School and significant funding from Arts Council England as well as the Cooperative Community Dividend Fund, the Royal Astronomical Society, Tesco’s Bags of Help, Foundation Derbyshire, Walbrook Trust, William and Griselda Kerr Fund and the National Space Centre.

Image credit: Original image by NASA/ESA & Hubble Heritage Team, alterations by Adverse Camber

Stars and Stories

Tour dates

Sat 15th Sep 2018
The StarDisc

Stoney Wood
Part of Wirksworth Festival
Join us for stargazing sessions from 6.15pm and after the performance!