Eat Breathe Live Arts Festival

An afternoon and evening dedicated to the arts and creative talent around the Derbyshire Dales

Date from: June 17 2023
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Price per person: £20
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Tickets: Purchase your tickets here

Smedley Street, Matlock
Saturday 17th June 2023

15.00 PM – Until late

An afternoon and evening dedicated to the arts around the Derbyshire area and including the following:

  • Live Music
  • Live Comedy
  • DJ Sets
  • Spoken Word
  • Street Food
  • Craft Beers
  • Refreshments
  • Open fires


The location for our Eat Breathe Live Arts Festival is our favourite venue in Matlock, Designate on Smedley Street. A wonderfully decorated outdoor beach area and an indoor boutique bar will be our setting for the day, reminiscent of our favourite British festival, End Of The Road in Dorset.We will have a purpose-built stage outdoors (we're not talking about the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury!) and contingencies if it should rain. Indoor bar offering home-cooked food, specially selected wines, Thornbridge beers, cocktails and other hand-picked beverages our bar will keep your glasses full!

Address: 72 Smedley Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, England, DE4 3FQ


cost £20 and will include access to the event, our specially selected food and all entertainment. There will be an additional raffle taking place to take away an original piece of artwork created by the one and only Zoe Genders on the day plus much more.

Numbers are limited and all ticket holders must be over the age of 14 years of age. No small children. Please get in touch if you require any further information at for ticket information.

One main is included within one ticket.
Food is served from 6-8pm.
All options are GF.
All veggie options are Vegan too.
Please indicate in special requests your preferred choice to ensure availability.


Quartet Con Alma - Cuban Dance

Few musical influences have played such a significant and consistent a role in jazz as those of Latin America. Cubop was the first revelation. It was the hip sound of 1950s New York, as migrant musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico started playing with the bebop originators. Then, the sounds of samba and bossa nova entered the scene, and a new craze for bossa jazz took over.Quartet Con Alma derive their name from the Dizzy Gillespie composition ‘Con Alma’. Exploring the breadth of latin jazz, this piano quartet play the music of, and take inspiration from the likes of Horace Silver, Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Chick Corea, The Jazz Crusaders, Tania Maria and Ray Bryant. Whether cooking on ‘Cubano Chant’, relaxing on ‘Poinciana’ or grooving on ‘Come With Me’, this music from the Latin Quarter is always performed Con Alma…“with soul”…

Pheobe Shaw - Acoustic Singer/songwriter

Phoebe Shaw is a talented young singer songwriter from Derbyshire. As well as performing her own songs she is a skilled interpreter of other songwriters work. She has an easy rapport with the audience and a voice to turn every head in her direction. She recently released her debut album: New Leaf which you can listen to on Spotify and iTunes. Throughout her life music and creativity have surrounded Phoebe who's family are also musicians.She studied Fine Art at Loughborough University and this creative journey has fed into her songwriting process. Phoebe is building on last year's successes where she performed to several thousand people at festivals in Germany and France. Closer to home she performed at the Cromford Mills 1771 Festival last year alongside Mark Radcliffe, The Boo Radleys and The Stereo MC's.

David Sye - Spoken Word

Joining us for our spoken word offering is a very special guest, David Sye. David has been involved in music all his life; the son of Frankie Vaughan, David is a well-known British musician. Singer for No Mad Karma and King Hippy bands. After strong experiences such as serious illness, and meeting with Mother Theresa, he survived the war in Bosnia where he was a DJ and more recently witnessed the tragic death of his famous cousin, Amy Winehouse, his experiences have been life-changing. Expect deep insights into the world around us delivered in spoken word, backing tracks and storytelling and with new music on the way later in the year, we might get a sneak peak into some new material

Phil2 - Blues/acoustic

Kicking off the festival proceedings will be two of our favourite local musicians, and dare I say 'legends'? Phil Wildboar and Phil Atkinson, otherwise known as 'Phil2' (I'm still not convinced I'm not having my leg pulled). We can expect bluesy classics from these two, a touch of Tom Waits rasps and guitar craftsmanship to help ease us into a delightful summer afternoon.

Quartet Con Alma

Quartet Con Alma - Latin Cuban Jazz

Designate outdoor beach

Beach setting for the day festival

Indoor bar

Offering home-cooked food, specially selected wines, Thornbridge beers, cocktails and other hand-picked beverages our bar will keep your glasses full.

Phil Atkinson

Phil Atkinson on guitar will be performing with Phil2

Phil Wildboar

The second half of Phil2 will be the Wildboar wrasp on vocals

Phoebe Shaw

A great local talent, Phoebe Shaw will be sharing her own material.