Calling all ‘Made in Derbyshire’ members, Derbyshire artists, crafts people, musicians and artisans. The Derbyshire Eco Centre Summer Fair 2015 will be a celebration of adult learning and all that is ‘Made in Derbyshire’; from food to crafts to musical acts and all that is in-between!
The Old Station Gallery have had a huge response to our call out for exhibitors for our inaugural Arts Festival this Spring Bank Holiday. There is still time to apply as the deadline for applications is 31st March.
For further information visit the website at:
The nationally renowned Buxton Festival featuring opera, music and books will take place from 10 to 26 July. This year’s music series features 36 concerts from award-winning and internationally renowned singers and musicians performing in Buxton Opera House, the Pavilion Arts Centre, St John’s Church and the Pavilion Café.
Local charity Accessible Derbyshire delivered workshops sessions at Visit England's national conference on Accessible Tourism on 'the customer journey and how to improve it'.
A new craft group opens its’ doors at Bakewell Town Hall on Tuesdays.
If you love making and would like to share your skills, ideas and enthusiasm for all things handmade, join us every Tuesday from 10.30am.
Would you like to learn a new skill?
Or make your own piece of jewellery for a special occasion?
Or perhaps you’d like to develop what you already know about enamelling?
Run by Gwin Kerry – Designer and Maker in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at West Studios in Chesterfield, a range of completely flexible workshops are available to book now.
Examples of workshops include:
Past and present swimming champions have pledged their support for a local charity’s bid to find a site to build a new pool and leisure facility including Ellie Simmonds OBE, four time Paralympic Champion and 10 world records holder.
Derbyshire Literature Festival takes place from 8th to 17th May 2015 – one of our main Made in Derbyshire celebration events in 2015. It’s a packed 10 days with over 50 events taking place across the county in libraries, heritage venues and community centres.
Described by The Observer as 'Britain's greatest living dramatic poet', visionary writer David Rudkin gives the Plague a central voice as narrator in a dramatic new telling of events at Eyam 350 years ago.
New Perspectives is staging a reading of this haunting new play at Eyam Parish Church, featuring live music.
The reading will be a world premiere of Here We Stay, on Saturday 18 July at 7.30pm.
The nationally renowned Buxton Festival featuring opera, music and books will take place from 10 to 26 July. This year’s progamme features over 40 fascinating talks from best selling and award-winning authors, personalities, historical, artistic, poilitical and musical experts.
Speakers including Antonia Fraser, Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, William Waldegrave, Miriam Margolyes and Bill Oddie will appear at this year’s festival alongside best selling authors including Helen Macdonald, Louis De Bernieres, Penny Junor and Henry Marsh.
Buxton Festival’s acclaimed poetry competition is open for entries and has announced its theme for 2015 as ‘Time’. The competition is now in its 8th year, each year around 600 poets enter the competition from across the country and even further afield with entries coming in the past from the USA, New Zealand and Slovenia.
Discover lesser-known cultural highlights that Derbyshire and the Peak District has to offer with a brand new app. At the heart of this free download are personal oral reminiscences and some of the best archive photography the region has to offer. Use this app to compare now and then. Listen to local residents personal stories that bring the past to life and fade old images of Derbyshire into your camera view and see how today's scene has changed.
A “Live & Local” show at Crich Glebe Field Centre on Saturday 14th March 2015 – 7:30 pm
The Studios in New Mills are now taking booking for Monoprinting, Dry Point Etching, Collograph, Life Drawing, Mosaic and Collage Classes.
For full details including dates, costs, course content and to reserve your place go to: www.thestudios.co
Doing a spot of shopping or simply want to enjoy some local talent? Check out the Market Place in the Cathedral Quarter every third Saturday of the month.
Produced by Cathedral Quarter Derby, and Furthest From The Sea, Knickerbocker Glorious is four fun hours of free family entertainment guaranteed to put a spring in your step and our Handcrafted Event is set to showcase the best textile makers the area has to offer!
Indietracks are excited to announce that The Go! Team, Cinerama, Martha, Tigercats and Euros Childs are among the first 17 artists to be confirmed for this year’s Indietracks festival.
The Derwent Valley Heritage Way was opened by the previous Duke of Devonshire in April 2003. A guidebook was published to coincide with the opening but has been out of print for several years now. This new edition has been updated and has new maps from Ordnance Survey at 1:2500 scale with photographs to support the text.
The annual Derbyshire Sports Awards, sponsored by the University of Derby and held every November, is one of the showpiece occasions in the county’s sporting calendar. You can download a nomination form now.
The life and times of George Stephenson's days in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, which is where he buried inside the town’s Holy Trinity Church on Newbold Road.
A world class biennale, celebrating its 10th anniversary, the FORMAT International Photography Festival brings together the best of contemporary photography under the curatorial theme of EVIDENCE. Previous festivals have presented exhibitions on the themes of Factory, Street and Film.
Bruce Swanwick's poem celebrates the joy of everyday things experienced on a walk through his local park.
The Buxton Spa Prize will again attract and encourage artists of all ages and abilities to paint the town in the open air (en plein air) during May and June. The prize which was successfully launched in 2014 aims to raise the profile of artists and their work and further enhance Buxton’s national reputation as a centre for arts and culture.