Museum of Making official opening to take place amongst weekend of city-wide celebrations and special events
On Friday 24 September the Museum of Making is holding its official opening ceremony led by the Duke of Devonshire, Patron of Derby Museums, who has been a great supporter of the Museum of Making throughout its development. Derby Silk Mill – widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory – opened as the new Museum of Making in May, and since then has been going from strength to strength.
Join the celebrations at the Eyam Village Bonfire and Firework Display on Saturday 6th November 2021, with entertainment starting in the village square from 5.30pm.
The torch-lit, music-led procession of the infamous ‘Willow RAT’ leaves at 6.15pm and is carried through the village to the chants of ‘Burn the Rat’ up to the playing fields. The RAT is laid on the spectacular bonfire which is then followed by our fabulous firework display.
This year, Chapel Arts seventh annual short story competition is open to everyone resident in the UK.
Winners in each of three age categories will receive prizes as follows:
- Year groups 3-6: £50 / Runner-up: £25
- Year groups 7-11: £75 / Runner-up: £25
- Adult (year group 11+) first place: £100
- Adult (year group 11+) second place: £50
- Adult (year group 11+) third place: £25
This year's title is Isolation.
Explore the Park boundary through 35mm photography and sound, with artists from Glassball Studio and artist Alison Lloyd. On the 25th September we are holding our final photo and sound walk from a series led by Alison Lloyd, that have followed the boundary as closely as possible.
Free screening of four short films created by artists made with workers across the Midlands. Featuring 'A Role to Play' based in Bolsover.
About this work
Junction Arts in partnership with Animate Projects present four short documentary films on the subject of 'work'. All four films were made by artists in collaboration with communities and organisations across the Midlands.
Image: Rameses, Derby Ram Trail Auction - Credit Derby Telegraph
Thirty colourful large ram sculptures from the popular Derby Ram trail went under the hammer last Thursday night at the Museum of Making. The trail has raised over £150,000 and this will be matched by The National Lottery Heritage Fund contribute over £300,000 for Derby Museums’ Endowment.