Category: Events

Derbyshire Open Arts 2022, an open studio event

This year we're excited to announce there are 217 artists exhibiting at 62 venues throughout Derbyshire.


Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th May 2022

Opening hours 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, unless otherwise stated.

What better way to spend a weekend than visiting Derbyshire and getting an insight into the working practices of artists and makers as they open their studios for visitors, locals and art lovers alike!

Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair Elvaston Castle, Derby

Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair

Elvaston Castle, Derby

14th & 15th May 2022
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm

Adults £6, Children (under 12s) £2, Under 5s FREE
FREE Parking, Disabled Parking & Facilities

What's on

Food & Drink Producers. Home, craft & Gift Exhibitors. Live Music. Bar. Street Food. Children’s Activities & lots more.

Upcoming Events- The Whitworth, Darley Dale

5th June- Last Night at the Proms spectacular! Celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

Details: This FREE event will consist of a Last Night Of The Proms Concert by the Wirksworth Community Orchestra, plus performances from Tinderbox Performing Arts and Wirksworth Community Choir as well as many other activities including Carriage Rides from Red House Stables, Crazy Golf, Giant Board Games, Bouncy Castle, Dog Flyball, Croquet plus much more! You’ll also get to take a tour of a fire engine with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Services!

Time: 12-6pm

Chatsworth Horse Trails - This Weekend!

A three-day event of thrilling world-class equestrian sport, combined with entertainment for all the family.

13th - 15th May 2022

Tickets are available online and at the gate (card payments only).


World-class competition

Join us and enjoy world-class competition, from elegant dressage and exciting show jumping to gripping cross country. Explore the 2022 timetable.

ArtCore Events & News- May 2022

We are excited to share all the upcoming news in May, Artcore is getting ready to open up the Gallery and host events. Don't miss exciting opportunities at Artcore including Open Calls and seeing all the extensive events we got planned for the Gallery!



Grand reopening of ArtCore Gallery

Join us on 27th May to celebrate the opening of our newly refurbished Gallery, Cafe & Studios on Albert St Derby!

6pm - 8pm - 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square, DE1 2DS

Doe Lea Centre open Arts Exhibition

Come along to a free exhibition showcasing local artists, makers and arts groups in Doe Lea.

It is an excellent opportunity to meet the artists, discuss their work, and buy original artwork.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May - 10 am - 5 pm

Refreshments are available throughout the day.

Other special events:

Yarn Bombing Display Installation

Thursday 26th May - 10:30 am onward

Shadowman Live Performance Art

Saturday 28th May, 11 am - 2 pm

Creative Facilitation Masterclass with Deanna Rodger

Who Knows: Creative Facilitation Masterclass with Deanna Rodger

Adverse Camber and Junction Arts are excited to present this 2-day masterclass aimed at storytelling creatives across a range of disciplines who want to turn their creative practice into workshops and facilitation. The event has a particular focus on working with young people.

Deanna Rodger is a leading UK poet who has performed and facilitated workshops all across the world.

Discover the creative potential of rubbish with a new exhibition by Michelle Reader

Discover the creative potential of rubbish with a new exhibition by Michelle Reader at The Harley Gallery 

Michelle Reader: Recycled Sculpture will be on show at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck from 14th May until 24th July. This new free entry exhibition shows astonishing large scale wildlife sculptures – all made from an extraordinary array of domestic waste.  

In the hands of sculptor Michelle Reader, a broken fan might become part of a mountain goat, or a paintbrush the beard of a bearded vulture.  

Bakewell Day of Dance, Saturday 25 June 2022

Bakewell’s 18th International Day of Dance

 We are back!  After two quiet years on the streets of Bakewell, we are so excited that the 18th Day of Dance will be held on Saturday 25 June, filling our picturesque town again with the music and dance from around the world.  

The Day heralds the start of Bakewell Carnival Week, there is a Farmers Market and with local well dressings on show, it is a day out not to miss, so join the several thousand people who travel from around the country to enjoy the dancing, colour and fun.  


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