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Notes on your calendar: music is going all-year round in the Peak District

May 2, 2019

Notes on your calendar: music is going all-year round in the Peak District

Buxton International Festival is bringing music for all four seasons in the Peak District under a new partnership with Orchestras Live.

The programme starts on May 12 when the Northern Chamber Orchestra presents a concert in St John’s Church featuring virtuoso violin music including Wolf, Bach and Tchaikovsky.

The Girls wins first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award

Children in six Derby primary schools have chosen The Girls by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie as the winner of the first Derby Book Festival Children’s Picture Book Award, which aims to celebrate picture books that children can relate to and in which the diversity and challenges of modern life are represented. 


New Opportunity at Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Do you want the opportunity to work for a successful, dynamic and innovative organisation that champions the work and changing needs of the health related Voluntary and Community Sector in Derbyshire?

Derbyshire Voluntary Action is an independent charity, which strategically represents and champions the work of the health and care voluntary and community sector.  We provide vital support to a diverse range of local charities and community groups through our work and also connect people and resources to projects and ideas.

Grab your walking shoes for the first ever Derby Walking Festival

May 2019 will see the first ever Derby Walking Festival take place in Derbyshire, a celebration of walking and walks throughout the city.


Running from Sat 18 – Sun 26 May the festival will explore some of Derby’s fascinating heritage on suburban and urban strolls throughout the city and out into the county. Derby Parks and Move More Derby would like people from across Derby to get involved and take part in one of the many and varied walks scheduled during the festival.


Two atmospheric paintings by Rex Preston....

Rex Preston's solo exhibition finished at gallerytop at the weekend. Most of the paintings were quickly purchased but two of the centrepieces of the show are still available. 


Click on the images for more details. Contact the gallery for delivery options. If you'd like to see the exhibition catalogue, you'll find it here

Local Fundraiser Continues Fitness Drive To Support Safe & Sound

A Derby father-of-three who started on a fitness drive as part of his lifestyle change to combat Type two diabetes, is raising money for a local charity through a series of challenges.

Simon Barcz (39) from Oakwood aims to raise thousands of pounds for Safe and Sound which specialises in grassroots work across Derbyshire that transforms the lives of children and young people who are victims or are at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE). 

Latest Events Coming up at the Barn

'The Cavernicoles of Creswell - The Biology of Caves'
Wednesday 1st May, 7:30pm, Dronfield Hall Barn
£4 (£2 for Friends)
We're looking forward to welcoming Dr Chris Terrell-Nield to the Barn to give a talk all about the biology of caves. Dr Terrell-Nield is a principal lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, and a trained entomologist with particular interests in cave biology and woodland management. Join us as he gives a fascinating talk entitled 'The Cavernicoles of Creswell'. 

Dry Stone Walling Workshops


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