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Join us this winter for a weekend celebration of one of the most beloved forms of fiction – the ghost story. From the classics of Charles Dickens and MR James to modern favourites such as The Woman in Black, The Little Stranger and more, the ghost story has long fascinated audiences around the world. 
The UK Ghost Story Festival will be presenting a host of readings, author interviews, talks, film screenings, workshops and much more, taking place around one of the UK’s most haunted cities.  

Writing for Wellbeing workshop with Leonie Martin. Saturday 2nd November 10:30 - 12:30 at Chesterfield Library

Try Writing for Wellbeing at Chesterfield Library. Using a series of fun and engaging prompts, you’ll be encouraged to unlock your imagination and put pen to paper. Working within a safe and respectful space, therapeutic writing can open the door to new voices, ideas and points of view that widen and deepen our own perspective, as well as offering a sense of achievement. No previous knowledge or experience of creative writing is needed; writers of all levels of experience are welcome. You should be aged 18 years and above. All writing materials will be provided. 

Take a look at the Erewash Festival of Light programme

Erewash Festival of Light began in 2006. The annual programme includes free festivals, events and activities marking a range of traditional and culturally diverse celebrations. For our 2019-2020 programme these will be Diwali, Christmas, Winter Solstice and Chinese New Year.
Since it began, over 20 000 people have taken part in creative workshops and public events, making artwork for festivals and displays, or simply coming along to enjoy.

Tom Dale Company Presents Step Sonic: Parts 1 & 2

Digital soundscapes triggered by motion

The worlds of electronic dance music and contemporary dance collide in choreographer Tom Dale’s exciting new touring programme Step Sonic which commences its inaugural tour of the UK from 17 October 2019. Tom Dale Company will be performing at Déda Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 7.30pm.

Poetry & Music Saturday 16th November 6.10pm until 8.30pm FREE EVENT at St. Oswald’s Church, Ashbourne

We welcome Angela Topping as our guest poet to recite poems from her latest collection

“The Five Petals of Elderflower”

Poets from Ashbourne Writers Group will recite their own poems and AWG's Arnie Rainbow will perform some of his own songs. We will also be joined by an excellent group of musicians, playing a selection of English and Irish music. “Green Road” are resident at Smith’s Tavern: if you’ve seen them, you’ll know what fantastic music they make.



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