Category: Events

Baking Show Set To Be Out of this World

Sinfonia Viva – the Derby-based orchestra of the East Midlands – is teaming up with Andrew Smyth, finalist of the 2016 Great British Bake Off, for an evening of musical treats and fabulous eats.

The ticket-only event will be held in the atrium of the University of Derby, Kedleston Road, on Friday March 2. The doors open and drinks served from 6.30pm and a show starts at 7pm.

‘Recovery’ - exhibition at Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Thursday 10th March 2018 – Tuesday 3rd April 2018

The Recovery exhibition is a selection of artwork and text which has been created by people who are recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. They work out of Derbyshire Recovery Partnership drug and alcohol recovery services based at Erewash house in Ilkeston in partnership with Wash Arts CIC Horti-Culture Project.

The exhibition will include a variety of different mediums and techniques and will include: handmade prints, collage, mixed media, paintings, text art and films.

New museum exhibit puts the spotlight on the story of a Derbyshire Hill

Hill is the story of one Derbyshire hill told in photography, film, sculpture, poetry and song.

The hill featured in the exhibit rises north from Wirksworth. It is home to families, wildlife, farming, quarries, mine shafts and wind turbines.

The museum worked with award-winning photographer Kate Bellis who has spent the last 20 years documenting the relationships between rural communities and the land around them. Kate's images feature the working life of the hill − farming and quarrying − as well as images of the community that lives in the shelter of the hill.

NOT WORDS - How Sometimes words fail but art and image speak

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

It will explore the visual legacy of local suffragettes such as Marjorie Hamilton and how this contributed to the strong images used by women war artists in WW1. We will explore the link between Derbyshire and surrounding areas and the national suffrage campaign and how poorly educated women workers developed strong visual symbolism to promote their cause.

Research will be shared through development of a play with a visual artist providing images.

This project will give you and other groups the chance to

February "in the loop"

Hopefully 2018 is going well so far for you and believe it not February is here already! If you haven't had a chance to get to the studios recently now is the time to take a look, treat yourself and get booked in to get creative.

WORK: Call for artists

We are pleased to invite artists to apply to participate in WORK, an ambitious and innovative two-year practice development programme that will support animation and moving image artists to develop, produce and exhibit films in collaborative contexts.

Working with partners across the Midlands - Fermynwoods, Thrapston; Junction Arts, Chesterfield; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; and QUAD, Derby – the programme will explore ideas and the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live today, engaging directly with the experiences of contemporary working lives.

Cory Seznec: new music from the old presented by the Cory Seznec Band

This soulful set by the Franco-American Cory Seznec and his band encapsulates the musician’s eclectic taste and experiences from across the globe.

A vibrant mix of American folk and blues blends perfectly with African music, interspersed with tales and anecdotes that influenced the songs.

( If you want to check them out, there are clips and interviews on Youtube and Facebook, you will really want to see them then! )


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