Last week gallerytop travelled to Hampshire to visit Elaine Peto in her studio. We brought back a a fantastic collection of her work including a group of Hares. These compliment the Hares we already have in the gallery by Jeremy James. By co-incidence it's Mad March/April, the time for hares to be seen boxing on the moors, fields and woodland edges of the Derbyshire Peak District....
It's a busy time of year at Dronfield Hall Barn with the Arts Festival coming up soon, and there's plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with some of our activities. Here's just some of what's coming up over the next few weeks...
Lantern Making Workshops
Saturday 13th April
Tuesday 16th April
Tuesday 23rd April
Saturday 27th April
All 10am-2pm, £2 per child
Markeaton Park’s Paddling Pool will be opening on Saturday 25 May in perfect time for the Spring Bank Holiday. The family favourite at Markeaton’s Mundy Play Centre is a free way for children to make a splash in the summer with 3 fountains for extra fun!
Brick History takes famous moments from history and imagines them in LEGO® bricks how many do you recognise? From DNA and the Big Bang to Mozart, Martin Luther King and mobile phones, LEGO® artist Warren Elsmore and his team have created a celebration of our shared stories, struggles, and triumphs, made from everyone’s favourite Danish toy.
From tiny recreations of Concorde and the Titanic that could fit in your hand, to a 1.5m square medieval castle bustling with activity, there are models to make you smile, to make you think, and to inspire you to build a better world.
Derby Concert Band’s next concert is on Saturday 13 July 2019 at 7.30pm at Landau Forte College, Fox Street, Derby DE1 2LF. This will be a particularly special concert with guest soloist, trumpet and cornet virtuoso, Roger Webster
Residents in and around the Six Streets area of Derby will open up their homes and gardens once again for the fifth biannual Six Streets Arts Trail on the weekend of Sat 22 – Sun 23 June.
With more participants than ever, 30 residents and community venues will host over 50 artists and makers displaying and selling their work.
In just a couple of months The Derby Conference Centre will begin to host a series of celebrity speaker nights. The first event to schedule into your calendar will take place on June 7th with ex-professional footballer and manager, Dean Saunders.
Organisers of Derby Festé have joined forces with Bondholder Derby Cathedral to present a breathtaking attraction in the run up to the city’s popular annual arts festival.
Thursday 25th April 2019
There is no doubt that throughout the country there is a disparity in the support available to children making the transitions into adulthood and the services available to them. However there are more and more conversations happening nationally that are recognising the need to offer support and acknowledging that vulnerabilities we see in them as children don't just go away when they turn 18.
The number of registered electric cars in the Derby area has risen by 74% over 12 months - one of the biggest increases in the country. In a conscious move to contribute towards helping reduce emissions Berkeley Inns has joined forces with Alfa Power to provide electric vehicle [EV] charging points at all of its 5 venues.