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An exciting new opportunity has arisen for up and coming local Artists

The School of excellence is aimed at local artist who are already working hard on their own genre and style of music production. This free course is designed to give participants the support and industry skills and networks to take it to the next level.

Apply now by completing the form on the link below, and please email us links to your music and social media accounts. Good luck!

Apply here

Write a killer to win a thriller

Crime writers use a killer opening line to bait a trap for their fictional detective’s real quarry: the reader.

Now you can have a go at setting up a mystery in one sentence which will be judged by a top murder mystery author at Buxton International Festival Crime Writers’ Lunch – and win a signed thriller.

Concrete Intention: The paintings of Mandy Payne

Mandy Payne is a Sheffield artist who is part of the Colour and Form exhibition which runs until 5 November. You can see a range of work in the exhibition here.

Many Payne is inspired by urban landscape and is drawn to locations that are often overlooked or derided. She is interested in the spaces people inhabit, the traces they leave and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences.

Xmas Glass Fusing Workshops at Great Longstone Village Hall

Sunday 3rd Dec 10-1 & 2-5pm

A workshop of festive glass making with Jane Littlefield, learning new techniques, using beautiful coloured glass , to create your own decorations.  The decorations will need to be fired in the kiln, so will be available to collect a few days later.  

Cost of the workshop is £40 includes all

materials and festive refreshments.

Contact Jane on 01629 640943 to book your place or email


Following its success earlier this year, Writing On The  Wall returns to the streets of Belper in December.

It is a simple concept... local writers contribute poetry based around Christmas themes and they are displayed throughout Belper town centre on shops, offices, public buildings and, oh yes, walls.

Writing On The Wall is part of the Belper Christmas Arts Trail and local writers are invited to forward contributions to George Gunby by email by 20 November.


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