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Derby Book Festival - Flash Fiction Competition 2019 - Open now!

Can you write about ‘Our World’ in up to 50 words?

That is the challenge we are setting for our 2019 Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition which is launched today, Wednesday 10 April. We are looking for stories of up to fifty words, as calculated on the website entry form (excluding the title). You can interpret the theme of ‘Our World’ in any way you wish, but your work must be original, and it must tell a complete story.

Matlock Stories May19

Matlock Storytelling Cafe, would like you to join us for our next evening of storytelling, when Ursula Holden Gill returns on Friday 3rd May with The Bishoprick Garland (or to give it its full title: ‘The Bishoprick Garland or a Collection of Legends, Songs and Ballads Belonging to the County of Durham’). If you haven't heard of Ursula here's what the Craven Herald said of her when she appeared at Settle Storytelling Festival " When Ursula Holden Gill steps on to the stage your first impression is of a Victorian urchin with a somewhat impish twinkle in her eyes.

New Hares in Derbyshire...

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....


Arts Festival Activities...

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...

'Ocean World'

Lantern Making Workshops

Saturday 13th April
Tuesday 16th April
Tuesday 23rd April 
Saturday 27th April

All 10am-2pm, £2 per child

Brick History is coming...

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



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