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Bestselling author to visit the city to mark the opening of Normanton Library

Normanton Library which is to be based at St Augustine’s Community Centre opens on 27 November 2019. There will be a series of opening events spread over four days to showcase what the new library can offer.

Authors, storytellers and face painters as well as an exciting ‘CSI Whodunit Event’ where people can join the fun and solve the burglary in the library using forensic science are all on the line-up.

Super-Powering Girls and their Grannies

Super-Powering Girls and their Grannies

We are excited to announce that we have received almost £60,000 from Arts Council England and the Lottery’s AWA fund to mount a ground-breaking new aerial theatre show for families. Aidy the Awesome is an aerial theatre show about 8 year-old Aidy who discovers she is a superhero after her grandmother tells her a secret- all women in their family have super powers.

Art from Ruth Gray - Festive Plumbing, Exhibitions, and Shows

It is been a busy month I've had some amazing commissions and sales and I'm loving how my work has been framed by my client. It has really made me rethink my own framing choices.
As artists, we have to be neutral and cater to all tastes but the treatment of my Ilkeston piece pictured really impressed me.

New paintings of Derbyshire by Mark Preston

We have a new group of paintings in the gallery by Mark Preston. These are all of Derbyshire, painted en plein air throughout 2019, reflecting the seasonal diversity of the Derbyshire Peak District.

 

Mark usually works in situ, spending very little time painting in his studio. Influenced by the great English painter John Constable, Mark has been known to remain out of doors at his easel from dawn until dusk working directly from nature, whatever the weather.

 

11.2% growth in MD's first year at The Derby Conference Centre

Matthew Hutchings has celebrated his first anniversary as Managing Director of The Derby Conference Centre - one of the leading events and conference venues in the East Midlands. His first year in charge has marked some big changes at the Conference Centre, with Hutchings’ leadership taking the venue from strength to strength. 

Visit our Peak District & Derbyshire Christmas Tree!

We’ve taken promoting the delights of the Peak District and Derbyshire to a new level this Christmas – by decorating a tree with specially-donated baubles from the area’s amazing attractions, accommodation providers and producers!

 

Kinder Choir concert is a Christmas cracker!

Kinder Choirs of the High Peak will be performing a selection of the most loved and well-known choral classics when they sing at Buxton Opera House on Sunday 12th January.

Musical Director Joyce Ellis has put together a programme which is a real ‘top of the pops’ of choral favourites including ‘Zadok the Priest’, the Hallelujah Chorus, Panis Angelicus and many more.

Spend Christmas with the Lost Boys

No, not at our home on Christmas Day, that would be weird. We don't even live together, we are not Bert and Ernie. We'd love to see you at one of our Christmas shows though - whether that's a night of interactive entertainment and beautiful food in a unique take on ‘A Christmas Carol’, another classic Dickens tale in Oliver with a Twist or a visit to the beautiful Sudbury Hall for a breakfast promenade performance of House Trap, a comedy adventure for all the family.

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