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Get your art and culture fix online with FORMAT

The FORMAT20 Off Year exhibitions may be closed in the real world but we are delighted to bring you some of the amazing FORMAT festival exhibitions as digital exhibitions.

Visit our website and check out Sleight of Hand, an exhibition drawn from past FORMAT festivals and shown at the Lishui International Photography Festival last year and now available as a virtual tour.

Local Charity Promote Stress Relief

A local support group have launched a poetry competition, and are opening it out to non-members in a bid to help in these stressful times.

The Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group have been using poetry workshops to act as a distraction from their health problems. Last year, the group published their own poetry book called “Distraction”, the proceeds going towards supporting the group’s activities.

Celebrate VE Day 75 at Home!

Due to the unfortunate events surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, the Dronfield Arts Festival has been postponed. Originally due to take place next month, the Festival will now coincide with Victory in Japan (VJ) Day, which marks the end of WWII, over the weekend of 15th & 16th August.


At Baker Consultants we maintain very close contacts with a number of Universities, teaching on under graduate courses and keeping up to date and contributing to the latest research. These academic links also mean that we can offer opportunities to the brightest and the best of the newly qualified ecologists taking their first steps in their career ladder. Under the Covid-19 lockdown, although we have altered our processes when working in the field in line with DEFRA, Environmental Agency and CIEEM guidance, there is still the need to carry out plenty of surveying and other fieldwork. 

A Necklace of Stars

Older adults aged 65+ from across Derbyshire are being invited to take part in a new project ‘A Necklace of Stars’. During the Covid-19 crisis, instructions and support for making embroidery, poetry and lullabies will be provided via post, on-line and on the phone for those who are housebound. 


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