Category: People

Lino Printmaking Class. 13th & 14th October.

There are a few remaining places on this two day, weekend class. Why not have a weekend away in Derbyshire and learn this wonderful process of printmaking, fantastic for making Christmas cards, presents for friends, pictures for your own walls..or just for the pure joy of creating something!

Details and bookings at

Jeremy James Ceramics

‘Out of the Cage’ by Alex McSweeney

This all women play was inspired by the munition women of Silvertown, London during the First World War, Out of the Cage tells the story of women’s courage, dignity and hope, fired in the crucible of war.

Early spring 1916, before the slaughter of the Somme, munitionettes all over London met in secret to decide the fate of thousands of fellow co-workers.  Their choice was simple: stand up to the belligerent attitude of male workers and an intractable government or forever be seen as second-class citizens of the Empire.

Some dates to remember

Tideswell Community Players present Gail Young's Bothered and Bewildered in the magnificent surroundings of St John's Church, Tideswell from Thursday 25th October – Saturday 27th October.

It is a comedy drama about one woman's struggle with Alzheimer's. The play, directed by Rob Puckett, follows Irene and her two daughters Louise and Beth as the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body.

A play about memory, loss and love by the writer of Cheshire Cats, very successfully performed by TCP a few years ago.

Don't miss it!

Lark in the park

A summer afternoon of family fun in
Derby Arboretum, DE23 8FR
Sunday 16th September 2018, 12 noon-4pm

HILL Project UK

As part of this years Wirksworth Festival Performance Programme, Town Hall Events, on
Thursday the 20th of September, HILL, the story of One Derbyshire Hill will be re-told with a
difference! HILL, was exhibited at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery earlier this year, attracting
thousands of visitors in record breaking numbers. Because of this response, the entire story of a
working Derbyshire Hill is moving to London Town early next year to be exhibited at the
Copeland Gallery in Peckham, opening on the 21st of February 2019. But now is your chance to


Dawn Turner is an Ilkeston based artist who was brought up in, and has strong family ties to, the area. She works with local schools and community groups, although her studio practice is primarily in glass.

Dawn first explored the technique of fusing about twelve years ago and has been hooked on glass ever since. She loves to share her enthusiasm for glass through making, exhibiting, learning and teaching.


Matlock Storytelling Cafe

Imperial Rooms

Imperial Road



Doors Open 6.45pm

Stories commence 7.30pm On Friday the 5th of October

Tickets £7

Matlock Storytelling Cafe would like to invite you to join us as we welcome our first guest storyteller of our new season, the amazing Michael O'Leary. Mike is based on the south coast and will be visiting Matlock for one night only in order to bring us his spellbinding performance of....


The Duffield Arts Festival 2018

The Duffield Arts Festival is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. The objectives are clear and remain the same as they have from the outset, these are, to:
• Bridge the community gap. Young and old are encouraged to take part together, to enjoy one another’s company and have fun.
• Increase participation, get those who wouldn’t normally be involved with the arts to be actively involved. Whilst highlighting local creativity.
• Help the village to be vibrant, have a real buzz about it.


Are you feeling depressed and anxious, struggling to cope with the stresses and
strains of modern life? Why not join us at Long Eaton Library for our NEW writing
for well-being sessions? Research confirms that writing expressively is therapeutic,
relaxing and good for you, boosting self-confidence and feelings of well-being,
Whether you’ve never written anything but shopping lists before, or been a secret
scribbler for years, come and be inspired by music, location, colour, language,

Save the date- ‘‘Delivering Writing Workshops’ with Emma Pass

Ilkeston Library

Saturday 9th March 2019, 10.00am to 1.00pm

Are you a writer interested in starting to facilitate writing workshops or perhaps you are an experienced facilitator looking to refresh your skills and share exercise ideas with fellow writers? In this session we will cover the nuts and bolts of planning and running a creative writing workshop, with practical exercises for you to have a go at. We'll also discuss what to do when things don't go quite as expected.


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