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Previewing the 2019 Dronfield Arts Festival

3rd-6th May 2019


Our second ever Dronfield Arts Festival is just weeks away, and we're already looking forward to what's in store. 

With over 60 events taking place over across eight different locations in town, there's sure to be something for everyone. Remember that you can still purchase tickets for some of the festival's biggest events, including:

Summer Showstoppers in Concert
Friday 3rd May, 7:30pm
Dronfield Hall Barn Gallery, £8

Timber announces enchanting programme line up for 2019 International Forest Festival

Timber is a unique, site-specific festival celebrating nature. Located at Feanedock, a 70acre woodland site in the National Forest, Timber returns for a second year from July 5-7 2019 – fresh from winning Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards.
The unique site will host dance, performance, arts and debate, with music from Gwenno, Hannah Peel, Stealing Sheep, You Tell Me, Jesca Hoop and guest curator Elizabeth Alker from BBC Radio 3 and 6Music, to name a few.

Announcement of eighth winner of prestigious art prize in Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire has announced the winner of the eighth Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, one of the largest art awards in the country.  Artist Ed Burkes will take up his residency in Derby in October 2019. 

The biennial Award brings a rising artist to Derbyshire to produce work inspired by the county’s landscape, heritage and people.  The continuing theme of the Award is ‘Sense of Place’, inspired by the people, landscape and heritage of Derbyshire. 

Scandalous duchess returns home for one-night only performance

Chatsworth’s most controversial mistress returned to the stately home in triumph for a one-night only performance – more than 200 years after her death.

Georgiana, who scandalised and fascinated Georgian high society in equal measure while married to the Fifth Duke of Devonshire, took to the stage in Chatsworth’s private theatre for a sneak preview of  Buxton International Festival’s world premiere of the opera which takes her name.

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.


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