Category: Places

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.

An Evening with Derbyshire Crime Writer Sarah Ward

Monday 15th October, 7.30 pm to 8.45pm

Glossop Library

Derbyshire Libraries presents an evening with local crime writer Sarah Ward. She has written 4 crime novels, all set in the Derbyshire Peak District and featuring DC Childs. Sarah will talk about her writing and follow up with a Q & A session.

Her latest title is "The Shrouded Path" .

The Derby Conference Centre to help people celebrate Christmas in style with two more dates for its 1920s themed Christmas Parties

Christmas plans are already underway at The Derby Conference Centre. By popular demand, the Centre is excited to be taking Christmas party bookings for the first time since 2015, and to celebrate, plans to transport guests back to the 1920s in their Art Deco style building for a 1920s extravaganza.

The Derby Conference Centre first announced six 1920s nights in May and the parties quickly generated a lot of interest on social media, resulting in the six initial dates being completely sold-out!

Derbyshire Patient Watchdog Shortlisted For National Award

Healthwatch Derbyshire, the independent consumer watchdog for health and social care services in the county, has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of how it involves volunteers and other people in its work.

The awards are run by national body Healthwatch England to showcase the achievements of the UK-wide network of organisations in ensuring health and social care services meet the needs of local communities and that people’s views are heard.


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