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Could you provide refreshments at countryside sites?

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2018? Or perhaps a new business venture?

We are looking for caterers to serve refreshments at several of our country sites and parks from April.

So whether you're a budding barista with a love of coffee, have ambitions to run your own ice-cream van or serve up scrumptious snacks, then this could be the opportunity for you.

Leases are available to provide refreshments at:

New prints by Angela Harding

We are really pleased to be showing new prints by Angela Harding at the gallery during our Christmas exhibition. Her work is nationally known and she has been prolific as an artist and printmaker.  

"The Rutland countryside has a wealth of animal and bird life that is a constant inspiration for my work. Rutland Water is just over the ridge which attracts a great diversity of bird life that is world renowned".

gallerytop
Chatsworth Road
Rowsley Derbyshire DE4 2EH

Derbyshire farm shop Croots boosts its parking facilities to cater for demand

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots has doubled the size of its car park to cater for increasing numbers of customers.

As it gears up for Christmas and its busiest time of the year, the farm shop near Duffield has opened a second car park to create additional spaces.

The new hardstanding area has effectively doubled the number of car parking spaces at the farm shop in Wirksworth Road to around 56.

Hecate Arts want to make a snowstorm, Do you want to make snowflakes?

As part of a brand new and exciting festive community arts project in Matlock called ‘No Two the Same’ we’re going to transform the unloved and underused market hall into a beautiful woodland glade by decorating it with snowflakes made by people from in and around Matlock,
The event will take place over the weekend of the Matlock Christmas Market 16/17th December and will feature storytelling from local favourite Rachel Murray in a specially constructed woodland glade within the Market Hall.

Venice to Dovedale - paintings by Mike Bernard RI

Mike Bernard trained at the Royal Academy Schools and has exhibited frequently in London and the wider UK. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1997 and moved to Devon in 2008 where he has been inspired by the amazing light. 

Local Producers' Market Sunday 17th December 2017 Dronfield Hall Barn

10am - 3pm
Join us for our Christmas Local Producers' Market.

Come along and stock up for Christmas with delicious local food and drink!


Hosted by Real Food Function and our Gardens at The Barn volunteer team, stalls include local producers of pork, cheese, beer, bread and bakery goods, chocolate, preserves and chutneys, pies, cakes, wine,  coffee, wood fired pizza, street food curry, potted meat..and more.

Venice to Dovedale - paintings by Mike Bernard RI

Mike Bernard trained at the Royal Academy Schools and has exhibited frequently in London and the wider UK. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1997 and moved to Devon in 2008 where he has been inspired by the amazing light. 

 

As part of our Christmas exhibition, we have two distinct groups of Mike Bernard's paintings. The first group is concerned with the light and colour of Venice and of Cornwall. The second group focuses on winter - monochromatic works evoking the weather which has just been forecast for the UK....

Calligram

Calligram is a new arts, culture and literature magazine for showcasing new talent in the East Midlands. More details on the attached Open Call for fiction, poetry, non-fiction, graphic fiction, art, design, illustration and photography.

Many thanks to those who have supported us so far in setting up Calligram magazine. Our open call finishes in two weeks on 20th December, so we'd really appreciate anyone giving our submissions information a fresh push on social media or adding it to newsletters if you haven't already. 

Art Workshops 2018

We offer a variety of art workshops by accomplished artists, which include drawing and sketching, working in acrylics, watercolour, mixed media, collage, digital art, photography & jewellery.
All workshops are suitable for beginners and intermediates.
The cost of our workshops is £80 per day, which includes refreshments and lunch from our café.
Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one.

Crackers, Hares, Mince Pies and Wine!

We would like to invite you to an exhibition of work by Jeremy James -sculpture & prints, Josie Walter -pots for cooking and John Wheeldon- tableware.
Join us for pots, sculptures, prints & cards, mince pies and mulled wine!

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