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WORK: Call for artists

We are pleased to invite artists to apply to participate in WORK, an ambitious and innovative two-year practice development programme that will support animation and moving image artists to develop, produce and exhibit films in collaborative contexts.

Working with partners across the Midlands - Fermynwoods, Thrapston; Junction Arts, Chesterfield; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; and QUAD, Derby – the programme will explore ideas and the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live today, engaging directly with the experiences of contemporary working lives.

Gin and Rum Festival Coming to Derby!

Over 60 gins and 60 rums… Easter bank holiday weekend!

The Gin and Rum Festival are organising its first Gin and Rum Festival which will be held at the iconic Roundhouse in Derby.

The festival will take place over two days Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April, with two sessions running per day. Doors open from 12pm until 5pm followed by the evening session 6pm – 11pm.

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".

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.


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