It’s official! England’s Best Sirloin Steak hails from Derbyshire, after local butchery business Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd triumphed at the EBLEX Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards 2015.
"In an abandoned hotel a psychology student encounters with the restless spirits of forgotten children, leads her to discover her own family’s hidden secrets."
We have available a small range of promotional materials for members to use in their marketing. The stickers and shelf wobblers are great for art galleries, retail spaces and markets. Pictured above are these items in use at Heage Windmill already.
Members can buy the following promotional items from us at a discount, although members are also free to produce their own marketing materials using the brand guidelines available at this link: http://www.madeinderbyshire.org/using-the-marque
Made in Derbyshire literally comes to life in this month's poem by Sian Tower. Through its vivid use of language we are reminded of the power of the River Derwent driving both the looms and the lives of the factory workers.
In her introduction Sian writes:
'Cromford in Derbyshire has been the subject of many of my poems. Bend in the River is about how the valley and river, which attracted industrialist Richard Arkwright to this area in 1771, have survived his endeavours.
Calling all ‘Made in Derbyshire’ members, Derbyshire artists, crafts people, musicians and artisans. The Derbyshire Eco Centre Summer Fair 2015 will be a celebration of adult learning and all that is ‘Made in Derbyshire’; from food to crafts to musical acts and all that is in-between!
Would you like to learn a new skill?
Or make your own piece of jewellery for a special occasion?
Or perhaps you’d like to develop what you already know about enamelling?
Run by Gwin Kerry – Designer and Maker in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at West Studios in Chesterfield, a range of completely flexible workshops are available to book now.
Examples of workshops include:
The Derwent Valley Heritage Way was opened by the previous Duke of Devonshire in April 2003. A guidebook was published to coincide with the opening but has been out of print for several years now. This new edition has been updated and has new maps from Ordnance Survey at 1:2500 scale with photographs to support the text.
Bruce Swanwick's poem celebrates the joy of everyday things experienced on a walk through his local park.
For those of you who love pottery and would like to make more of it, a pottery collective is being set up in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.
This will be a shared studio space where members can share equipment and skills. A few more potters are needed to make it viable though!
There is a meeting on Thursday 19 February in the Red Lion pub in Wirksworth at 7.30pm. If you would like to find out more about this exciting new venture, please go along to the meeting.
Lizzie Hobbs has recently published a book, which combines her artwork with the observation of patterns.