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Looking for something to do this half-term?

If you're still looking for a way to keep the kids busy this half-term, make sure you check out our Artist in Residence's YouTube channel to find some fun activities for children!

Throughout lockdown, John Sutcliffe has uploaded numerous tutorials to his channel, covering various techniques and different art forms. From next week, he will be uploading a series of videos showing how to make your own light up bug. 

Be sure to have a go - as your work could later be feature in an enchanted forest!

Make your own light up bug this half-term!

Learn how to make your own light-up bug with the help of our Artist in Residence, John Sutcliffe

If you're looking for something to keep the kids busy this half-term, make sure you check out a new series of video tutorials by the Barn's Artist in Residence, John Sutcliffe. These videos, specially for kids, take you through the process of making your own light-up bug from a milk carton. Watch the first part of the tutorial above, with the two remaining videos accessible by heading to John's YouTube channel. 

Derbyshire Libraries eNewsletter - June 2021

This June - checkout all the stories and winners from our Creative Writing Competition, celebrate Make Music Day and HI VIS 2021, borrow books and eMagazines for Health & Fitness, and much more!

Our Current Provision

Our libraries are open for the following:

Derbyshire Craft Business gets a boost from Theo Paphitis

A Derbyshire based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, Sarah Hodgkinson owner of Crafty You Crafty Me tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his near half a million Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.

Croots Farm Shop throws open its gates for Open Farm Sunday on 27th June

Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots will be opening the gates to the farm on Sunday 27th June as part of a nationwide event to showcase British farming.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day, with hundreds of farms throwing open their gates to give the public the chance to find out more about where their food comes from.

Among them is Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road near Duffield - the home of the award-winning Croots Farm Shop.

St John Street Gallery - A Feast for Summer

You are invited to the opening of this colourful and fun exhibition by three of our favourite artist. Preview: Friday June 18th from 5-8pm. The exhibition will run From June 18th until July 17th 2021.



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