Saturday 12th and 19th May 2018 10am-2pm I am inviting you to join me to take part in this exciting writing project at Carsington Water this spring. Carsington Water is 25 years old this year and I am working with local people to create a poetry trail to celebrate this beautiful landscape and its wildlife. If you are interested in nature and/or enjoy creative writing, this could be your chance to be published in an anthology later this year.
News from producers around Derbyshire
Family firm Luke Evans Bakery in Derbyshire has tasted a slice of success after its granary loaf was awarded the title of Best Wholegrain Loaf in Britain at one of the UK’s biggest food and drink exhibitions.
It was the first time that the Riddings-based bakery had entered an award in living memory.
The 400g Country Grain granary loaf took top slot at the awards, staged at the Farm Shop & Deli Show at Birmingham’s NEC – part of a large exhibition of trade shows aimed at the food and drink sector.
Popular Derbyshire farm shop Croots is staging a special lambing day on Sunday 29th April.
Free to visit, the event is an opportunity for families to pop into the lambing sheds and see some of the scores of lambs that have been born at Farnah House Farm, Wirksworth Road, near Duffield, this season.
The first lambs at the farm arrived on 9th April and around 130 are expected over three weeks.
Small businesses in Derbyshire considering manufacturing or selling their products and services in China are invited to a free masterclass led by the China-Britain Business Council.
The seminar, which will cover the topic of contracting and intellectual property, and be held between 8.30am and 1.30pm on 18 May 2018 at County Hall in Matlock.
The Peak District National Park is one of the chosen parks for the £1 Million Making Great Memories in England’s National Parks project and Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire would like to invite you to an information session so you can learn more about the project and how to get involved.
At this Information Session we will talk you through the project background, ideas developed for experiences so far and what would be required from you if your business were to be involved.
Derby Arena athletes have achieved unprecedented success alongside City of Derby swimmers at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Several gold, silver and bronze medals have been won, and Team England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have all benefited from the achievements of Derbyshire athletes.
'First Tuesday' Meetings are held between 2 pm and 4pm every month except August and are suitable for anyone who is interested in discussing and undertaking practical exercises in creative writing - prose or poetry
They are held in the Meeting Room Lower Ground Floor - Next to 'Browser' Cafe
No booking necessary- just turn up
The Wirksworth Festival is now seeking expressions of interest from creative practitioners to work with local people to create new work inspired by local wildlife sites.
We want to work with an artist that has the skills and experience to manage and co-ordinate the production of a participatory artwork that reflects the habitats of wildlife sites around Wirksworth for display at Wirksworth Arts Festival in September 2018.