Lizzie Hobbs has recently published a book, which combines her artwork with the observation of patterns.
News from producers around Derbyshire
The internationally renowned and award-winning Buxton Festival featuring opera, music and books will take place from 10 to 26 July. Much anticipated opera performances include Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and a concert performance of Charpentier’s Louise. Olivier award-winning Elijah Moshinsky, who has previously directed productions for the Metropolitan Opera New York and Royal Opera House Covent Garden will be directing Giovanna d’Arco.
This month's poem by Jennifer Vaudin, Settling down with a good book, is very apt as it is National Libraries Day on Saturday 7th February. Jennifer moved to Matlock in September 2009. A move which prompted her to read some great books and poems inspired by the county - and to write this lovely poem.
A brief biography of Vera Brittain's time in Buxton, Derbyshire.
Friends of Buxton Station (FOBS) have been working to brighten up the spa town’s rail gateway since 2009. Sadly, they became inactive for a couple of years and have just got a much-needed boost from a revitalising band of volunteers and new Chairman, Dave Carlisle.
An artist's exhibition space is now available at New Mills Heritage Centre in February 2015; the venue is also taking bookings for 2016.
In Good Company Associate company Spiltmilk Dance bring their outstanding “Live & Local” show to Crich.
Part performance, part social dance, Spiltmilk say Dance reinvents social dance crazes that have swept dance floors all over the world; the kind of dances we all end up doing at discos, weddings and family gatherings.
It’s a show of two halves. The first half of the evening sees the company’s three dancers put their unique spin on familiar dance favourites – think disco dancing to Sinatra, the YMCA to Mozart, and The Twist on chairs.
In 2014, the first Shakespeare Week celebration saw 3,142 schools and 470,000 children take part and 62,000 Passports to Shakespeare distributed.
To develop the celebration with families, SCL and ASCEL are encouraging library services to offer family/group activities during Shakespeare Week and are producing resources to support activities. Partners involved in 2015 are the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Society of Chief Librarians, the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians, The Reading Agency and CILIP.
The Village Shop in the middle of LITTON near Tideswell is open every day of the week. The shop itself was ‘made in Derbyshire’ in 1998 as a not-for-profit Community Shop and goes on being – successfully - ‘made in Derbyshire’!
The Third Buxton Festival of World Cinema runs from 23-29 March 2015. Twenty films will be screened over the seven days using two venues. Alongside some of the best films of the last 12 months a clutch of acclaimed films from cinema’s history will also be featured.