As it's Priscilla's last month with us she has chosen a poem about the joy of sharing books and reading. This poem was written by Matt Black during his time as Derbyshire Poet Laureate . Matt created the poem from all the wonderful entries we received for our Book Chat writing competition when reading groups were asked to tell us what was special to them about their group. - Ali
News from producers around Derbyshire
The books will be officially launched by the Derby College learners at a Derby Book Festival event – Monday June 6, 7pm – 8pm at the College’s Joseph Wright Centre.
Nineteen Derby College learners who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world are compiling their stories of how they have come to the UK which will be published in a book entitled ‘Our Journey to English’ and launched as part of this year’s Derby Book Festival.
Forthcoming Solo Exhibition - Derbyshire Days Out - Landscapes by Deb Allitt
New Represented Fine Artist - Alison Tyldesley
July Solo Show - Pip Seymour
It's been an incredibly busy few weeks in the gallery preparing the building for Derbyshire Open Arts, it was a venue for the event showcasing the work of 21 Artists & Artisans. Now that the event is over they are excitedly getting the gallery ready for the next show.
Passionate about wildlife and equally passionate about accurately interpreting her subjects Wildlife Artist Pollyanna Pickering has dedicated her life to conservation through art.
And now she is honoured to have received the Association of Animal Artists most prestigious award, which was presented at their Annual Gala Dinner last Saturday. The Inaugural Chairman’s Award is presented to the artist who is considered to have most significantly raised the profile of wildlife art in the last twelve months.
“A Superb and Heart-warming show” (Rob Carnegie, Fringe Review)
Nominated for Best Show at Buxton Fringe 2015
After a hugely successful run at the Buxton Fringe in 2015, Stockport-based Far West Theatre return to the festival in 2016. Revised, rewritten and rejuvenated, the show will once again appear at the Green Man Gallery in Buxton on 8th, 13th, 17th, 23rd and 24th July (all at 7pm).
Comedy has always been a strong category in the Fringe and this year is proving no exception with established names such as Max & Ivan, Alfie Moore and controversial magician/comedian Jerry Sadowitz joining a host of new names, many on route for Edinburgh.
Theatre at the Buxton Fringe (July 6-24) is nothing if not ambitious with many performers choosing to address big questions about how we live our lives.
Theatre at the Buxton Fringe (July 6-24) is renowned for its richness and diversity with many of this year’s performers recreating the stories and characters of the past.
Firm favourites Oddsocks Productions are back in town with an exciting new look at one of Shakespeare’s classics. Macbeth will take to the stage in Markeaton Park on 15th, 16th, 17th June with a hearty dosage of Oddsocks inimitable comedy.
Oddsocks Productions was set up 26 years ago by Andy Barrow and Elli Mackenzie and is a critically acclaimed nationally touring theatre company who take classic texts and create bold, challenging, innovative and interactive theatre to be enjoyed by everyone!
Award-winning and Critically Acclaimed Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) comes to Déda this June
Lost Dog, led by its highly accomplished Artistic Director Ben Duke, recently hit the jackpot with 5 star reviews and sold out audiences for its superb dance theatre production Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me). Nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance, the show comes to Déda for one night only on Thursday 9 June.