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FORMAT19: Open Call Award winners announced

FORMAT19 is delighted to announce the winners of the Open Call Awards.

It has been a difficult job to choose just one project as this year's entries to the festival Open Call have been of such a very high calibre but the decisions have finally been made and taking the top prize in the FORMAT19 Award is Casey Orr's portrait series Saturday Girl.

Portfolio Review Awards

Cash prizes, editorial commissions and a 20 print portfolio are just some of the amazing awards that will be presented to the winners of the FORMAT19 Portfolio Review Awards.

The prizes will be presented during the FORMAT19 Grand Award Night on Saturday 16th March at 7.30pm.

There are places still available with our expert reviewers, so make sure you book your review to have a chance of being selected for one of awards.

Fringe40 Buxton Art Trail Could Be Biggest Yet!

Applications are now open for this year’s Buxton Art Trail which will return during the first weekend of the Buxton Festival Fringe on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7.

Organisers are hoping for an extra special event for this year’s 40th Fringe with plenty of applications from artists and venues before the closing date of April 22nd, 2019. An even wider variety of artists, designers and makers, both professional and amateur, look set to exhibit in their homes and studios as well as other venues in the town.


Russian born classical pianist SERGEI PODOBEDOV plays his second concert in Belper.
Following a sell out concert in September, Belper based Sergei Podobedov plays his second show in
his adopted home town at the Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper on 23 February.
The musical programme features
Beethoven's 'Apassionata', Chopin Sonatas and Liszt Sonata Number 6.


Morrisons continues its search for a new wave of local foodmakers to provide locally produced food to its customers.  

‘The Nation’s Local Foodmakers’ campaign will see Morrisons aim to recruit new suppliers from across England, Scotland and Wales. The campaign has already seen 153 local suppliers working with Morrisons since it started in 2017. 

Miranda Sykes 2019 Solo UK Tour

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out:

One woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: ‘Behind The Wall

A stroke of genius at Derby Museums

A special exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death opens at Derby Museum and Art Gallery tomorrow, featuring 12 of the Renaissance master’s great drawings from the Royal Collection.