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Dignitaries cut ribbon on Saltergate’s new social space

A £35,000 refurbishment and repurposing of local friendship society, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows’ former administrative offices has resulted in the creation of a new social space for Chesterfield town centre, found at 126 Saltergate.

On Thursday 14 March, Society staff, members and guests were joined by The Mayor of Chesterfield Councillor Stuart Brittain, Mayoress Anne Brittain, and the Oddfellows’ CEO, Jane Nelson (all pictured), to officially open the new meeting place and welcome its first visitors through the doors.

Regional Recognition for Ask the Chameleon

(Rachel Hayward, Ask the Chameleon recives award from category sponsor Tom Wade, Regional Business Manager of Worldpay)

Local business Ask the Chameleon has won a prestigious regional award in recognition of its success and will now represent the East Midlands in the national finals.

Ask the Chameleon, headed by director Rachel Hayward, was crowned micro business of the year at the East Midlands Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Awards 2019.


In April 2018, Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) retreated to a remote cottage in Ulpha, western Cumbria. They breathed in the mountain view, banked up the fire, and took their many instruments out of their cases. Then they sat down, and wrote. Tired of the navel gazing tendencies of sad song-writing, and the terrible events frequently depicted in the folk ballad tradition, they decided to turn their attention to an oft overlooked but vital facet of our lives: hope.

Sam Sweeney - The Unfinished Violin

Violin music inspired by a truly incredible story…

as seen on BBC Breakfast & Antiques Roadshow


UK Release: 1 November 2018


UK Tour Dates May 1-10 2019 & Festivals