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Wedding Open Day at Dronfield Barn

Sunday 22nd March,



Thinking of holding your wedding at the Barn? Then make sure you join us on Sunday 22nd March for our Wedding Open Day. 

See the Barn and our beautiful gardens for yourself, chat with our local wedding suppliers, and meet our friendly hospitality team. Free admission - and no advanced appointment necessary. 

For further details, contact our Hospitality Manager, Pauline, on 07971928459.

Brassica Productions presents The Devil in the Belfry

Buxton Fringe Thurs 2nd July - 8.30pm (Ground Floor 86a) Fri 3rd July - 8.00pm (Workshop Room 86b) Wed 8th July - 8.30pm (Ground Floor 86a)  Fri 10th July - 8.30pm (Ground Floor 86a)  Sat 11th July - 8.00pm (Workshop Room 86b)  The Green Man Gallery Hardwick Hall Hardwick Square South Buxton SK17 6PY £10/£8  

Art Trail 2020 - Entries Now Open! Plus Roving Crows - Fundraiser & Call for Events #NMF2020

New Mills Festival is delighted to invite applications from artists from all backgrounds for the return of the festival Art Trail and Arts Big Weekend for 2020! The Trail is growing in reputation and forms part of New Mills Festival, taking place from the 11th to the 27th September. Submissions are now open to artists wishing to take part in the two-week long trail and will close at midnight 26th April 2020. The Art Trail turns the town into a gallery, with more than seventy local businesses hosting artists' work in their windows and premises each year.

Maker Open Call for the Museum of Making

Opening September 2020 the Museum of Making will celebrate the makers of the past and will be designed to empower makers of the future. Within the museum will be a dedicated retail space to showcase the work of the country’s most exciting and dynamic makers.

Akeim Toussaint Buck presents Windows of Displacement at Déda

Akeim Toussaint Buck aka Toussaint To Move brings a performance to Derby that addresses issues surrounding migration, home, borders and identity in his new solo dance theatre show: Windows of Displacement.

Déda are proud to introduce an emerging artist with an electric performance that explores crucial contemporary issues through dance, song and spoken word to explore personal narratives in an accessible, thought-provoking and immensely uplifting style.

Ton-up for Buxton Fringe following early bird deadline!

Buxton Fringe has reported a whopping 100 entries at the close of the discounted early bird deadline at the end of February.

The figure is going up all the time with participants still able to take advantage of a discounted entry fee of £70 if they get in by the end of March. The final deadline for the printed programme is April 19.

Join us for the launch of FORMAT20 Off Year

FORMAT is delighted to announce the FORMAT OFF International Portfolio Review at QUAD in Derby on 25th April 2020.

More than 30 international photography and art experts will offer advice, constructive feedback and networking opportunities and the review day will conclude with an awards event and dinner. Among the reviewers – photo editors, festival directors, curators and publishers from over 10 different countries – is Azu Nwagbogu, Founder/Director of LagosPhoto Festival and African Arts Foundation who joins FORMAT for the first time.