February 2015

Pottery Collective in Wirksworth seeks new members

For those of you who love pottery and would like to make more of it, a pottery collective is being set up in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

This will be a shared studio space where members can share equipment and skills. A few more potters are needed to make it viable though!

There is a meeting on Thursday 19 February in the Red Lion pub in Wirksworth at 7.30pm. If you would like to find out more about this exciting new venture, please go along to the meeting.

Buxton Festival of Opera, Music and Books 2015 Programme Announced

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.    

Poem a Month for February

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.

Will you help Buxton Station get on track?

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.