January 2022

Spring Bank Arts - Live Performance from Kev Minney

Don't miss out on a stunning live performance from Kev Minney. His latest album is highly intelligent, emotionally intimate and intricately arranged. While his guitar playing is hypnotic with string flourishes that are striking his gentle vocals highlight his powerful lyrics. His words have warmth and will grab your attention. 

Freelance Project Coordinator Job Opportunity in Buxton

Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) Cultural Consortium are looking to recruit for a part-time, freelance project coordinator role in Buxton.
Sound interesting? Here is the job description:
Position: Freelance Project Coordinator
Reporting to: Project Manager and Cultural Consortium
Main Job Function: To coordinate the artist and community commissions.

Adverse Camber Productions are recruiting an Engagement Producer

Adverse Camber Productions are looking for someone to join the team to produce and manage specific engagement projects including, “Our Places, Our Stories, Our Futures” a project focused on young people in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire, working with partners and storyteller practitioners.

Forest Society Grants Are Now Open

The second round of the Forest Society grant scheme is now open until 22nd February 2022. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 21st February 2021.
The Forest Society Grant scheme funds new ways to support the health and wellbeing of residents and communities within the National Forest. It aims to engage new and diverse audiences, increase participation, and use local woodlands to harness the wellbeing benefits of spending time outdoors and connecting with nature. 

Grants to boost local communities

Are you involved with any local groups that support residents and communities? If you are, you'll be interested in our new £1.5m grant scheme.
Community projects, groups and charities that support people across Derbyshire are invited to apply for grants.
Our Cabinet agreed to the funding yesterday so that we can support the vital work being done by community groups, local enterprises and volunteers in the county.

New Local eBook Now Available on BorrowBox

Back in October 2021, Derbyshire County Council ran a poetry writing competition as part of National Poetry Day 2021. All eligible entries have been published in an eBook format on the BorrowBox platform.

Portrait of Middleton - Opportunities for photographers, writers, and artisan/makers

Middleton by Youlgrave 1900s - the village is looking for photographers, a writer and a maker to help celebrate the village's bicentenary.
In the 1820’s Thomas Bateman, rebuilt most of the small Derbyshire Village of Middleton by Youlgrave. An extensive rebuild, it included the new Middleton Hall and much of the village square, which still structures the village and continues to shape the lives of residents today.

Spital Arts is back!

Spital Arts' first event, Take Four, is on Saturday 19th February 2022. So make sure to put the date in your diary!
Take Four are a recently formed Jazz quartet, based in the East Midlands playing a mix of tunes both well known and not so well known. 
Drawing on a wide musical background and a range of influences; they play a mix of styles including Bebop, Swing, Latin, Cool, Standards and Blues.

Dronfield Hall Barn: Have you renewed your Friends subscription yet?

Thank you to everyone who has renewed your Friends subscription for 2022 with us so far this month - and don't forget that you are entitled to receive a free complimentary book if you renew or sign up in January. 

As a small, registered charity, your support is vital and helps us maintain the beautiful historic building, and means we can continue to play an important role in Dronfield’s community by holding events and exhibitions, and providing volunteering opportunities.

Erewash Festival of Light is back for 2022

Join the celebrations of Erewash Festival of Light at Erewash Museum and help shine a spotlight on the importance of light across different cultures.

Arts Development invite families of all ages to Shine a Light at this free event for Erewash Festival of Light. Join in the fun for an afternoon of dance, music and artists workshops. Or why not make a lantern and join the light procession in the evening!


Derbyshire Home Library Service

We provide a free home delivery service to Derbyshire residents who are unable to visit a library due to:

  • disability
  • limited mobility
  • illness
  • caring responsibilities

When you apply for the Home Library Service, we'll contact you to talk about your needs, and find out what you like to listen to or read. One of our Home Library Assistants will then visit you once every 4 weeks. We can deliver to people in their own homes, care homes or sheltered accommodation.

Interactive Map of Mental Health Support Services in Derbyshire

The interactive map for Mental Health Support is up and running, providing a live collective of mental health and wellbeing support and provision across Derbyshire and Derby City.

If you would like your service, organisation or group to be visible on the map, then please fill in the attached proforma and return completed to the address provided. Once a proforma is submitted, you will receive a quarterly prompt with the proforma attached to ensure we have the most up to date details for your map submission.

Spring Bank Arts: SBA Lecture Series

Come and join Spring Bank Arts this Thursday 20th January 7:30pm for this months SBA Lecture where guest speaker Patrick Gundry-White will be delivering a talk titled 'Mozart & His Friends'.
In this talk Patrick will explore Mozart's relationships with his closest friends through his often-hilarious letters, contemporary accounts and recordings of music he was inspired to write for them.
Come and immerse yourselves in the life behind the scenes while enjoying a drink from the bar in their beautiful building. 

'A Stroll Along Dronny Bottom' Exhibition at Dronfield Hall Barn

We're pleased to announce that our revamped 'A Stroll Along Dronny Bottom' exhibition is now available to view through January & February at the Barn.
Open in the gallery from 10am-4pm on Wednesday-Sunday, this is a great opportunity to revisit one of our favourite exhibitions to date. There's plenty of fascinating images courtesy of our archive showing just how much Dronny Bottom has changed over the years - did you know that by the end of the 19th century, there were 14 pubs located in the area?

Wedding Open Day at Dronfield Hall Barn

Is anyone you know planning on getting married soon, but still looking for the ideal venue? Then be sure to let them know about our Wedding Open Day this weekend, coming up on Sunday 16th January from 10am-3pm. 

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Derbyshire Libraries

Derbyshire County Council is preparing to support a programme of activities across the whole county in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 
The Council has received a grant from Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund for activities in libraries to celebrate the Jubilee and is inviting artists to put forward creative proposals for these activities.

Wiltshire Music Connect's Over The Digital Horizon Webinar Series

Wiltshire Music Connect have launched a webinar series aimed at connecting music educators with the ideas and innovations from around the world that are likely to shape the sector in the coming months and years.
Curated by music, inclusion and technology specialist Ben Sellers, the series will feature content from a range of designers, programmers, academics and startup CEOs, aimed at music educators looking to deepen their knowledge and expertise in all things digital.

Discover A Historical Hidden Gem - New Dates Now On Sale For The Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours

Welbeck Abbey will open its doors to visitors over three seasons this year, giving unprecedented access to this stately home.  
Now taking place in Spring, Early Summer and Late Summer, the Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours offer visitors the opportunity to see the beautiful interiors at Welbeck Abbey. The guided tours include six of the State Rooms that were used to entertain royalty, dignitaries and politicians.