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Dronfield Hall Barn: Autumn 2021 Newsletter

We're pleased to report that the latest edition of our quarterly newsletters is now available for you to download.

This Autumn 2021 is packed full of news and features, including:

  • A photo feature on this year's busy wedding season
  • An update on the Old Dronfield Society's archive move
  • Exciting news about a new sculpture that will be at the Barn from next year
  • All the usual updates, including a summer report from the gardeners

And much more!

FORMAT News: Historic England - Leicester Artist in Residence

FORMAT is delighted to announce the appointment of Khatun as the Historic England's artist in residence in Leicester.

The residency is for Picturing England’s High Streets, a three-year project as part of the national cultural programme for Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones.

Khatun will work with local people to reimagine the high street, creating a contemporary portrait of Leicester and producing images which will become part of the Historic England Archive.

Everything you can see at Chesterfield’s 1940s Market

Chesterfield’s 1940s Market returns during half term with lots of entertainers for the whole family to enjoy.

Taking place on Thursday 28 October between 10am and 4pm, visitors can enjoy 40s music, entertainment, exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress.

Makers Assemble as Derby’s Making Festival returns

                                      Image: Making workshops at Assemble [c] Derby Museums

On Saturday 23 October, the Museum of Making opens its doors to celebrate makers and all things making with Assemble, Derby’s Making Festival. 

Zoo Partnership Enhances Students’ Practical Skills

Foundation degree Animal Management students at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall are now able to gain valuable work experience thanks to a new collaborative partnership between the College and Drayton Manor Zoo.

FdSc Animal Management (Zoo and Wildlife) students will work on a range of different sections at the zoo near Tamworth which is a 15 acre open plan site with more than 100 different species from all over the world including endangered species.

North East Derbyshire District Council survey for a Creative Hub

The North East Derbyshire District Council (NEDDC), who are currently working on a Town Deal for Clay Cross, hold £24.1m which has been approved in principal by the Government for a number of projects aimed at regenerating the town centre.

One of these projects is the development of a Creative Hub. This would provide community activities and events, and also potentially workspace for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and cultural organisations.

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