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Greg makes his first Buxton Festival appearance…

“Describing Byron as a “Spoken Word performer” or even “poet” is like calling Bill Bailey “a musician who tells jokes” or Winston Churchill “a politician who smoked” – not technically incorrect but it doesn’t tell you the whole story. It’s like watching John Cooper Clarke snog John Hegley…”  BBC RADIO

OMEETO Marks Anniversary With Expansion

Commercial property agency OMEETO has marked its third anniversary with the appointment of its first degree apprentice and the move to new larger offices.

Director Chris Wright, who set up the company in 2020 with more than 23 years industry experience in senior roles and national and regional companies, has been joined by Ruby Scott Mullen.

Ruby, a former pupil at Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, plans to study part time for a degree in chartered surveying with real estate at Nottingham Trent University alongside gaining practical work experience with OMEETO.

Hopton Hall Month of Art

Visit Hopton Hall, it’s rose gardens and café during the Month of Art from Saturday 1st July. The garden is open from 10:30 - 16:00 every Thursday to Sunday. Along with the 2km rose garden walk, Café Impromptu, part of the same group as Hopton Hall, has a 75 seat restaurant open in the grounds.

Some of the artists planned to attend Hopton Hall include:

Head of Derbyshire child exploitation charity to receive honorary degree at Buxton ceremony

The CEO of Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound Group, which supports children, young people and families affected by child exploitation, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Derby later this month.

Tracy Harrison spent 32 years in the police force, rising through the ranks from Constable to Superintendent. She received five Chief Constable’s Commendations as well as the Police long service and good conduct awards, the National British Association of Women in Policing nomination for mentoring, and the Queen’s Jubilee and British Olympics medals.

Derby College Group students win award for impressive and realistic show garden

Derby College Group horticulture students are winners of a magnificent Silver Gilt Medal in the professional category at Gardeners Worldat Birmingham this week. This was for their creation of the remarkable 'Restoration Garden'. This captivating show garden pays tribute to the amazing metamorphosis of Wingfield Station, once a forgotten and dilapidated Victorian gem, now beautifully restored.

Local tourism businesses take top spots at VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023

Five tourism businesses from across the Peak District and Derbyshire are celebrating success after winning coveted accolades – including two prestigious Gold awards – at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023.

The finalists competed against hundreds of tourism businesses from across the country to reach the awards ceremony which was hosted by TV presenter Alex Polizzi at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter on Wednesday 7 June.

Last chance to see stunning exhibition by local arts charity at Peak Village

There are just a few days left to support disabled artists at an exhibition hosted by Rowsley-based contemporary art charity Level Centre at Peak Village.

The exhibition, which Peak Village is sponsoring to celebrate Level being its Charity of the Year for 2023, is currently open until Sunday 18th June. Guests are encouraged to spend the day at Peak Village to uncover the local and independent brands on offer. 

University of Derby ‘19 Degrees’ EVENT DETAILS

 ’19 Degrees’ is the University of Derby Fine Art Degree Show. Featuring an exciting array of artworks ranging from paintings and installations to sculpture and digital work, this is an important part of the art scene in Derby and a must-see event from Derbyshire’s newest emerging early-career artists. 

Opening at Britannia Mill Studios, Derby, DE22 3BL

Saturday June 10

Monday June 12 – Friday June 16

10am – 4pm.


An Artist in a Pandemic

Between September 2020 and May 2022, artists Nicky Bellenger, Lindsey Warnes-Carroll and Lisa Waugh worked creatively with people living with dementia via telephone calls and activities in the post.

Arts Derbyshire’s Matinée Outreach project was a direct response to the isolation caused by the pandemic. When Arts Derbyshire were no longer able to run their dementia-friendly film screenings, they recruited the artists in order to find a way of connecting creatively with those who were most in need:


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