Discover lesser-known cultural highlights that Derbyshire and the Peak District has to offer with a brand new app. At the heart of this free download are personal oral reminiscences and some of the best archive photography the region has to offer. Use this app to compare now and then. Listen to local residents personal stories that bring the past to life and fade old images of Derbyshire into your camera view and see how today's scene has changed.
Dronfield's medieval Hall Barn was Made In Derbyshire and is being Remade In Derbyshire in an exciting restoration project
It was originally Made in Derbyshire in 1429. Now it is being made again. Dronfield’s medieval Hall Barn will be opening towards the end of the year as the town’s hub for a programme of arts, heritage and natural history activities. It will also become an iconic venue for a wide range of events ranging from weddings to performance.
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.
An artist's exhibition space is now available at New Mills Heritage Centre in February 2015; the venue is also taking bookings for 2016.
The Beth Fender Memorial Fund received an award of £500 from The Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to cover costs of restoring one of the 20 installations on Beth’s Poetry Trail back to its original beauty.
Glen Mulliner of Beth Fender Memorial Fund said: “We are very thankful to The Mansfield for donating these funds. The installation had bad weather damage and these funds will not only cover restoration but will provide treatment which will prevent any future damage.”
Are you interested in becoming part of West Studios? Perhaps you have a hobby that you've always fancied progressing into a functioning business?
Based in the old boys grammar school at the Chesterfield College site on Sheffield Road, West Studios is a unique collection of creative businesses, from jewellers to new media professionals.