Derventio arts project events at Derby Book Festival and Haarlem Artspace

Out of the Box is part of a three-year arts programme working with people at Derventio Housing Trust’s Growing Lives project in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.


From generously shared personal stories, artist Jan Flamank condensed gentle conversations into haiku-style poems, using only people’s own words. The poems are presented alongside personal photographs in a book and a display of small boxes. The project gives a glimpse into the real lives of local people who have been through tough times.


Out of the Box will feature at the following venues:


Derby Book Festival

A talk with the artists and writers to hear about their experiences

1-2pm Tuesday 4th June 2019

Find out more and book tickets here:


Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth

Launch event and three-day exhibition

Launch event: Thursday 13th June 2019

Exhibition dates: Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th June 2019

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