The story of circles ...

Walking in Circles’ is a collection of paintings and drawings by Sue Lewis-Blake that will be exhibited at the gallery during February. They are part of an on-going project inspired by some of the stone circles found in the peak district – the nine ladies circle in particular. 
Various compositions and media have been employed to explore the theme and the pictures aim to capture something of the ways in which these ancient places still resonate with us today. We wonder at the arrangement and forms; we perhaps hold, climb or sit on the stones; objects and notes are left hanging in the trees nearby; people come and go through the landscape and the circle echoes that of the sun, casting shadows that become an integral part of the scene.
Sue also runs regular drawing workshops at the gallery and is an experienced art teacher. See more information about our workshops below.

February 4th:   
Dave Gelder Silver Jewellery workshop

February 7th:    
Sue Lewis-Blake ‘Drawing from Observation' 

February 11-13th:  
Lewis Noble ‘Painting the Derbyshire Landscape' studio workshop

February 19th: 
Wendy Darker  'Pigmy Goats'

February 25-26th: 
Liz Wellby  Unique monoprints

A brochure with all our workshop dates for 2019 is available at the gallery, make sure you collect one next time you visit! For our online version please click here.
The cost of our workshops for 2019 is £80 per person per day (except where otherwise stated) which includes a two course lunch served by our café, as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. All the workshops are suitable for beginners and intermediates. 
Gift vouchers are available if you want to book a workshop for a friend or loved one. For more detailed information on these workshops go to the workshop page on our website

Gallery Café

We have some lovely new specials on the menu to drive the cold winter weather away - Seasonal root vegetable Soup, Lamb Stew, Chicken & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto and Salmon & Spring Onion Quiche. All of our food is made on the premises and new items can be added/removed during the month.
Our regular guests rate our coffee  as  the best in town and our various leaf teas are still bottomless.  Don't leave without trying our delicious homemade cakes - gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and vegan options available

Our Book Group

Our Book Group usually meets every 1st Monday of the month at 10am. Anyone welcome - please email Louise Sykes if you want to join or for further information:
Please jot down these dates for our future meetings:
Feb 4th: Winter by Ali Smith
Mar 4th: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.  
April 5th: The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson. 
May 13th:  The Go Between by L P Hartley.

Upcoming events in March

March 11-13th: Lewis Noble workshop 'Painting & Sketching the Derbyshire landscape'
March 19th: Wendy Darker  'Red Deer Stag'
March 23rd - Apr 6th: Solo Exhibition by Colin Halliday
March 25th -26th: Sue Prince 'Egg Tempera Folk Art'
March 28th: Maggie Robinson 'Confidence with Colour'

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