WINTER FESTIVAL 2019 at Dronfield Hall Barn!

WINTER FESTIVAL 2019 at Dronfield Hall Barn!

Festive events, activities, exhibitions...
It’s due to be a busy winter here at Dronfield Hall Barn, with plenty of events, activities and workshops taking place over the next couple of months. We’re delighted to be able to confirm the details of our 2019 Winter Festival – see below for further information.


Our programme of exhibitions continues, meaning that for regular visitors to the Barn, there will frequently be something new to see in our courtyard room. Make sure you support all the artists and check out their work:

Derbyshire Arts Cooperative
Monday 11th-Sunday 24th November, 10am-4pm
This group is made up of six artists, who all work with a wide range of different media. They’ll include Heather Arbon (contemporary textiles), Lottie Adams (lino printing), Peter Martin (woodturning), Sue Gorman (ceramics), and will be joined by the group StitchPrintPaint. You’re sure to be able to find unique gifts for the difficult-to-buy for people in your life!

The Arty Crafters
Monday 25th-Sunday 1st December, 10am-4pm
A group of four friends, known as The Arty Crafters, will be exhibiting with us at the Barn from November. The four members of the group are: Anne Turk (pet and wildlife pastel artist), Ali Thomas (pyrography artist), Chris Turk (woodturner) and Pam Thomson, (quilting, needlework and patchwork). Come along, chat to the artists, and see their work!

This Painting Malarkey
Saturday 14th September-Sunday 15th December
We’re looking forward to welcoming This Painting Malarkey back to the Barn from December, as they present a brand new exhibition. Come along and see their colourful and uplifting work and meet the artists. More details to be confirmed.


Christmas at the Music Hall
by Vulcan Varieties
Friday 22nd November, 7:30pm
£7.50 per person (£6.50 for Friends)

We’re delighted to announce that Vulcan Varieties will join us again in November, presenting “Happy Holly Day! Christmas at the Music Hall”. Expect Festive Footlight Follies and Christmas Jollies! Tickets are now available from our café, or you can book through our website by clicking here. It’s just £7.50 per person (£6.50 for Friends of the Barn) and should be a fantastic evening of entertainment.

Christmas Market
Friday 29th November (6pm-9pm) &
Saturday 30th November (10am-3pm)

The last of our Artisan & Producers’ Markets for 2019 takes on a Christmas theme at the end of November. Held over two days, join us on Friday night for a mince pie and mulled wine, and see the Dronfield Town Council lights switched on in the Manor Gardens at 7pm, before our market concludes on Saturday. Come and find those perfect Christmas gifts!

Christmas Bistro Night
Wednesday 4th December, 7pm-10pm
£27 per person

Raise money for our gardens, and enjoy a special candle-lit celebration dinner, with live music from pianist Robert Wolstenholme! Click here to see the menu in full, and to book your place, please email or call 07814 140034 or 01246 410513.

Please note that places are not guaranteed until payment is received in a named envelope at the Barn Coffee shop. Any special dietary requirements (including Vegetarian) must be notified in advance. Please make cheques payable to Meryl Simpson. You can also join us for a special Burns Night dinner, with music from bagpipes on Saturday 25th January - price £30. 


Stained Glass Taster Workshops
Saturday 7th December 1:30pm-4:30pm
£18 per person (£16 for Friends)

Fancy having a go at making striking stained glass Christmas decorations? Come along to our taster workshop in the Edward Lucas Hall, The Peel Centre, on Saturday 7th December, from 1:30pm-4:30pm. No previous experience is needed and all materials will be supplied to enable you to complete your pieces during the workshop. We regret that due to the use of soldering irons we are imposing a minimum age of 16 years.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
Tuesday 10th December
6pm-8pm (FULLY BOOKED)
£12 per person.

Back by popular return, our Christmas wreath making workshops will once again be run by some of our garden volunteers. Materials provided – £12 per person, book through our website or ask in the café. Places remaining on the morning and afternoon sessions, but we regret to inform that the evening slot is now fully booked. Workshops will take place in the Peel Centre.


Dronfield Heritage Trust

Peel Centre

High Street

Dronfield, Derbyshire S18 1PY

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